Author Archive for Tammy Tuck

Brew In Town: Goose Island Class of ’88 Belgian Style Ale

Goose Island Class of ’88 Belgian Style Ale Where in Town: U Street Wine & Beer, 1351 U St. NW Price: $21.99/765 mL What’s Good for the Goose... When Chicago’s Goose Island brewpub opened in 1988, there were fewer than 300 craft breweries in the United States. Today there are nearly 3,000. And just as [...]

Brew In Town: Evolution Sprung

Evolution Sprung Where in Town: YES! Organic Market, 4100 Georgia Ave. NW Price: $10.99/six-pack The Winter of Our Discontent The polar vortex has made this winter one of the coldest in D.C. history—and one of the longest. At least it feels that way. Where the hell is spring anyway? A day warm enough to enjoy [...]

Brew In Town: Hof Ten Dormaal & Oxbow Tildonk Special

Hof Ten Dormaal & Oxbow Tildonk Special Where in Town: Pizzeria Paradiso, 2003 P St. NW Price: $8/12 oz Farm to Farm In beer, the moniker “farmhouse” originally denoted generations of the same family working their hereditary lands—growing crops, raising livestock, and brewing their own liquid sustenance. Today, most beers with the label merely use [...]

It’s Not Too Late for DC Craft Beer Festival Tickets

Beer lovers, take note: There are still tickets available for this Saturday's DC Craft Beer Festival at the Washington Convention Center. The event will feature a total of 150 beers (and a few meads and ciders) from 75 American breweries, as well as educational seminars led by local beer experts. View the full list of [...]

Check Out the Murals at Local Breweries

Sipping suds and admiring massive tanks are not the only things to do on a brewery visit. These local beer-dispensaries also feature artwork that’s well worth your attention—with or without double vision. DC Brau 3178 Bladensburg Road NE Artist: James Walker Materials: Acrylic paint, spray paint, oil sticks Time: 15 hours Brewery co-founder Brandon Skall [...]

Brew in Town: Port City Colossal THREE Heller Bock

Port City Colossal THREE Heller Bock Where in Town: Meridian Pint, 3400 11th St. NW Price: $7/12 oz Hop of List Alexandria’s Port City Brewing Company has garnered considerable attention since it opened in February 2011. You may recall Derecho Common, the serendipitous beer that resulted from five days without power during D.C.’s freak 2012 [...]

Brew in Town: Right Proper Ornette

Right Proper Ornette Where in Town: Right Proper Brewing Company, 624 T St. NW Price: $4/12 oz God Is Good Brewers love to highlight special grains and exotic hops. (Seen the latest oatmeal rye brown ale with galaxy hops?) But the flavor profiles of most beers are defined by a far less glamorous ingredient: the yeast. [...]

3 Stars Launches Exclusive Beer Club

Didn't get what you wanted for Christmas? Here's a chance to buy yourself a gift that keeps on giving. 3 Stars Brewing Company is starting a beer club called Illuminati Reserve Society that will give members perks and discounts throughout the year. The biggest benefit? Five beers brewed (almost) exclusively for members of the club. Members [...]

Brew in Town: Franklins One of Those Funky Thangs American Wild Ale

Franklins One of Those Funky Thangs American Wild Ale Where in Town: Franklins Restaurant, Brewery & General Store, 5123 Baltimore Ave., Hyattsville Price: $16.99/750 mL Turning Sour Those of us who like sucking on lemons squeal in delight when a beer is described as sour, but words like acidic or vinegary can make people think [...]

Sneak Peek at Food and Beer Menus for Right Proper, Opening Tonight

Here's a good reason to go out in the snow: Shaw's newest addition, Right Proper Brewing Company, opens tonight at 5 p.m. The long-awaited brewpub by Thor Cheston is located at 624 T St. NW, next to the Howard Theatre. My last post on Right Proper has plenty of details, but here are some updates on the beer and [...]