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PorchDrinking’s Weekly Atlanta Beer Beat | August 16, 2017

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

The Atlanta Beer Beat sheds light on news of brewery openings, special tappings, firkins and one-off batches, bottle releases, dinners, pairings and more!

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Georgia Breweries Celebrate Their Liberation Aug. 31 – Sept. 1, 2017

August 15, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 13 min

If you’re a craft beer lover, you’ve probably never thought twice about ordering a beer at your favorite brewery. That’s because you don’t live in the state of Georgia. Currently, the only way to enjoy a fresh one at a brewery in this state is to purchase a tour, exchange tickets or tokens, jump through flaming hoops, perform backflips and recite the alphabet backward (well, those first two things at least). All that nonsense is about to change.

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Sneak Preview: New Belgium’s Specialty Brands & Single Foeder Oscar No. 65

August 10, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 3 min

A little over a month ago, we reported on New Belgium’s decision to reimagine their specialty brands with the suspension of their popular Lips of Faith series and the implementation of their Wood Cellar Reserve series. Two weeks ago while attending the debut of Le Kriek Noir, the first entry in their new cork & cage Wood Cellar Reserve line, we were also treated to a sneak preview of what’s coming down the pipeline as well as a familiar brand that will also receive some fresh new packaging.

Single Foeder Oscar #65
Photo by Tristan Chan

On Tuesday New Belgium Brewing Company announced that the second beer from its highly anticipated Wood Cellar Reserve series will be released this upcoming Saturday. At 8.5% ABV, single Foeder Oscar No. 65 is an unblended dark sour that has been maturing for 12 months in a 100 percent Missouri white oak foeder. According to the brewery, the beer pours dark walnut red with subtle notes of vanilla and coconut. These notes play beautifully with notes of plum skin and cherry Coca-Cola. This is a first run through using this foeder and only fresh beer will touch the American oak for the first time, thus the flavors for this release cannot be replicated—making this release truly special. Read More

PorchDrinking’s Weekly Atlanta Beer Beat | August 9, 2017

August 9, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

The Atlanta Beer Beat sheds light on news of brewery openings, special tappings, firkins and one-off batches, bottle releases, dinners, pairings and more!

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Shelton Brothers The Festival Announces Ridiculous Brewery Lineup + Rumored Pour List

August 8, 2017 | 2 Avg. Reading Time: 10 min

Over the past 18 years, Shelton Brothers has grown to become one of the country’s most prestigious importers of international beer as one of the more recognizable distributors in the U.S. Gaining recognition for carrying elite level brands like Cantillon, Blaugies, Fantôme and more, the MA-based wholesalers has also laid claim to one of the most elite level beer festivals in the country. The Festival, which rotates cities each year showcases not only the Shelton Brothers catalogue but also some of the country’s best and brightest up-and-coming breweries.

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National IPA Day | Southeast Region Roundup

August 3, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 4 min

Thursday, August 3 is National IPA Day. Pretty awesome holiday to celebrate, right?! This week at PorchDrinking, we’re celebrating this glorious holiday in one of the only ways we know how: with beers and roundups! We have compiled all of our favorite IPAs from around the country. Read on to find out what IPAs our Southeast team is loving right now.

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PorchDrinking’s Weekly Atlanta Beer Beat | August 2, 2017

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

The Atlanta Beer Beat sheds light on news of brewery openings, special tappings, firkins and one-off batches, bottle releases, dinners, pairings and more!

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SweetWater Brewing Co. | TripleTail Tropical IPA

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

It gets hot in the summer. There’s no escaping it, especially in the south. SweetWater Brewing Co. in Atlanta, Georgia knows this just as well as anyone and is always looking for new ways to help beer drinkers cool off. This has inspired their new seasonal, TripleTail Tropical IPA, a solid new IPA with a tropical flavor.  Read More

South East Craft Beer Fest Becoming a National Must-Attend Event

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

Two years ago I bemoaned the downward tailspin of craft beer festivals in a piece I penned: Have Beer Festivals Jumped the Shark. It seems in large part that a majority of them have done just that. Two years later, I could expound on an even greater litany of festival organizer faux pas, ranging from a failure to support breweries the day of the festival, to hooking up kegs to the wrong draft lines (I’ve actually seen this happen).

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SweetWater Brewing Co. | Belgian Rose

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

The Woodlands Project opened early this year and has already amazed and bewildered our tastebuds with taproom exclusives and merely one bottle release, “Through the Brambles,”—until now. After much anticipation over what the project would yield next, and when, SweetWater Brewing Co. announced it is releasing “Belgian Rose” this weekend. Read More

Event Recap | New Belgium’s Le Kriek Noir Bottle Release

July 31, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 3 min

At 10:30 p.m. we approach a line that spills out the door of New Belgium Brewing Company in Fort Collins. The red carpet is rolled out, and folks are dressed to the nines wearing elegant cocktail dresses, suspenders, and fedoras to go along with the “film noir” theme of the evening. In a return to the cork and cage format of La Folie’s past, New Belgium’s Unveiled & Uncorked bottle release party was a celebration of the launch of the brewery’s Wood Cellar Reserve, a series of very rare, small batch wild and sour ales—and the star of the night was Le Kriek Noir, the first release from Wood Cellar Reserve. Read More

Sierra Nevada 2017 Oktoberfest with Germany’s Brauhaus Miltenberger

July 27, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

For the third straight year, Sierra Nevada Brewing has collaborated with a German brewery on its fall-seasonal Oktoberfest beer. In 2015, Sierra partnered with 600-year-old Bauhaus Riegele, now into its 27th generation of family-owned, independent brewing, In 2016, Sierra Nevada brewed with the more than 400-year-old, family owned Mahrs Bräu located in Bamberg, Germany. This year, second-generation brewer Brian Grossman, of Sierra Nevada, and fourth-generation Brewmaster Cornelius Faus of Miltenberg, Germany’s Brauhaus Miltenberger, have joined forces.

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PorchDrinking’s Weekly Atlanta Beer Beat | July 26, 2017

July 26, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

The Atlanta Beer Beat sheds light on news of brewery openings, special tappings, firkins and one-off batches, bottle releases, dinners, pairings and more!

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PorchDrinking’s Weekly Atlanta Beer Beat | July 19, 2017

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

The Atlanta Beer Beat sheds light on news of brewery openings, special tappings, firkins and one-off batches, bottle releases, dinners, pairings and more!

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Event Recap | The Inaugural Funk Collective: A Gathering of Independent Breweries

July 17, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

Craft beer as a whole has gone through a shit storm over the last few months. Literally and figuratively. And the in-fighting hasn’t stopped. But at the Funk Collective: A Gathering of Independent Breweries, no amount of storminess could keep the masses away.  Read More

Terrapin Beer Co. | Blueberry Thyme Saison

July 17, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

ABV: 9.1% | IBU: 22

We’re well into summer in the southeast United States. That means it’s hot, sticky and, depending on your locale, it can be pretty miserable outside. What better way for a beer fan to fight the oppressive heat and humidity than with a bright new brew? Let me assure you, there is no better way. This one comes all the way from Athens, Georgia, and the famous Terrapin Beer Company.
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Smartmouth Brewing Co. | Safety Dance Pilsner

July 13, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

I have known about Smartmouth Brewing Company for a few years now, loving their Alter Ego Saison and enjoying the brewery’s delightful detailed scientific labels that adorn its year-round brews. The first time I had heard of Safety Dance Pilsner, the beer appeared as the Best in Show Winner for the 2017 Virginia Craft Beer Cup. So when I saw these cans in my local bottle shop, I knew I had to pick some up for these muggy, summer days.

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PorchDrinking’s Weekly Atlanta Beer Beat | July 12, 2017

July 12, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

The Atlanta Beer Beat sheds light on news of brewery openings, special tappings, firkins and one-off batches, bottle releases, dinners, pairings and more!

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PorchDrinking’s Weekly Atlanta Beer Beat | July 5, 2017

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

The Atlanta Beer Beat sheds light on news of brewery openings, special tappings, firkins and one-off batches, bottle releases, dinners, pairings and more!

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