#StoupBrewing Archives – PorchDrinking.com
If you know anything about craft beer in the state of Washington, you have undoubtedly heard about Stoup Brewing, of Seattle, and Wander Brewing, of Bellingham. Both breweries are extremely reputable within the craft community, and are known as establishments that are unafraid to innovate and experiment—while promising excellent and unwavering quality. The consequence of these pushed boundaries and high standards, is, frankly, just really good beer. Lucky for us, Stoup and Wander teamed up earlier this year at the Collaboration Fest—bringing their techniques, creativity, and obsession for quality together at last. The result, Mabel’s Brew—an East Coast IPA that doesn’t let us down.
I would like to offer an apology to National Hot Dog Day. And National Donut Day. National Taco Day, too. Because there’s just no convincing me that there’s any food or beverage day that can beat IPA Day – especially when you’re celebrating this glorious, hoppy, bitter holiday in the Pacific Northwest.
We hope you’re ready to embrace your lederhosen, eat some pretzels and fill your pint glasses, because four of our favorite Seattle-based breweries are hosting the second Ballard Oktoberfest. Stoup Brewing, …
Draft beer almost always tastes better than bottled or canned beer.* It’s fresher and hasn’t been exposed to heat, light, or oxygen—elements that can have a major negative impact on the beer’s taste and aroma. Despite the superiority of draft, we don’t always feel like going out for a pint. As a self-proclaimed introvert, I’m a prime example of a beer enthusiast who sometimes just wants to chill at home and watch a movie. Or read. Or drink a few beers while I cook dinner. This is when growlers come in handy. Typically 64 fluid ounces (the equivalent to 4 pints) or 32 fluid ounces (2 pints) breweries and taprooms will happily fill growler jugs with fresh, tasty, draft beer and allow patrons to grab quality beer to go.
Photo courtesy of Stoup Brewing
Mark your calendars, Seattle friends! This Saturday from 2 – 8pm, and this Sunday from 12 – 4pm, Stoup Brewing in Ballard is hosting a …
OK, I admit it. I’m a little late getting on the Parks & Recreation train – but thanks to an obsessed roommate, recent downtime, and my Netflix account, I can now confidently say that I am a fan. A big fan. In fact, one of my most recent life goals is to be more like Leslie Knope.
When brainstorming for this week’s Ultimate 6er, I couldn’t help but pair some of my favorite brews with the lovable, relatable, hysterical Pawnee Parks crew. Let’s take some of our original favorites from the NBC hit comedy and give them some deserving beer, shall we? We hope that these will be a good fit for a picnic in the park sometime soon.
Seattle, one of the fastest growing US cities, is a mixture of business, wilderness, food, music, coffee, and – of course – beer. Its tenants include everyone from your pink-haired neighbor that works at a boutique featuring solely local arts and crafts, to the posh fashionista that is able to strut her stuff at Nordstrom corporate, to the plaid-donning Amazonian, who types code all week with the goal of treating himself to a trip into the mountains come the weekend. There is something here for everyone, which is why so many people, cut from so many cloths, have found their way to the Emerald City. Seattle, at its core, is an explosion of culture, curiosity and adventure that has encouraged locals to continue sink their roots in deeper. It’s also encouraged transplants to plant new ones.