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The Complete Guide | Best Breweries in New OrleansMarch 31, 2022 | Britt Antley
Welcome to New Orleans, one of the most culturally rich and unique cities in America and the world. While you’re most likely here to take in the Men’s College Basketball Final Four, the city offers much more than the ideal location to host large sporting events. New Orleans has a rich tradition of alcohol innovation as the home of the Sazerac and Hurricane drinks, but the emphasis has historically been on cocktails as opposed to beer.
The beer scene has undoubtedly improved in the last decade with the arrival of many breweries and expanding interest in craft beer, and today there are a plethora of options for the beer nerd to satiate their needs in the Big Easy. With my knowledge having lived in the city 2017-2021 and current resident Katie de la Rosa’s expertise, we have assembled a guide of the best places to drink beer in New Orleans along with some extra tips on food and entertainment.
This guide was co-written by Britt Antley and Katie de la Rosa
Competition in the Beer, Wine & Spirits IndustryMarch 4, 2022 | Julie Rhodes
Back in July 2021, the Biden Administration issued Executive Order 14,036 focused on “Promoting Competition in the American Economy.” An Executive Order is a broad directive from the Executive Branch that sometimes can act as an immediate law. The goal of Biden’s EO last year was to draw attention to consolidation and competition in various industries in order to provide benefits to consumers in the form of better service, more product choices, and lower prices, as well as provide guidance for regulatory agencies to provide a more level playing field for small businesses. In this instance, Executive Order 14,036 specifically addresses competition in the beer, wine, and spirits industry.
“The Book of Boba Fett” | How an Action Figure Comes to LifeFebruary 22, 2022 | Drew Troller
When I was in elementary school, my favorite Star Wars toy was the R2-D2 action figure. It had more points of articulation than most of the human characters, and translucent plastic at the top and front of his domed head made it look like his little eyeball-light thing was illuminated whenever I’d shine a light on him.
Star Wars toys were at the center of a lot of playtime in my childhood. R2-D2 and the Luke Skywalker action figures (which, by the way, bear only the vaguest resemblance to Mark Hamill) were always on the lookout for Stormtroopers on top of my dresser, or hiding from bounty hunters under the desk, and sometimes plummeting from the top bunk into the chasm between the bed frame and the wall. When our family’s golden retriever chewed the leg off a Han Solo action figure, my brother stated as a matter of fact that Jabba’s rancor had done it.
There’s more creativity and imagination in a young kid’s playroom than in most Hollywood writer’s rooms. Read More
Modern Times Beer To Close Four LocationsFebruary 18, 2022 | Danielle Engel
Modern Times Beer announced on Monday via their Instagram accounts and a blog on their website that they will be closing four of their satellite taprooms. Los Angeles, Oakland, Portland, and Santa Barbara will all be closed for good after Friday, Feb 18.
Downloadable 2022 Super Bowl LVI Bingo BoardsFebruary 11, 2022 | Tristan Chan 1
Aside from the glorious return of PorchDrinking’s 2022 Super Bowl LVI Bingo Boards, there’s quite a lot to celebrate during this Super Bowl Sunday. Firstly, we’re finally free of a Patriots / Buccaneers / Tom Brady Super Bowl. And this marks the first time in over 30 years that the Bengals will be making an appearance in the big game.
New Belgium Challenges Winter Olympic Sponsors to Put Climate Action Before AdsFebruary 4, 2022 | Brian Phipps
As the 2022 Winter Olympics begin this Friday, February 4, New Belgium Brewing is pushing all sponsors of the games to have 2030 Climate Action plans. Furthermore, to generate awareness amongst beer drinkers New Belgium is producing a limited-edition, charity-fundraising Fat Tire Point of Snow Return, a Dark Helles brewed with spruce tips.
PorchDrinking’s 2022 Winter Olympics Drinking GameFebruary 3, 2022 | PorchDrinking.com Staff
Yes, there’s a pandemic, and there’s plenty of geopolitical problems and issues regarding humanity attached to the 2022 Winter Olympic Games. But, the Olympics are conducted in order to promote “a peaceful society concerned with the preservation of human dignity.” So, for the next couple of weeks, we can try to forget all the ills of the world and, instead, watch athletes realize their dream — with some taking home the ultimate prize: an Olympic medal. Obviously, none of us made the team, which means the only game we can play involves the drinking variety. So, here’s the rules of the PorchDrinking 2022 Winter Olympics Drinking Game. Good luck!
2022 PorchDrinking Staff’s New Beer ResolutionsJanuary 13, 2022 | Mathew Powers
In 1919, Prohibition came, but then things were roaring. In 2019, SARS-CoV-2 arrived, but at least breweries were still pouring. So yeah, things are tough, but we can still enjoy a good drink. In fact, we have more than 8,000 breweries producing beer in 2022, and that gives us something to look forward to. So, it is time for us to reveal our 2022 New Beer Resolutions. What are your goals for the upcoming year? Let us know!
Ultimate 6er | Indianapolis Breweries Ahead of the NCAA ChampionshipJanuary 6, 2022 | Mike Zoller
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.
BREAKING | McWhinney Purchases Great Divide Brewing Co.’s Barrel BarDecember 20, 2021 | Brian Phipps
Great Divide Brewing Co. announced today that its Barrel Bar facility in Denver’s River North Art District was purchased by Colorado-based real estate investment, development, and management firm McWhinney. Service … Read More
SweetWater Brewing Celebrates Grand Opening in Fort Collins, ColoradoDecember 17, 2021 | Jaclyn Menendez
For a while, the trout was their only clue.
Driving past the former Red Truck Beer Company taproom and distribution center in Fort Collins, Colorado, it was clear that whatever … Read More
Fantasy Football Recap | Week 12December 3, 2021 | Brandon Cohran
Week 12 of the NFL season was once again highlighted by several huge performances from running backs across the league. Leonard Fournette won the day by carrying the ball 17 times for 100 yards while adding 31 yards through the air on seven catches. Oh, and he had a cool four TDs on top of the yardage for a 40+ point week. The Atlanta Falcons do-it-all back Cordarrelle Patterson rushed 16 times for 108 and a pair of scores. Dontrell Hilliard for the Derrick Henry-less Titans had 131 on only a dozen carries with a score, too. Mixon, Taylor (again) and Elijah Mitchell all had days that probably led your team to a W, or to an L if they lined up against you. Either way, that’s how it goes sometimes. Read More
Native Land Beer Project | A Celebration of Indigenous LandsNovember 29, 2021 | Danielle Engel
Bow & Arrow Brewing Co. out of Albuquerque, New Mexico opened in 2016 and is the first Native Women-owned brewing company in the country. Being a part of the .1% of breweries in the U.S. owned by Native Americans, they wanted to use their platform to make a difference in their community.
Fantasy Football Recap | Week 10November 20, 2021 | Brandon Cohran
Week 10 of the NFL season was a wild ride, to say the least. The craziness started with the Thursday night upset of the Baltimore Ravens losing to the Miami Dolphins by double-digits. Sunday games kept the momentum going when Cam Newton made his Carolina return and secured a 34-10 win over the Arizona Cardinals. The winless Lions tied the Pittsburgh Steelers -somehow- and the Green Bay Packers held Russell Wilson scoreless for the first time in his NFL career. Fantasy matchups stayed as wacky, as some stars burned out and others never even showed up. Read More
Quiz | Craft Beer or PlayStation 5 Game?November 10, 2021 | Drew Troller
Take our quiz: Can you tell the difference between a craft beer and a game released for PlayStation 5?
Happy birthday, PS5! The PlayStation 5 was released on November 12, 2020. It’s still hard to find, but it’s incredible to play. This console has everything: ray-tracing, a new wireless controller with adaptive triggers, an 825GB SSD and a whole bunch of other technical specs which look impressive but don’t really make much sense to me.
Fantasy Football Recap | Week 7October 29, 2021 | Brandon Cohran
We joined the first bunch of byes in Week 6, and we came back to more than a handful of teams resting up in Week 7. Many of those teams had fantasy rockstars in lineups across the globe, so players were left scrambling on how to replace them for the week. Usual studs like Dalvin Cook, Josh Allen and rookie-sensation Najee Harris all were among players inactive last week. Jacksonville and the LA Chargers took a break, too. Try to replace players for a week or simply stack the deck and take a week essentially off while not having to worry about others? That’s the gamble. Now, let’s see if it paid off.
Fantasy Football Recap | Week 5October 15, 2021 | Brandon Cohran
Quarterbacks are often thought to be the most important position on the field in the NFL. Look at draft classes, MVP Awards and contracts. Love it or hate it, that’s typically how “real football” works. Fantasy Football usually plays by those rules but not always. In Week 5 of the 2021 NFL season, though, it was a Quarterback’s world. Justin Herbert, Josh Allen (with a hurdle) and Lamar Jackson absolutely painted the sky with fireworks throughout the weekend and into Monday Night Football. There were some outliers like Mark Andrews, Austin Ekeler and Johnathan Taylor, sure, but the majority of the weekend what the hell’s are due to stellar quarterback play. Anyway, they get enough praise as is. Let’s get to it.
Fantasy Football Recap | Week 4October 9, 2021 | Brandon Cohran
We’re back! Week 4 of the NFL season is in the books, but oh wow was there some drama that came along with it. Thursday Night Football showed the world that Joe Burrow really is That Dude for the Bengals as he led a game-winning drive to send the Jaguars to 0-4. Sunday featured some late game antics in several matchups. The Atlanta Falcons did what they do best in blowing leads, while Saquon Barkley looked like himself before the injury against Kamara and the New Orleans Saints. Mahomes casually threw 5 TDs, and Kyler Murray and the Cardinals almost doubled up the Los Angeles Rams. Of course, there was a homecoming, too, as Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Bucs marched into Foxborough and got a W against Belichick. Read More
2021 AL Wild Card Drinking Game | Red Sox vs. YankeesOctober 5, 2021 | PorchDrinking.com Staff
The Red Sox and Yankees both won in fairly dramatic fashion on Sunday to secure their Wild Card spots. But, for one team, the joy will only last for one more game. From Babe Ruth to a bloody sock to Bucky %$# Dent, the rivalry has produced some memorable games and moments. Tonight, the rivals will battle again for bragging rights, and a chance to meet the Tampa Bay Rays — the 100-win Rays, that is.
Whether you are a Sox fan, Yankees fan, or get tired of hearing about both teams, we are here to enhance your enjoyment of the game. Without further ado, your 2021 AL Wild Card Drinking Game.
PorchDrinking Fantasy Football Recap | Week 3October 1, 2021 | Brandon Cohran
Week 3 felt like it was one of the more “expected” weeks of the season. You never really know what’s going to happen in Fantasy Football, but for the most part, a lot of stars with tough matchups were kept in check, looking at you Scary Terry and, well, all of the Chicago Bears. A few fantasy managers kept their dream of perfection alive, while others, (a.k.a. me) are still searching for a W on the year. Them’s the breaks, I guess. Oh, and one more thing before we move on. Justin. Tucker. How in the hell did he do that?! An NFL Record 66-Yard Game-Winning Field Goal. Seriously. WHAT? Read More