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Windmill Brewing | Mema Colada

August 19, 2019 | Avg. Reading Time: 4 min

In 1979, Rupert Holmes released his defining hit and lyrical earworm “Escape.” The song was an immediate hit, rising to prominence and becoming the last U.S. No. 1 song of the 1970s. While Homes would go on to win two Tony Awards, the defining song of his career is better known by its alternate name the Pina Colada song.

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Southerleigh Fine Food & Brewery | Texas Born and Bred Pale Ale

June 20, 2019 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

Even if you’re not from Texas, you know the state has a rich and storied history. That’s why it’s surprising to realize that throughout all the lore and legacy of the Lone Star state, there has never been a commercially produced beer using only Texas ingredients. At least, not until now. Southerleigh Fine Food & Brewery head brewer, Les Locke, seized the opportunity and set out to create the very first all-Texas beer, aptly named Texas Born and Bred.

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Victory Brewing Co. | Blackboard No. 06 – Peach Belgian Blonde with Coriander

September 1, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

Experimental flavors, quality products, great taste: these are all elements that consumers don’t just seek out, but expect it in their craft beer.  With summer upon us, consumers want refreshing ingredients and lots of flavors!  One company who delivers upon these standards for the craft is Victory Brewing Company.
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17 Russian-Themed Russian Imperial Stouts

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

Start Putin away the IPAs and czarbucks, and start Russian to the store! You won’t believe your eyes or taste bolsheviks when you taste these Russian-themed Russian imperial stouts. Stop Stalin, and get to reading!

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Event Recap | Fremont Brewing’s Heron Hunting Club

June 17, 2016 | Avg. Reading Time: 6 min

When information regarding the secret society affectionately referred to by its members simply as “HHC” leaked on the internet, those in the know reacted. “It’s not too late to delete this post” mentioned one especially covetous fellow. “Original Poster apparently thought his chances of winning the raffle were far too high” stated another. What would make the gentle strangers of the internet remark in such a way? It turns out that Fremont Brewing’s offer to join an exclusive association had the whole city in a stir. Read on to understand the what membership entailed. Read More

Inside the Tank | WeldWerks Brewing Co.

June 2, 2016 |

Video Created by PorchDrinking.com Videographer Travis Weger

Voted Best New Brewery in America via a USA Today reader poll,  WeldWerks Brewing Company has quickly become one of the hottest new breweries not just in Colorado, but in the U.S. Our team sat down … Read More

Event Preview | Innovation in the Beer Industry Panel Discussion

May 26, 2016 |

Aside from mergers, buyouts, expansions, and satellite facilities, craft beer is also evolving naturally due to the growing influence of technology and innovation. As such we decided to host a round-table discussion taking a look at some of the ways … Read More

Brewing Down Under: Definite Guide for Australian Craft Beers

November 30, 2015 |

While craft beer is still a small part of the overall beer market in Australia, it is growing rapidly and combines a dedication to the quality of the final product with a uniquely Australian attitude towards experimentation. … Read More

Home Brewing Kits As Mail-Order Subscriptions

August 13, 2015 | Avg. Reading Time: 3 min

It seems nowadays you can sign up for just about anything with a mail-order subscription. From razor blades to cosmetics, the convenience of having a product consistently come to your door is one that is catching on fast. Home brewers will soon have the opportunity to join the trend and have their brewing supplies delivered right to their door.

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Uinta Brewing | Bristlecone Brown Ale

March 23, 2015 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min


ABV 4%
25 IBU

One day, Uinta Brewery (you-INN-tah, to be perfectly clear on pronunciation), nestled between the Salt Lake City metro area and The Great Salt Lake itself, brewed a toasty, warm and earthen brown ale. It was delicious, and they christened it “Bristlecone” after the mighty, ancient alpine tree.

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YOLO Brewing Company

January 23, 2014 | 1 Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

BeerStreetJournal recently reported the upcoming opening of YOLO Brewing Company slated for a spring launch Sacramento, CA. Based on all accounts from the brewery’s Facebook page (it’s only appropriate to cite a brewery’s social media page if it’s inspired by a hashtag), this is a real brewery that is inspired by the social media movement. This excerpt was taken from said Facebook page:

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Braven Brewing Takes Flight

October 21, 2013 | Avg. Reading Time: 3 min

Marshall S. Thompson and Eric Feldman both fell in love with the Bushwick neighborhood in Brooklyn: the people, the burgeoning arts scene and its differentiation from Manhattan. They also both were avid homebrewers and wanted to make the jump to go pro.

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Roundtable Discussion: Masters of the Brewniverse – Fantasy beer

May 30, 2013 | 6 Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

A couple of acquaintances of mine decided to make their wedding reception interesting this summer, and they commissioned a custom beer worthy of their Colorado nuptials. This week I asked the PorchDrinking staff to be creative and play brew master to their own custom or fantasy beer; some even had their own event in mind. If you could be Master of the Brewniverse, what kind of beer would it be?

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Homebrewing Spaghetti

January 17, 2013 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

I just finished up a big plate of spaghetti, so let me start out by making a few simple comparisons with homebrewing to set the stage.

Stouffer’s frozen spaghetti = Mr. Beer Kit
Boxed spaghetti noodles and canned pasta sauce = Extract brewing
Homemade noodles and meat sauce from scratch = Full-grain brewing

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