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Beerstagram | December 7 – December 14

December 15, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

Ho Ho Ho Beerstagram friends! Hanukkah kicked off earlier this week, we hope you are enjoying your holiday week of the festival of lights and, for those that are getting ready for Christmas, we hope you are enjoying the season as well. From the looks of this week’s round up it looks like you are cracking open some festive brews. Cheers to that! See you back here again next week.

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Revisiting Star Wars: The Force Awakens

December 14, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 10 min

As you know, it’s time for “The Last Jedi” to come out. To celebrate, I’ve re-watched the prequel trilogy. I’ve re-watched the original trilogy. And I’ve re-watched “The Force Awakens.” But you don’t need my opinions on “The Force Awakens.”

You need Nik Heimach’s opinions.

Nik Heimach is one of the most thoughtful critics and consumers of pop culture that I’ve ever met. You may have seen him on PorchDrinking before. But you don’t know the half of it.

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Revisiting Star Wars: The Original Trilogy

December 12, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 6 min

“The Last Jedi” comes out in a matter of hours. To celebrate, I’ve been re-watching the Star Wars movies.

I watched the prequels and wrote about it here.

No one asked me to do this, by the way.

I just really really love Star Wars.

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Revisiting Star Wars: The Prequel Trilogy

December 11, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 7 min

I’m really, really excited for the new Star Wars movie. If you added up the time I’ve spent watching Star Wars movies in my life, it’s probably in the days. That’s not to mention the time spent playing with toys, writing about Star Wars, playing video games and standing in line for the Star Wars rides at Disneyland. And every once in a while, I need to add some more time to that counter. In anticipation of “The Last Jedi,” I’m going back and re-watching ALL the Star Wars movies. In order. Yes, starting with the prequels trilogy.

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Beerstagram | November 30 – December 7

December 8, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

Happy Friday, Beerstagram fans! How has your first week of December been? We are desperately wishing it would snow here in Denver so that it actually felt a little bit more like December and so that we could crack into those malty winter warmers! We have kicked off the season with plenty of twinkle lights making their fabulous appearance in a lot of your Beerstagrams and this week certainly had their fair share. They are all so pretty! Enjoy the weekend and we will see you back here again next week. Cheers!

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Ultimate 6er | The NFL’s Lovable Losers

December 7, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 3 min

The NFL season is in full force and several teams are competing for a playoff spot. There are some teams however that do not stand a chance even making the playoffs. Rumors are floating about key players being traded, coaches being fired, and who is in the competition for #1 pick in the draft. While several teams’ seasons have been over for weeks that isn’t an excuse to not have a good time. The best way for players to get through the next few months is with a beer that helps them forget (or remember) their team’s woes.
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PorchDrinking Playlist | Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree

December 5, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

I’m a strict “No Christmas Until After Thanksgiving” kind of guy. I threaten to fire employees, yell loudly when I hear the faint jingling of bells, and I materialize as the physical embodiment of “Bah Humbug” until Santa’s sleigh arrives with the Macy’s Day Parade. While some of my fervor may be out of respect for Thanksgiving (a very underrated bacchanalian holiday where the goal is to hang out with those close to you and consume things like you were an H2 on a road trip), I also get really sick of Christmas music. Living in LA it feels wrong walking outside singing “Let It Snow” when it is 90 degrees out on Thanksgiving. In case you are wondering, that was not hyperbole—it was 90 degrees on Thanksgiving this year.
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Why Porter Beer Bar Won’t Serve Founders CBS This Year

December 1, 2017 | 4 Avg. Reading Time: 3 min

Today begins the long-awaited release of Founders Brewing’s Canadian Breakfast Stout (CBS) across a 46-state footprint. While beer lovers across the U.S. rush to lineup in front of their go-to bottle shop or favorite beer bar, there are a growing number of businesses that have decided to draw a line in the sand when it comes to carrying corporate beer.
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Beerstagram | November 23 – November 30

December 1, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

Hello Beerstagram friends! Welcome to the first day of December! We are now in the full swing of things with the Holidays and get ready for the plethora of seasonal beer photos that are going to be hand selected for Beerstagram each week, we just can’t help ourselves over here! This week’s roundup had some nice shots to share, great work to all of you #beertographers! Be sure to keep tagging us @porchdrinkingCO for your chance to be featured and we will see you back here again next week, cheers!

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The Only Memes I Can Tolerate Are Star Wars Memes

November 30, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 3 min

I’m a bad millennial. I don’t like avocado toast (or avocados in general). I pay for a monthly cable subscription. I’ve never once posted an Instagram Story. But of all the millennial crazes, the thing that makes me feel oldest is the ubiquity of memes. For geezers like me who don’t really “get” it… I’ve gleaned that memes are really just shared jokes on the internet, usually involving superimposing a caption onto a viral-worthy image or video.

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Ultimate 6er | New M&M Flavors Paired with Excellent Beer

November 30, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 4 min

Halloween may have passed, but my stash of “Dad tax” candy continues to thrive — my kids must pay for the right to trick-or-treat. Hence, traditionally, all Reeses, Smarties and M&M’s become my property.

As a result, I noticed an influx of new M&M flavors that I had not tried. Suddenly the classic, brown-bagged Plain M&M’s and yellow-bagged Peanut M&M’s were joined by such flavors as Birthday Cake, Pumpkin Spice, Cafe Mocha and Carrot Cake.

Of course, that got me thinking, ‘Which of these flavors would go best with what beer?’ This Ultimate 6er seeks to find the answers.

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PorchDrinking Playlist | Everything Sucks

November 27, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

Recently, I’ve been revisiting a lot of the questionable music that I enjoyed as a teenager. I was in the eighth grade during the “Year of Ska”. Anybody remember that? There were 12 glorious months, during which THREE separate ska singles saw regular radio airtime. Reel Big Fish and The Mighty Mighty Bosstones became household names – or were at least referred to as “those bands with the trumpets.” Everyone remembers the song “Sell Out”, but “Everything Sucks” was the one that always resonated with me.
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Beerstagram | November 16 – November 23

November 24, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

Hey there Beerstagram friends! Did you all have a Happy Thanksgiving? We sure hope so! It looks like you enjoyed some tasty beers over the past few days with the looks of this week’s roundup! Are you now planning to go out and find some of those extra special Black Friday beer releases? Whatever you do, we hope you have a nice weekend! See you back here again next week!

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PorchDrinking Playlist | Dabble in Jazz

November 21, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

While I am not an expert on the jazz genre by any means, I like to turn some of it on now and again for a chill atmosphere vibe. Being inspired by the jazz musician friends I have had in my life, I have learned enough here and there to put together a playlist of classics and feel confident enough to dabble in the genre a little bit. It’s quite relaxing for cooking, computing or even beer sipping. Kick back and enjoy. Read More

Beerstagram | November 10 – November 16

November 17, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

Hey, hey Beerstagram fans! How did your week go? We are drawing more near to Thanksgiving each and every week, do you have a big feast planned? What beers are you planning to serve? We’d love to hear from you. In the meantime enjoy this week’s fancy roundup and we will see you back here again next week. Cheers!

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PorchDrinking Playlist | Don’t Burn the Turkey

November 14, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

It is about that time when even the individuals lacking cooking skills attempt to get in the kitchen and whip up something for their loved ones on Thanksgiving. If you are the host this year, first of all props to you! Everyone loves and appreciates you. Now, if you are a guest and would rather not make everyone pretend they are enjoying your dish, do not worry! Bring over some unique beers with a calming playlist to match. Celebrating a variety of individuals gathering at a table to give thanks and consume a delicious meal inspired this playlist. I have always enjoyed listening to a variety of genres and I hope you will too. This playlist may even set such a relaxing, easy going mood to help any stressed host from burning the turkey.

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How CatsOnTap Cornered the Craft Beer Market

November 13, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 3 min

Chances are, if you’re familiar with the craft beer scene, you’ve also aware of craft beer’s obsession with cats. Whether it be beer labels, mascots or social media profiles, cats have become a huge influence on the craft beer scene, and brewers and patrons seem all the happier for it. One of the primary catalysts leading this feline-focused movement is CatsOnTap.

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Beerstagram | November 2 – November 10

November 10, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

Hey Beerstagram fans! How was your week? It seemed exceptionally slow with the time change didn’t it? Anyway, it is Friday now and we can finally celebrate. Hooray! What do you plan on sipping this weekend? We’d love to hear about it and remember to tag @PorchDrinkingCO for your chance to be featured. Cheers!

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Beerstagram | October 26 – November 2

November 3, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

Hello Beerstagram followers! How was your Halloween? Did you dress up as something or just enjoy some festive brews? We’d love to hear more about it! We have quite a few Halloween-inspired shots from this past week in the roundup for you today. Hard to believe it is now already November. Cheers, folks! See you back here again next week.

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PorchDrinking Playlist | Halloween Horror

October 30, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

It’s time to embrace the dark side of life (death). Soak in the screams. Face your fears. Take in the terror of a foggy graveyard. Forget cute costumes, trick or treating or the mythological Great Pumpkin. Halloween is for witches; mummies; Viking spirits; vicious clowns; nightmares; zombies; demons; and blood-sucking creatures of all types.

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