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Devils Backbone Brewing Company may be best known for its Germanic, lager-centric catalog, but the brewery also takes time to put unique beers into the market. Nearly every season, Devils Backbone releases up to four new beers ranging from common styles to experimental fusions, and the Family Beer Project is an example of that. So it’s safe to say that whether I’m heading to my favorite bottle shop or Costco, I’ll be able to satisfy the intrepid beer fan within.
Just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday, this week’s playlist features songs of recognition and gratefulness. Whether it be Röyksopp’s futuristic cognizance of friendship, Earth, Wind & Fire’s gospel praise “Gratitude”, or Chance the Rapper’s affection for family, these songs surely subsume the various ways to give thanks. And if one Thanksgiving playlist wasn’t enough, perhaps revisit our offering from last year. Thanks for listening!
As a PorchDrinker based out of NYC, I am happy to regale you, dear readers, with tales of daring innovation that spring from the sometimes excessive effort to be the leader of the pack in the NYC-area beer world. But what about those cities that don’t get a lot of play in beer media? Places where craft beer is only just beginning to flourish? Well today folks, I am taking you to that great American stalwart, Buffalo, New York. In particular, we are talking about the Buffalo IPA from Flying Bison Brewing Company, a sweet little operation that, according to its website, professes to be the city’s first stand alone brewery since 1972. Before we get to the actual beer, let me just first tip my hat to the brewery for having the good sense to draw some wings on a bison and turn it into their logo. Excellent decision making there.
We honored the moms last month, and now it’s the dads’ turn. The PorchDrinking staff shares some dad stories, thoughts, and memories. Plus, two staffers find out their dads have a lot more in common than they thought.
Sunday you learned something and you probably didn’t even realize it. You now know what all your facebook friends’ moms look like. In our own version of honoring of those women who helped us survive to adulthood, we asked the PorchDrinking staffers for their favorite mom stories for this week’s roundtable discussion. The results ranged from hilarious to heartfelt.