Welcome To Daddy Porter

My journey into the craft beer industry begins here. One definition for the word journey is: a traveling from one place to another, usually taking a rather long time. Welcome to the Journey!

About Me

Daddy Porter's Road to Cicerone

View my blog posts that highlight my Road to Cicerone

The Road

Promoting Craft Beer, One Pint at a Time.

In my Journey to become a Cicerone, I have the opportunity to taste, sample and experience a large number of craft brews. I’ll share my finding with you!

Beer Reviews

Join Us for Our Beer Talks

Join Beer Lovers and Home Brewers for our podcasts where we talk beer and life.

Beer Talk

We have a passion for all things parenting, brewing, and toasting.

So, This is what we do…

Daddy Porter's Beer Talk Podcasts

Take a listen to our podcasts where we talk beer, home-brewing, and parenting.

Daddy Porter's Road to Cicerone

Follow my journey to become a Cicerone. My knowledge and education starts here.

Daddy Porter's Beer Reviews

We taste and tell. Sampling some of the best (and worst) craft brews in the industry and give our input.

Daddy Porter on Being a Dad

The joys and troubles of being a SAHD (stay at home dad) and raising your children.

And, Here is what it takes…

Podcasts Recorded

Words Typed

Beers Reviewed


Love for My Kids

My late Sunday morning at the Lone Girl Brewing Company.

The place: Lone Girl Brewery 114 E Main Street Suite 101 Waunakee, WI 53597 (608) 850-7175 The time: 10:40 am The Beers: (from left to right) Speak Easy Ale: Otherwise known as a ‘light lager’.  It is what it wants to be. Off the Rails: Session-able...
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Quick Hits: The Isthmus Beer and Cheese Fest.

I was able to attend this festival as a beer pourer for the Parched Eagle Brewpub. Shout out to brew master Jim Goronson! If you live in the Madison WI area..you gotta stop by and grab a pint of Jim’s beer. Quick hits The festival went from 12-6 with the 1st 2...
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What are your favorite beer styles?

Did you know?: The Great American Beer festival judges and presents 92 beer styles! Below I list my favorite and least favorite styles..with some of my favorites highlighted. Daddy Porter’s favorite beer styles 1)Brown/Robust Porter Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald...
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What O’so brewing company has taught me.

DRINK LOCAL BREW! I had not visited O’so brewing company tap room or brewery until late January of this year when I was on the Hop Head tours bus headed for the Central Waters Anniversary party. We made a stop at O’so before our stop at CW. The tap room...
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Dispense Institute Advanced Training Course

Dispense Institute Advanced Training Course The Micro Matic Dispense Institute training centers are dedicated to improving draft beer quality through education. You will gain the knowledge to make a difference by applying new skills and technology to draft beer...
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Brewing Microbiology and Microscopy Course

This hands-on course will provide brewers with the essential techniques and protocols for managing yeast and bacteria in the brewing process. Ample time is allowed for participants to practice the techniques demonstrated and for viewing their results. No prior...
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Belgian Beer Styles Seminar

This is going to be a fun afternoon with Isthums beer writer Robin Shepard! April 30, 2016 This seminar on beer tasting and Belgian beer styles is a nonprofit event to support the teaching activities of the Fermentation Sciences Program in the UW-Madison Department of...
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Dells Rare Barrel Affair – Saturday April 16th

Looking forward to this event. Check back for Daddy Porter’s ‘best in show’ after the event. Featuring rare and barrel aged beers alongside the classic Wisconsin beers that you know and love, the Dells Rare Barrel Affair brings Wisconsin brewers...
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Contributor post: Bottle vs Cans; a Fight to the Death

It is a fight that has raged on for years. When you are away from the tap which is better, the bottle or the can? I am sure most people would agree if you said the best way to enjoy a craft beer is straight from the tap. A nice fresh pour can be a thing of beauty. All...
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Ask a Home Brewer #1: Darrell Humphrey

Our ‘Ask a Homebrewer’ series begins with Darrell Humphrey! Darrell is a proud at home dad of 2 boys. He is also the founder of Charlotte Dads Group. How long have you been homebrewing? I’ve been home-brewing for 6 months or so now.  Why did you begin home...
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Can we stop with the frosted mug for craft beer?

Look, it’s pretty plain and simple. I don’t want my beer watered down and/or chilled to the point that i could do the Polar plunge into it. I understand the idea of it all. A nice COLD, FROSTY beer is what any man wants after mowing the lawn on a hot...
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What is Daddy Porter?

I am a daddy. I love the beer style: porters. I once saw a band in concert called Taddy Porter. I’ve tasted a few times, a fantastic porter called Samuel Smith’s Taddy Porter.   Somewhere out of all of that, we now have Daddy Porter....
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