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Our Favorite Chicago Beers From 2017

December 26, 2017 |

2017 will undoubtedly go down as the year of the tap room for Chicago craft beer. Big names that have become synonymous with beer in the city finally opened their doors to the public. Off Color Brewing, Metropolitan Brewing, Maplewood and Half Acre’s new production facility are just to name a handful of places you can now go drink where you couldn’t before. Read More

Event Recap | 2017 SAVOR: An American Craft Beer & Food Experience

June 20, 2017 |

SAVOR: An American Craft Beer & Food Experience is one of the most premier craft beer events on the East Coast. The Brewers Association, in partnership with the historic National Building Museum, brings forth this incredible event to give beer lovers a chance to meet brewers, find rare delicacies and experience unbelievable combinations that bring new meaning to taste and smell. In our long history of covering this event, PorchDrinking gave me the opportunity to savor a beer festival unlike any other.

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PorchDrinking Playlist | Be Kind, Rewind (A New Year’s Resolution Check-In)

April 4, 2017 |

How has 2017 been treating you so far? I think it has been a pretty rockin’ year. I fully expected 2017 to commence in a far more miserable fashion judging by the speed at which people determinedly blotted out the remainder of 2016 with an impressively steady flow of champagne. To my (personal) pleasant surprise, even the hangovers in 2017 appear to have resolutions which I’m convinced have something to do with showing a little bit of mercy. Read More

PorchDrinking Playlist | Best of 2017 (So Far)

March 7, 2017 |

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When we first met, we had very different tastes in music. One of us comes from the tail end of the 80’s rock scene, rooting firmly in the 90’s grunge and alternative music of his high school years. The other preferred the popular artists of the 90-00’s, pretty much a trendy Billboard Top 100 girl. Looking back on the old days, it’s interesting how much influence we have had on each other. She took him to his first Iron Maiden concert. He broke down and attended a Tim McGraw concert. Together, these two opposites opened up a whole world of possibilities.

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PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat | January 11, 2017

January 11, 2017 |

The Denver Beer Beat sheds light on news of brewery openings, special tappings, firkins and one-off batches, bottle releases, dinners, pairings, etc. Read More

PorchDrinking Staff’s 2017 New Beer Resolutions

December 29, 2016 |

Welcome to 2017! Congratulations on making it through another year without flying cars, middle-class suburbs on Mars and Dippin’ Dots becoming the ice cream of the present. This next year is a pandora’s box of opportunity. The sequel to Deadpool, the potential of self driving cars, and the complete shutdown of American government as we know it. Oh, and all the beer that will be brewed and poured! So, sit back, relax and share with us what New Beer Resolutions you have for the upcoming year. Read More

PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat | December 28, 2016

December 28, 2016 |

The Denver Beer Beat sheds light on news of brewery openings, special tappings, firkins and one-off batches, bottle releases, dinners, pairings, etc.

Go to the Calendar now

New Year’s Eve Parties – So many parties to choose from!!! Take your time browsing the list to choose your favorite place or maybe even hit up a couple. Finn’s Manor, Ratio BeerworksThe Crafty Fox, Odd13 Brewing,  Odyssey Beerwerks, Brewability Lab, Avanti F&B, Fiction Beer Company, Wibby Brewing, Freshcraft, Declaration Brewing, Liquid Mechanics Brewing Company, CAUTION: Brewing Co., Epic Brewing Company, Our Mutual Friend Brewing Company and Beryl’s Beer Co.

Beer Dinners/Brunch – NYE Beer Dinner at Breckenridge Farm House, Black Tie Beer Dinner at Copper Kettle Brewing Company, BRU Beer Dinner and Holiday Hangover Party at Epic.

Beer Education – No time for edumucation this week with all these awesome NYE parties. Check back next year.

Bottle/Can Releases
 – Depravity Peanut Butter Cup Stout

Festivals – Week of Lagers and Smash Bros (N64) Tourney

Firkins/Casks/Special Tappings – Ratio Comedy, NYE Cherry Pie Firkin, Secret Chat Room and Single Hope Citra.

Grand Openings – Cellar West Artisan Ales

Pairings – None this week, but check out the NYE parties as many breweries and beer bars are having food specials.

Tap Takeovers – No tap takeovers this week, but stay tuned next year. Read More

PorchDrinking Playlist | Happy New Year, Ya Filthy Animal

December 27, 2016 |

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Given the series of tumultuous world events that was 2016, I think we can all collectively agree that it’s been one helluva year–and we’re more than ready to turn over a new leaf. Luckily, New Year’s Eve gives us an excuse to do just that. For one night, let’s kick back with a few solid beers, listen to some carefree jams and look forward to a fresh start with our best friends. Put on your party pants, get thee to your house party or watering hole of choice and let loose. Happy New Year from all of us here at PorchDrinking.com!

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Avery Brewing Discontinues Dictator Series in 2017, Expands Barrel Program

November 22, 2016 |

From IPA to BBA, craft beer continues to evolve, and Colorado’s Avery Brewing is unafraid to ride that wave of transformation and help influence its direction. In 2017, Avery Brewing will offer fans far more fermented pleasures from its Botanicals & Barrels series, as well as a add to its year-round selections. While that is exciting news for many fans of Avery, it comes with a price — a few long time favorites will have to be retired.

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