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Ultimate 6er | Fall TV Beer Pairings

November 7, 2018 | Avg. Reading Time: 4 min

Each fall, networks from NBC to Netflix release what seems like an unwatchable amount of television. The line-up this season is no different, leaving viewers with lots of choices – both for shows to watch and beers to drink while watching them. For those struggling to choose from the flood of good TV, the below is a manageable list of fall’s top TV to binge-watch and beers to have in hand while doing so.

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What We’re Drinking | November 2, 2018

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

We have a fresh month ahead of us, and to me the correct way to start a month is having some fresh beer to match. I don’t know about you, but I’m ready to turn over a new leaf this fall by forgetting the candy coma I endured earlier this week… that was rough. Is a candy coma a medical condition? If so, I had it and I didn’t even trick or treat. Chuck that leftover candy (if you even have any) and pour a fresh beer instead. We have some great options from the PorchDrinkers this week, so scroll down to see What We’re Drinking.

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What We’re Drinking | July 20, 2018

July 20, 2018 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

Loving this warm weather and all the fun weekend activities – beach trips, beer festivals, and fairs! Our staff has been fueling their fun-filled week with delicious brews and we want to share that with you – this is What We’re Drinking.

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2018 Denver Rare Beer Tasting Announces Initial Brewery List, Tickets On-Sale Sunday

June 15, 2018 |

As we’ve articulated a few times, GABF week’s multitude of events have lately grown to the point of overshadowing the event itself. And while many of these periphery activities offer a host of rare or limited distribution beers, Pints for … Read More

How Craft Beer Gave Back In 2016

January 5, 2017 | 3 Avg. Reading Time: 4 min

Photo courtesy of the Huffington Post.

Breweries are increasingly becoming integral centers of our communities by routinely providing fun, flavor, and festivities. In addition, they often serve as hosts for discussions of local issues and serve as a place to share information about local charities. Occasionally, breweries go above and beyond the call of duty by providing aid or money. Here are a select few of the many ways craft breweries gave back in 2016.

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Revolution Brewing | Citra Hero

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

Heroes come in all shapes and sizes. For a while Revolution Brewing’s Hero Series was only available in bombers or on draft. Luckily for craft beer lovers everywhere 2016 is the first time that the series has made its way into 12-ounce cans. For the summer there is no better beer to crush on a hot day than Citra Hero.

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Ultimate 6er | Washington Collaboration Beers

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

The collaborative spirit of the craft beer industry has long been one of my favorite topics to cover, so I was ecstatic to learn about the first-ever Washington Beer Collaboration Festival put on by the Washington Beer Commission. The two-day festival featured 25 collaboration beers from 50 different Washington breweries and celebrated the collaborative and creative culture among Washington brewers. I attended the inaugural festival on a sunny Saturday afternoon and sampled about half of these unique brews. Read on for some of my favorite concoctions from this innovative festival.

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Event Preview | Women in Beer

April 27, 2016 | 1

The countdown is on. Seattle Beer Week is almost here.

This year’s celebration will take place from May 12th to May 22nd of this year, and Seattleites have quite a bit to look forward to. Expect beer tastings and debuts, … Read More

PorchDrinking Playlist | Funky February

February 9, 2016 |

Inspired by Bruno, Chris, and Queen Bey’s performance of Uptown Funk at the Super Bowl, this week’s playlist features funky & fresh beats to get you through this February blues. But be warned – this isn’t your quintessential funk playlist! … Read More

Lawson’s Finest Liquids & Otter Creek Brewing Co. | Double or Nothing

February 5, 2016 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

Collaboration has been a vital part of countless creative endeavors throughout history. The idea that multiple unique approaches can come together and produce something unique to individual intent and execution has allowed us to imagine and re-imagine countless approaches to art, music, news and just about every other facet of life. Thankfully, beer has been no exception, a perfect example being the Double or Nothing from Lawson’s Finest Liquids and Otter Creek Brewing Company.
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Event Recap | Winter Beer Festival

December 9, 2015 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

The 2015 Winter Beer Festival took over the Emerald City this last weekend with three sessions over Friday and Saturday, giving guests the opportunity to taste-test from over 50 Washington breweries as they showcased their greatest winter beers.

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Event Preview | Winter Beer Festival

December 4, 2015 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

Photo Courtesy of the Washington Brewers Guild

The 2015 Winter Beer Festival kicks off in Seattle tomorrow, giving Emerald City residents the opportunity to taste test from over 50 Washington breweries. The event is put on by the Washington Brewers Guild, an organization representing the interests of the craft beer industry by advocating for smart beer legislation, both at a local and national level. The Winter Beer Festival is one of many beer festivals put on by the guild throughout the year. Read More

Star Wars: The Hype Awakens | *Updated December 3*

December 3, 2015 | Avg. Reading Time: 11 min

This is week six of The Hype Awakens, PorchDrinking.com’s Star Wars-centric journal of one passionate nerd who’s very excited for The Force Awakens to come out. If you’re new to the blog, you can catch up here:

And if you just want all the latest stuff, skip ahead here:

A link to the latest post from today (Thursday)

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21st Amendment | Toaster Pastry

December 1, 2015 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

ABV: 7.6% | IBU: 74

Happy Days are Beer again!  The 21st Amendment of the United States Constitution was ratified on December 5, 1933, ending prohibition. Fast forward to the year 2000 and this famous Amendment inspired a new brewery in San Francisco. 21st Amendment Brewery was founded by Nico Freccio and Shaun O’Sullivan and they opened the doors to their brewpub in the famous South Park neighborhood, a few blocks from the San Francisco Giants ballpark. Some of the fan favorites include: Brew Free or Die IPA, Hell or High Watermelon, Back in Black, Fireside Chat. The fan favorites need to watch their back because there is a new kid on the block and their name is Toaster Pastry.

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Populuxe Brewing | Autumn Ale

November 17, 2015 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

ABV: 6.0%


There’s no denying it anymore. Fall is coming to an end. The final days of the season are bringing in unforgiving winds, cooling temperatures and, thankfully, a few final, fall beers. So before fall retires for the year, let’s cheers to finding a brew that perfectly captures the beauty, complexity and richness of autumn in a single sip. Read More

Brewery Showcase | Blue Mountain Brewing

September 15, 2015 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

Afton, Va., is nearly 140 miles southwest of Washington, D.C., sitting among the rolling Blue Ridge Mountains. But the town’s Blue Mountain Brewery’s beers are creeping north into the Beltway, slowly expanding into the region. Read More

PorchDrinking Playlist | Summer Synths

May 19, 2015 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

With nascent summer finally upon us, enjoy this synthesized list, chock full of luscious acoustics and opulent timbres that are perfect for soaking up the sun by the pool, or imbibing in your favorite beverage on your porch. Read More

Event Recap | South Denver Beer Festival 2015

May 6, 2015 | 2 Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

If GABF is the main course, then the South Denver Beer Festival was the perfect appetizer. With over 80 breweries, distilleries, cideries and meaderies in attendance, everyone’s appetite was surely met.

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Event Preview | South Denver Beer Festival 2015

April 29, 2015 |

When: Saturday May 2, 2015 and Sunday May 3, 2015 from 1:00pm – 5:00pm

Where: Clement Park 7306 W Bowles Avenue, Littleton, CO 80123

Start the craft beer festival season right by checking out this stellar event happening this weekend! There will … Read More

Weekly Growler Fill | National Beer News Roundup

April 27, 2015 | 1

3 Floyds Makes Dark Lord Day Pro-Gay With Big Freedia Show

3 Floyds Brewing Co. really knows how to stick it to the man. Especially when that man is Indiana Gov. Mike Pence and the Freedom of Religion Restoration Act. If … Read More