Posts Tagged ‘Beer’

Why August Is Pumpkin Beer Season

It's late summer, which mean's it's time for pumpkin beer. Yes, really.

Brew In Town: Schneider Weisse TapX Meine Porter Weisse

Schneider Weisse TapX Meine Porter Weisse Where in Town: Connecticut Avenue Wine & Liquor, 1529 Connecticut Ave. NW Price: $12.99 / 750 ml Beer and Far Stuck at home this August, I’ve had to settle for the next best thing to a vacation: a beer that took me back to Kelheim, a small German town […]

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 […]

A History of D.C. Beer and Marion Barry

Local breweries are kind of obsessed with Marion Barry. The mayor-for-life is a recurring theme in D.C.-area beer, inspiring colorful puns and providing an excuse to brew with marionberries (a type of blackberry from Marion County, Ore.). Here’s a history of the Ward 8 councilmember’s pint-sized cameos over the last few years. 2012 Flying Dog […]

What Matters More: The Quest for New Beer, or the Beer?

Sure, you love beer. When you head to the bar for happy hour with friends, you carefully consider the draft, can, and bottle lists. You often order something you’ve never tasted, just to see what it’s like. You might have gotten into the habit of filling a growler at a brewery every weekend, or stopping […]

Where to Drink Beer Outside in D.C.

Beer gardens have been popping up even faster than small-plates spots over the past year. But it’s not all brats and hefeweizens—although there are plenty of those, too. Outdoor drinking hubs are offering a wide range of beers, including some made on the premises, and eats that range from pig heads to calamari. (And in […]

Try 50 Holiday Beers at ChurchKey Tonight

Before you don that ugly reindeer sweater and start getting "All I Want For Christmas is You" stuck in your head, here's an even better way to get in the holiday spirit: beer. Tonight from 4 to 9 p.m., ChurchKey will offer more than 50 Christmas and winter drafts and casks. The tap takeover will include some […]

Wine Drinkers Welcome at The Arsenal at Bluejacket, Opening Today

Putting together the wine list at a brewery might seem like a futile task. After all, who orders a glass of chardonnay when there are more than 20 craft beers made onsite? But The Arsenal at Bluejacket, opening today, anticipates the answer is somebody. And so while all the buzz around the Navy Yard brewery […]

Brew Hub: New Brewery Bluejacket Is a Laboratory for Food-Centric Beers

The folks behind Bluejacket want to make one thing clear: It’s not a brewpub. Beer Director Greg Engert and Head Brewer Megan Parisi are adamant about distinguishing the soon-to-open brewery from the adjoining restaurant, both housed in a high-ceilinged factory in Navy Yard once used to make boilers for ships. Brewpubs, Engert says, have long […]

Belgian Restaurant Week Is Here

D.C.’s fourth annual Belgian Restaurant Week is upon us. Through Sunday, eight participating restaurants—B Too, Belga Cafe, Brasserie Beck, Et Voila!, Granville Moore’s, Locolat Cafe, Mussel Bar & Grille, and Le Pain Quotidien—will offer $20 prix fixe lunches and $35 dinners. In addition, look out for hop-tail, waffle, mussel, and beer specials each day. Today, […]

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