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Jack’s Run Brewing Grand Opening

“Sometimes you want to go where everybody knows your name. And they’re always glad you came.”

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Sound familiar? I know, some of you young whippernsappers are probably going uh…huh? For you I have two words. Netflix, baby. You sadly missed out on one of the best sitcoms to ever hit TV in the 80’s and 90’s – Cheers. Set in a bar in Boston, Cheers was truly a place where everyone did know your name. It was an establishment where once you entered those hallowed doors, you were considered part of the Cheers family. For those of you with fond memories of the show, I’m sure good ol’ Norm Peterson comes to mind. He’d enter the bar to a rousing display of all patrons shouting his name in unison as he took his rightful spot on his designated bar stool. Cheers provided an experience, a place where you could go grab a beer while feeling special, appreciated and always in good company. It was your home away from home.

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SAVOR Event Preview: Adroit Theory Advanced Beer and Cheese Pairing

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Hey guys. Long time no see. I’ve been busy doing beer things off and on elsewhere, but no worries. I shall return! In the meantime, I’m sure you know SAVOR kicks off tomorrow evening at the National Building Museum. Don’t think we’d miss one of the largest beer and food pairing events ever! I’m pretty fucking excited to be covering the event for PorchDrinking.com tomorrow evening so I hope to see some of you there!

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Quattro Goomba’s Beer Kitchen

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This post is well overdue, friends. Quattro Goomba’s has a Beer Kitchen and is serving up some really delicious food! Yep, that’s right. A Beer Kitchen! My favorite place in our home + my favorite beverage. I can’t really think of anything better. You should totally check it out! I mean, I don’t think you need much more of an endorsement than that, do you? You already know how we love our beer and our food. And when we get the chance to combine the two at one of our favorite breweries in the area, well, you all need to know about it too.

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Beer Travels: The Veil Brewing Co.

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There’s something to be said for visiting a place in those quiet hours before the storm, when final preparations for opening day are taking place. Unloading furniture (some of the most beautiful brewery seating I’ve seen with table seating and lounge areas), preparing to run tap lines (with Hill Farmstead coming to help with draft set-up), sampling beers (beers which by now you all know are out of this world fantastic). It was all going on and then some during our sneak peek of The Veil Brewing Co. a few days before their official grand opening. A huge thank you to both Dave Michelow, co-owner of The Veil, and Lee Graves for hosting and arranging the behind the scenes visit!

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