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Karl Strauss & Pure Project Brewing | Murky Poetry

February 6, 2020 |

When it comes to beer collaborations, Karl Strauss Brewing has been killing it in the past year. With collaborations like Russian River and Alesmith, not to mention the many others, Pure Project was a welcome addition to their Collaboration Line up with Murky Poetry, a Hazy IPA.

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Land-Grant Brewing | Stargazer Black IPA

January 29, 2020 |

Land-Grant Brewing Company in Columbus, Ohio, has launched a new beer celebrating the career of astronaut and Columbus resident Dr. Katharine D. Sullivan. 

While Dr. Sullivan had been to the Land-Grant taproom before this partnership, she’s not normally a big beer drinker, says Land-Grant co-founder and Creative Director Walt Keys. He points out though that the accomplished astronaut is “always up for trying new things.”

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OpenTap | A Beer App That Breaks the Mold

January 13, 2020 |

For nearly every beer nerd or active barhopper, they have at least one type of beer-based application on their phone. In most cases, it’s Uptappd, as it’s easily the most downloaded and widely used beer application. But there are others worth taking note of, including another big name, Taphunter. And with the influx of so many craft breweries, it’s hard to keep track of everything. This is where the OpenTap app is trying to change the game a bit. This particular application focuses on only California breweries, so we reached out to the founder to learn more about his unique perspective.

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Anchor Brewing | Christmas Ale 2019

December 17, 2019 |

Few breweries have the storied past of Anchor Brewing in San Francisco, California. Brewing beer since 1896 and bought by Fritz Maytag in 1969, Anchor has been a staple in brewing history for more than a century. One of their longest-running beers is the seasonal Christmas Ale, available from November to early January.

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The Difference Between Gluten-Free vs Gluten-Reduced Beer

November 18, 2019 |

“If someone with a peanut allergy walked into a restaurant and told the chef she/he couldn’t have peanut oil, you wouldn’t hear the chef tell her/him that it’s peanut-reduced and it’s totally safe because it’s only a small percentage. The … Read More

Event Recap | Stone DRK Beer Fest

November 15, 2019 |

The Stone DRK Beer Fest was set to kick off right at 6 p.m. The grounds of the Stone gardens is beautiful, tranquil and primal. Rocks and boulders are everywhere with the natural landscape coming through between the ponds and small brooks. On the site there are multiple tasting booths, some serving straight from bottles, other serving from keezers and kegerators, and of course one of the bars.

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Learn to Homebrew Day is November 2

October 24, 2019 |

In 1999, Learn To Homebrew Day was established by the American Homebrewers Association to promote the most rewarding, and delicious activity of all time — homebrewing. This is what is written on the AHA’s website about this event. It is a day that many homebrewers the world around have come to their local homebrew stores or friends or even the internet to learn the hobby that you can literally drink to! 

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Windmill Brewing | Mema Colada

August 19, 2019 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |


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

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 |

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

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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