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#summer Archives – Page 3 of 7 – PorchDrinking.com

Hall Brewing Co. | Juicy Peach Blonde Ale

August 7, 2017 |

It’s official: Colorado peach season is here! While some associate late summer/early fall with blood oranges and others count the days to pumpkin spice weather, I hold out for those fuzzy golden beauties with their sweet and tart juiciness. The … Read More

Ultimate 6er | Six Perfect Beers for Camping In The Midwest

August 1, 2017 |

When summer hits, people find just about any reason to spend time outdoors. For many that means camping. While camping can mean something different for each person, I think we can all agree that craft beer is a perfect companion for spending time in the great outdoors. Canned craft beer is especially ideal because it is lighter, easier to recycle and doesn’t break like glass bottles.

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Counterbalance Brewing Company | Raconteur Rye Pale Ale

July 19, 2017 |

ABV: 5.8% | IBU: 38

Just in time for summer barbecues, weekend camping trips and sunny beach days, Counterbalance Brewing Company has released its first two canned beers: Raconteur Rye Pale Ale and Counterbalance IPA. Both of these beers are available for purchase in 6-packs throughout Washington as of the beginning of July, but today’s showcase will focus on the delightfully refreshing Raconteur Rye Pale Ale.

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Beerstagram | June 29 – July 6

July 7, 2017 |

Hey Beerstagram fans! Did you all have a good 4th? I hope you celebrated well and enjoyed some time off. What are you up to this weekend? Hard to believe it is already Friday again. Be sure to tag @porchdrinkingco in your next beer adventure for your chance to be featured the following week. See you then. Cheers!

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Summer Brews to Choose: Seasonal Specialties from Chaffee County

July 3, 2017 |

Chaffee County’s microbreweries each offer something much more intrinsic and intangible than just great beer. All four radiate that laid back, sun shining, day off; everyone’s your friend, nowhere-else-I-need-to-be kind of feeling. Yea, that’s the beer buzz talking, but it’s also about the human factor here. It’s about local brewers and entrepreneurs who create craft beers with that “I get paid for doing this?!” grin on their faces. Their work-hard, play-hard attitude permeates these taprooms. This summer they’re letting the sun shine on their creativity. Drink ‘em while it’s hot. No extra charge for the spectacular mountain and river views. Visit their taprooms and also sample their specialties at the Colorado Brewer’s Rendezvous in Salida, July 8.

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What We’re Drinking | June 30, 2017

June 30, 2017 |

It’s officially summertime and that means we’re drinking all sorts of… well hell, we’re still drinking everything! We love well-made lagers, fruity wheats and sours, and the occasional high-octane IPA. Give us all the beers! The holiday weekend may be upon us, but that didn’t slow us down this week. This is What We’re Drinking.

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Beerstagram | June 22 – June 29

June 30, 2017 |

Hello Beerstagram friends! We have a long holiday weekend ahead! What are you most looking forward to: camping, grilling, fireworks, fishing, going to the pool, baseball, fireworks, a craft beer?! Probably all of the above because they all sound amazing. We wish you a safe and festive Fourth of July. See you back here again next week, cheers!

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Event Recap | FIBArk Whitewater Festival

June 27, 2017 | 1

Feature image credit: FIBArk Facebook page.

Pretty much Anywhere USA can host a music fest. Even a beer fest can find home in plenty of locales. But for a funky festival like FIBArk, it takes a river. In this case, it’s the Arkansas River rushing through Salida in Chaffee County, Colorado. Famous for whitewater rafting, this wild stretch of water is a natural playground for kayaks, canoes, stand up paddleboards, tubes and fly fishing. So FIBArk (First in Boating on the Arkansas) celebrates the transformation that happens when the snowmelt turns the river into a thrilling, rapid-filled adventureland.

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Atlantic Brewing Company | Bar Harbor Blueberry Ale

June 22, 2017 |

Featured image courtesy of Atlantic Brewing Company’s Facebook page.

Credit: Atlantic Brewing Company

ABV: 5.1%

Some people plan their vacations around tropical beaches, ancient ruins or exotic cities. While all of the above are fantastic options, I decided to plan my vacation this year around hiking and beer. This led me to the shocking realization that despite living in Pennsylvania, I’ve never traveled further north than Boston. How could that be? Read More

Four Summer Solstice Beers to Kick Off the Official Start of Summer

June 21, 2017 |

Culturally speaking, summer in America starts on Memorial Day (the last Monday in May), and ends on Labor Day (the first Monday in September). Bookended by these two holiday weekends, summer in the USA has been experienced the same way for decades. Technically speaking though, summer only just began today!

The Summer Solstice, (at least in the Northern Hemisphere) is the day that the sun reaches its northernmost point in relation to the Equator. We have been experiencing the results of this northward migration for weeks. The days have been getting longer and and temperatures have been climbing. Today, all of that change reaches its apex. The exact amount of sunlight you get will vary by your latitude, but Philadelphia, for example, will see a whopping 15 hours and 34 seconds of sunlight today.
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Brewery Showcase | Urban Village Brewing Company Opens in Philadelphia

June 19, 2017 |

Featured Image Credit: Urban Village Brewing Company

Envision this: a Berliner weisse made with 300 pounds of beets. It is as strange and tasty as it sounds, and it is one of the varieties of brews available at Philly’s newest brewpub, Urban Village Brewing Company.

Opened to the public as of June 1, Urban Village Brewing is a part of a myriad of storefronts opening in the Northern Liberties section of Philadelphia, creating life for this up-and-coming neighborhood. In a city with a booming restaurant scene, Urban Village sets itself apart with its quaint ambiance and quality beer.

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Event Recap | 4th Annual Upslope Get Down

June 1, 2017 |

The 4th Annual Upslope Get Down followed a familiar formula during the fourth rendition of the free and family friendly festival.

 

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PorchDrinking Playlist | Heavy Hitters

April 20, 2017 |

Welcome to baseball season! It’s no secret some songs get the crowd pumped. For this playlist, I had to listen to a few hours worth of “walk-out music” (tough, I know). What transpired is a list of songs that made me want to move and jam out. It also caused me to conjured up fond memories of baseball games throughout the years.

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Begyle Brewing | Lakeview

March 27, 2017 |

ABV: 4.3 | IBU: 40

New to the strong craft beer arsenal at Begyle Brewing is Lakeview, a dry yet drinkable American pale ale. Begyle is so much a part of the local community that they brewed Lakeview specifically to coincide with the Whole Foods store opening in the neighborhood.

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VIP Ticket Giveaway | Tour de Fat Denver is Back

September 2, 2016 |

This year marks the 17th season for New Belgium’s Tour de Fat and it’s coming back to Denver once again! This day-long festival is free, but the proceeds from beer sales and parade registration go to local non-profits as donations.
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PorchDrinking Playlist | Labor Day Weekend

August 30, 2016 |

Somehow we are already talking about the “unofficial” end of summer, Labor Day weekend. Summers end always seems to come too soon and is very bittersweet so make the most of your last holiday weekend of summer hiking, biking, grilling, camping, swimming, or porch drinking with this Labor Day weekend playlist! Soak every last bit of summer in and get your groove on but also remember that you still have two more weeks of “official” summer before fall sneaks it chilly way onto your calendar! Read More

PorchDrinking Playlist | Summer Transitions

August 23, 2016 |

Have you noticed the change in the weather? Mornings that are a little cooler than normal, and evenings that are a bit more brisk than we’re used to? Whether we like it or not, summer is slowly coming to a close. For this week’s PorchDrinking Playlist we’ve got 10 songs to help ease the transition for you. Read More

Event Recap | 2016 Burning Can REEB Ranch

August 22, 2016 |

The light showers and skirting thunderstorms around the mountains in western North Carolina couldn’t hold a candle to the electricity coming from the stage at Oskar Blues Burning Can held at their REEB Ranch in Brevard the 15th and 16th of July. A weekend full of nature, funky tunes, great beer and fantastic activities swarmed festival attendees, with just enough rain to keep the crowd cool from the scorching summer heat many have been suffering. Read More

Event Recap | Milwaukee Firkin Beer Fest

August 15, 2016 |

Pouring rain and beer, the annual Milwaukee Firkin Beer Fest was delayed for 45 minutes. But not even the storms could hinder the event or dampen the spirits of festival goers, as attendees waited out the weather so they wouldn’t lose their spot. There was the slightest chance of lightning canceling the entire event, but mother nature took it easy. The rain settled and the gates opened. Still drizzling, Yajaira and I shared an umbrella as we sped across the numerous booths.

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Odd13 Brewing | Hawaiian Bartender

August 8, 2016 |

ABV: 6.7%

With the scorching temperatures and steamy days we’ve been having all summer, it’s time to cool off with a tropical treat—Hawaiian Bartender from Odd13 Brewing. This sour blonde with mango and pineapple added is nothing short of a luau in a can. Read More