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Why So Serious, Cicerone? Meet D.C.’s Newly Certified Beer Buffs

In this week's beer-themed issue of Washington City Paper, Y&H special malt and hops correspondent Tammy Tuck interviews the District's first officially certified cicerones—that is, the craft beer scene's answer to sommeliers of the wine world. We sent Y&H contributor Stephanie Meyer out with a flip cam to find out more about what these two brew gurus, Sam Fitz and Tim Prendergast of beer-centric venues Meridian Pint and Smoke & Barrel, are all about. Check it out:

Photo by Darrow Montgomery, video by Stephanie Meyer

  • gregg

    Man, those beers aint cool. Where's all the cool beer got off to? For that matter, where did all the cool beer drinkers get off to? I don't need no rookie with a paper framed certificate to tell me where my next buzz is coming from.

    Enough of this ivory tower drinking.

  • clean record

    More self-serious people in DC? Just what we need.