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Lantern Brewing | Tripel

June 26, 2014 |

Lantern Brewing | Tripel – 8% ABV

If you are even casual fan of Belgian style beers, especially the tripel, you know they can get pretty out there with high ABV, bacteria treated sours, complicated aging processes, and unusual ingredients. They can become so complex that it’s easy to forget why people loved them to start with: they are refreshing, clean-flavored, balanced beers that happen to punch above their weight class in terms of alcohol content. Read More

Adroit Theory Takes Brews to D.C.

June 23, 2014 |

In Washington, D.C., old collides with new. It’s a city of rows of Georgetown mansions and burgeoning hipster neighborhoods, of traditional politicking and feisty, unfettered eagerness. Last week, the “History and Hops” event at the Heurich House Museum with Adroit Theory … Read More

Chicago Craft Beer Week

May 19, 2014 |

Chicago is a mind-blowingly large city, boasting a population of over 2.7 million people, it is divided into more than 200 neighborhoods. These neighborhoods showcase the various cultures and lifestyles of the city’s residents, and each one is unique. The fifth annual Chicago Craft Beer Week (CCBW), which started last Thursday and runs for ten days total, is centered on these small, intimate parts of the city that are so integral to its structure. With over 300 participating venues in the city and surrounding suburbs, this week is guaranteed to be amazing. Read More

5 Takeaways from SAVOR

May 10, 2014 |

PorchDrinking had a great time at SAVOR this weekend and we won’t bore you with the beautiful ambiance of the National Building Museum, the delicious cheese spread or the interesting hodgepodge of business suits, stilettos, tattoos and beards.

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Beer and Food Pairings | Blonde Ale

May 8, 2014 |

Welcome back to the delicious world of beer and food. It was a treat to be able to showcase wild/sour fermentation styles last month, and the DIY approach even gave us inspiration for this week. In The Basics, we featured the … Read More

Sun King Brewery | Fistful of Hops

May 8, 2014 |

6.5 ABV, 77 IBU

Welcome to Indiana, home to my back porch. I’m excited to bring all the fermented wonders that this great state has to offer to you PorchDrinkers. Around here Sun King, located in downtown Indy has held prolonged prominence in … Read More


May 5, 2014 |

PorchDrinking was lucky enough to snag tickets to SAVOR this week, the fancy craft beer and food festival held in the stunning National Building Museum. (Remember President Bill Clinton playing the saxaphone at his inauguration? Yeah, it happened there.)

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Beer and Food | Framboise

May 1, 2014 |

Welcome back to the delicious world of beer and food. This week we are continuing to delve into the depths of the history of sour/wild fermentation methods. Last week we mentioned some historical benchmark Belgian sour producers, to close out the month, we are featuring Hanssens Brouwerij from Dworp, about 8 miles outside Brussels. Read More

Cooking with Beer | Fried Beer-Battered Avocados

April 27, 2014 | 2

Here it goes again, another recipe about Cooking with Beer. This one should really be called ‘The Trials and Tribulations of Frying Beer-Battered Avocados’ or ‘Kitchen Failures: Avocado Edition.’ Luckily, the saying held true and the third time really was a charm. Frying avocados sounded amazing but figuring out the right way to accomplish the task wasn’t easy. The first time around, the batter was too thick and I forgot some ingredients (so don’t drink too much before cooking). The second attempt, the batter still didn’t seem right and the avocados turned to mush. The third time, well, it was perfection. The batter was crispy and full of flavorful hops from the Upslope IPA. The avocados turned out to be just the right texture. These little crunchy green nuggets tasted great — probably even better to me since I finally conquered what seemed to be an impossible mission. But when you think about it, how could you ever go wrong when beer and avocados are involved?

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Beer and Food | Flemish Sour Red

April 25, 2014 |

Welcome back to the delicious world of beer and food! We have attempted to keep the intensity of the wild/sour attributes scaled back through these first couple weeks, but now it’s time to take the training wheels off for those of you new to these types of flavors. Read More

Roundtable Discussion | Summer Beer Festivals

April 23, 2014 |

Summertime is fast approaching, so in the spirit of warmer weather, Tristan asked the staff for their favorite summer beer festivals. Read below for some awesome events to check out this season, and if you have any to add to … Read More

Ultimate 6er | Welcome to Chicago!

April 16, 2014 |

I finally did it! After about six years of daydreaming and talking my friends’ ears off about it, I finally packed up my entire life (which is basically just my records, my cats and my beer collection) and hauled off to Chicago. Being a lifelong Florida resident, I feel as though I now live on an entirely different planet. I am using public transportation for the first time ever, attempting to navigate a completely new music scene and trying all kinds of beers I’ve never even heard of. It’s pretty awesome! Here are six of the amazing brews I’ve come across so far. Read More

Short’s Brewing | Huma Lupalicious

April 8, 2014 |

7.7% ABV, 96 IBU

The world can be full of happy coincidences. I just made a trip to Michigan to plan my upcoming wedding to a beautiful gal. While enjoying the last Michigan beer I would have until we return … Read More

Beer and Food | Gose Pairings

April 7, 2014 |

Welcome back to the delicious world of beer and food. For those who are just now getting on board or anyone who would like a refresher, please refer to The Basics. April is a month in which sour/wild fermented beers are … Read More

Bison Brewing | Organic Chocolate Stout

March 26, 2014 |

Bison Brewing’s Organic Chocolate is one of my favorite stouts, and has been for the last few years or so. It is rich in flavor without being heavy in the body, and low enough in alcohol to be sessionable. This is definitely NOT a sweet stout. (If sweet is your thing, check out Samuel Smith’s Organic Chocolate stout.) Brewed with Peruvian cocoa and roasted barley, this beer boasts big coffee and dark chocolate flavors.

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Ultimate 6er – The Kentucky Wildcats

March 19, 2014 |

Everyone who loves craft beer has a soft spot for their favorite college watering hole. While I attended the University of Kentucky (Go Big Blue), I found Pazzo’s. With a location only a few minutes from the student center, pint nights that provide free drinking glasses with the purchase of a pitcher, and around 150 beers I enjoyed many delicious beverages while I watched my beloved Kentucky Wildcats.  Here are a few notable mentions.

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Weekly Growler Fill | National Beer News Roundup

March 17, 2014 |

St. Patrick’s Day is the unofficial start to spring, and to the outdoor drinking season. Between the green beer and shamrocks, don’t forget to appreciate the fact that the seasonals are changing and soon you’ll be able to enjoy your brew wherever you’d like–inside or out. Read More

Hunahpu’s Day: A Local’s Perspective

March 14, 2014 |

It is hard for me to believe that Cigar City Brewing is only five years old. Since its inception in 2009, the brewery has seen rapid exponential growth, gaining global notoriety and consistently collecting accolades in a wide range of categories. Read More

Beer and Food – Wild Dubbel

March 10, 2014 |

Welcome back to the delicious world of beer and food. As we mentioned in last weeks article, continuing on the with our theme of the month, this week we are featuring OAK at fourteenth and the New Belgium Brewing Lips of Faith Wild 2 Dubbel.

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Weekly Growler Fill | National Beer News Roundup

March 10, 2014 |

Is it spring yet? The seasonals are changing and temperatures seem to be on the rise. That means festivals, celebrations, and don’t forget that St. Patrick’s day is this month! Everybody start getting excited.

. Founders Brewing releases beer locator … Read More