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Hey there Beerstagram friends! Did you all have a Happy Thanksgiving? We sure hope so! It looks like you enjoyed some tasty beers over the past few days with the looks of this week’s roundup! Are you now planning to go out and find some of those extra special Black Friday beer releases? Whatever you do, we hope you have a nice weekend! See you back here again next week!
I can hear my mom on Thanksgiving Day yelling, “EJ, get in here! It’s time to eat!” But times have changed since then, so I better not hear that nickname today. For any future yellings, please refer to me as Eric.
So let’s imagine for a second that instead of a Thanksgiving turkey on a silver platter, there was a can of beer. But what would that beer be? And say for instance instead of a green bean casserole, you guessed it, another can of beer? What beer would take its place? This is the Ultimate 6er for Thanksgiving, just in case your food happens to be all beer.
The Denver Beer Beat sheds light on news of brewery openings, special tappings, firkins and one-off batches, bottle releases, dinners, pairings, etc.
It’s almost that time of the year when you get to gather around friends and family willingly or unwillingly to stuff your face with a weeks worth of food. If you are need of a beer or three to help ease the pain or to enjoy with friends and family be sure to check out our list of beers to pair with your Thanksgiving meal.
It’s also that time of the year when hordes of people will make the pilgrimage out to shop on Black Friday. Instead of fighting through thousands of people to get that 4k TV or Bourbon County beer that you gotta have, shop online, opt for an adventure outside, or even better check out one of the many Black Friday beer events going on around the Denver metro area. My good friend Cory has put together a sick list of all the happenings around Denver as well as be sure to check out the calendar of other events going on this week including the grand opening of Green Mountain Beer Company.
It’s that time of year again. The holidays have begun and Thanksgiving is already here! Be prepared (at least with the music you’re going to play) with this Thanksgiving playlist. It holds a nice mix of modern indie and americana, classical strings and piano, retro jazz, and even a little bit of 60s folk the perfect background tunes to pair with your meal. Have a great Thanksgiving!
Holiday season is underway and it’s almost time to gather with family and friends to overindulge in the largest meal most of us will eat all year. Hours upon hours are dedicated to cooking an assortment of dishes. Each dish has been tried and tested for years, coming together into a well-thought-out, complex meal. Some recipes have been passed down from generation to generation, and some recipes were probably Googled the day before in an effort to find a new tasty dish to wow the family.
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Ah, Thanksgiving. That time of year we kick off the holiday season with family, friends and lots of food. It only seems fitting to pair all of that food with appropriate beers though, right? Well, be sure to take some notes and get your beer shopping on, these pairings won’t disappoint. I had a great time whipping up these dishes to pair with some very stellar beers.
ABV: 7.9% | IBU: 30
I am so happy to bring to you a VERY seasonally appropriate beer showcase thanks, in no small part, to Funky Buddha Brewery out of Oakland Park, FL, but mostly to our very own Jess Baker who brought enough home to share! I introduce to you, Funky Buddha’s highly celebrated Sweet Potato Casserole Strong Ale.
I’m well aware that it is 2 weeks past Thanksgiving and I’m just now posting a cranberry sauce recipe. Up on the east coast, our holiday turned into quite the event when all the power went out. Not only did we have to prepare for 30 people coming over to our feast, I needed to find out how to post this recipe. Unfortunately, no electricity means no wifi so I saved this cranberry dream until now. I’m confident everyone at your Christmas party is going to love it.
Look, I don’t care if you have the most loving of families—at some point during your Thanksgiving celebrations, someone is going to say something political or religious or otherwise just piss someone else off. To diffuse the situation, I’ve come up with some helpful pop culture references that will serve as great talking points and confuse the hell out of your relatives.
Friendsgiving: the greatest excuse for you to binge eat, binge drink and binge watch the NFL with all of your closest friends in a single day. It’s also a great day for your friends who are amateur cuisiniers to demonstrate their skills while those of us who can barely cook noodles properly get to benefit from their endeavors.
The PorchDrinking staff put the beer news aside for a second and got real together! We revisited last year’s roundtable and shared what we’re thankful for this past year. Find out how sappy the staff really is.
Just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday, this week’s playlist features songs of recognition and gratefulness. Whether it be Röyksopp’s futuristic cognizance of friendship, Earth, Wind & Fire’s gospel praise “Gratitude”, or Chance the Rapper’s affection for family, these songs surely subsume the various ways to give thanks. And if one Thanksgiving playlist wasn’t enough, perhaps revisit our offering from last year. Thanks for listening!
Thanksgiving is my second favorite holiday, ranking only slightly behind America Day (July 4). What makes these two holidays so great? Well they share several key elements that distinguish them from the rest of the pack; the general acceptance of consuming massive levels of food, celebrating the founding of this great country/continent (I like to think of Thanksgiving as the O.G. America Day), and beer… lots of beer. And what Thanksgiving lacks in fireworks, it makes up in turkey, pie and football. However, the combination of family, friends, and gluttony can always yield potentially volatile results, so I thought I’d help you navigate the somewhat treacherous aspects of this time honored holiday with five tips for preparing for Thanksgiving as a 20 something.
Thanksgiving falls short to only Amurrrcuhhh Day as my favorite holiday because it’s basically the O.G. (original gangsta) of Amurrrcuhhh Days. And there is nothing better about Thanksgiving than the gluttonous consumption of turkey, taters, OFGBC (old fashioned green bean casserole), stuffing, gravy and, of course, beer. This year PorchDrinking wanted to ensure that you had the perfect sixer for your Thanksgiving meal. So, without further ado, your Thanksgiving edition of the Ultimate 6er.
If you ask the retail business, it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. It’s barely mid-November, and already my grocery store is selling plastic pine trees, my Starbucks is serving in red cups, and my Netflix is recommending “Christmas Vacation.”
It’s not news that the holidays arrive earlier and earlier every year. But the real victim here is Thanksgiving. We’re just around the corner from Thanksgiving Day, and yet no one ever talks about getting into “the Thanksgiving spirit.” And I’ve discovered the reason: there’s a glaring lack of Thanksgiving movies and TV specials. Proof: the latest attempt at a Thanksgiving movie, “Free Birds,” scored a whopping 18% rating on RottenTomatoes.com. Until now. Here now, I’m going to pitch to the world a slew of AMAZING Thanksgiving entertainment. Imagine curling up in front of a fireplace with a nice pumpkin beer and enjoying all the lovely holiday cheer.
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When I saw my next beer showcase was due the day after Thanksgiving, and I found out we were going to Battle Creek, Michigan for the holiday, I knew I had to do a review on a beverage from Arcadia Ales. I could’ve chosen Dark Horse or Bells, but I’ve been going to Arcadia since before I could legally drink because in addition to their great beers, they also have some awesome brick oven pizza. So, on our way out of town today, we stopped. I had the Loch Down Scotch Ale, and my brother had their IPA. We also ordered two pepperoni pies. But what I was looking most forward to was one of the beers I brought home, their Cocoa Loco.
Tonight, I take a red-eye out of Los Angeles to go home (can I still call it home if I don’t live there?) for Thanksgiving. Many of us at PorchDrinking – and our readers and friends – will do the same. Here is a preview of what your friends will be tweeting over the holiday. It’s a preview of one man’s hypothetical live-tweeted Thanksgiving weekend, to get you into the spirit and prepare you for the updates from friends as they slowly tire of that warm feeling of being around loved ones.