#4thOfJuly Archives – PorchDrinking.com
We are in the throws of summer; camping trips, long summer nights, fireflies and festivals all around. For most of us, summer flies by and is marked by special events like graduations, summer solstice, birthdays and, if in the states, Independence Day. Grocery stores promote the corner stone foods a couple weeks before and are accompanied by splashy red, white and blue stars/fireworks/stripes. Food is a way to bring family and friends together, it almost is as old as time. Throw in some great drinks and music, and you have a shindig!
The United States started as nothing more than an idea, a dream and a determination to overcome perceived empire-driven injustices. For the overwhelming majority of breweries, those values presented by our Founding Fathers echo the idea of independent brewing. Sure, there are brewing empires that could lure one to the economic promised land, but the pursuit of “hoppiness” for independent breweries is best served through self-determination rather than corporate funding. As the nation moves toward celebrating its independence, we at PorchDrinking.com wanted to discuss brewing independence with a few breweries who have thumbed their proverbial noses at the King Georges of the world and exercise their freedom to brew.
On the cusp of Baere Brewing’s 2nd Anniversary, taking place this weekend, we caught up with founders Ryan Skeels and Kevin Greer. For episode 22 of the PorchCast, we touched on beers being release at Baere’s anniversary, July 4th traditions, …
It’s no surprise that this week’s roundtable discussion centers around the upcoming 4th of July holiday. We asked the team what beer and/or beer design best represents the good ol’ U S of A? The best part? There’s plenty of time to stock the cooler full with these recommended patriotic beers before the big day.
Pumpkin Lager – Lakefront Brewery, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
It’s that time of year. The sun is setting earlier and earlier. Camp fires are blazing at night. And Lakefront Brewery’s Pumpkin Lager appeared on the shelves of the liquor stores. …
Brew Free! Or Die IPA – 21st Amendment Brewery, San Francisco, CA
In honor of the recently celebrated Amurrrcuhhh Day, I’ve decided to review the Brew Free or Die IPA. I may or may not have …
Dale’s Pale Ale – Oskar Blues Brewing Company, Longmont, CO ABV: 6.5% IBU: 60
Beer in a can is the fucking bee’s knees. And there is something about this little red, white, and blue can that Dale’s comes in …