The Portopong Chronicles

How To Brew Your Own Pilsner

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How To Brew Your Own Pilsner

What place does craft beer have in beer pong? Well if you love beer, why wouldn't you love to make your own to play with?  From years of traveling the beer festival circuit one thing we learned was there is a beer out there for everyone! From Green Tea Ales to Hoppy McHopper IPA's all the way to Pumpkin Banana Bread Porter someone had an idea and a taste in mind for something. And guess what? They are all pretty tasty and worth at least a try. Support your local brewer!! However - maybe you are just a "bud light" or...

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How to throw the ultimate end of summer pool party

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How to throw the ultimate end of summer pool party

Here's a look at the top 10 key factors in throwing that awesome end of summer labor day party everyone will be talking about until Octoberfest! #1 GIRLS The PORTOPONG was designed to be played "anywhere on anything", however its initial design was for the pool. No one wants to see a bunch of dudes in a pool alone, so get on the phone and call up your top girls. A good girl to guy ratio is crucial. We suggest 3:1   #2 BEER This is a given, but it totally sets the tone for the party. Is this a Sam...

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Drunken Clams with Garlic Bread

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Drunken Clams with Garlic Bread

Having a beach party or a backyard bash? Between playing some PORTOPONG poolside, cocktails, and basking in the sun try dazzling your guests with this awesome appetizer! Our drunken clams with grilled garlic bread will have everyones mouths watering, you never wanna waist the juice! Ingredients Little neck clams Tomatoes Garlic Butter Lite Beer Fresh Basil Olive oil French Bread Cooking Instructions: Fire up the grill! In a tin (small or large depending on the amount of clams) add oil and 4/5 cloves garlic ( the more the merrier) and start to simmer. Remove from the heat and add clams chopped...

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Best Summer Toy Of 2016

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Best Summer Toy Of 2016

What is the best summer toy of 2016? Memorial day has come and gone, now comes the planning for epic summer concert series, 4th of July parties and pool party fun any time we can. With so many cool toys out in the world we know you can spend countless hours on Amazon reading reviews and searching for the best damn summer toy of 2016. Will this year be the year you go all in and get the drone for your pool with an underwater cameras? Or will your friends convince you to back a kickstarter campaign for spray-on edible...

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Crunchy, Salty, Caramel Tailgate Snack Mix

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Crunchy, Salty, Caramel Tailgate Snack Mix

While planning for my annual Dave Mathews Band tailgate adventure this weekend I wanted to bring a snack along that my buddies can feast on while I am grilling. Being a huge fan of check mix I decided that I was gonna step it up a notch and found this awesome recipe. You get the crunch factor, the sweet, and the salt. If you are a fan of CHOPPED then you know that this is a perfect balance needed in any snack. I am tempted to add some chipotle powder to it too for a little heat as well. But either...

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