New Glarus – PorchDrinking.com
In 2001, I was a bartender at a joint in Wausau, Wisconsin called Loppnow’s Sports Bar. Our main fare was tap and bottled Bud Light and Miller Lite, but occasionally we sold some Mike’s Hard Lemonade, Smirnoff Ice and Blue Moon. I don’t remember how many taps we had, but I recall that only one rotated: usually with Point Lager or a stout that wasn’t Guinness (we had no nitro). These barrels often took a couple of weeks to cash, with one exception – New Glarus Brewing Co.‘s Spotted Cow Farmhouse Ale.
I can’t help but notice that none of you sent me any beer for my birthday! Actually, I can. You didn’t know it was my birthday. It’s not like I have a Wikipedia page or anything. You aren’t to blame for the fact that I drank Corona Light. I made some poor life decisions. The rest of the PorchDrinking staff, however, made some very good decisions. Scroll down to discover What We’re Drinking!
As we recover from celebrating the 241st anniversary of the original Brexit, I think it’s appropriate we honor those who fought for musical independence. These brave soldiers fought against egos, narcotics, less-talented band mates and guaranteed paychecks so they could feed their own ego, recruit their own band and cash larger paychecks. Like America before them, these music makers could not be shackled by their oppressors and, like our whale-friend Willy, broke free triumphantly to the sounds of sweet music.
As promised, this week’s Beerstagrams is chock full of behind the scenes snaps from the New Belgium Brewery in Fort Collins. Want to know what a truly fresh bottled beer tastes like? Try one 33 minutes after it’s bottled. Hashtag …
Coming down off the sugar high of Halloween has been rough, but there’s still plenty of other celebrations in this week’s Beerstagrams! @larainindy completed her first full marathon and @craftbeerindychick had a beer filled birthday night. Not to mention, @andrewtroller …
Have you recovered from GABF yet? I’m not sure we have either. I know a few PorchDrinkers who were claiming a hiatus from beer after the weekend of craft beer heaven. For the record, the hiatus lasted about 12 hours. There were bottle shares and brewery tours, but most importantly, lots of good times and good drinks. Tristan shared a few drinks and played question master with Stone Brewing’s Greg Koch. Let’s all cheers to another amazing (however, maybe a tad more relaxing) weekend!
I recently had the good fortune to visit Wisconsin and have a tasting of many delightful craft beers including the New Glarus Totally Naked Extra Pale. I know, I know, I said “New Glarus” and that makes all craft-beeries get excited like a kid at Christmas but just settle down for a minute. . . Naw, I’m just kidding; get excited my babies! It’s New Glarus! Besides being ripe for innuendo, the Totally Naked is also an excellent brew. Let’s shed a couple layers and dive right in, shall we?