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The Ultimate 6er

PD’s staff helps you pick the perfect six pack for all seasons, moods, and social situations.

Ultimate 6er for The Election Night Party

November 6, 2012 |

Election season is over on Tuesday so celebrate the end of political ads with an Ultimate 6er. According to some recent research, certain beers are correlated with political persuasion and also the likelihood of voting. Interestingly, people who drink “any microbrew,” lean to the left and are very likely to vote. So I suppose if you’re reading this blog, you’re statistically more likely to be a democrat who votes a lot.

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Ultimate 6er: A Pub Crawl from Dublin to Prague

October 31, 2012 |

One of my bucket list items was to go to Munich and visit the birthplace of Oktoberfest. This year, I decided to cross it off my bucket list and go for my belated dirty thirty. What started out as a trip to Munich, turned into a three week long pub crawl full of awesome beer and liquor.

After visiting six countries in Europe, I return to you with my take on some of the best beers I’ve had in Dublin, Ireland; Edinburgh, Scotland; Bruges, Belgium; Amsterdam, Netherlands; Munich, Germany; and Prague/Kutna Hora, Czech Republic. Here is my story of my trip throughout Europe, in beer form.

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Ultimate 6er: BYOB Party for Hop Lovers

October 24, 2012 |

Beer is good. Hops are awesome. When arriving at a BYOB party or event never be ‘that guy’ (or gal). We all know who they are. Don’t be the person that brings the ‘cheap’  beer, unless it comes in a 30 pack and that’s by design. Here are a few suggestions for what to include in your Ultimate 6er if it’s BYOB.
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Ultimate 6er – Boardwalk Empire

October 3, 2012 |

I originally wanted to do an ultimate 6er based around the show The Newsroom, but considering the first season ended awhile ago, I decided to go with the next best thing: Boardwalk Empire. I warn you, this 6er is not for the lightweight. Believe me, I know. I have apparently reverted back to freshman year of college when, according to my good friend Stew, I got sloshed on acorn shots. I had to split this 6er between two nights, and I was barely able to take notes at the end of both, so enjoy!
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Ultimate 6er | Greatest Action Movie of All Time

September 26, 2012 |

One of my favorite conversations, and I think one of the most contested arguments throughout history, is that of the best action movie of all time. I have watched friendships end and new ones begin during the heated exchanges of Running Man versus Commando; Predator or Die Hard; Lion King or Aladdin?

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Ultimate 6er: Gettin’ Off Grid

September 19, 2012 |

Many of the writers here at PorchDrinking work hard and play harder in the beautiful state of Colorado which we call home. Somewhere in everyone’s soul is a need for exploration and discovery. I enjoy wandering the path less taken and it often takes me way off grid. In this ultimate 6er I exclusively review beers that are canned. Why you ask? Read More

Labor Day Fall Beer Preview Ultimate 6er

September 11, 2012 |

In the club of so-called rich countries around the world, workers in the United States put in more hours on the job than any of their peers (source: OECD). The U.S. also consistently ranks as one of the most productive workforces in the world. Although American productivity has recently fallen from historical highs (due to more hours/strain put in at the job during the global economic/financial crisis), there is no question about the effort we put in relative to others around the world. Even more important, then, that we force ourselves to carve a vacation day each September to save each other from our otherwise hectic lives. With a nod to how hard we’ve all worked over the past several years and an eye towards the glorious Fall and its sporting festivities, here’s an Ultimate 6er to get us going with some delicious fall beer this September. Read More

Ultimate 6er Recipes for Cooking with Beer

September 5, 2012 |

I grew up watching my dad pour beer over pretty much every single type of meat you can think of before throwing it on the grill. The funny thing about this technique is that it can make even the worst tasting beer into a valuable component of your meal. My dad would only really use cheap beer—Budweiser, Coors, Olympia—so I followed suit. It wasn’t until I left college that I started incorporating better beers into my cooking. It wasn’t just for grilling anymore—stews, chili and other random recipes were enhanced by introducing beer. Read More

Ultimate 6er | Brew Ha-Ha Hops

August 29, 2012 |

As you may have heard from our lovely Kate Stark- Cincinnati’s Brew Ha Ha was a super fun time. Although I successfully ignored the comedians, I did enjoy my fair share of delicious beers. I am happy to say that out of all the beer I tasted, there was only one that I didn’t like. I didn’t like it so much that I’m going to call it out right now. Here it goes. Batch 19. Don’t do it. Unless you love Coors light … Then I guess you’ll love Batch 19, too … “To each his own.”
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Ultimate 6er | Brew Ha-Ha: Malts edition

August 29, 2012 |

At Brew Ha-Ha, Betsy and I endeavored to create an Ultimate 6er, however there were 100 beers represented and we didn’t want to leave any of our favorites out. You know what that means? Double-dose of Ultimate 6ers today! I’m taking on my favorites from the malts end of the spectrum, while Betsy sorts out the hops in a little bit.
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Ultimate 6er | Fall Preview

August 22, 2012 |

Fall is my favorite season. As a kid, fall was filled with great fun like hay rides, apple orchards, birthday parties and trick-or-treating. Today, I continue to love fall for other reasons—the temperature cooling, leaf colors changing and the emergence of flavors that just aren’t quite appropriate for the summer months.
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The Ultimate 6er: For your Brother’s Birthday

August 15, 2012 |

This time of year is bittersweet. The summer season is winding down and many are heading back to school all too soon. Summer fun has passed us by yet again and there is nothing we can do about it. Trips … Read More

The Ultimate 6er: Six Beers Fit For an Olympian

August 8, 2012 |

With the Olympics well underway, I thought it would be a good time to look at the beers of the world. Brewing and drinking beer is a past time that has gone on for hundreds of thousands of years. … Read More

The Drought Draught Ultimate 6er

August 1, 2012 |

No, Eddard Stark, winter is NOT coming! It’s 100 some odd degrees outside, humid and my damn power just went out. What am I going to do now? Should I keep my fridge closed so the dairy and meat … Read More

Ultimate 6er for a Visit From the In-Laws

July 25, 2012 |

So your in-laws are coming into town. Not the worst thing in the world, right? Let’s just assume you love your in-laws. There’s still a 99% chance you will be abandoning all concept of what you consider fun for their entire visit. … Read More

Ultimate 6er for the “Garden State” Soundtrack

July 11, 2012 |

I’ve been undergoing a spate of crippling nostalgia lately. It hasn’t been anything too depressing; entire afternoons squandered on multiple viewings of Clueless and American Pie interspersed with Daria marathons. The normal stuff. Fortunately, I’ve stopped short … Read More

Ultimate 6er for the ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE

July 4, 2012 | 1

Let’s face it, we all know it’s coming. Even though we may have a few of the details wrong (zombies prefer faces over brains—who knew?) recent events continue to validate our fears. If you don’t believe any of this, I’m having a Bath Salts party this weekend and you’re invited.

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Flavorful Female Ultimate 6er

June 20, 2012 |

As a woman who enjoys beer, I would like for other women to enjoy beer as well. Looking back at my journey from Natural Light to Pliny the Younger, a few beers have stood out to me along the way. The ones I have selected for the Flavorful Female 6er highlights six styles: Wit, Pilsner, Sour, IPA, Quadruple and Stout. I would recommend trying each of these styles to appreciate new and different flavors, but the ones on my list are some of my personal favorites and what I find to be good representations of the style.

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