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National IPA Day | Midwest Region Roundup

August 2, 2017 |

West Coast, East Coast, New England… Midwest? Yes, here in the land of tornadoes, Great Lakes, major rivers, sweeping winter cold fronts, barbeque, corn, wheat and sausage, we like our IPAs, too. Heck, hops are even grown here in abundance. In the Midwest, as in every other region, IPAs remain the most prominent form of craft beer served, and there are many worthy of having them over and over again.

The difficult part is picking only a few that represent the Midwestern IPA scene. We can’t name them all, but we at Porchdrinking.com can provide a small taste — pun intended — of what the Midwest offers.

 

Check out the rest of our #IPAday regions:

Northeast | Southeast | Mountain | Pacific Northwest | Southwest

 

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Dancing Gnome | Better One or Two

July 14, 2017 |

Dancing Gnome has been regularly canning their delicious beers and last week they released one of their DIPA’s, Better One or Two. I’m sure a few of us have seen an optometrist for a pair of glasses or contacts, and … Read More

SweetWater Brewing Company | Squeeze Box IPA

November 1, 2016 |

Grapefruit Season!

As we prepare for turkey day, serious football, and the dreaded holiday shopping season winter warmer and Christmas beers are starting to appear on shelves. Not everyone is ready to slap on the sweaters and hunker down for the bitter cold. Some of us are looking for something different something counter to the spice and malt offerings of the season. Read More

Hop Harvest at Anheuser Busch’s Elk Mountain Farm

October 24, 2016 |

Sprawling across 1,700 acres in Idaho’s northern most region lies the world’s largest contiguous hop farm. Elk Mountain Farms, located in Bonner’s Ferry, Idaho, just 10 miles from the Canadian border, produces a majority of the hops used by Anheuser Busch InBev’s (ABI) High End Brands Division.

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2016 GABF Route Preview | Hoppy Beers Route

October 5, 2016 | 2

For the past month and a half our staff has been reaching out to every brewery attending the Great American Beer Festival to try to preview what they’ll be bringing to the fest. As part of that research, we’ve sifted through that list of beers to bring you a series of themed routes to help you plan for your GABF based on various styles and flavors.

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Goose Island Beer Co. | Brewery Yard

October 3, 2016 |

When drinking your favorite craft beer, how often do you think about the history behind it? To be honest there isn’t a lot of history behind most craft beer. In an industry that isn’t very old and more typically focuses on the new and exciting release, history often doesn’t make its way into craft beer. But Goose Island’s Brewery Yard is one beer that features a unique and interesting historical tale.

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La Cumbre Brewing | Monzón Wet Hopped Pale Ale

September 22, 2016 |

This showcase is sponsored by Small Batch Liquors.

ABV: 6.0%

Bottle: Crown Capped 675ml

Brewed on: 09/09/2016 | Sampled on: 09/17/2016

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Cellarmaker Brewing Company | Double Dobis

September 21, 2016 |

Photo courtesy of Cellarmaker Brewing. 

ABV: 8.2% | IBU: 86

Cellarmaker Brewing Company burst on the San Francisco beer scene in 2013 and has been brewing some of the best beers on the West Coast ever since (especially their pales and IPAs). Cellarmaker tends to rotate through beers quickly, and rarely brings back the same beer twice, especially in short order.  But, there are exceptions to every rule.

In June, Cellarmaker bottled their Double Dobis beer. Cellarmaker recently started bottling one beer a month, and they are always out of this world. Double Dobis was no exception. Read More

Monkish Brewing Company | Really Real Double IPA

September 1, 2016 |

ABV: 8.3% | IBU: 75

Beer trading has seemingly taken off in the last year or so with the increased focus on limited release brews. Treehouse Brewing and Tired Hands are brewing hugely sought after beers from the East Coast, however a contender has arisen from California, making waves with their own New England style, hazy IPAs. That brewery is Monkish Brewing Company and that beer is Really Real Double IPA. Read More

Beerstagram | August 18th – August 25th

August 26, 2016 |

This week’s edition of Beerstagram is dedicated to hops. It is time for our annual hop harvest in many places in the Northern Hemisphere, hop hop hooray! These bright green beauties are surely bound to make for some incredible batches of beer. Be sure to check out local breweries in your area, many of them make fresh hop IPAs around this time and they are surely a treat to be savored and enjoyed. Cheers!

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Put that Pumpkin Beer Down, It’s Wet Hop Season

August 1, 2016 |

It’s that time of year again, when brewers start brewing harvest beers. No, it’s not pumpkin season. It’s hop season!

While pumpkin beers are brewed earlier and earlier every year… and I have already seen a few Oktoberfest beers, I refuse to buy either until I brew a wet hop beer. It has become a tradition for me since I was first introduced to the idea of wet hopping a beer at Voss Farms in 2013. Read More

Anchor Brewing Company | Go West! IPA

July 13, 2016 |

ABV: 6.7% | IBU: 75

In my first article for PorchDrinking.com, it only makes sense for me to write about a San Francisco IPA, more specifically Go West! IPA. Although the options are somewhat endless, with new breweries opening seemingly every week, I had to start with San Francisco’s oldest brewery. It just so happens, Anchor Brewing Company is located just a few blocks away from my home. Read More

The Six Best Beers for Summer Backpacking

June 22, 2016 |

You have finally reached your campsite after hiking 20 miles over rugged terrain with all of your gear on your back. A heavy band of sweat clings to your head as you finally drop your pack and begin to set up your shelter. Once you’ve eaten and settled in for the night, you reach into your pack and pull out a beer. Beer might not be as essential as food, water, shelter or clothing, but, in your modest camp, it’s nothing short of a luxury.

Since the most important criterion of a backpacking beer is portability, every beer on this list will be canned. Cans are much lighter than glass and don’t require you to pack a bottle-opener. You also do not run the risk of a can breaking and leaving dangerous shards all over the campsite. Last but not least, aluminum conducts heat faster than glass, which means they’ll get cold faster when you stick them in a creek. There are many to choose from, but, if you ask me, these are the best summer backpacking beers. Read More

5 Things You Appreciate About Craft Breweries From Homebrewing

June 13, 2016 |

Homebrewing isn’t just a hobby; it’s an art form defined by our country’s do-it-yourself spirit through combining dedicated scientific research and passionate culinary engineering. According to the American Homebrewers Association, there are approximately 1.2 million homebrewers in the United States after every state had legalized the act in 2013. Just as craft beer opens you up to whole new world of flavors, there’s infinite number of possibilities when you realize what you can make with your first homebrewing kit. And as you ignite this new exciting hobby, you really start to appreciate the artistry and craftsmanship that goes into the industry as a whole. Read More

4 Noses Brewing Co. | Bout Damn Time IPA

May 19, 2016 |

ABV: 7.1% | IBU: 65

If you’re like me, the very first thing that comes to mind with Bout Damn Time is, “Why the name?” So, I asked 4 Noses Brewing Co. this very question. And it turns out, the answer is pretty simple. Read More

Event Preview | Oskar Blues Southern Hemisphere Hop Fest

February 4, 2016 |

Want to Win Tickets to Saturday’s Southern Hemisphere Hop Fest? – scroll to bottom for details.

Ah, February. When the air is warm, the days are long, and the hop harvest is almost ready… in the Southern … Read More

Weekly Growler Fill | National Beer News Roundup

December 21, 2015 |

Big news in the craft beer world this week: Four Peaks was bought by Anheuser-Busch, New Belgium looks into selling, and Ninkasi revamps their Flagship Series. Don’t miss out on the stories all your friends are talking about. Keep reading to get the details in this edition of the Weekly Growler Fill.

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Roaring Fork Beer Company | Hoppa Road Imperial IPA

October 26, 2015 |

Style: IPA – Imperial/Double | ABV: 8.5% | IBUs: N/A

An 8% hop bomb; Hoppa Road is brewed with over two and a half pounds of Citra Hops per barrel. This makes for a big juicy, lupulicious brew.

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Comrade Brewing Company | Hop Chops

March 26, 2015 |

ABV: 9.5%

Ever since I started hosting trivia at Comrade Brewing Company (Wednesday nights at 7pm, y’all!), Comrade has consistently brewed some fantastic beer. Each week they seem to be putting out a brand new beer for all those beer lovers of northwest-ish Aurora. (Or is it southeast-ish Denver?) They love trying new things and mixing up the ever-rotating tap list, but if there is one thing that Comrade Brewing Company is consistently awesome at it’s hops. Read More

Red Rock Brewery | Elephino

March 19, 2015 |

8% ABV

The evolution of a hophead: You drink pils and lagers until your beer geek friend offers up a Uinta Cutthroat or Squatters Full Suspension (not hoppy by today’s standards). You take the first sip and ….. BOOM! Flashback to Keystone’s Bitter Beer Face campaign from the 90’s. Then you avoid the crazy ‘bitter beers’ for years, maybe even a decade, only to try one when there are no tame options. Read More