Porch Beer Series: The Alchemist

The situation or experience makes beer taste better, not the other way around. This series is about the experience bringing out the flavors of these amazing beers. They are taken on my porch in Whispering Pines, NC. The view is great, the sounds are lively and the present company is the best part. The beer is just a prop.

On this day, we enjoyed two stalwarts in the IPA world from The Alchemist, Heady Topper & Focal Banger.


Heady Topper has a cult following and I can still remember having my first one. My brother-in-law drove several hours and waited in line just to get a couple 4 packs. Here is a Men’s Journal article explaining “The Hunt”.


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