Posts Tagged ‘Beerspotter’

Tonight at Jack Rose, D.C. Mixologists Compete for Best Rickey 2011

It's been a banner summer for the Rickey. After finally earning the official distinction as D.C.'s native cocktail with much fanfare in July, the local libation is the subject of some intense competition on Monday night, as area mixologists unveil their most creative takes on the drink in pursuit of "Best Rickey 2011" honors. Finalists […]

The Beer Issue: What Others Are Saying

If the Washington City Paper's debut Beer Issue accomplished anything, it got people talking. And bitching. And praising. And wondering what planet we live on.  Below are a handful of the many comments found on Twitter, the DC-Beer listserv, blogs, and elsewhere. On the Beer Issue in general: @jacobsberg: "b/w the @wcp #beer issue and […]

Take Serious Eats’ Beer Quiz

OK, Y&H Nation: Given the double blast of beer sophistication on this blog, I fully expect you to ace this suds quiz over on Serious Eats. (Registration required.) I took the quiz myself and...well, find out my score after the jump.

This Week: The Bruery at Galaxy Hut, Schlafly Launch at ChurchKey, Beerspotter Dinner at Granville Moore’s & Beer vs. Wine at National Geographic

It seems like the calm before the storm with only a handful of beer events in the next few weeks before the madness of American Craft Beer Week (May 17 to 23) and SAVOR starts up. There may only be a few events, but they are big ones. First up, all week there is a […]

Drinking Music: What’s on Your Playlist?

Beer and music are an obvious yet overlooked combination. Y&H readers may remember the Beerspotter's listening party on NPR last summer. Brewers like James Watt and Martin Dickie of the Scottish brewery BrewDog hold beer and music pairing events and listen to specific albums every time they brew (and no, it's not all punk though […]

This Week: Great Lakes at Birreria, Dogfish Head at American Flatbread, Beer & BBQ at the Big Hunt, North Carolina Invasion at Black Squirrel & National Homebrew Day

Another week, another workout for your liver. At least, that's what we Lagerheads say. Monday the pros at Birreria Paradiso in Georgetown are partnering with Great Lakes Brewing Company for their monthly beer dinner. The menu looks particularly off the hook this month, and the event also serves as the D.C. premiere of Lake Erie Monster, […]

This Week: Troegs at Birreria, Birthday Barleywines, Big Beers at the Brick & Our Beloved Beerspotter at Black Squirrel

That's a lot of B's, but B is for beer and this is a good week to go out and enjoy some, especially if you like the big (meaning strong) ones. Tonight Birreria Paradiso in Georgetown will feature Troegs Brewing Company at their monthly beer dinner. Both seatings are likely to be sold out, but you can always […]

Taste Test: Bell’s Hopslam

This week's taste test was Bell's Hopslam a hot topic on Twitter when the limited seasonal double IPA hit stores last month. So now that the dust has settled, what did everyone think? @BrianDau noted the same overwhelming fruity aromas I did: @BrianDau: Hopslam: Even my sorry excuse for a nose can pick up the […]

Be the Beerspotter!

No, I'm not retiring from my post as "that lucky bastard who gets paid to drink beer." Please. But all the beer tips I get from you folks on Twitter got me thinking: How do these beers taste? What do you think about them? So get on that bright blue time-waster and let me know […]

2009: Looking Back at a Growing Beer City Part 2

Yesterday the Lagerheads brought you what we consider five of the most influential local beer happenings of 2009. Today we offer Chapter Two: five more events and trends that show DC's growth as a beer city. Flying Dog, Our (Close to) Local Production Brewery, Makes Us Proud – Shall we call it the Year of […]

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