Author Archive for Daniel Fromson

Brew In Town: Lost Rhino/DC Homebrewers’ Wandering Belgian

Lost Rhino/DC Homebrewers Wandering Belgian Where In Town: ChurchKey, 1337 14th St. NW Price: $6/13 oz. Collaboration With Fermentation All the cool craft-beer kids are collaborating these days. But lately, local pros have been putting a twist on the phenomenon by teaming up with scrappy minor leaguers: homebrewers. First came DC Brau and Brian Barrows’ Your Favorite Foreign […]

Brew In Town: Allagash Black

Allagash Black Where In Town: 1 West Dupont Circle Wines and Liquors, 2012 P St. NW Price: $12.99/750 ml Black and White and Drunk All Over At first glance, Allagash Brewing of Portland, Maine, can seem a little monochromatic: Its flagship Allagash Black (a Belgian-style stout) and Allagash White (a Belgian-style wheat ale) don’t seem […]

Brew In Town: Schlafly Pumpkin Ale

Schlafly Pumpkin Ale Where In Town: Chevy Chase Wine & Spirits, 5544 Connecticut Ave. NW Price: $2.69/12 ounces Gourdness Gracious There’s no avoiding pumpkin ales. They creep onto shelves like the tendrils of their namesake plant earlier and earlier each year, until—boom!—you’re trapped, surrounded by orange bottles, and it’s only August. There’s something conspiratorial about […]

Brew In Town: The Brewer’s Art Resurrection

The Brewer’s Art Resurrection Where In Town: Mellow Mushroom, 2436 18th St. NW Price: $5/12 ounces Funky Monks A traditional abbey ale in a can? What would the abbot think? Luckily for District drinkers, Belgian specialist The Brewer’s Art is more than a little heathen: Since 2010, the Baltimore brewpub has let its flagship offering […]

Brew In Town: Maine Beer Company/Lawson’s Finest Liquids Collaboration Time 1

Maine Beer Company/Lawson’s Finest Liquids Collaboration Time 1 Where In Town: ChurchKey, 1337 14th St. NW Price: $5.00/4 ounces Takes Brew to Tango Collaboration beers are like Simon & Garfunkel, Sonny & Cher, the Blues Brothers—partnerships that range from masterly to ill-fated to ridiculous. (To say nothing of supergroup mash-ups from three or more breweries.) […]

Brew In Town: Mad Fox Brewing Molotov Hoptail

Where In Town: Smoke and Barrel, 2471 18th St. NW Price: $7.50/16 ounces Hop Cross Puns Ah, the India pale ale: distillation of the pinecone-shaped hop flower, stronghold of silly beer names. To get you in the mood for the punniest of beer styles, let a few of these words roll off your tongue: Tricerahops. Hopsickle. Hoppy […]

Brew In Town: Hof Ten Dormaal White Gold

Hof Ten Dormaal White Gold Where In Town: Granville Moore’s, 1238 H St. NE Price: $6.50/12 ounces (during happy hour) The Great Ale Robbery Going to a Belgian-themed beer bar is a good way to give your wallet the fiscal equivalent of a clobbering by Jean-Claude Van Damme. If, however, you would like to avoid […]

Brew In Town: Devils Backbone Vienna Lager

Devils Backbone Vienna Lager Where in Town: Yes! Organic Market, 4100 Georgia Ave. NW Price: $10.99/six-pack Deal With the Devil June was a good month for beer in the District. Not only did Kansas City's Boulevard Brewing Company ink a deal with distributors to bring its world-class Belgian-influenced ales to the area, but we also […]

Brew in Town: Mother Earth Brewing Dark Cloud

Mother Earth Brewing Dark Cloud Where In Town: Kangaroo Boxing Club, 3412 11th St. NW Price: $6/12 ounces Hoppy Beginnings Brisket comes before brews at the newly opened Kangaroo Boxing Club—the pastrami is the real deal. With its dozen unassuming but solid beers served at a cozy wooden bar, though, KBC will endear itself to […]

Bluejacket Brewery’s Movie Snack-Themed Beer is Finally Here

By 6 p.m. last night, the crowds at ChurchKey were three deep at the bar as people anxiously waited for Neighborhood Restaurant Group's forthcoming Bluejacket brewery to debut its first collaboration beer. It was supposed to have arrived hours or days earlier. Luckily, the wait was worth it. Although there were dozens of rare beers to […]