What We’re Drinking
Yesterday was Thanksgiving. On this day of over-indulgence in food and drink, the PorchDrinkers did not eschew their primary mission: to drink great beer. Not every meal may have been traditional, but we all had freely flowing craft beer in common. Whether you drank out of pure holiday spirit, or you were trying to avoid discussing politics with an elderly Fox News-viewing relative, beer is a required libation at any holiday meal. Grandma, Uncle Joe and Sister-in-Law Carol, this is What We’re Drinking.
With the new season approaching, it invites change. Change in weather, leaves falling, families coming together from far away and, for me at least, ending a job at a company I’ve been at forever! We here at PorchDrinking will be searching for clever ways to share tasty brews with this wet weather, I’m thinking hammocks! Cozy up with a blanket, start a nice fire and dive into What We’re Drinking.
Every week, the PorchDrinking staff puts their livers through a crucible of pain in order to find the most beautiful brews. This week was no exception. Yes, we did need copious amounts of Pedialyte, but we did preserve through the morning-after headaches and greasy diner breakfast platters. With the weekend fast approaching, we present you with a few new options. This is What We’re Drinking.
I don’t know about you, but I’ve been so busy this week prepping and packing for my trip to Colorado! My boyfriend and I are planning on hitting multiple breweries on our road trip up and sharing that sweet California craft beer with them! Plus, we aren’t going to the beer-centric part of Colorado, but to Hotchkiss, which is closer to the border of Utah. I can’t wait to share some good beer with my family and relax! Pull on your most favorite blanket and check out What We’re Drinking.
Once upon a time, there was an intrepid fellowship of PorchDrinkers. They had to destroy a ring in a volcano (or something like that), but they could only truly break the ring’s evil curse if they drank every craft beer in America. What follows is an account of the battles they have fought and won during the past week. Fear not, dear readers, our heroes WILL complete their quest to free the world from its horrifying sobriety. This is What We’re Drinking.
It’s been a crazy couple weeks here in the Bay Area. The North Bay is on fire, taking so many people’s livelihoods, homes, and wineries, and now Santa Cruz is on fire. Our air quality was on par with Beijing! Not to mention some people took advantage of the fires and looted, so not okay. This week the air quality has gotten back to tolerable levels and the relief efforts have been amazing to see roll in. Lots of Bay Area Breweries and Tap rooms held fundraisers for different funds! Take a load off and take a look at What We’re Drinking!
Have you been having trouble discovering new beers to try? Well, don’t worry. The PorchDrinking staff has been out discovering tasty brews, so we thought we would point you in the right direction. Sit down and take a look at What We’re Drinking!
It’s October, fall is in the air and everyone is inhaling anything pumpkin flavored. I don’t know about you, but I always look forward to this time of year so I can start drinking pumpkin-flavored beers and coffees. There seems to be a controversy when it comes to pumpkin beer though. Both sides are determined to prove their point and convert the other. No matter which side you are on, I think we can all agree that fall brings many things, good or bad, but it always brings forth the beginning of Stout Season! Pick out your favorite stout and get ready to see What We’re Drinking this week!
It’s almost October. Why is it so damn hot outside? I’m usually a lover of spring and fall, so this unseasonable warmth has to stop. Instead of enjoying Porters and Brown Ales outside, I’m drinking Session IPAs and Pilsners in the air conditioning like some kind of animal! When will the insanity end?! In an attempt to stay cool and kill time while autumn drags its feet, I prepared a special double-issue for you to enjoy. Fire up the AC, pack yourself in ice and get ready to see What We’re Drinking.
The past few weeks have been full of ups and downs with Natural Disasters disrupting the lives of many across the United States as well as remembering the 16th anniversary of one of the toughest days in American history – September 11. The PorchDrinking team stayed safe during these events, and our thoughts are with those who were severely affected. To get your mind off the images of flooding and catastrophe, here is What We’re Drinking this week.
Labor Day has come and gone, and summer has gone with it. We now find ourselves taking our kids to school, choosing hot coffee over iced and watching terrified as another hurricane hurtles towards us. This hasn’t completely dampened our spirits, though, because we have something wonderful and uplifting. We have something that will lift us up and keep morale from plummeting too far. Don’t tell anyone, but our secret is beer. This is What We’re Drinking.
Summer may be wrapping up, but the steady flow of delicious beers to our faces is not slowing down. We’re still going to beer gardens, ball games and, yes, our beloved porches. One of our writers even toasted the arrival of his very first adorable, 7-pound homebrewing apprentice! The craft beer excitement is still very real for us at PorchDrinking, so I hope you are ready to find out What We’re Drinking!
It has been one celestially wild week here in the states. Monday saw the Great American Solar Eclipse, giving all us beer peeps even more reason to reach for space themed brews to celebrate such a momentous occasion. The fun didn’t stop all week long as we at PorchDrinking enjoyed several new beers. Check out this week’s What We’re Drinking.
It would appear that the PorchDrinkers had a slow week. Personally, I found that I was getting too fat. This fatness led to a regimented, but not necessarily strict, diet and a week of “detox.” Not to make excuses, but I wouldn’t be surprised if other members of the PorchDrinking staff are finding themselves in the same boat. Sometimes you just need a short break from beer. Luckily, we always have a few die-hards to keep us afloat! This is What We’re Drinking.
This week at PorchDrinking, we enjoyed a wide array of craft beers from across the country. At the height of Summer, our team has enjoyed delicious beer at festivals, concerts, cross-country trips, and a slew of outdoor activities. Check out the behind the scenes from this week’s brewventures. This is What We’re Drinking.
It’s been a ridiculously great week of PorchDrinking. Our staff cracked into some truly great beers, which should make you VERY jealous. Whether you’re in the mood for beers that are black as the night, sour as a lemon or hoppy like… well… a hop, we have a beer for you. This is What We’re Drinking!
Have you ever taken an awesome beercation (that’s beer + vacation) to an awesome city, let’s say, an awesome city like Denver? And while you were on said beercation, you drank quite a bit of amazing beer, so much so that you needed to take a little break once you got back home from your beercation because it was just so much beer? But then all your friends started posting pictures of the delicious brews they were enjoying this past week and now you’re having some serious FOMO. Maybe it’s just me. If you’re in my position, hopefully these photos will ease your pains. This is What We’re Drinking.
If you’re looking for a little inspiration, look no further than this edition of What We’re Drinking. The PorchDrinkers may have only made six submissions this week, but we’ve still got some doozies to share, including a special selection for PorchDrinking’s fifth anniversary! Make sure you’re sitting down, and prepare to be in awe of What We’re Drinking!
The summer is heating up. How do you like to keep cool? A dip in the pool. A hammock in the shade. A nice cold beer? Yep, that’s the one. Us too. Here’s how we’re keeping cool this week. This is What We’re Drinking.
This week, the PorchDrinkers raised many a glass in honor of the United States’ 241st birthday. I mean, we would have drunk them all anyway, but I promise that we were all thinking about America as we poured them down our throats. Pinky swear! Beer is brewed in all 50 states and is sometimes the only thing that many of us have in common. Hoist a celebratory pint, finish reading NPR’s tweets of the Declaration of Independence, and check out What We’re Drinking!