ChurchKey Crew Hires Veteran Brewer For New D.C. Brewery
Megan Parisi, former lead brewer at Cambridge Brewing Co. in Massachusetts, has been hired by Neighborhood Restaurant Group, the owners of D.C.'s beer-centric Birch & Barley/ChurchKey, to head up production efforts at its new brewery, which is now under construction at The Yards near Nationals Park. Y&H colleague and "Brew in Town" columnist Daniel Fromson has the scoop in today's Post. Parisi will be largely focusing on making barrel-aged sour beers, not unlike Belgium’s tangy lambics, at the forthcoming brewery facility, which, Fromson reports, will also feature a brewpub-like tasting room and a 200-some-seat restaurant managed by Kyle Bailey, Birch & Barley's Rammy-winning executive chef. The new facility is expected to open in late 2012.