Author Archive for Daniel Fromson

Brew In Town: Surly Abrasive Ale

Where In Town: Connecticut Avenue Wine & Liquor, 1529 Connecticut Ave. NW Price: $8.99/16 ounces A Farewell to Ales I’m sad to say that just as D.C.’s brewing scene is coming of age—with Bluejacket, Right Proper Brewing, Hellbender Brewing, and Atlas Brew Works poised to open in the coming year or so—it’s time for me […]

Brew In Town: Franklin’s The Hops Strikes Back

Franklin’s The Hops Strikes Back Where In Town: The Black Squirrel, 2427 18th St. NW Price: $7/12 ounces A Brewery Far, Far Away Franklin’s Restaurant, Brewery and General Store is located just over the District line in Hyattsville, but its limited distribution means many D.C. residents are more likely to taste Tatooine’s blue milk than […]

Brew In Town: Troëgs Troegenator Doublebock

Troëgs Troegenator Doublebock Where In Town: Chevy Chase Wine & Spirits, 5544 Connecticut Ave. NW Price: $12.99/six-pack State of Inebriation Beer, as Benjamin Franklin supposedly once said, is “proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.” If so, God must really love Pennsylvania. The Keystone State, long a paradise for beer lovers, is […]

Brew In Town: Stone Enjoy By 02.15.13 IPA

Stone Enjoy By 02.15.13 IPA Where In Town: Irving Wine and Spirits, 3100 Mount Pleasant St. NW Price: $8.99/22 ounces Ticking Hop Bombs Freshness—it’s what separates a dazzlingly aromatic India pale ale from one that’s fine enough. Ideally, these beers are the stuff of poetry, bursting with pine, citrus, and tropical fruit. But those flavors […]

Brew In Town: Stillwater Beer Table Table Beer

Stillwater Beer Table Table Beer Where In Town: Connecticut Avenue Wine & Liquor, 1529 Connecticut Ave. NW Price: $11.99/22 ounces The Champagne of Beers This New Year’s Eve, I reached for a beer equivalent of bubbly, a bottle that has become one of my go-to ales for special occasions. Too expensive for everyday drinking but so […]

Brew In Town: Green Flash West Coast IPA

Green Flash West Coast IPA Where In Town: Rodman’s, 5100 Wisconsin Ave. NW Price: $10.99/four-pack Winter Fail There is no winter ale less satisfying than one whose label reads “winter ale”—a style with no historical roots. Rather, it is the Hallmark card of the beer world, a bestseller dreamed up by marketing teams and infused […]

Future Right Proper Brewer Launching Draft-Only Soda Line

Nathan Zeender, longtime homebrewer and future head brewer at the upcoming Right Proper Brewing Company, has a new side project: WildCraft Soda, a line of small-batch, draft-only sodas made with foraged botanicals and lightly sweetened with honey. Zeender, whom I profiled in a recent City Paper cover story, aims to have the business up and […]

Brew in Town: Boulevard Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale

Boulevard Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale Where In Town: Batch 13, 1724 14th St. NW Price: $10.99/four-pack Large and in Charge It’s not every day a brewery of Boulevard’s stature rolls into D.C. But this summer, the country’s 10th largest craft brewery (bigger than, for example, Dogfish Head) began distributing in the District. These Belgian specialists […]

Brew In Town: Birrificio Italiano Tipopils

Birrificio Italiano Tipopils Where In Town: Menomalé, 2711 12th St. NE Price: $9.50/8 ounces La Dolce Birra Italian craft beer? Indeed. A revolution has been brewing throughout Europe, as everyone from Spaniards to Scandinavians puts their own spin on India pale ales, stouts, and other foreign styles. But the godfather of this experimental scene is […]

Brew In Town: Anchor Brewing Liberty Ale

Anchor Brewing Liberty Ale Where In Town: Daily Grill, 1200 18th St. NW Price: $6.50/12 ounces Brew Free or Die It’s too easy to overlook the role that San Francisco’s Anchor Brewing played in the craft beer revolution. Not only did it create America’s first modern porter, Anchor Porter, but also its first modern India […]