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Beerstagram | March 16 – 23

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

Hey, hey, Beerstagram fans! Another week has already rolled by but we welcomed spring this week, so that was very exciting. With the turning of seasons it always means new seasonal beers to enjoy. Have you gotten your hands on any spring-inspired brews yet? Looking forward to what you’ll be drinking this upcoming week but, in the meantime, let’s take a look at what you enjoyed this week. Until next week, Cheers!

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Ultimate Sweet 6(teen)er | 2017 March Madness Sweet 16

March 23, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 4 min

Feature Image Source: Chapel Hill Recorder

Once again, here we are on the brink of the Sweet 16! For a couple of days, it sure seemed like the tournament might end up being kind of boring, even if we had no lack of good, competitive games. And then the games were played on Saturday and Sunday and we see Tom Izzo’s Spartans, the overall #1 seed Villanova, and five out of the top six regular season ACC teams (Florida State, Notre Dame, Virginia, Louisville and Duke) get dropped in the Round of 32.

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News from the Still | The Whiskey Film Reaches Its First Funding Goal

March 22, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

Crafting A Nation bubbled up from the brew kettle of life in 2013. The film champions craft beer and is a feature length documentary and new media project about how the American craft brewers are rebuilding the economy one craft beer at a time. Now, Thomas Kolicko and crew are looking to peer into the whiskey still with their new project, The Whiskey Film.

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PorchDrinking Playlist | Neon Noir

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

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It’s almost time to thaw yourself out from the dark depths of winter and spring ahead to the synths and sunshine of the futuuuure! From what I’ve heard, the future is filled with all things groovy, galactic and…totally tubular?  You heard right! The 80’s are working their righteous way back into our ears with a retro-futuristic fusion of neon noir. Read More

Ultimate 6er | The Simpsons

March 20, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 3 min

Since 1989 The Simpson family has been a mainstay on American television. It is the longest running animated show, sitcom and most recently primetime scripted series. The family of Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, Maggie and Grampa are the most beloved family on TV today.

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Beerstagram | March 9 – 16

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

Happy Friday, it’s time for Beerstagram! How’s everyone doing this week? Some of us still seem to be basking in that sunshine I mentioned last week and many others are still digging out from snow, welcome to it being (almost) spring. With St. Patrick’s Day upon us, how will you be celebrating? Dry Irish Stout, perhaps? Hopefully only your dessert will be green and not your beer. Either way I guess we will see what photos you snap. Sláinte!

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PorchDrinking Playlist | When Irish Eyes are Smiling

March 14, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

St. Patrick’s Day is upon us. A day where you celebrate Irish heritage by getting drunk enough to exhibit all the worst stereotypes of Eire: unhinged drunkenness, hot-tempers, and boiled-based cuisine. You’ve probably attended one of the many different St. Patrick’s days where smaller towns hold their own parades to give pipe and drum bands some practice before the main event already. As such, you’re slowly starting to remember the transitions in Celtic Symphony. Maybe you even remembered that the chorus is “Up the RA” and not “Up their ass.” PorchDrinking wants to make sure you enter this festive season with the right tunes. Because of this, they have bestowed this sacred duty to their resident potatoey-looking writer. Read More

Beerstagram | March 2 – March 9

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

How is it going Beerstagram followers? It seems like many of across the country are a experiencing an early Spring and from the looks of this week’s feed, many of you are already enjoying some seasonal beers outdoors. I wonder if winter will return or if spring in here to stay? Hmmm… until next week. Cheers!

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Ultimate 6er | Big Little Lies

March 8, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 4 min

Photo by Variety

This last December, I became incredibly, completely, over-the-top addicted to a story involving three women in Australia who were wound-up in classroom drama, violent relationships, helicopter parenting and – of course! – a murder mystery. If anyone has read Big Little Lies, I have no doubt that they understand the feeling. Once you read the first page, you are on a mission to solve this mystery – and to get to the bottom of who did what, with who and when. Lucky for us, HBO has turned this page-turner into an equally transfixing show.

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PorchDrinking Playlist | Best of 2017 (So Far)

March 7, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

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When we first met, we had very different tastes in music. One of us comes from the tail end of the 80’s rock scene, rooting firmly in the 90’s grunge and alternative music of his high school years. The other preferred the popular artists of the 90-00’s, pretty much a trendy Billboard Top 100 girl. Looking back on the old days, it’s interesting how much influence we have had on each other. She took him to his first Iron Maiden concert. He broke down and attended a Tim McGraw concert. Together, these two opposites opened up a whole world of possibilities.

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Beerstagram | February 23 – March 2

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

Wow, what a week! The Oscars, Fat Tuesday and the start of March all within a matter of days. How are you all recovering? This week’s Beerstagram is showing off some pretty good-looking beers, so it looks like it was a good week for you! Be sure to keep tagging us at @porchdrinkingco and we will see you back here again next week.

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The Feel-Good American Government Media Diet

March 2, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 4 min

Current events got you down? Feeling a bit burned out by the way the American government is working in 2017? Tired of too much of the real world hitting you in the face when you turn on the news?

Understandable. Political beliefs aside, any American could understand feeling a bit overwhelmed by the ubiquitous coverage of our real-life American government. Lately, I’ve been adjusting my media diet a bit to include some levity, optimism, true scholarly meat, and a bit of full-fledged romanticism when it comes to the country. And so to help you out, I’ve put together a list of some stuff for you to watch, read, or listen to for relief.

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PorchDrinking Playlist | Certified Voice-Busters

February 28, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

I got a new car this week, due to the good people of the EPA busting VW’s scam. “Ugh” you say, “ANOTHER driving playlist, we just had one of those.” This isn’t just any driving playlist, dear readers. I’ve been a fan of the long-haul since the moment I could drive. Day trips to Toronto for a baseball game, 7 hour trips to and from Iowa City to Ann Arbor constantly in college, or an impromptu pilgrimage to Graceland, I’ll join anything. The headline photo comes from a last-minute favor to drive my friends to a KMFDM concert in Chicago. The electric system of my car Botilda shut down on I-90 but they still got in on time. Because of all these long-ass trips through the flat, level heartland of America, I started collecting voice-busters in order to power through the drive.

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Brewers Discuss The Pros and Cons of Cellaring

February 27, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 6 min

Feature Image Credit: Allagash Brewing (social media)

Like book lovers with towering bookshelves full of the classics, or hunters with heads o’ plenty adorning their walls, some beer nerds maintain extensive bottle collections. Indeed, aficionados of fermented malt and hops often engage in the art of cellaring beer. But not all of them agree with the idea of saving beer for later.

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2017 Oscars Drinking Game

February 26, 2017 | 1 Avg. Reading Time: 4 min

The Academy Awards are just like any other sports event; a day where you put your hopes on people that will be recognized for the performances and stories made for millions to enjoy. It is a year-long game of twists and turns, where you can never quite predict who is going to win big, critically and financially.

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Beerstagram | February 15 – February 23

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

Hello everyone! Welcome to another week’s addition of Beerstagram. It’s hard to believe we are already into the last week of the February. I had a hard time narrowing down the choices again this time, you all just take such nice photos of beer. Congrats to you! See you again back here next week. Cheers!

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Staff Roundup of Denver’s Best Bottle Shops

February 23, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 4 min

Header courtesy of Mr. B’s Wine & Spirits

When new or traveling to a city, it’s always important to get a lay of the land. Whether it’s finding a solid general practitioner, a good mechanic, a trustworthy dentist or your go-to for Taco Tuesdays, establishing your go-to’s for the most important aspects of your life can be a taxing ordeal.

Luckily if you’re in need of a solid liquor store or bottle shop in Denver, PorchDrinking has you covered. Our Denver team recently rounded up their favorite bottle shops in the Denver metro area, which includes several nearby suburb areas of Aurora, Wheat Ridge, Parker, and Highlands Ranch.

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Oscars 2017 | Red Carpet Oscars Bingo Cards

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

The 89th Academy Awards are this weekend! And to make the awards festivities a little more interesting, brings you a set of 2017 Oscars Bingo Boards for your interactive drinking enjoyment.
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PorchDrinking Playlist | Levante Brewing Company

February 21, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

Featured image courtesy of Levante Brewing Company

Located in West Chester, Pennslyvania (the western suburbs of Philadelphia), Levante Brewing Company has developed a great local following. True to their founders’ Italian and Mediterranean roots, the brewers of Levante believe that high-quality ingredients are one of the keys to great beer. Brewing on a 15bbl production system and a smaller pilot system, they create a great variety of beers with a focus on very high quality. Read More

Beerstagram | February 9 – February 15

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

Did you have a love-filled beer-filled week? This week we have a nice selection of Beerstagrams for you. It looks like you all have been drinking well this past week. Nice work! Be sure to keep tagging us @porchdrinkingco on Instagram. Cheers!

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