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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, PorchDrinking.com brings you a set of 2017 Oscars Bingo Boards for your interactive drinking enjoyment.
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10 Dessert Beers You Should Be Drinking After Each Meal

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

As a kid, you were always told, “No dessert until you finish your dinner.” If you were like me, you’d push around your broccoli and then wait for the dog to walk by, or hide the leafy greens under a rug as you eyed the chocolate cake sitting on the table.

But, now you are an adult. You get to decide if you want to finish your plate of steamed vegetables. And even better, you can have cookies and ice cream for breakfast if you choose. Even better, if you want to have beer for dessert, you could totally do that too!

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2017 Super Bowl Bingo Cards

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

It’s time once again for PorchDrinking’s 2017 Super Bowl 51 Bingo Cards. In addition to the entertainment of seeing who can inhale the most combinations of cheese dips in one sitting, we’ve created bingo boards for your party-goers’ enjoyment. Each square should be crossed off as they occur. And sure since this is PorchDrinking, take a drink each time you cross off a square.

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Ultimate 6er | A Clockwork Orange Anniversary Screening at Alamo Drafthouse

January 23, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 3 min

We’ve created the Ultimate 6er of libations to enjoy before heading to your local Alamo Drafthouse to viddy A Clockwork Orange on February 21, 2017.

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Ultimate 6er | Star Trek: The Next Generation

January 11, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 4 min

Cover Photo Courtesy StarTrek.com

The world of Star Trek: The Next Generation is nearly utopian. It is a post-scarcity world, where war, famine, and disease have been almost completely wiped out on Earth. People are free to pursue any profession they please, without the pressure of making ends meet. This leads to a boom in cultural and technological advancements.

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The Franklin Myth | “Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy”

January 11, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 3 min

Ben Franklin never wrote, “Beer is proof God loves us and wants us to be happy.” Despite numerous sources, such as Pinterest, Twitter and your local t-shirt guy, the quote — now this may shock some of you — started on the Internet and then numerous people shared it without bothering to check for its accuracy. WHOA! What’s next, fake news stories? Say it ain’t so, Internet Joe!

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Rick Astley (Yes, That Guy) Launching His Own Beer

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

There’s a new name in the world of beer: Rick Astley.

Yes, Rick Astley. The “Never Gonna Give You Up” guy. The Rickrolling dude. He’s gonna make his own beer. Read More

The Greatest Christmas Movie of All Time | Round 4

December 23, 2016 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

Round 3 of the battle for Greatest Christmas Movie of All Time saw the closest margin of victory yet – Home Alone took down Elf with less than a 1% margin. This brings us to the final 2 movies competing for the prize. They’re Christmas classics. They’re dearly beloved. And as I mentioned in the last round, they are back-to-back John Hughes masterpieces. Christmas Vacation, released in 1989, was written by John Hughes. Home Alone, released in 1990, was also written by John Hughes. His legacy is safe in the world of PorchDrinking; we’ve all decided that he wrote the two best Christmas movies ever.

But only one can win.

(More: Catch up on all the action from Round 1, Round 2 & Round 3)

So now it’s down to TWO movies. Which will win in this battle for the title of the Greatest Christmas Movie of All Time?

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Artist Profile | Savoir Adore

December 21, 2016 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

It’s no secret that music lovers endured some major losses in 2016. Prince, Sharon Jones, Leonard Cohen, Merle Haggard… Bowie… and, sadly, the list goes on. But as we face the final weeks of any year, we are relieved by feelings of closure and of hope for what the new year may bring. What adventures 2017 holds for each of us is yet to be seen, but there is excitement in the unknown and comfort in the notion that we can resolve to start anew.

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The Greatest Christmas Movie of All Time | Round 3

December 20, 2016 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

PorchDrinking’s tournament to determine the greatest Christmas movie of all time has gotten brutal. In Round 2, we saw four more beloved movies fall out of contention for the title. A moment of silence for the Grinch, Rudolph, Scrooged, and It’s a Wonderful Life. The poor Grinch lost by only two votes. So get involved in Round 3 below – your vote could make the difference!

(More: Catch up on all the action from Round 1 and Round 2)

Round 3 begins now. Which two movies will move on to compete in the finals to become the greatest Christmas movie ever?

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The Greatest Christmas Movie of All Time | Round 2

December 13, 2016 | Avg. Reading Time: 3 min

Round 1 of our Christmas movie tournament had some surprises. We saw some real blow-outs – Home Alone crushed its sequel, and Christmas Vacation trounced The Santa Clause. There were also some real nail-biters: Scrooged narrowly got past the Muppets, and Elf beat A Christmas Story by a single vote. (Jill Stein is raising funds to order a recount of that one).

(More: See How Close Round 1 Actually Was!)

Round 2 begins now, with four match-ups between some of the greatest Christmas movies of all time. But there can only be one winner in this battle. Review the battles below – every vote counts!

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Everything You Need to Know About the “Rogue One” Hype

December 12, 2016 | Avg. Reading Time: 8 min

This is a Sponsored Post from Alamo Drafthouse

After Star Wars: Episode III came out in 2005, consensus was that the series was done; there would be no more Star Wars movies. So I can understand anyone who is confused by all the hype around Rogue One: A Star Wars Story right now. How can a franchise that was supposedly complete get so much buzz? Didn’t I just see promotion for a new Star Wars last year? How can there already be another one? And where are Rey and BB-8 on that poster?

Never fear. As the PorchDrinker most obsessed with the banal details of the Star Wars universe, I’m here to bring you up to lightspeed on why there’s so much hype for Rogue One right now. Confession: because this is the first stand-alone Star Wars anthology movie, it has had to EARN its hype, and thus I am starting at a baseline (0/5 on the hype index) with no expectations and slightly less enthusiasm than normal. But as more details have come out about Rogue One, my excitement has fluctuated – some for the better, some for the worse.

Here is everything you need to know about Rogue One, and one fan’s running tally of how hype has waxed and waned over the last couple years of development.

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The Greatest Christmas Movie of All Time | Round 1

December 5, 2016 | Avg. Reading Time: 5 min

Are you counting down the days until Christmas? Are you decking the halls with boughs of holly and fa-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-ing? If your holiday traditions include watching Christmas movies… you may find yourself questioning where to start. There are dozens of great Christmas movies (and thousands of mediocre ones). And it’s hard to say which is the best.

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PorchDrinking’s Winter Movie Preview: Part One

November 23, 2016 | Avg. Reading Time: 11 min

This is a sponsored post brought to you by Alamo Drafthouse’s Glass Half Full Bar

Summer is for comic book movies, action flicks, and blockbusters. Fall and winter are for dramas, passion projects, and the films most likely to be nominated for awards. That’s the conventional wisdom regarding the movie releases around the holiday season. And there’s no denying that recent TV spots and theatrical trailers are teasing some highly anticipated films.

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2016 Election Night Drinking Game

November 8, 2016 | 2 Avg. Reading Time: 3 min

Well folks it’s finally here: National Drink Until This Mess is Over Day! Oh you thought I was referring to the election? Well, that too. After what seems like two straight years of political ads, debates, annoying mailers and robot calls we have finally reached the end of the proverbial tunnel. But to emerge through this last, most treacherous stretch, you’re going to need a good sense of humor and an even greater supply of alcohol. To help ease this traverse we bring you the 2016 Election Night Drinking Game. Please drink responsibly.
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How Is That Legal?! Legalizing Marijuana Volume II

November 5, 2016 | Avg. Reading Time: 3 min

Please let it be known that we intentionally tend to avoid discussing politics and or marijuana on PorchDrinking unless it involves parody, humor, or more commonly drinking games and the occasional 4/20 weed and beer pairing. But this election cycle has certainly been anything but ordinary.

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Election 2016: The Issues We Care About

November 3, 2016 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

This voter is very disappointed. The 2016 Presidential election has been all about scandals and “temperament” and personalities of the candidates. There’s been a dearth of serious discussion on serious issues. It wasn’t until the third debate that a candidate brought up climate change. Women’s health has been largely ignored. And we haven’t heard enough about what Trump or Clinton will do to keep social security from crumbling.

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Ultimate 6er | Presidential Election

October 13, 2016 | Avg. Reading Time: 3 min

I think we can safely say that our Presidential election is in the Tyson Zone.

On the one hand we have Hillary Clinton. I’ve heard some folks don’t like her. (That’s a real story about a presidential candidate in 2016.)

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Ultimate 6er | New Girl

October 5, 2016 | Avg. Reading Time: 3 min

As everyone knows, we are in the midst of truly, trying times.

The political landscape is forcing us to drink on end. 2016 robbed us of our heroes. Celebrity couples are making us doubt if love is real. Really – we can’t even stand the thought of what could be next.

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2016 Presidential Debate Drinking Game

September 26, 2016 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

Image courtesy of OSV.com

Unless you’ve been in a coma for the past six months, you’re well aware that this has been the most absurd, controversial, heated and passionate election cycle that this country has ever seen. In recent months, the country has heard about Donald Trump’s, er, hand size, exhausted the topic of Hillary Clinton’s inbox, and experienced major deja vu at the Republican National Convention. I would say that it has been a roller coaster of a season, but the comparison does not do justice to the madness. Read More