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Lord Hobo Getting Ready to Open Renovated Tap Room

October 25, 2018 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

Since closing for remodeling in May of this year, Lord Hobo Brewing has been serving its beer out of their 92 Hampshire St. bar location. That’s all about to change as the newly renovated taproom is set to open the first week of November.

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Dogfish Head | Pennsylvania Tuxedo Spruce Tip Pale Ale

October 19, 2018 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

Another crisp day means another crisp beer. Autumn brings with it many things, ranging from flannels to hunting season. Dogfish Head, out of Milton, Delaware uses the season to their advantage with the spruce-infused pale, Pennsylvania Tuxedo.

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Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company | Dunks Ferry Dunkelweizen

September 14, 2018 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

The change of seasons means cooler temperatures, leaves falling and the inevitable pumpkin beers. Some brewers take a different approach, however. Instead of pumpkin beers, they opt for darker beer styles, like Dunks Ferry Dunkelweizen from Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company. Brewed in Croydon, Pennsylvania on the outskirts of Philly, this 5.2% ABV authentic Bavarian-style dark wheat beer is brewed with wheat malt, Herkules, Hallertau and Tettnanger hops, and fermented with a hefeweizen yeast.

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Dancing Gnome | Lustra Day 2018

August 21, 2018 | Avg. Reading Time: 3 min

Dancing Gnome has been making serious brews and waves in the craft beer scene. They have truly expanded their horizons from hazy IPAs and pale ales to stouts, sours and lagers. In less than two years, Dancing Gnome has: expanded their canning line, added more tanks, hired more staff to help assist in the brewery, collaborated with other breweries and individuals to brew some delicious beer and has become one of the most popular craft beer breweries on the western side of Pennsylvania.

When Dancing Gnome (DG) released their weekly newsletter on July 31 and mentioned Lustra Day, those two words spread quickly through the Pittsburgh craft beer scene. Knowing that Lustra Day would be a huge event for the brewery, I made plans to be in attendance. From that point on, my beer buddies and I planned our arrival times and the beers we would bring for the line share on the big day.

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The OGs of Craft Beer | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery – 60 Minute IPA

August 8, 2018 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

A longtime beer can remain beloved in a fast-paced market because it has a cult following, because it fits a really niche need or, for better or worse, because it’s so widely distributed it becomes a default choice.

Sometimes, a beer remains hot because it’s still so damn good. Read More

Brewery Showcase | Carton Brewing Company

July 30, 2018 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

For nearly seven years, Carton Brewing Company has exemplified life in New Jersey and the team has kept its focus on local, for-the-moment beers. The brewery opened on August 11, 2011 in Atlantic Highlands and it became the state’s 13th brewery. Owned by Augie Carton (who was previously an underwear salesman, among other professions) and his cousin Chris, the brewery is located where the owners were born and raised.

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Sly Fox Brewing | Alex’s Lemon Wheat Ale

June 1, 2018 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

Let us start at the very beginning — with a lemonade stand.

The story starts with a little girl named Alexandra “Alex” Scott. Just before her first birthday, Alex’s parents were given the diagnosis that Alex had neuroblastoma, a type of childhood cancer.

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Burial + Other Half | One For Me Helles Lager

May 16, 2018 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

Somehow I’ve managed to go years without reviewing a single thing from Burial Beer Company, one of the better-known, Asheville-based brewers in North Carolina. Today we make an end to that with One For Me, Burial’s collaboration Helles Lager brewed with Other Half Brewing out of New York. Read More

Commonwealth Brewing Company | Big Papi

May 9, 2018 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

When traveling, it has become commonplace in our society for people to bring back souvenirs for friends and loved ones. It could be a shirt from a local professional team or a keychain with their name etched on it (which is a sore subject for someone who seemingly always struck out as a young kid when trying to find the one with my name on it). But for those closest to me, they know to expect some samples of local beer brewed in the town or city I was visiting. Read More

Victory Brewing Company | Golden Monkey

February 8, 2018 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

Since the risks I took at my local liquor store’s “you pick-6 section” did not pay off, I opened my fridge and saw Victory’s Golden Monkey and thought, “No way someone from PorchDrinking.com has not written a showcase on this beer.” Yet a short search later revealed that this monster of a beer has not yet been reviewed by a PorchDrinking writer.

While I do not have that one beer that got me into craft beer, Golden Monkey was one of a handful of beers that I had during my early days, that showed me how crazy delicious beer can be. So I happily cracked a freshly packaged can, poured it into my favorite tulip and settled in to write this review.

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Parent Company of Harpoon Brewery Acquires Clown Shoes Beer

October 30, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

One of Massachusetts’ oldest commercial breweries has made a leap into the acquisition game today as Harpoon Brewery and UFO beers parent company, Mass Bay Brewing Company has acquired Clown Shoes Beer.

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2017 GABF Pour List Preview

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

As the 2017 Great American Beer Festival approaches, I bet you’re wondering what kind of delights you can expect to sample on the festival. A hazy IPA from that Vermont brewery that doesn’t distribute in your state? A rare whale stout aged in the most fantastic of barrels? A wild, enamel-stripping sour ale full of hand-picked snozberries? PorchDrinking has you covered!

GABF Routes: Big BeersFunk, Sours & Wilds | Hoppy Beers

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Garrett Oliver GABF

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DC Beer Week 2017: More Than Tap Takeovers

August 10, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

This city isn’t actually known for being suave or sexy or hip or even truly hipster. Washington, DC is rather a place of ambition, Type A personalities and power — and a city with a whole lot of soul (something the interns running about the Hill oftentimes don’t realize).

In the middle of a busy summer, DC Beer Week snuck up on me again. Looking at the event listenings, I realized how foolish ignoring this awesome week would be.

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Atlantic Brewing Company | Bar Harbor Blueberry Ale

June 22, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 3 min

Featured image courtesy of Atlantic Brewing Company’s Facebook page.

Credit: Atlantic Brewing Company

ABV: 5.1%

Some people plan their vacations around tropical beaches, ancient ruins or exotic cities. While all of the above are fantastic options, I decided to plan my vacation this year around hiking and beer. This led me to the shocking realization that despite living in Pennsylvania, I’ve never traveled further north than Boston. How could that be? Read More

Birrificio del Ducato / Oxbow | Oud Brunello

May 18, 2017 |

Featured photo credit: Birrificio del Ducato.

ABV: 7%

Two years ago, back in the summer of 2015, I traveled to Italy. While I am normally a beer drinker, in Italy I drank as the Romans drank, which included some of the … Read More

Stillwater Artisanal | Gose Gone Wild World Tour Phuket

March 3, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

ABV: 4.8%

Stillwater Artisanal is going on tour! Gose Gone Wild World Tour Phuket is the first stop on their journey featuring mango, lemongrass, Thai chilies and sea salt all accentuating a sour wheat ale. Where are my sunglasses?

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Event Recap | 2nd Annual Love on Tap Shore Craft Beer Fest

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

Warm, windy and a chance of tasty craft beer was the forecast for Saturday’s 2nd Annual Love on Tap Shore Craft Beer Fest in Ocean City, Maryland.

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