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Roundtable Discussion | Perfect Clue-Styled Beer Scenario

July 8, 2015 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

If you ever have played the game, Clue, you know the classic murder mystery scenarios:

“It was Reverend/Mr. Green, in the Hall, with the revolver.” Or it might be “Colonel Mustard, in the Conservatory, with the spanner/wrench.”

We asked our staff to use this method to choose the beer, person and location that would be their perfect Clue-styled beer scenario.
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Roundtable Discussion | Beer Songs

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

No matter if you’re cracking open a cold one during the summer day or sitting by the campfire at night, you might need a few song options to keep you buzzed. Here are a few of our favorite (and sometimes, least favorite) songs about drinking beer.
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Roundtable Discussion | Camping Beers

June 3, 2015 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

So summer doesn’t officially start until June 21, but for us happy campers, we just need warm weather to pitch a tent and drink a few beers. If you’re planning your own backcountry or car camping trip, you’ll want to read our list for the best camping beers. Read More

Roundtable Discussion | AB InBev Worst Case Scenarios

February 18, 2015 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

AB InBev stands for Anheuser-Busch InBev, and the company makes up some popular brands such as Budweiser, Corona, Stella Artois and Beck’s. AB InBev bought its first craft brewer in 2011, Goose Island. In January, it purchased Seattle-based Elysian Brewing Co., making it the fourth craft brewery acquisition by the world’s largest beer company in the last five years.

Other craft breweries could be next. We asked our staff which breweries they would be upset to see bought by the $1 billion/year company.

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Roundtable Discussion | This Year’s Memorable Beers

December 24, 2014 | Avg. Reading Time: 3 min

2014 was a year of good beers, but sometimes we have favorites that weren’t necessarily released this past year. We asked the PorchDrinking staff to name their most memorable beers. Little did we know, we’d get such a variety from all over the world!

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Roundtable Discussion | Specialty Brewpubs

September 3, 2014 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

Recently, one of our writers shared a link to an article entitled, The Blonde and the Bubbly, about a strip club/brewpub in Medway, OH. I kept inaccurately referred to the article as “Beer and Boobs” in conversation all week. Clearly, the Dayton Daily Paper’s headline is classier. It got me thinking, however, that beer + activity = specialty brewpub, and there must be dozens of untapped ideas out there. I asked our staffers what specialty brewpubs they’d like to see.

If there are any investors out there, leave your information in the comments.

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Roundtable Discussion | Birthday Beer

June 25, 2014 |

It’s PorchDrinking.com’s second birthday! What better gift for PorchDrinkers than beer! We asked our staffers what they would put on their birthday beer wish list. Friends and family, take note!

 

Chelsea Mitchell

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Roundtable Discussion | What summer concerts are you looking forward to this year?

May 14, 2014 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

It’s getting warm out there which means, shorts, pools, cold beers, and long evenings. In addition to the the beautiful weather, it’s concert season. We asked the the PorchDrinking staff what concerts they were looking forward to this Summer. Who are you going to go see?

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Roundtable Discussion | Mom Memories

May 7, 2014 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

Ahhhh, Mother’s Day … it’s right around the corner and most likely, you still need to get your mom a present. Speaking of which, I found a really helpful list of “19 Gifts No Mom Wants On Mother’s Day” from Buzzfeed. Hope it’s helpful! We asked the staff to talk about their moms and reflect on embarrassing/funny stories. Of course, they became drinking related real fast! Cheers to our mamas!

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Roundtable Discussion | Mexican Beer for Cinco de Mayo

April 30, 2014 |

Cinco de Mayo is this Monday, so I asked our PorchDrinking team what their favorite Mexican beers are. The conversation quickly turned from the usual suspects (i.e. Tecate, Modelo, Corona, etc.) to some unexpected and definitely fiesta-worthy craft beers.

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Roundtable Discussion | Favorite Stout

February 26, 2014 | 1 Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

Sadly, 21st annual Stout Month at the four Mountain Sun locations in Colorado comes to an end this month. Don’t forget to stop by Vine St. Pub this Thursday as they round out the month with their Chops Competition and the final tappings of stout month. In honor of the awesomesauce that was this past month, we asked the staff about their favorite stouts.

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Roundtable Discussion | Sunday Funday

February 19, 2014 | Avg. Reading Time: 3 min

The weekend really got away from me, as long weekends are wont to do. In that spirit, we asked our PorchDrinkers, “What is your favorite thing to do on a Sunday, and what beer do you drink while doing it?” Read More

Roundtable: Your Personality in a Beer Bottle

January 22, 2014 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

You are what you eat … but what about what you drink? Are you spicy, aggressive or strong? Are you sweet and citrusy? Are you bitter and sour? Maybe you have a few characteristics that overlap. We’ve asked the staff to pick what their beer personality would be if it was bottled up.

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Roundtable Discussion: Predicted Beer Trends for 2014

January 15, 2014 |

New year, New Beer. Now that we’ve gotten through most of what we loved and hated of 2013, we have to look to the future in craft beer. What new beers styles will gain momentum? What about pairings? Other trends … Read More

RoundTable Discussion: All Star Team Brews

December 11, 2013 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

With the start of college basketball, we’d like you to share your All-American Allstar Style First Team and Second Team. Meaning two breweries you feel best represent the following styles: Stouts, IPAs, Sours, Non-Sour Barrel Aged, Experimentals (crazy creations). Sure there are more styles out there but we’ll start with these 5 to represent the five positions on the court.  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

Roundtable Discussion | Favorite Beer Labels

November 6, 2013 | 1 Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

Even though we all know the expression, “don’t judge a book by its cover,” we all do it sometimes. The same goes with beer. This week we asked the staff what their favorite beer labels are.

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Roundtable Discussion | 2 Truths and a Lie

October 16, 2013 | Avg. Reading Time: 8 min

It’s high time you all got to know us a little better. We’re playing 2 truths and a lie, so you have to pick out what are factoids about us, and what are totally false statements. And as Justin put it, “Man, either y’all lead the most interesting lives or you guys can BS a BS’er…” Read More

Roundtable Discussion: Working for the Best Breweries

September 25, 2013 | Avg. Reading Time: 3 min

A lot of us dream of the opportunity to work with the masters at some of our favorite breweries. This week, we are asking the staff, if you could work for any brewery, which would it be and why?

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Roundtable Discussion | Favorite Internet Animals

September 4, 2013 | 3 Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

We’re so excited to have Alex Cadice rounding up the most entertaining online items each week in InterNEAT—so excited in fact, that we decided to do a roundup of our own.

Here are our staffer’s favorite Internet animals! (Click the images to visit the site they came from. We can’t post all the good ones here, but we can link you to them for hours of entertainment.) Read More