#Hipster – PorchDrinking.com
ABV: 4.8% | IBU: 14
After pinballing through Chicago Craft Beer Week, my liver was in need of some time off. I obliged for about a week before the amazing weather we’ve been having eroded my willpower. However, I compromised, and vowed to drink only beers that were less than 5% ABV. It’s more fitting for 80 degree weather anyway and, frankly, I’m a little worn out on 7%+ IPAs. Thankfully, CCBW reintroduced all the beer styles I haven’t visited in awhile, which granted me plenty of options. One of these stuck out, and I’m pretty sure it will be a consistent 6-pack in my fridge this summer — Scorched Earth’s Hickster.
When hearing about a beer event, my first questions are usually “who’s pouring?” and “where is it?” With an unannounced list of breweries and a secret location that wouldn’t be disclosed until the morning of the event, Fuss Off offered precious few details, but the association with the Colorado Brewers Guild brought the promise of something interesting. Did I really want to spend an evening with people dressed in insufferable “hipster” costumes?
So it has been announced that The Fuss Off Festival will take place at the Ellie Caulkins Theater at 6pm TONIGHT!
Limited tickets are still available at the door for $50 to find out more information call the Fuss Off Hotline announcing the venue location and day of ticket information. Feel free to share with any interested parties or on your website. 720-503-6832
Craft beer connoisseur, are you sick of some macro beer knuckledragger taking potshots at people who like to think about the beer they’re pouring down their gullet, or god forbid, actually smell it? Fuss Off Festival may be just what the doctor ordered.
IBU: 45 (it took me forever to find this and and the site had no proof so… Grain of salt with this one)
While I first knew Evil Twin Brewery was amazing after my first Ashtray Heart, The New York Times’ article on the major rift between its founder Jeppe Jarnit-Bjergso and his twin brother Mikkel Borg Bjerso of Mikkeller Brewery is what solidified my love of this gypsy brewery. Throughout the article, Evil Twin comes off as a loveable troll – exposing the ridiculousness that occurs when cool festers to snobbery and the quest for prestige makes you forget that in the end, this is an industry making tasty drinks for customers to enjoy and get buzzed from. It’s what inspired me to start ordering beers and buying six-packs blindly in order to expand my horizons. In my opinion at the very least, Evil Twin is the hero craft brewing deserves AND the one it needs right now. It’s got the brains and the heart. Which brings me to Hipster Ale.
If you haven’t been able to notice by now, we’re pretty into craft beer here at PorchDrinking. We totally geek out for rare beer tappings, crazy pour lists at festivals, and getting that call from your buddy asking how much Heady Topper you want sent your way.