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PorchDrinking Playlist | A Night At The 90’sbury

June 22, 2017 | 1 Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

I’ve been feeling strangely nostalgic lately. The combination of summer’s impending zenith and a recent trip to visit my adolescent stomping grounds stirs up all sorts of memories, and for me those memories are always tied to a soundtrack. And while it takes a lot to admit this publicly, the current flashback montage in my brain happens to be set to a thumping bass rhythm, some heavy synth, and heads violently nodding sideways, 90’s club style.

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PorchDrinking Playlist | Bonn Place Brewing Company

June 20, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

Feature Image Credit: Jim Trocchio via Bonnbrewing.com

Of all the breweries in the Northeast, it’s likely that there is no better PorchDrinking Playlist subject than Bonn Place Brewing Company. As a relatively young addition to the growing beer scene in Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley, music plays a central role in every aspect of the brewery’s operation.

Bonn Place Brewing Company opened its doors in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania on July 31, 2016. Bonn Place’s Grand Chancellor and brewer Sam Masotto claims that he has loved beer since he turned 21, but this answer may just be a ruse to throw the cops off his trail. As a brewer he tries not to take himself too seriously. When asked about his brewing philosophy, Masotto simply replied, “Get over yourself. Your yeast does all the work anyway.” Read More

PorchDrinking Playlist | Taylor Swift Comes Back to Spotify

June 19, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

Feature image courtesy of taylorswift.com (Shirlaine Forrest/Getty Images)

Back in 2014, Taylor Swift said “We are never ever getting back together” to free music streaming sites like Spotify. As of midnight on June 9, 2017, just three short years later, her musical repertoire was added back to Spotify and T-Swift fans around the world are rejoicing.

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Beerstagram | June 8 – June 15

June 16, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

Hey, hey Beerstagram fans! How has the week treated ya? It’s been a toasty week here in Denver and I am LOVING IT! Hooray summer! It looks like many of you enjoyed some beers outdoors again this week, cheers to that. If you’re sitting on your porch, patio or pool this weekend and snap a photo of that tasty brew, be sure to tag us @porchdrinkingco. See you back here again next week!

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Beerstagram | June 1 – June 8

June 9, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

Hey Beerstagram friends, how was your first full week of June? We have a very outdoors-inspired photo lineup for you this week! It’s going to (officially) be summer soon, woohoo! Keep cracking some good beverages and sitting on those porches and we will see you back here again next week! Cheers!

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Ultimate 6er | NBA Finals

June 9, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 4 min

Did any other team besides the Cleveland Cavaliers or Golden State Warriors even have a chance this year? Is it even possible to ignore the legacy Lebron James has installed on the NBA finals over the past seven years? Can you think of another player who has a more beautiful 3-point shot than Steph Curry?

Whether you are a basketball fan or not, the NBA finals are always an excuse to partake in some beer drinking. Here is a 2017 NBA Finals 6er with beers from Oakland, California and Cleveland, Ohio.

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Ultimate 6er | Twin Peaks

June 8, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 3 min

“Agent Cooper, I’ll see you again in 25 years.” This was the opening scene in the first episode of the Twin Peaks Showtime relaunch. A 25 year hiatus. Was this the plan all along? Who knows. Either way after watching the first episode on May 21, I’m completely sucked back into the strange and curious world of Twin Peaks. The show made its debut back in 1990 and ended shortly after two seasons, but its quirky characters and eerie imagery got people hooked. We’ve seen a few familiar characters (the Log Lady is back!), but can’t wait to see what others make an appearance. Twin Peaks is such a bizarre show, it is likely that you’ll need to watch and re-watch the episodes to fully understand what is happening. To help you get through all of the episodes, check out these 6 beers that pay homage to this peculiar cult classic.

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The James Comey Testimony Drinking Game

June 7, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

Thursday’s James Comey testimony before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence could end up being one of the most watched live broadcast court case since the OJ trials. The former FBI Director’s court appearance has generated such a buzz that several D.C. based bars already have plans to open early to broadcast the testimony.

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PorchDrinking Playlist | Jesus Christ Pose

June 6, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

Feature image courtesy of SoundGardenWorld.com.

The morning of May 18, 2017 started out like most mornings usually do. I generally wake up early, take a quick shower and get ready for the day (never forgetting to brew a fresh pot of coffee). However, this day turned out to be significantly unusual for this music lover. Jumping into the daily morning Facebook feed, I read a startling comment from a fellow music lover. She mentioned in a post that she “never thought [she] would write down these words until [she] was much older.” I didn’t even read the entire post. I knew if this friend was heartbroken, I was going to be affected in some way too. I jumped to my news app and instantly swiped past the Trump news of the day to the shocking news of Chris Cornell’s ‘sudden and unexpected’ death following a show in Detroit just hours before. This was such a punch in the gut! Read More

Beerstagram | May 25 – June 1

June 2, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

Hey hey, it’s time for Beerstagram again! This week went fast, didn’t it? This is quite the colorful (and summery) batch of beer photos we have for you this week! We hope you all enjoyed your long Memorial Day weekend last week, from the looks of these photos it seems like you cracked open some good brews! Cheers to that and cheers to another weekend ahead! See you again next week!

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Beerstagram | May 18 – May 25

May 26, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

Ah yes, a long holiday weekend is upon us! Are you excited Beerstagram fans?! With the unofficial start to summer, what styles are you most excited for? I hope you get to enjoy the outdoors and perhaps even do some porch drinking this weekend. Whatever you do, be sure to share your lovely beer photos with us and tag us at @PorchDrinkingCO. I’ll meet you back here again next week. Cheers!

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PorchDrinking Playlist | Windows Down, Volume Up

May 23, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

The transcendental experience provided by the combination of a sweet summer, sun-kissed breeze and the right song is surreal. It calms. It centers. It also energizes and inspires. In a month dominated by big beer buyouts, political turmoil and the sad, unexpected death of Chris Cornell; it’s easy to get lost in all of life’s difficulties. Well, forget all that for a bit. Get in the car, find an open road, don some shades, feel the breeze and listen to some road tunes picked by a few PorchDrinking.com writers and editors.

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Beerstagram | May 11 – May 18

May 19, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

And just like that it’s Friday again. Where is this year running off to?! Hello Beerstagram friends, how was your week? Welcome to Friday! We’re hoping summer will come to us soon in Colorado, and are still cracking open bottles of winter styles while we wait out yet another spring snowstorm. We are definitely looking forward to lightening things up a bit, at least in beer style terms, and certainly looking forward to some authentic porch drinking! Hopefully the weather has been nicer in your part of the world. We have a nice looking lineup of beers (and photos of beers) this week it seems. Cheers to that. See you back here again next week!

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Ultimate 6er | “Better Call Saul”

May 17, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 3 min

“Better Call Saul” is not just the most successful TV spin-off of all time (apologies to Frasier Crane), but the best drama currently on television.

Fans of AMC’s “Breaking Bad” came to love Saul Goodman, the smug, sleazy, wise-cracking *criminal* lawyer. Saul got Walter White and Jesse Pinkman out of a few legal jams, and his way of bluntly telling the truth delivered some of the series’ best one-liners.

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PorchDrinking Playlist | An Ode to Summer Movie Season

May 16, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

Featured image courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures

It’s funny how Hollywood has decided that the best time to release their biggest, CGI-fueled blockbusters is during the season when the weather is finally nice enough that you actually want to go outside. I blame Los Angeles’ eternal summer for Hollywood’s ignorance of seasons. But, here we are in early May, and as Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 gets our Baby Groots dancing, let’s take a moment to pay tribute to one of the great American pastimes: the hit soundtrack song. Read More

Beerstagram | May 4 – May 11

May 12, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

Hey Beerstagram fans! Welcome to another week and another edition of your favorite beer-filled Instagrams. Did you get up to anything fun for the Kentucky Derby last Saturday? Are you planning something fun for all the moms in your life this weekend? Hopefully so. Cheers to all of the moms out there, have a great Mother’s Day! Keep tagging us (@porchdrinkingCO) and we’ll see you back here again next week!

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ChoLon Restaurant Concepts Team to Bring Dim Sum and Bahn Mis to Avanti Food & Beverage

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

Lon Symensma, the chef behind the acclaimed Denver staple ChoLon, and his newly formed ChoLon Restaurant Concept team announced that he’s opening Kaya Kitchen within Avanti Food & Beverage in July 2017. The quick-service Asian concept will replace Souk Shawarma and be the fourth project from Chef Symensma joining the recently opened Concourse Restaurant Moderne in Stapleton.

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Chicago White Sox Partner with Revolution Brewing and a Tour of the Craft Kave

May 5, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 4 min

It was merely spring training when we first reported on the White Sox Craft Kave, and now a month into the season the south siders are looking up with a tie for first in the AL Central. Recently, the White Sox organization invited PorchDrinking to visit the Craft Kave for an inside look into MLB’s finest collection of craft offerings in a single stadium.

Although The Kave is not all about craft — macro’s and macro-owned quasi crafts certainly exist, the infusion of Craft Beer into the White Sox home is not only substantial, it’s celebrated. In fact, The Chicago White Sox recently announced a new marketing agreement with Revolution Brewing: Rev will be featured as the “Beer of the Homestand” during the Detroit and Boston series on May 26 through May 31.

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Beerstagram | April 27 – May 4

May 5, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

Happy May Beerstagram fans! It seems like it was a big news week in the beer world. Also, did you do any Star Wars themed activities for May the 4th? We sure hope you’re looking forward to the weekend. Be sure to keep tagging us in your photos @porchdrinkingco and we will see you back here again next week. Cheers!

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PorchDrinking Playlist | Having Kids

May 2, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

Are you thinking about having kids? Parenting is one of the most beautiful, rewarding, alcoholism-inducing jobs you can have, but they don’t even pay you for it. NOTHING. Well…there is that tax break, but it doesn’t quite cover the costs. If raising children was a business, your ledger would always be in the red.

Luckily, there are plenty of non-monetary upsides to having kids. They are snuggly, weird creatures whose love and adoration far outweighs the havoc they create. Cuddling makes you forget the back-talk. Their strange pronunciation of words allows you to overlook the minor property damage. Kisses make the lack of sleep seem less terrible. There is, however, one thing that I’m unable to overlook: children’s entertainment. Read More