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Top Picks for D.C. Beer Week

The latest installment of craft beer mania is upon us in the form of the city's sixth annual DC Beer Week. Today through Sunday, local breweries, bars, and restaurants will play host to over 100 events focused on drinking and learning about craft beer. Below are our picks for the best foamy fun the week has to […]

Beer Today, Gone Tomorrow: The Local Brews You Should Drink During Beer Week

Local breweries have been working to create special releases for this year’s D.C. Beer Week. The innovative brews here show an impressive range of what Washington’s zymurgists have to offer—from low-alcohol near-beers to highly rare and heady big brews, and even some recipes recreated from the early 19th century. These are the most interesting ones […]

Meet the Tuppers, D.C.’s Original Beer Geeks

Before the international beer cognoscenti were hip to the smoked lagers of Bamberg, Bob and Ellie Tupper had discovered the Gouda-like quality of the Bavarian town’s Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier. They’d developed an appreciation for the hand-pumped real ales of England, the distinct Kölsches and Altbiers of Rhineland, and the tart lambics of Brussels long before […]

Brew In Town: Devils Backbone Gold Leaf Lager

Devils Backbone Gold Leaf Lager Where in Town: S&S Liquors, 6925 4th St. NW Price: $11.99/six-pack Deal with the Devil Since it opened in 2008, Devils Backbone, situated along the Blue Ridge Mountains in Nelson County, Va., has won an unprecedented 30 medals at the Great American Beer Festival and World Beer Cup, the two […]

Brew In Town: Denizens Southside Rye IPA

Denizens Southside Rye IPA Where in Town: Denizens Brewing Co., 1115 East-West Hwy., Silver Spring Price: $6.50/16 oz. Das Bier Ist Hier Denizens Brewing Co., the D.C. area’s latest suds spot, opened last week in Silver Spring. The beer is solid (more on that below), but just as exciting is the 150-seat Bavarian-style beer garden, […]

Brew In Town: Lost Rhino Bone Dusters Paleo Amber Ale

Lost Rhino Bone Dusters Paleo Amber Ale Where in Town: Lost Rhino Brewing Company, 21730 Red Rum Dr., Suite. 147, Ashburn, Va. Price: $8.50/14 oz. Swamp Thing You’d have to be living under a rock not to have heard about Lost Rhino’s newest beer. Which happens to be where some of its ingredients came from. […]

DC Brau Snags Gold Medals at International Beer Competition

With so many competitions to keep track of last weekend—the World Cup, Wimbledon, Tour de France—there's one you may have missed. Winners of the U.S. Open Beer Championship were announced, and local brewery DC Brau won two gold medals. The Public, DC Brau's assertively hopped American pale ale, dominated out of more than 100 submissions in the pale ale […]

Couple Celebrates Tasting Their 25,000th Beer at Lost Rhino

How long would it take to try 25,000 different beers? With the volume and variety available today, probably not as long as you would think. But for Bethesda couple Bob and Ellie Tupper, who started logging tasting notes in 1979, the answer is 35 years. The Tuppers are the "gypsy" brewing team behind Tuppers' Hop Pocket […]

Try Denizens Brewing Co.’s Beer For the First Time at Republic

Today is your first chance to sip suds from the D.C. area's latest craft beer dispensary, Denizens Brewing Co. The soon-to-open downtown Silver Spring brewery's Southside Rye IPA will be on draft at Republic in Takoma Park starting at 4 p.m. and on special for $5 per pint until 7 p.m. Southside (named such because Denizens is located on the […]

Change of Guard for Pizzeria Paradiso’s Beer Program

Pizzeria Paradiso bar manager Greg Jasgur is leaving his post after 10 years with the restaurant to move to Portland, Maine. Taking his place will be Sam Fitz, who formerly ran the beer programs at Meridian Pint and Smoke and Barrel. "I love D.C. and love Paradiso and am proud of what I've done there," says Jasgur. "But for […]

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