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One Minute Beer Review: Widmer Brothers-Barrel Aged Brrrbon 11′

July 18, 2012 |

Barrel Aged Brrrbon 11’ – Widmer Brothers Brewing, Portland, OR

ABV: 9.5%

IBU: 40

As part of our late night porch drinking session, Chase and I decided to crack open a Barrel Aged Barrbon. Much like Kentucky Ale’s Bourbon Barrel, … Read More

Rogue—Mocha Porter

July 17, 2012 |

Mocha Porter—Rogue Ales, Newport, OR

ABV: 5.3% IBU: 54

What goes better with moving than beer? Not much. I recently down-sized from a spacious 2-bedroom into a studio, so at the end of a week of schlepping all my … Read More

Big Hurt Beer

July 16, 2012 |

Big Hurt Beer –  Minhas Craft Brewery, Monroe, WI

ABV: 7.0%

Walking past a random grocery store in Chicago last November, I caught a glimpse of Frank Thomas, looming large over the liquor aisle and proudly holding up two … Read More

Brewery Showcase | Country Boy Brewing (Lexington, KY)

July 16, 2012 |

Country Boy Brewing | Lexington, KY

This is a brewery that Tim the Tool Man Taylor would go to after palling around with Al Borland on the set of Tool Time; a brewery that Zac Brown Band … Read More

21st Amendment Brewery – Brew Free Or Die IPA

July 16, 2012 |

Brew Free! Or Die IPA – 21st Amendment Brewery, San Francisco, CA

ABV: 7%

IBU: 70

In honor of the recently celebrated Amurrrcuhhh Day, I’ve decided to review the Brew Free or Die IPA. I may or may not have … Read More

Hop into Summer with Zommerhop

July 14, 2012 |

Zommerhop –  Brouwerij de Molen from the Netherlands

Style: American IPA

ABV:6.2%

IBU:42

Hops: Permiant and Sazz for bittering. Columbus and Cascade for aroma and flavor.

Background: Summer has hit and the temperature is rising. You are looking for a beer … Read More

Odell Brewery – IPA

July 13, 2012 |

IPA – Odell Brewery, Fort Collins, CO

ABV: 7%

IBU: 60

If you are ever in Fort Collins, CO, you will be thankful to find four breweries less than a mile away from each other. To get the best … Read More

PorchDrinking Launch Party Recap

July 13, 2012 |

Photos Courtesy of Erika Schultz and Lizzie Bourque

It has been said all along that PorchDrinking.com was created as a fun medium for several friends to gather.  It was an opportunity to enjoy drinking and talking about … Read More

Smirnoff Ice BLACK Fruit Punch

July 13, 2012 |

Smirnoff Ice BLACK Fruit Punch

ABV: 8%

One of the best perks of my job, as beer buyer for a liquor store, is free beer. I receive samples from sales reps of new products and seasonal items to taste … Read More

Hinterland Luna Coffee Stout

July 12, 2012 |

Hinterland Luna Coffee Stout – Hinterland Brewery, Green Bay, WI

ABV: 5.8%

IBU: 30

 

Downtown living gets hectic and all the noise and bustle can quickly create an uncomfortable ambiance in my brain. Life downtown seems perpetually hurried … Read More

Round Table Discussion

July 12, 2012 |

Every now and then we here at PorchDrinking will sit down for a little round table discussion to share our thoughts through our virtual porch.  This week’s topic?  Well since we’ve been going down memory lane with our fits … Read More

One Minute Beer Review- Southern Tier 2XIPA

July 11, 2012 |

2XIPA– Southern Tier Brewing Co, Lakewood, NY

ABV: 8.2%

One of my friends mentioned that Southern Tier could be comparable to the Great Divide of the North East.  To that I said, why the hell is a north eastern … Read More

Ultimate 6er for the “Garden State” Soundtrack

July 11, 2012 |

I’ve been undergoing a spate of crippling nostalgia lately. It hasn’t been anything too depressing; entire afternoons squandered on multiple viewings of Clueless and American Pie interspersed with Daria marathons. The normal stuff. Fortunately, I’ve stopped short … Read More

Great Divide Brewing – Wild Raspberry Ale

July 11, 2012 |

Wild Raspberry Ale – Great Divide Brewing Co., Denver, CO

ABV: 5.8%

IBU: 18

There is some misconception that all so-called fruity beers are both one-note and seasonal in nature. The misconception may be self-inflicted. Distinctly fruit beers have often been afterthoughts … Read More

What is Craft Beer?

July 10, 2012 |

As I walked out of Coors Field after a Rockies game, I saw a sign: “Craft Beer in 500 feet”. On this sign there was a Blue Moon logo and with its placement in COORS Field, I can assume … Read More

Stone Brewing Co. – Stone Ruination Tenth Anniversary IPA

July 10, 2012 |

Ruination Tenth Anniversary IPA – Stone Brewery, Escondido, CA

ABV: 10.8%

IBU: 110

As the name states, this beer will ruin you.

However, this is the first beer that I have taken the time … Read More

One Minute Beer Review – Bell’s Special Double Cream Stout

July 9, 2012 |

Special Double Cream Stout – Bell’s Brewing, Kalamazoo, MI

ABV: 6.1%

Available:  AZ, AL, DC, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KY,  MI, MN, MO, NC, ND, OH, PA, SC, VA and WI

When I saw special double cream stout … Read More

Trappist Achel – Bruin Bier Extra

July 9, 2012 |

Bruin Bier Extra – Brouwerij der Sint-Benedictusabdij de Achelse Kluis, Achel, Belgium ABV: 9.5%

Trappist breweries are somewhat of a rarity in this world. As there are only seven Trappist breweries in the world (and seeing a six of them … Read More

Odell Brewery Company – Levity Amber Ale

July 7, 2012 |

Levity Amber Ale – Odell Brewing Company, Fort Collins, CO

ABV: 5.1%

IBU: 24

Like most amber ales, the first thing you are going to notice is it’s bronze in color. But it’s what’s inside that makes this amber ale … Read More

Great Lakes Brewing – Edmund Fitzgerald Porter

July 6, 2012 |

Edmund Fitzgerald Porter – Great Lakes Brewing, Cleveland, OH

ABV: 5.8%

IBU: 37

Availability: Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington D.C., West Virginia and Wisconsin.

 I watched far too much … Read More