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Roundtable Discussion | How Do You Promote Diversity in Beer?

December 2, 2019 |

It’s unfortunate that it takes public relations disasters like the recent Founders Brewing litigation and other instances of sexual harassment and sexism to open up a greater dialogue around diversity in craft beer. Over the past several months, we’re finally seeing more breweries address the industry’s lack of diversity head-on. Some are also realizing that embracing diversity in their brewhouses and taprooms has benefits beyond PR. The Brewer’s Association points out that cultivating diversity isn’t just a feel-good effort: “Research studies increasingly show that diversity and inclusion (or D&I) can help increase a business’ bottom line, drive innovation, attract more talent, attract more customers and create more opportunities for growth.”

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Brewers Discuss The Pros and Cons of Cellaring

February 27, 2017 |

Like book lovers with towering bookshelves full of the classics, or hunters with heads o’ plenty adorning their walls, some beer nerds maintain extensive bottle collections. Indeed, aficionados of fermented malt and hops often engage in the art of cellaring beer. But not all of them agree with the idea of saving beer for later.

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Roundtable Discussion | Session Beers

October 14, 2015 |

 

Session beers seem to be the next big trend in craft beer, so we asked the PorchDrinking staff to offer up their favorites!

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Roundtable Discussion | Worst Craft Brewery Acquisition Scenarios

September 11, 2015 |

It seems that almost every month we’re reading of a new craft brewery bought by a third party. In January, Anheuser-Busch InBev agreed to buy Seattle-based Elysian Brewing Co. Angry drinkers protested on the brewery’s Facebook page.

Tristan asked the staff, what craft brewery would you be most disappointed to see sold to a third party and why? Also would it matter if it were sold to another craft centric brand, one of the big three, or a private equity group?

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Roundtable Discussion | Favorite Taproom Features

September 2, 2015 |

While the quality of a brewery’s beer is of the utmost importance, the atmosphere in which that beer is enjoyed also factors into the overall drinking experience. This week, Tristan asked the PorchDrinking staff for the extra touch that really makes a brewery’s tap room stand out.

Find out what we had to say, and feel free to leave your comments below!

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Roundtable Discussion | The Fall Beer Styles You Crave

August 26, 2015 |

Maybe it’s just my imagination but I swear I’m starting to feel the crisp air of fall mixing in with the final weeks of summer, and it has me craving my personal favorite fall beer style, pumpkin beer. This week we asked the PorchDrinking crew what notorious fall beer styles they crave as the leaves start turning and the weather grows ever crisper. Add yours to the comments below!

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Roundtable Discussion | All-Star Beer Team

July 29, 2015 |

This week’s Roundtable Discussion was inspired by the MLB All-Star game a couple of weeks back. We asked the PorchDrinking team: If you had to create an all-star lineup of five beers from YOUR city what would they be? We have lineups from Chicago, Denver, Boulder, Dallas, SLC, Atlanta, St. Louis and more. Add your picks in the comments below. Read More

Roundtable Discussion | Fire Back at Bud

July 15, 2015 |

We try to keep things pretty positive around here. We love the friendship and camaraderie that is a hallmark of the craft brewing community. We want to lift people up for their strengths, applaud their efforts, and rejoice in the great unifier that is beer. That is, until things get hostile. Read More

Roundtable Discussion | Holiday So Nice, Celebrate it Twice?

April 8, 2015 |

Sunday was Easter and this week is Passover. A few week’s ago was St. Patty’s. There are holidays among us. So, in the spirit of celebrating, we asked the staff what pre-existing holiday they would grant a second day of celebration to and where they’d place the deserved repeat in the calendar year. Wouldn’t it be fun to celebrate your favorite holiday twice a year? Dream with us and share your response in the comments below.

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Roundtable Discussion | Favorite St. Paddy’s Day Memories

March 18, 2015 | 2

Yesterday was St. Patrick’s Day and we are not done celebrating it quite yet. Our staff ponders some of the good memories (the clear ones) associated with the holiday.

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Roundtable Discussion | Favorite & Least Favorite Super Bowl Commercials

February 4, 2015 |

After an epic Super Bowl Sunday, we asked our staff for their favorite and least favorite commercials. Bet you can’t guess which one we wish we hadn’t seen…

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Roundtable Discussion | Snow Day

January 28, 2015 | 1

With the weather hitting the Northeast this week, we asked our staff members what they would do on their snow day.
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Roundtable Discussion | Snow

January 7, 2015 |

Earlier this week I was sitting at work despite a Level 2 snow emergency. Had I still been in grade school, I would have had the day off, and I would have been outside sledding, building a snowman, etc. Alas, I am an adult, and I had to dig my car out from under half a foot of snow to make the drive into the office at a measly 25mph. As you can probably tell, unlike when I was a kid, I now despise this time of year, so I thought I’d see how the rest of the staff feels about the white stuff now that we’re all grown up.
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Roundtable Discussion | The Craft Beer Introduction

December 17, 2014 |

This week we asked our PorchDrinking crew a question they were certainly prepared to answer: If you were introducing someone to the world of craft beer, what beer or brewery would you start them off with? The result is a fool-proof guide to masterfully convert anyone to craft beer.

 

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Roundtable Discussion | Expensive Beers

November 12, 2014 | 4

Last week, Mike Zoller posted this article on our staff page and posed the question, “Would you pay $120 for a 22oz beer?” For this week’s Roundtable Discussion, we decided to take it a step further. We asked our fellow PDers for the most expensive bottle of beer they’ve ever purchased, how much it actually cost them, and how much is too much to pay for a single bottle. Scroll down to find out what they said and please feel free to leave your comments below!

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Roundtable Discussion | Best Movie Franchises

November 5, 2014 |

This week our Roundtable was inspired by a real life one that our founder, Tristan had with some friends over beer. He wanted to know what the rest of the staff thought. (You can find his opinion below.)

We asked: In your opinion what are the 10 best movie franchises of all time? We aren’t asking for your favorite franchises, but rather, the best. (Note, franchises must be comprised of at least 3 movies to count.)
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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 | Favorite Pool Memories

May 28, 2014 |

Memorial Day Weekend signals the opening of virtually every pool in the good ol’ US of A. This week, we asked our staff to recount their favorite throw back or recent pool memories. Feel free to share yours in the comment section below!

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Roundtable Discussion | Beer Pairings

May 21, 2014 | 1

We all know food loves beer and beer loves food. And beer and cocktails have a love affair all their own.

So, we asked our staffers: what is the best pairing– beer-food or beer-cocktail– you have ever tried? Here are their answers. Judge for yourself whether they are delicious or not.

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Roundtable Discussion | Summer Beer Festivals

April 23, 2014 |

Summertime is fast approaching, so in the spirit of warmer weather, Tristan asked the staff for their favorite summer beer festivals. Read below for some awesome events to check out this season, and if you have any to add to … Read More