The Ultimate 6er
PD’s staff helps you pick the perfect six pack for all seasons, moods, and social situations.
As Georgia and Alabama fans flood Indianapolis this weekend ahead of Monday’s NCAA Football Championship game, they’ll discover a great beer city with top-notch breweries surrounding Lucas Oil Stadium.
Being a grinch has lost a little bit of its punch over the last couple of years. There’s so much to hate year-round that a good old-fashioned holiday hate-fest doesn’t seem super relevant. When you’ve got people screaming at flight attendants and beer workers, a representative government that doesn’t give a sh*t about the people it represents and the hottest new viral mutation running rampant, it seems trite to write a holiday hate piece.
And yet, here we are.
Here are six more reasons to absolutely hate the holidays this season, and six perfect beers to take the edge off while you find another stupid hiding spot for your Elf on a Shelf.
This isn’t your typical Ultimate 6er – we’re getting theological here. Most people think of Advent calendars when they think about pairing beers with Advent. We’re taking a different bent on the term and pairing six beers with the four weeks of Advent in a different way.
Advent begins on November 28 this year, and starts with the “First Sunday of Advent,” continuing with the season of Advent until Christmas Day on December 25. There are always four Sundays in Advent and each week has a different theme according to the Lectionary (readings for a worship service) that is followed most commonly by Catholic, Episcopal and Lutheran denominations of Christianity (though some Presbyterian and Methodist churches do, too). We’ll focus on the Episcopal collects (pronounced COL-lects instead of the typical way), or prayers, of the weeks of Advent because you’ve got an Episcopalian here and as the saying goes, “where three or four Episcopalians are gathered, there’s bound to be a fifth!”
If you’re interested, you can find the collects in all their glory by visiting BCPonline.org.
The craft beer industry revolves around the concept of collaboration. Not one person can do every single role in a brewery to keep the lights on or the beer flowing. Frequently breweries collaborate with their brewing neighbors, charity organizations, bands or local restaurants, but this Ultimate 6er wanted to go beyond the impossible. Here we name some of the most creative ideas crafted by the industry that’ll make you appreciate what goes into making a true collective fusion!
There’s a lot to love about the changing of the seasons. But then again, is there? Oh you love fall colors? Come over and clean up my leaves in November. You love the little nip in the air, do ya? Well get ready for flu season. You just LOVE you some pumpkin spice? Tell that to the child laborers who sweat away in the pumpkin spice mines for pennies on the dollar.
Fall does bring about some tasty beers — or at least we associate certain tasty beers with fall. Wet Hop beers, Pumpkin (not that there’s anything wrong with that) beers and certain Stouts are only released in fall, so that makes sense.
Colorado is notorious for those ever lingering late-season summers, so even though it might still be a swelter out, it’s about time to begin thinking about autumn beers. Luckily as Labor Day weekend approaches, we’ve got you covered by partnering with our friends at Molly’s Spirits for another six-pack of beers and cider to help get you stocked up for the holiday weekend.
Did your favorite beer festival get f**king cancelled again this year? If things don’t turn around quickly, we’re looking at another winter with a lot of time on our hands inside. But let’s look on the bright side of life *whistles Monty Pythonically* — there’s more time to get really intimate with a new six-pack and find a new favorite beer.
Hopefully we don’t need it, but just in case we do, here’s a list of six fairly underrated websites to help kill boredom, and six awesome beers to pair with them.
Can you believe that the longest running live-action comedy series in TV history is about five friends that own a dive bar, Paddy’s Pub in southern Philadelphia? We know what you’re thinking, “how could this show possibly be that good if it sounds boring?” Don’t be fooled by the premise of the show, these are not your average ordinary people you’d come across any day. Narcissistic, self-absorbed, and unhinged are just a few of the words to describe “The Gang,” which is made up of none other than Dennis, Charlie, Mac, Dee and Frank Reynolds.
If you haven’t watched It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia yet you are missing out on one of the greatest TV shows of all time! With all the crazy antics The Gang get themselves into, it’s only right that you enjoy the show while drinking delicious beers… and maybe eating rum ham? There are over 150 episodes of It’s Always Sunny and I’m here to pair 6 of the best episodes with 6 of the tastiest beers.
2021 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics ended last week. After being postponed a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many believed that it would not happen. And if they did, it would be shut down to an outbreak. The games did happen and it was a successful two weeks of exciting competition. Credit to the host country of Japan and all those involved in keeping the athletes safe because this Summer Olympics did not disappoint.
As predicted, Team USA finished on top of the medal count with 113 medals; 39 gold, 41 silver and 33 bronze. And to honor Team USA’s dominance, PorchDrinking has created the Summer Olympics Ultimate 6er.
League of Legends, by Riot Games, is a game that likely needs little introduction. It’s taken the globe by storm and become one of the most popular Esports in the world over the last decade. If you don’t know, consider yourself lucky for the time suck and renown toxicity of the community that you’ve saved yourself from. If that last sentence struck a chord with you, then greetings, Summoner.
The basic premise is that the game is free to download and play, and is updated biweekly with patches. There’s a large and active community, and queue times are relatively short. Each game has a level of familiarity although every game plays differently due to the variety of characters and player (enemy and teammate) habits.
2021 2020 summer games are in full swing. The events officially kicked off on Friday, but the United States National Women’s Soccer Team is already three games into their quest for the Gold Medal.
Despite being back-to-back World Cup Champions in 2015 and 2019, this USWNT came into this this year’s competition with a chip on their shoulder. An early exit from the 2016 games in Rio was still fresh in their minds five years later. However, maybe the unexpected extra year was too long. The USWNT came out incredibly flat and lost an embarrassing 3-0 match to Sweden. The USWNT bounced back in their second game in the group stage, defeating New Zealand 6-1 before drawing even, nil to nil, with Australia Despite the lackluster effort in group play, the USWNT has advanced to tournament play and will face the Netherlands on Friday at 7:00 am EST.
The United States has a tough road ahead of them this year. All eyes will be on the reigning back-to-back World Cup champions to see how they play the rest of the tournament.
Recently, I was able to leave the Midwest for the first time in 15 months and head on over to Denver. Considering the last time I went, I hit up 11 breweries in two and a half days, I was looking forward to seeing what damage I could do in five and a half. While it was difficult, I whittled six of my favorite beers from six of the breweries I visited during my trip!
There’s far too much content these days to keep up with. The amount of new things to watch is a never-ending, cascading waterfall that’s created an embarrassment of riches. So when you open up the streaming platform, where do you even start? As society is returning normal for some people, we believe that promoting positive, invigorating media is the way to go. May as well pick summer since that’s when Network TV slows down!
For this week’s Ultimate 6er, we’ve catalogued a series of TV shows that reject irony and embrace sincerity in their messaging and craftsmanship. Get ready for the good times!
July is Lake Appreciation Month across our great nation! The North American Lake Management Society sponsors this event each year and hopes everyone will take time to enjoy lakes in their home states. Here in Colorado, Colorado Parks and Wildlife and the Colorado Lake & Reservoir Management Association are getting in on the action by hosting Lakes Appreciation Day 2021 at Barr Lake on July 10. Bring the whole family for park maintenance projects, fun activities, and free lunch (now we have your attention)!
Here at Porchdrinking.com, we also want folks in the great state of Colorado to get out and take part. Whether you are fishing, boating, or falling asleep in a giant inflatable unicorn, fun at the lake is always best enjoyed with a brewski in hand. Here are six beers we recommend drinking from breweries close to some of the state’s best lakes!
Just your friendly neighborhood bisexual reminding everyone that Pride Month is an important time to reflect on the LGBTQIA+ community, both on the strides that have been made in the past fifty years as well as all the work that still needs to be done. Nearing the end of June, I wanted to pair some Pride Month beers to important milestones in furthering LGBTQIA+ rights. Please keep in mind that these are only six of the many events, riots, protests, bills, etc. that have occurred, and it is important to learn about these events year-round, not just in the month of June. As always, let us remember that we owe Pride to Black transgender women like Marsha P. Johnson, and to understand whatever our own privilege is, even as members of the LGBTQIA+ community.
Summer is here with all of its heat and humidity, so we’ve crafted the perfect Ultimate 6er of light, refreshing and delicious beers for your hot backyard hangs. From Lagers to Saisons to Goses, this list doesn’t skimp on flavor. Warm weather shouldn’t just mean a flavorless watery beer. Relax and refresh with these six brews:
It’s hot… so hot in hrrr. As much of the country continues to experience this blistering heatwave, Coloradoans have been battling 100+ degree days. When hopping in a pool still feels like wading in a hot tub the only other …
Regardless of where you live, there’s a pretty good chance that you have a local brewery with a killer barrel program. From Atlanta to Chicago, from Maine to the PNW, breweries across the country are constantly releasing barrel-aged goodness in the form of thick and boozy stouts or tart and refreshing mixed culture options. Barrel-aging anything takes patience and love, but many brewers are all-in on commitment.
With the deadline for this article looming and no fresh beer in the fridge, it seemed to be a good chance to round up some of the forgotten-about beers lying around the house and give them a new chance at life. We all have them: beers we got as gifts that aren’t our usual style; leftovers from a party ca. 2019; a few dusties that got buried in the garage fridge; treasures that grew legs and hid themselves out of sight.
Wherever they come from, and for whatever reasons they remain shelved, it’s time to give some love to the forgotten fridge beers as we clear out some space for summer sippin’.