Author Archive for Tammy Tuck and Bruce Falconer

ChurchKey Goes Stone Wild: Total Tap Takeover This Monday

Rain got you down? Well, here's something to look forward to. This Monday, October 4, ChurchKey will turn over 40 of its 50 taps to the beers of Stone Brewing Company. Not only will you get to hang with Stone CEO Greg Koch (recently knighted by the Belgian Brewers Guild, joining several of our local […]

This Week: Sly Fox at ChurchKey, Oliver Ales at Paradiso, Uinta at Galaxy Hut, Beer School at The Brick Great Lakes at The Black Squirrel & North Coast Everywhere

Whoa! Lots of beer fun to be had this week. Read on for a daily rundown, but for details on an event click on it in our D.C. Beer Events Calendar above. Monday Birch & Barley is hosting Sly Fox brewmaster Brian O'Reilly from Phoenixville, Pennsylvania for a five-course, seven-beer dinner.  Across town Pizzeria Paradiso Georgetown […]

Free Beer! No, Really: Budweiser Fights Sales Slump With Give-Away Happy Hours

Budweiser's brand is losing ground, so the suits in St. Louis have decided on a sure-fire marketing approach: free beer. What better way to get people to drink Bud, right? But the question remains: is free cheap enough? Pundits on CNBC's Power Lunch discuss whether or not the strategy will work but don't get out […]

Oktoberfest Stinks!

We didn't think so when we were there in 2008, but apparently a gathering of an estimated six million people that is centered around drinking (and spilling) vast amounts of beer and eating roasted meats produces a foul odor. Who knew? Well, this year things may be different. Agence France Presse reports that Munich's Oktoberfest, […]

This Week: Brooklyn Oktoberfest at Room 11, Beer School at the Brickskeller & Das Best Oktoberfest at National Harbor

This week is off to a slow start, probably because so many members of the local beer community are recuperating from a weekend at the Great American Beer Festival in Denver (more on that later). Notable events include the Brickskeller's second session of Beer School on Tuesday and Wednesday, and Das Best Oktoberfest at the […]

TGIF: Lipton’s Beer Bong

Though we know him best as the warden at the prison where Tobias studies to become "Frightened Inmate #2" (if you're not following, stop immediately and go watch "Arrested Development"), it appears James Lipton is also a beer fan. But he could use a bit more practice with that beer bong. Happy Friday.

Does Craft Beer Propaganda Turn People Off?

Okay, so when craft brewers got together and did this it was okay. A little silly, perhaps, but we got the point. After all, they make the beer we all enjoy and deserve credit for that. But what about the video above? There's a different dynamic at work when self-satisfied drinkers stand around holding expensive […]

This Week: Benelux Debut at ChurchKey, Beer School at the Brick, Oktoberfest at District Chophouse, Great Lakes Oktoberfest at The Red & The Black & H Street Festival

The week in beer is a decent one, from tonight's debut of Montreal-based microbrewery Benelux at ChurchKey to Saturday's H Street Festival on H Street NE, which is sure to have plenty of craft beer-themed fun. The Brickskeller's Beer School returns, and this week also notes the beginning of Oktoberfest season, with District Chophouse & […]

TGIF: Tiny Toons Get Looney on Beer

With school back in session we thought this alcohol prevention cartoon would be an appropriate choice for this week's TGIF work-day distraction video. In the segment, Tiny Toons characters Buster Bunny, Plucky Duck, and Hamton J. Pig show how dangerous drinking just one beer can be. At least the first half of their cautionary tale is probably […]

Now That’s “Old Style”

Salvage divers in the Baltic Sea had already recovered some expensive bottles of champagne from a wreck when they made a surprise discovery: what may be the world's oldest case of beer. For 200 years the beer had lain undisturbed in 164 feet of water, out of the sunlight and at a near constant temperature […]