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Cooking with Beer | Corned Beef Stew with Yards Love Stout

March 12, 2018 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

There are many dishes that have come to represent St. Patrick’s Day. From shepherd’s pie to soda bread, colcannon to boxty’s, these forms of Irish fare exemplify the simplistic nature of living off of the crops and the land in Ireland. There is one dish that stands out in many people’s minds as being the epitome of true Irish cooking; corned beef.

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Chicago Chefs Talk Pairing Food with Craft Beer

February 28, 2018 | Avg. Reading Time: 4 min

Will you serve food? It’s a question every brewery that’s getting ready to open a taproom will be asked.

In Chicago, there are a lot of taprooms. Food is a necessity when drinking, and taprooms handle this issue in all different ways. While some have a full menu, others work with food trucks to stop by on a regular schedule and others are simply BYOF (bring your own food).

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Cooking With Beer | Beer Glaze for Beignets

March 9, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

For those who have been lucky enough to go, New Orleans is a food mecca. Iconic creations such as jambalaya, fried catfish and po’ boys are abundant amongst the multitude of restaurants, bars and corner cafes. There is one item that is synonymous to this region, that embodies both the French influence of the New Orleans culture and sheer indulgence: the beignet. Sweet, crunchy, yet fluffy, the beignet in some regards is one of the simpler varieties of fried pastries. Usually caked with enough powdered sugar to create a white dust cloud with every bite, they are messy yet simply delightful.

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Eating & Drinking | Heavy Riff Brewing Company

January 20, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 3 min

I’ve been noticing a new trend – how many of our best and up-in-coming city neighborhoods are being anchored and supported by the local beer community.

One I want to talk about today is Dogtown. Dogtown, bordered by Manchester in the South, Hampton on the East, McCausland in the West and Oakland in the North – has been a part of the fabric of the city for more than 100 years. And while the spiritual center of the neighborhood will always be St. James the Greater School, the beer epicenter is Heavy Riff Brewing Company (6413 Clayton Ave. Saint Louis, Missouri 63139).

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Event Recap | The Big Eat

July 27, 2015 |

On a steamy Thursday evening under the glass-paneled dome of The Galleria at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, the fifth annual Big Eat went off with a bang. With over 40 local Denver restaurants serving up their signature dishes, … Read More

Event Preview | The Big Eat

July 22, 2015 |

 

 

 

 

What: The Big Eat

When: Thursday July 23, 2015 from 6 to 10 p.m.

Where: The Galleria at the Denver Performing Arts Complex (950 13th St., Denver CO 80202)

Price: $55 all-inclusive. Purchase here.

 

Denver foodies are clearing their … Read More

A Friend’s (Hungover) Guide to SAVOR

June 8, 2015 |

*I was fighting a stomach bug during SAVOR in DC and had to pass on the event. My friend and colleague, John Hanna, offered to write this fantastic guest post for PorchDrinking.com. Enjoy!

I was kind of in a sour mood when … Read More

2015 SAVOR Preview

June 5, 2015 |

The fancy food-and-beer festival SAVOR returns to DC on Friday and Saturday evening. The menu of beer pairings is overwhelming; crowds at events like this can get feisty, even though SAVOR is better than most beer fests.

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Festival Recap | BrüFrou 2015

April 27, 2015 | 1 Avg. Reading Time: 7 min

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Special thanks to Dustin Hall of The Brewtography Project for providing photos for this event. To see more from his shoot of this event and breweries around the state visit The Brewtography Project.

BrüFrou [broo-froo] is the craft beer and food pairing event for foodies who appreciate the nuances of tastes, scents and textures…but there’s more to BrüFrou than meets the eye…and the tastebuds.

WE all know that beer pairs with food better than wine. So do the folks that ushered in this culinary pairing and craft beer event. The inspiration for BrüFrou is Colorado’s vibrant local roster of community beer and food events, revealing an inflection point on the scene. Craft beer has moved main-stage, no longer a sidelined curiosity. Building upon the localized celebrations, on April 25th, from 11 AM to 8 PM, BrüFrou did just that: elevated the scene to a new level and brought out many a craft beer gourmand.

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Event Preview | BrüFrou 2015

April 11, 2015 | Avg. Reading Time: 3 min

The Soft Sell: Hey, remember when you said you liked old hangars and culinary prowess unprecedented and sultry suds more than anything in the whole wide world? You should totes go to BrüFrou Beer + Culinary Pairings 2015 at Wings Over the Rockies Museum at the end of April. You’ll love it!

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Venue Preview | Avanti Food & Beverage

February 5, 2015 | Avg. Reading Time: 4 min

As the spectacular growth of breweries in the area suggests, the average Coloradoan has an insatiable thirst for craft beer. However, it should also be known that we love to eat, as evidenced by a booming restaurant industry that employs more than 250,000 statewide. I suppose the two go hand-in-hand. What’s better than sharing a beer and meal with good friends? Well, what happens when one friend wants pizza, a second wants tacos, and the third is “only eating things with roots” this week? Avanti Food & Beverage, a collective eatery opening early 2015 in Denver’s LoHi neighborhood should make these situations less frustrating and far more delicious.

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Festival Recap | Big Eat 2014

July 23, 2014 | 1 Avg. Reading Time: 3 min

Last Thursday, the Denver Performing Arts Complex hosted Eat Denver‘s fifth annual Big Eat, a glorious gustatory celebration of Denver’s independent restaurants. The event featured bites from dozens of the city’s best restaurants along with samples of craft beer, wine, and spirits. Fellow Porchdrinker Chelsea Mitchell and I braved this sea of food and drink to bring you a recap of the night’s festivities.

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Event Preview | 2014 Big Eat Denver

June 30, 2014 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

Denver Craft beer lovers know how hard it is to stay on top of your suds between new breweries popping up like wildflowers and all those special and seasonal releases from your old standbys tempting you from the shelves of your local bottle shop. It’s even more difficult to make progress through our ever-expanding list of fine independent restaurants. Fortunately, EatDenver throws an epic annual summer food and drink bash giving us an opportunity to sample what some of the Mile-High City’s best culinary minds have to offer. Read More

Beer and Food Pairings | Blonde Ale

May 8, 2014 |

Welcome back to the delicious world of beer and food. It was a treat to be able to showcase wild/sour fermentation styles last month, and the DIY approach even gave us inspiration for this week. In The Basics, we featured the … Read More

Beer and Food | The Basics

February 24, 2014 |

Why Beer and Food… Why Not?

If you’ve ever asked yourself why you should pair a nice craft beer with your next meal, the question you should be asking yourself is why not? Beer is basically food itself having been … Read More

Roundtable Discussion: Thanksgiving Beer Traditions

November 13, 2013 |

When I think of November, I think of Thanksgiving. It’s an amazing holiday with family and food that every American can celebrate. It also has stereotypical traditions such as overeating before the leaner winter, Turkey, Football and Beer in the … Read More

Chocolate Pretzel Beer Toffee

February 15, 2013 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

 

 

We would like to wish our staff writer Karen Lai a very special congratulations on her engagement last night.  Karen started with PorchDrinking when we first formed and is considered Tristan’s faux-sister.  Earlier this year she wrote about cooking Chocolate Pretzel Beer Toffee with Rivertown Brewing’s Hop Bomber Pale Ale.  Here’s that post and once again a very special congratulations to Karen and Sam!

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