Young and Hungry

Is D.C. Becoming a Bigger Beer Town Than Philly?

"D.C. was a wine town when we started 15-16 years ago, but the trajectory D.C. is on is an even bigger trajectory albeit smaller beer base than Baltimore and Philly. So it's really exciting to see D.C. going off."—Sam Calagione, founder of Delaware's Dogfish Head Brewery, speaking to DCist about the District's blossoming craft beer scene

  • Tammy Tuck

    Excellent. Similar thoughts sprang up at the "State of the Brewnion" panel last week. There is a lot to look forward to in craft beer in D.C.

  • John Fleury

    Last year's Philly beer week had over 600 events and 5 major festivals. While this town is growing in its beertown noteriety, including getting the Craft Brewers Conference in 2013, but we are still years (and close to 30 local breweries behind) cities like Philly. The upside is, as Tammy said, there really is so much to look forward to in the city's future in regards to beer and bar culture.

    I think Sam C. hits the point home in his reference to trajectory but not scale. For what it is worth, I really enjoy our smaller scale where everyone not only knows each other, but supports each other. Sometimes smaller has some real advantages.

    Anyway, just my $.02