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If you donut know, National Donut Day is today! For all you beer lovers out there who indulge in a donut every now and then (perhaps with an emphasis on the “now”), here’s a pairing that will make your taste buds dance in joy.
There’s always some fun in pairing various foods, sweets, desserts, etc. with various different types of beer. This particular pairing puts an emphasis on the sweet. The dough-y fried/baked goodness that is a donut is such a sweet treat to enjoy on all occasions. So, in preparation for #NationalDonutDay, we hit up Voodoo Doughnuts and raided the beer fridge to create this perfect pairing.
Picture this: It’s a warm, sunny day out and you have a beer in hand. Which beer could fit that bill, you might ask? Well, that’s an easy answer if you’re a fan of something slightly tart, yet fruity. Alvarado Street Brewery‘s Tayberry is the beer you’ll want in your hand. It’s the perfect pairing for spring weather, or, as we like to call it, porch drinking weather.
I’m not going to lie to you. It’s been a week. Not only did my Philadelphia Eagles lose their way out of the playoffs, but I was also in a minor car accident. The biggest tragedy of them all, however, is the fact that I have not imbibed in one. single. beer. None. It’s quite sad. I will be rectifying that fact this weekend, if I live that long. Until then, I invite you to join me in living vicariously through the rest of the PorchDrinking staff. This is What We’re Drinking.
Welcome to the beginning a new monthly roundup! I will be sharing some of the great, creative and impacting community efforts that our brewery friends conducted over the past month. My goal with this column is to hopefully inspire you—our beautiful, motivated reader—to start your own partnership with a charity and begin a long-lasting, top-notch fundraiser. Whether you own a brewery, work at a brewery, or just drink at a brewery, you can make a positive change in other people’s lives.
So, let’s see what’s been happening around the nation during November.
It’s October, fall is in the air and everyone is inhaling anything pumpkin flavored. I don’t know about you, but I always look forward to this time of year so I can start drinking pumpkin-flavored beers and coffees. There seems to be a controversy when it comes to pumpkin beer though. Both sides are determined to prove their point and convert the other. No matter which side you are on, I think we can all agree that fall brings many things, good or bad, but it always brings forth the beginning of Stout Season! Pick out your favorite stout and get ready to see What We’re Drinking this week!
It has been one celestially wild week here in the states. Monday saw the Great American Solar Eclipse, giving all us beer peeps even more reason to reach for space themed brews to celebrate such a momentous occasion. The fun didn’t stop all week long as we at PorchDrinking enjoyed several new beers. Check out this week’s What We’re Drinking.
It would appear that the PorchDrinkers had a slow week. Personally, I found that I was getting too fat. This fatness led to a regimented, but not necessarily strict, diet and a week of “detox.” Not to make excuses, but I wouldn’t be surprised if other members of the PorchDrinking staff are finding themselves in the same boat. Sometimes you just need a short break from beer. Luckily, we always have a few die-hards to keep us afloat! This is What We’re Drinking.
This week, the PorchDrinkers raised many a glass in honor of the United States’ 241st birthday. I mean, we would have drunk them all anyway, but I promise that we were all thinking about America as we poured them down our throats. Pinky swear! Beer is brewed in all 50 states and is sometimes the only thing that many of us have in common. Hoist a celebratory pint, finish reading NPR’s tweets of the Declaration of Independence, and check out What We’re Drinking!
I didn’t think the PorchDrinkers were sampling much beer this week. However, when I asked around, I learned that they had been drinking a ton of great beer. As it turns out, they were just having too much fun! They didn’t want to spoil it by sending pictures to the lame What We’re Drinking guy. They’re just too dang cool to be associated with a wet blanket like me. I get it. While I’m in my room eating a gallon of ice cream by myself, feel free to peruse this week’s What We’re Drinking. You can let yourselves out when you’re done. I don’t think you want to talk to me anyway.