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#craft beer Archives – Page 26 of 29 – PorchDrinking.com

Adroit Theory Brewing Company | Persona Non Grata

May 28, 2015 |

ABV: 7.7 percent

IBU: 30

Adroit Theory isn’t always what it seems. This is true: It’s a bold, innovative brewery in the hills of Virginia and is charging ahead on the cusp of what’s new in brewing. But it also … Read More

Festival Recap | Big Texas Beer Fest 2015

April 16, 2015 |

Last weekend, the fourth annual Dallas-born Big Texas Beer Fest took place in Fair Park. Thousands headed over to the Automobile Building in search of craft beers and great food paired with live music from local bands. This year more than 500 beers (38 barrel-aged) were announced from 120 representing local, national and international breweries.

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Craft Beer Welcomes You to South Carolina

April 15, 2015 |

Admittedly, the Palmetto State has not always been the first place to come to mind when someone asked me where to find superb craft breweries. Prior to living here, I might have listed off California, Colorado, Oregon and New England. This is partly because the east coast, especially the southeast, has been slow to embrace the industry’s explosive expansion. I’ve lived in South Carolina since 2007, a time when there were merely 5 breweries in the state. Today, there are 21 breweries and 12 brewpubs. The state has really brought home the idea of being fashionably late. Approximately 57% of the current breweries were established in or after 2013. That is a huge explosion that has resulted in amazing beer and a sprawling community of craft brewers and enthusiasts.

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Event Recap | Get Rowdy-ish

April 14, 2015 |

Atlas Brew Works hosted its first amateur homebrew competition on Friday night — the garage was buzzing with DC beer nerds on one of the first warm nights of the year.

The goal: Find a homebrew among the 20-some applicants that best imitated the spirit of Atlas’s Rowdy beer, the hop-forward rye ale that was originally created from a homebrew recipe.

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Proposed Laws Could Change Craft Beer In Florida, Georgia, Kentucky and Texas

March 23, 2015 | 2

If you’re reading PorchDrinking.com, then you’re likely well aware the craft beer industry is killing it in the U.S. The Brewers Association says the industry hit $19.6 Billion in retail and took hold of 11 percent of the volume share in 2014 — the first double digit share ever.

While the success stories are widely reported and cheered, including West Virginia’s legislature passing a law earlier this month to allow state breweries to offer samples, lawmakers in several states are right now debating proposals that could significantly impact how beer-loving residents and visitors legally consume and buy craft beer. While there are smaller legal issues around the nation, the heated debates in Florida, Georgia, Kentucky and Texas are the ones we’re watching very closely right now. Here’s why.

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Devils Backbone Brewing Gets Adventurous

February 27, 2015 |

Devils Backbone Brewing Company is based in bucolic wine country, about three hours southwest of Washington, D.C., near Charlottesville, Va.

Photo credit Heidi Crandall

This spring, the brewery is pushing to expand its influence in the DC region — and … Read More

10 Creative Ways Craft Beer Is Giving Back

February 26, 2015 |

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge last year raised over $220 million globally. The viral awareness campaign also reached the brewing industry where it inspired several breweries to go out to make their own videos to raise money and awareness … Read More

Right Proper Brewing | Diamonds, Fur Coat, Champagne

February 16, 2015 | 1

A beer inspired by an electronic synthpunk musical duo? The concept is not a complete surprise, as it comes from Right Proper Brewing Company‘s Nathan Zeender and the growing establishment‘s experimental brewing program. But the beer; Diamonds, Fur Coat, Champagne; is definitely a surprise to the palate, as it comes during the East Coast’s single-digit February temperatures. Why was Zeender inspired by Suicide? Why did Right Proper brew the crisp wheat beer?

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The Rare Barrel | Forces Unseen

February 6, 2015 |

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Forces Unseen, The Rare Barrel By Cleo Tobbi

Sour beers have quickly become an obsession for beer drinkers around the world. This is nothing new. American breweries have taken to mimicking styles that range from old ales to long-practiced lambics and more. As of late, the US has been bestowed with many breweries whose sole purpose is to bring the world (or those who can access it) that puckering elixir known commonly as sour beer.

Enter, The Rare Barrel and their exclusively barrel-aged sour brewery. Other than having one of the best names in the industry (I mean, come on, “rare” is right in the title), The Rare Barrel also produces some top-quality sour beers. Ranging from barrel-aged Goses to Berliner Weisses, to everything in between, The Rare Barrel rolls the dice with each batch of this lively drink, especially one of their latest brews: Forces Unseen. Read More

Braven Brewing Co. | Roll Out Party

February 3, 2015 |

Building your own brewing company during the few hours you are not earning an income is no easy feat, but for co-founders Marshall & Eric, the support of friends and family, vendor connections, and a goal-breaking Kickstarter campaign has made the experience more rewarding than rigorous. Our own Stacey Goers highlighted her interview with the two friends on how it all came together in the latter half of 2013. Now, a little over a year to date, Braven Brewing’s “dream” is transforming into “reality” as kegs make their way into Brooklyn bars and craft beer lovers’ hearts.

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Braven Brewing Co. | White IPA

February 3, 2015 |

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ABV: 5.0%

IBU: 47

The logo is incredible, isn’t it? Half raven. Half buck. Braven.

Marshall Thompson, co-founder of Braven Brewing Company, wanted to merge elements of each parent’s family crest in order to dually identify with his roots. That he did, and can prove it by his tattoo. When co-founder Eric Feldman approached him on the topic of starting their own brewery, the two found little debate in bringing forth this cross-breed animal to represent the partnership.

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Roundtable Discussion | The Craft Beer Introduction

December 17, 2014 |

This week we asked our PorchDrinking crew a question they were certainly prepared to answer: If you were introducing someone to the world of craft beer, what beer or brewery would you start them off with? The result is a fool-proof guide to masterfully convert anyone to craft beer.

 

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What are Craft Breweries Doing for the Community?

December 8, 2014 | 4

Remember when you first opened your brewery… how long it took to get everything in order, setup the equipment, finally get that first sale.

Remember when you were first asked to donate product for an event… wait, what? Giving … Read More

Deschutes Brewery | Zarabanda

November 21, 2014 | 3

ABV: 6.3%

IBU: 18

This week, Deschutes Brewery and LA’s Chef José Andrés release Zarabanda, a spiced saison, that was four years in the making. Friends for two decades, Deschutes founder Gary Fish and Chef Andrés have … Read More

Brasserie Trois Dames | Sour Framboise

November 11, 2014 |

7% ABV

First, let me preface this post with informing my readers that the proper pronunciation of the word “framboise” (raspberry) is fram-bwaz. The French language teaches us that when there is an “e” at the end of … Read More

Urban Family Brewing | Baby Cakes Pale Ale

November 5, 2014 |

6.4% ABV

Craft beer enthusiasts have many ways of finding and choosing new beers to try. Sometimes we get a buzz about a new release from a favorite brewery and sometimes we get the chance to sample something, but sometimes, … Read More

Local Love: DC Region’s Brewers Name Their Favs

October 27, 2014 |

Photo courtesy of atlasbrewworks.com.

As the breweries in DC, Maryland and Virginia further expand their reach (thank goodness!) and more people taste these great local beers (hooray!), there is a downfall: The options can be overwhelming. DC Brau or Three … Read More

The Ballard Brews Cruise

October 10, 2014 |

Craft beer thrives on a few key factors. High quality, small batches, unique beers, and local breweries act as the natural foil to the big bad macro-brewery where distribution, the consistency of standardization, and being “inoffensive” are pretty much all … Read More

Perennial Artisan Ales | Saison d’Alina

October 9, 2014 |

ABV: 5.2%
IBU: 20

You know that guy from college that was, like, a champion beer drinker? You know, the guy who, no matter how you trained, prepared, or strategized, could single-handedly win Beer Olympics on his own – who you watched in awe as he made his way through a case of Natty completely unfazed? Well, for me, this guy is my friend Andy Hille. And from the moment I met him, I knew he had to be destined for beer greatness.

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Baere Brewing Co. | Denver, Colorado

October 1, 2014 |

320 Broadway, Unit E
Denver, CO 80203
 
Open Date: July, 2014

Brewing System: 2.5 Barrel Brewhouse

Current Taproom Hours
Tues-Thurs: 4-10pm
Friday: 3:30-11pm
Saturday: 12-11pm
Sunday: 12-6pm

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