Author Archive for Tammy Tuck

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 […]

Brew In Town: Gordon Biersch SommerBrau Kölsch

Gordon Biersch SommerBrau Kölsch Where in Town: Gordon Biersch, 900 F St. NW Price: $6.50/21 oz. A Breath of Fresh Ale Lately I find myself reaching for clean, classic styles rather than aggressively flavored beers full of exotic ingredients. Some equate “simple” and “low-alcohol” with “boring,” but there’s nothing more satisfying than a well-balanced brew. […]

Brew In Town: Matt’s Burning Rosids Imperial Cherrywood Smoked Saison

Stone Brewing Company Matt’s Burning Rosids Imperial Cherrywood Smoked Saison Where in Town: Scion Restaurant, 1200 East-West Hwy., Silver Spring, or 2100 P St. NW Price: $4/12 oz. Yeastward Expansion Southern California’s Stone Brewing Company, currently the 10th-largest craft brewery in the U.S., is looking to up its rank. Like Colorado’s New Belgium and Oskar […]

Brew In Town: Mad Fox The Elixir Maibock

Mad Fox The Elixir Maibock Where in Town: Mad Fox Brewing Company, 444 West Broad St., Falls Church Price: $6/16 oz. Mad About Brew Since it opened four years ago, Mad Fox Brewing Company has been recognized as one of the area’s best spots for locally made craft beer. Founded by veteran brewer Bill Madden, […]

Gird Your Liver! It’s Savor Week

Tickets to this weekend's Savor beer festival, one of the brewing community's most anticipated events of the year, may be long gone. But if you're not going, that doesn't mean your buzz needs to suffer. For the fifth year in a row, bars and restaurants throughout D.C. are taking advantage of having so many talented American […]

Brew In Town: Wild Wolf Strawberry Schwarzcake

Wild Wolf Strawberry Schwarzcake Where in Town: The Black Squirrel, 2427 18th St. NW Price: $6.50/12 oz. Tracing the Brew Ridge A century-old school house set amid old tobacco barns on a large, hillside property in Nellysford, Va., is the home of Wild Wolf Brewing Company and its restaurant, which mother-and-son team Mary and Danny […]

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 […]

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