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#craft beer Archives – Page 28 of 29 – PorchDrinking.com

Ultimate 6er | Summer Road Trip

June 18, 2014 |

Summer and road trips are as American as apple pie and ice cream, or cheddar cheese if you’re into that sort of thing. I love road trips and though I don’t have epic adventures planned for summer 2014, I wrapped one up with my brother last year that covered 6,000 miles in a two-week span of elation, madness and general fun. Read More

Steel String Brewery | Hilliard

June 17, 2014 |

There’s a new brewery in Carrboro, North Carolina. Well, “new.” It’s been around for about a year now, but I’ve only just gotten around to visiting it.

Carrboro, for those unlucky enough not to know, is an eccentric, eclectic and … Read More

Weekly Growler Fill | National Beer News Roundup

May 19, 2014 |

Get a new name, take home some good beer, and find out where to go for your next beer destination vacation. This Growler Fill will help you do this and so much more with this week’s beer news .

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Stone Brewing Company | Spröcketbier Debut

May 7, 2014 |

Two regular guys set out to brew a simple beer that ended up taking over the world. Well, that is, if you call two Stone Brewing Company veterans with a decade of combined experience “regular guys” and consider winning Stone’s … Read More

Some FATE at SAVOR

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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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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Left Hand Brewing – Black Jack Porter

April 16, 2014 |

English Style Porter
ABV: 6.4%

I’ve realized over the past year that porters, stouts and dark beer in general is where my taste buds find their happy place. And Left Hand Brewing seems to have my number as every brew I find from them becomes the liquid heaven we all search for in a beer. Plus, they seem to have more than enough choices in the deep, dark colored arena. So when I noticed this previously untasted option on the shelf, it was an easy choice. Read More

Perennial Artisan Ales

April 14, 2014 |

Having recently moved to the St. Louis area, I’ve been looking forward to checking out the craft beer scene. My best friend Dave was on a cross country road trip from New Jersey to San Diego and planned to spend a couple days here. Naturally beer was on the menu and we ended up one evening at Perennial Artisan Ales. Hooray! 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

Roundtable Discussion | How to Properly Dress for an 80s Party

March 26, 2014 |

You’re invited to an 80s party, in particular, THIS party! Just one problem though, what do you wear? How do you properly dress for a party in the decade you made your debut? Or maybe you missed the 80s and came a little too late to experience the awesomeness. In that case, it’s even more necessary for you to read some ideas of what you will wear for the New Kids on the Block 80′s/Craft Beer Party!

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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

Weekly Growler Fill | National Beer News Roundup

February 24, 2014 |

It’s Monday. I’m sure plenty has happened over the weekend—things you remember, things you don’t—but the internet never sleeps. So I’ve rounded up all the beer-related content that you didn’t even know you were missing to help keep your weekend buzz going. I don’t know about you, but I’m craving some Thin Mints right about now.

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The 13th Beer – A Salute to the Seattle Seahawks

February 2, 2014 | 3

Before we get into this homage to the Seahawks and the city I love, Seattle, there’s something I need to confess: the Seahawks are honestly my second favorite team. See, I was raised in Kentucky, where there are no professional … Read More

Beerstagrams 12/13-12/20

December 20, 2013 |

I’m the first to admit this holiday season has had me a little over-indulgent, but the good news is all these parties have had no shortage of great beers. A variety of winter warmers during the -9 degree nights, or … Read More

Beerstagrams 11/29- 12/6

December 6, 2013 |

Beerstagrams are getting everyone geared up for the upcoming Olympics! They may be a few weeks away, but Japan, Ethiopia, Belgium, and (of course) the United States are all representing their unique brews this week. So here’s the challenge: how many countries can we get to represent in Beerstagrams before the Opening Ceremonies in Sochi? Tag @PorchDrinkingCO with your entries! In the meantime, check out Denver’s newest brewery Jagged Mountain. Read More

Read, Drink, Repeat | Great Beer Books

November 25, 2013 |

You can’t buy your loved one a 6-pack every year. As holiday shopping begins, here are some great beer books from PorchDrinking for the hops aficionado in your life.

(Readers: Feel free to submit a comment below with your other recommendations. This is obviously not an extensive list.)
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Beerstagrams 11/1- 11/8

November 8, 2013 |

Coming down off the sugar high of Halloween has been rough, but there’s still plenty of other celebrations in this week’s Beerstagrams! @larainindy completed her first full marathon and @craftbeerindychick had a beer filled birthday night. Not to mention, @andrewtroller … Read More

Beerstagrams 10/11- 10/18

October 18, 2013 |

Have you recovered from GABF yet? I’m not sure we have either. I know a few PorchDrinkers who were claiming a hiatus from beer after the weekend of craft beer heaven. For the record, the hiatus lasted about 12 hours. There were bottle shares and brewery tours, but most importantly, lots of good times and good drinks. Tristan shared a few drinks and played question master with Stone Brewing’s Greg Koch. Let’s all cheers to another amazing (however, maybe a tad more relaxing) weekend!

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“The Beer Diaries” Craft Beer Series Comes To Denver

October 10, 2013 |

For the craft beer enthusiast, simply drinking a great beer sometimes isn’t enough. Director Mike Mann and his crew at The Beer Diaries, have taken their love for craft beer to the next level. The team produces a series of internet tv shows, … Read More

Hair of The Dog Brewing’s Blue Dot Double IPA

September 13, 2013 |

ABV: 7%
IBU: 80

Hair of the Dog is a legend in the Portland craft brewing scene. Founded by homebrewer Alan Sprints in 1993, Hair of the Dog has been barrel aging beer since the early 90s and has been regarded as a notable pioneer of many distinct styles for decades.

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