#craftbeercouple Archives – PorchDrinking.com
T.F. Brewing | Albion Belgian TrippelFebruary 27, 2019 | Chris & Sylvia Hollands 1
The Utah brewing community was a little bit shocked when Kevin Templin left his long time position as Head Brewer at Red Rock Brewing Co. To us it seemed like an abrupt mic drop that didn’t make sense. After surviving the initial shock, we took comfort in the fact there must be something brewing in his mind. So we patiently let the months pass by. As the seasons morphed and the local craft beer continued to thrive, we might have almost moved on. Then, Kevin was back with a bang just as quickly as he had left—and this time he brought along the whole family! Read More
PorchDrinking Playlist | Not Your Traditional Holiday TunesDecember 19, 2017 | Chris & Sylvia Hollands
Hey friends! We are no doubt heading into the homestretch of the holiday festivities.
If you are lucky, you have the chance to sit back and relax, avoiding the last minute shopping many of us seem to torture ourselves with every year. Along with the crowded stores, you may be just about done with the traditional holiday music playing on repeat for the past month. Admittedly, there is some secret level of internal glee when we hear a Burl Ives or Bing Crosby classic right after Thanksgiving. These songs are great and there is a reason they have become so popular over the years.
2 Row Brewing | Tastes Like Citrus IPAJuly 6, 2017 | Chris & Sylvia Hollands
In the land where lower alcohol brews rule the draft lines, many excellent strong beverages are continuously being produced by our local breweries. According to a few hundred like-minded local beer geeks, 2 Row Brewing’s Tastes Like Citrus IPA is Utah’s current number one high point ABV beer. Not only does 2 Row’s mastermind Brian Coleman craft great IPA, he seemly introduced our first native born hazy IPA. Coleman is no stranger to the IPA game. He has been brewing some of the state’s best hoppy beers since opening his brewery less than two years ago. His foray into the haze craze naturally seemed only a ‘when’ and definitively not an ‘if’.
Shades of Pale Brewing | Saint BlackoutApril 8, 2016 | Chris & Sylvia Hollands
ABV: 8.6% | IBU: 85
Hey friends! Its springtime and we are looking forward to beautiful weather, outdoor adventures and excellent beers. We recently attended the ReAle Homebrew competition, a tailgate-style … Read More
PorchDrinking Playlist | Deschutes BreweryMarch 15, 2016 | Chris & Sylvia Hollands
I built this little brewery in my garage and I just enjoyed brewing so much that I realized Sunday mornings, when I was out in the garage with music going … Read More
Red Rock Brewery | RêveFebruary 23, 2016 | Chris & Sylvia Hollands
Although Valentine’s day is over for another year, it’s good to continue reflecting on things we love. When a highly anticipated seasonal release of a favorite local offering just so happens to land during the same week of warm weather in the middle of winter, the combination deserves reflection. Because, 1) Warm weather means summer really is coming back, and 2) Exclusive beer releases with limited bottles really are ‘all the hype’ and you’ll feel damn lucky to have your hands on the prize. When both happen to mingle, it feels like a celebration. Read More
Epic Brewing Company | Sour IPA Utah Session SeriesJanuary 29, 2016 | Chris & Sylvia Hollands
We live in a state known for our curious alcohol laws. Laws we would say have inadvertently given strength to the Utah beer industry. Local breweries have been forced to brew beer at the low-alcohol 4% abv in order to serve on draft or be available in grocery or convenience stores. How can this possibly be a good thing you ask? It means: Utah-based breweries perfected the art of the ‘Session’ beer long before ‘Session’ became a thing for breweries (outside of the Beehive state) who looked for ways to avoid knocking out their consumers with huge alcohol content. In a land surrounded by high elevation, we’ve been keeping it low for years. Read More
PorchDrinking Playlist | Reunion BandsJanuary 26, 2016 | Chris & Sylvia Hollands
Welcome to the jungle PorchDrinking family, you’re gonna die! During the writing of our last playlist we were deep in the middle of non-stop Guns N’ Roses Coachella rumors. Well, guess … Read More
PorchDrinking Playlist | The Beatles UnleashedJanuary 5, 2016 | Chris & Sylvia Hollands
Happy New Year from our PorchDrinking family! As we eagerly anticipate the upcoming year, it’s hard to not to reflect on 2015. If we had not been shocked by recent events … Read More