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Sour Summer: Five Sour Craft Beers to Beat the Heat

June 30, 2017 |

Featured image courtesy of Braxton Brewing Co.

For most, the hot summer months mean moving to lighter beers. It makes sense that a light, crisp, refreshing beer is better when you are in the sun, but that doesn’t mean you have to default to a light lager or blonde ale. Many other styles fit the hot summer months just as well, such as sour craft beers. And I am not talking about the traditional sours like lambics but rather kettle sours (aka quick sours). There’s been a huge influx of this type of beer and I think they are a great fit for a hot summer day because they offer low ABV, are ideally drank cold, and provide a crisp, refreshing taste that fights off the effects of the hot summer sun.

Here in Cincinnati, we have a lot of great options that fit this style. Plus, these beers are easy to bring along when you are enjoying the outdoors. Here are five of my favorite Cincinnati summer sours.

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Graeter’s Ice Cream Beer is Coming!

January 27, 2017 |

When I moved away from Cincinnati, my favorite homesickness remedy was a pint of Graeter’s black raspberry chip ice cream. Growing up, Graeter’s ice cream was quintessential Cincinnati fare; finding out it was available in my grocer’s freezer section was cause for celebration.

Now there’s a new reason to celebrate: a Graeter’s beer is coming.

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Braxton Brewing Company | Bluff White Mocha Stout

January 27, 2017 |

ABV: 6.7% | IBU: 30

When I heard that one of my favorite Kentucky breweries, Braxton Brewing Co., was creating a “beer baby” to commemorate the 10-year anniversary of one of the most awesome local beer events of the year—Cincy Winter Beerfest—I was immediately excited. When I heard it was a stout beer, I was even more intrigued.

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Braxton Brewing Co. | Summertrip Passion Fruit Berliner Weisse

August 10, 2016 |

Photo by Braxton Brewing Co. 

ABV: 4% | IBU: 4

“Summer isn’t a season, it’s a state of mind”

To those who are still trying to hold onto summer, I’m with you. Longer days, concerts, festivals, outdoor activities such as … Read More

Ethereal Brewing | Lexington, Kentucky

March 26, 2015 |

Average Reading Time: 5 minutes

 

Ethereal Brewing
1224 Manchester Street
Lexington, KY 40504

 

Hours:
Monday – Thursday: 4pm -11pm
Friday – Saturday: Noon – Midnight
Sunday: Noon – 11pm

Tucked away inside the infrequently-traveled Distillery District hides Lexington’s newest and most aesthetically unique brewery. Taking up residence in the old James E. Pepper distillery, Ethereal Brewing has revived the historic building without erasing an ounce of its character. Read More

Proposed Laws Could Change Craft Beer In Florida, Georgia, Kentucky and Texas

March 23, 2015 | 2

If you’re reading PorchDrinking.com, then you’re likely well aware the craft beer industry is killing it in the U.S. The Brewers Association says the industry hit $19.6 Billion in retail and took hold of 11 percent of the volume share in 2014 — the first double digit share ever.

While the success stories are widely reported and cheered, including West Virginia’s legislature passing a law earlier this month to allow state breweries to offer samples, lawmakers in several states are right now debating proposals that could significantly impact how beer-loving residents and visitors legally consume and buy craft beer. While there are smaller legal issues around the nation, the heated debates in Florida, Georgia, Kentucky and Texas are the ones we’re watching very closely right now. Here’s why.

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Lore Brewing Company | Derby Brown Ale

April 30, 2013 |

ABV: 5% | IBU: 40

WARNING: Cheesy horse racing references and puns abound in this review. There are also two allusions to How Stella Got Her Groove Back. I apologize in advance.

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Brewery Showcase | Country Boy Brewing (Lexington, KY)

July 16, 2012 |

Country Boy Brewing | Lexington, KY

This is a brewery that Tim the Tool Man Taylor would go to after palling around with Al Borland on the set of Tool Time; a brewery that Zac Brown Band … Read More