Moody Tongue and Monster Burger Throwdown at Jake Melnick’s

It's not common I would write about the same establishment in two consecutive blogs, but to refrain from writing about burgers and beer is not only daunting, but downright impossible. I mean, why would I ignore a burger throwdown, notably if Moody Tongue is there, too? While watching people compete, you can munch on your … Continue reading Moody Tongue and Monster Burger Throwdown at Jake Melnick’s

Chicago Craft Breweries Play Second Fiddle to No One

While wandering through the sea of endless beer booths at Great American Beer Fest (#GABF2017), it was easy to both be enamoured with craft beer and overwhelmed. But for this writer,  it also provided an opportunity to compare and contrast Chicago's craft beer to national offerings. The beer-to-beer approach helped solidify what had already become … Continue reading Chicago Craft Breweries Play Second Fiddle to No One

The Beer List for Imperial Oak Brewing Oaktoberfest is Stupid Good

As noted on the PorchDrinking.com Monday "Quick Sips" page, Sept 30th is yet another huge day of festivals, including Penrose Brewing Funk Fest, Revolution Brewing Oktoberfest, and Werk Force Brewing's expansion party and Oktoberfest. But, if you are in the area near Imperial Oak Brewing, you're going to be privy to quite a unique beer … Continue reading The Beer List for Imperial Oak Brewing Oaktoberfest is Stupid Good

Summer Beer, Cocktails, Patios and Fests

Summer beer. Outdoor Fests. Refreshing Drinks and Great Patios. It's all here! One issue associated with freelance writing is that my articles tend to simultaneously appear in various locations, so this blog post intends to consolidate some of my work. For this particular post, I provide you with a  few links to my recent summer-focused … Continue reading Summer Beer, Cocktails, Patios and Fests