Posts Tagged ‘Amy Bowman’

Orange Crush: Pumpkin Has Gone Too Far

It's not even the best gourd.

Spirit Animals: New Bars Are Diving Deep on Rakia, Mezcal, and Absinthe. What Are They Drinking?

The bartender at Adams Morgan’s Libertine slides the absinthe fountain in front of us, opening the faux-silver spigot and letting out a slow drip. The water falls on a slotted spoon of brown sugar, dissolving it into a curvy glass of French Absinthe Blanchette—one of more than 30 varieties of the anise-flavored spirit on the […]

Try 30 Types of Absinthe at Libertine, Now Open in Adams Morgan

Once-outlawed absinthe is the main attraction at not one, but two bars that have opened in less than two weeks. First there was La Fée Verte (The Green Fairy), a "speakeasy-style club" serving absinthe-based cocktails from the rooftop of Mova Lounge. The bar requires guests to text to a secret number to make a reservation. Thankfully, […]

The North Carolina Beer We’ve Been Waiting for Is Here

Mother Earth Brewing first caught my attention this June at food and craft beer fest Savor with its Double Wit Blackberry. Ever since then, I've hoped the green-focused North Carolina brewery would officially send its suds to the District. That day has finally arrived. Starting this week, local watering holes are pouring Mother Earth's arsenal of top-notch […]

What Do Brewers Think About D.C.’s Beer ‘Bootlegging’?

This week's Y&H column about how local beer retailers take advantage of D.C.'s lax alcohol import regulations made me curious. Often "bootleggers" like Amy Bowman at The Black Squirrel or Thor Cheston at Brasserie Beck work directly with breweries to get their beer into the District. But what about the breweries whose beer is being brought […]

First Look: The Black Squirrel’s Downstairs Tap Room

See the tap handle all the way to the right? The one with the green label and white bands? That bottle of I Hardcore You IPA, a blend of super rare Mikkeller I Beat You and Brew Dog's award winning Hardcore IPA, shows how serious The Black Squirrel is about the draft beer list in their new downstairs tap […]

New Toledo Lounge Owners Have Big Plans For Beer

The beer program at Toledo Lounge in Adams Morgan is getting an overhaul, thanks to new owners. Yesterday sisters Mary and Stephanie Abbajay, who opened Toledo Lounge in 1994, finalized the sale to three partners with neighboring 18th Street establishments. Black Squirrel owner Amy Bowman and former co-owner Tom Knott, who now owns soon to open Black […]

A Pint of Their Own: Beer Events for the Ladies SAVOR Weekend

Interest in craft beer grows each year. Everyday more people experience that "eureeka moment," discover how flavorful beer can be, and are hooked for life. Although a higher percentage of those people are men, the ranks of women becoming interested in beer and brewing is steadily growing. In November we wrote about notable women in the […]

Firkin Fridays At The Black Squirrel

The Black Squirrel will be having a firkin of beer every Friday to help all you cogs wind down from the week and start each weekend out right. Co-owner Amy Bowman, who credits J.T. Smith of Flying Dog for helping to inspire the program, says it has been pretty easy to just throw a cask […]

2009: Looking Back at a Growing Beer City Part 1

As one year ends and another begins, the Lagerheads are taking a moment to glance back at the year in beer and reflect. First up, a look at the local front,  in two tomes. Below we give you five of the most influential local happenings in the beer scene in 2009 and what they mean […]

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