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Urban Roots Brewing & Smokehouse | Tomorrows Verse

April 16, 2019 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

Spring is upon us! The sun is peeking through, trees are sprouting leaves, flowers are blooming and drinking outside has once again become a pleasant possibility. There is something about seeing the first blossoms of warmth makes us crave a saison—more than usual, of course. 

Sacramento, CA-based Urban Roots Brewing & Smokehouse has made quite a name for themselves since they opened to the public in May 2018, becoming known not only for creating award-winning beers but also for their succulent Texas-inspired, California-influenced BBQ. Read More

Beer Lover’s Guide to Evanston, IL’s Craft Beer Scene

January 21, 2019 | Avg. Reading Time: 5 min

Just a short train ride from Chicago, Evanston is home to Northwestern University. Downtown, you’ll find lots of shops and restaurants, as well as some great breweries.

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Ultimate 6er | Independence Day BBQ

July 4, 2018 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

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!
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Chicago Quick Sips | October 16

October 16, 2017 | 1 Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

Quick Sips is our way of highlighting beer events, tap takeovers and other notable beer news around the city of Chicago. If you’d like to submit something to be included in the next Quick Sips, please email us at [email protected].

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2017 Cochon 555 Returns to Denver with Ultimate BBQ Pork Experience

March 16, 2017 |

Date: Sunday, March 19, 2017

Time: VIP at 4pm, General Admission at 5pm

Location: The Curtis Hotel, 1405 Curtis Street, Denver, Colorado 80202

 

When you look up the phrase Treat Yo Self in the dictionary, Cochon 555 is exactly … Read More

Eating & Drinking | Heavy Riff Brewing Company

January 20, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 3 min

I’ve been noticing a new trend – how many of our best and up-in-coming city neighborhoods are being anchored and supported by the local beer community.

One I want to talk about today is Dogtown. Dogtown, bordered by Manchester in the South, Hampton on the East, McCausland in the West and Oakland in the North – has been a part of the fabric of the city for more than 100 years. And while the spiritual center of the neighborhood will always be St. James the Greater School, the beer epicenter is Heavy Riff Brewing Company (6413 Clayton Ave. Saint Louis, Missouri 63139).

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The Art of the Summer Backyard Bash

July 5, 2016 | 5 Avg. Reading Time: 6 min

Ah, summer is here. Can you smell it? If you’re like me and the sprouting weeds and blossoming trees have wreaked havoc on your once empty sinus cavities, probably not. Summer means many things to many people. To me, aside from the whole allergy thing, it means the pinnacle of outdoor hangout season is officially upon us. Don’t get me wrong winter can be nice for a bonfire, but as soon as Memorial Day has passed and the mercury has risen, the seasons for cookouts, barbecues (no, they’re not the same thing, more on that later,) pool parties, and tailgates are officially here! So, set aside those last few stouts in your beer fridge until the next snowfall and hope time treats them well. Grab yourself some summertime brews, gas up the lawn mower, pop some Claratin, and get ready for the best year of outdoor entertainment yet.

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Sam Calagione’s That’s Odd Let’s Drink It with Chris Bosh

November 4, 2015 |

Episode 2 of That’s Odd Let’s Drink It hosted by Dogfish Head Founder Sam Calagione features 10 time NBA All-Star Chris Bosh.    

Major revelations from Episode 2

  • Chris Bosh has homebrew systems installed at his home … Read More

Gigantic Brewing Company | Firebird Smoked Hefeweizen

August 27, 2014 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

ABV: 6.1%, 24 IBU

As summer rolls to a close, I’m filled with a sense of urgency. Fall/winter/spring is a long hard slog for us Seattleites. We’ve got to make the proverbial hay while the sun shines. I know come October, my beautiful Weber grill will likely be relegated to the garage and temperatures will begin to preclude the drinking of summertime cervezas. Read More

Roundtable Discussion | 4th of July

July 2, 2014 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

We asked the PorchDrinking staff for their favorite things about this all-American holiday. Have fun and stay safe celebrating this weekend y’all! Read More

One Minute Review – Anchor Summer Beer

August 31, 2012 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

ABV: 4.5%

Availability: April-October

It’s official: summer is winding down. People are starting to head back to school, pools will close soon, and retailers are putting their summer styles on clearance. It’s time to soak up the last you can of summer—including seasonal beers!

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Agave Wheat – Breckenridge Brewery

August 30, 2012 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

ABV: 4.2%

IBU: 9

While attending the first annual Big Denver Barbecue Block Party, I had the pleasure of eating some great ribs and sides, listen to some fantastic live music, both with some awesome friends. At the event, they had a variety of a brew from Breckenridge Brewery. Of the ones available, I decided to choose Agave Wheat. I think the choice was good. Life is good when you sit on the grass in the sun, eat some BBQ, listen to live music, and have a beer to tie everything together.

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