Posts Tagged ‘Bier Baron’

Last Night’s Leftovers: Year of the Dragon Edition

Happy Chinese New Year! Some tasty places to celebrate: Zentan, Toki Underground and The Source by Wolfgang Puck. [We Love DC] Hungry for Chinese peasant food the way they used to make it? You know, during the rule of Mao Zedong? There's a book for that. [NPR] Iconoclastic Alamo Drafthouse aims to open in the […]

You Like Beer: Read It, Eat It, Come Talk About It

Today, City Paper releases its annual beer issue. Be sure to pick one up at your neighborhood news box. Inside you'll find all sorts of brew-heavy content. The Lagerheads' Tammy Tuck reports on a watershed moment for D.C.'s craft beer scene—the certification of the city's first bona fide cicerones. They're sort of like sommeliers. For […]

State of the Brewnion: What Would You Ask D.C.’s Craft Beer Movers & Shakers?

This Thursday, join me and several D.C. craft beer insiders and enthusiasts at the Bier Baron to discuss the "State of the Brewnion." The conversation will cover the D.C. area's rapidly advancing craft beer culture—everything from the growing popularity of home brewing and expanding beer menus at local bars and stores to what District beer enthusiasts can look […]

A Beer Flows From Brooklyn: Your Guide to Sixpoint Brewing Company’s D.C. Launch Week

Early last month, I tantalized your taste buds with tales of Sixpoint Brewing Company's imminent arrival in D.C.  The time has finally come. The Brooklyn-based brewery will be bringing their beer into the District starting this week, and it's entering D.C. with a series of launch parties across the city. The outfit bringing Sixpoint to […]

D.C. Beer Week, Day By Day: Lagerheads’ Picks for Thursday

It's already Thursday of D.C. Beer Week. Depending on how much fun you have already had, you may need to give your liver a break. If the two of you are ready to go out there again tonight, below are my suggestions. Be sure to check out the evening's full calendar after the jump.

Bier Baron Beefs Up the Old Brick: 700 Fewer Listings, But Some Actually In Stock

Years ago, the Brickskeller was the only game in town for true brew enthusiasts, a place you'd proudly bring out-of-town guests to prove D.C. had some beer cred. In its later years, as the craft beer scene exploded across the District, the competition opened up the playing field and the "Brick" lost some of its […]

This Week: Cherry Blossom Dinner at Granville Moore’s, Belgian Tasting at Bier Baron & Firestone Walker Hits D.C.

It's a big week in beer with plenty to do, from pairing dinners and meet-the-brewer events to beer seminars and regular old draft nights. You can even volunteer for Earth Day in the name of beer this week. Check out my notes below for more info or click on any event in the D.C. Beer Events […]

Dodging the Draft: Outtakes

I drank diligently in the course of researching this week's Young & Hungry column about the art of restaurant beer bottle and can lists. But I also put my glass down occasionally to talk to the people crafting these menus. Here's a few of the best quotes that didn't make the story. ChurchKey's beer director, […]

Dodging the Draft: Sometimes a Restaurant’s Best Beers Are in Bottles and Cans

For three generations, the Martinez family has farmed hard-bean coffee at Finca Vista Hermosa, in the northwestern highlands of Huehuetenango, Guatemala. A portion of the harvest the family sends to Minneapolis, where Coffee & Tea Limited roasts and sells it, shipping a fraction of the beans 10 miles down the road to Brooklyn Center, Minn., […]

“Bier Baron,” Brickskeller Replacement, Opens Wednesday

The Tavern Formerly Known as Brickskeller has both a name and opening date: Bier Baron, the successor to Washington's most storied beer bar, will open for service Wednesday, Dec. 29 at 6 p.m. On that night, the walls will be decked with the same antique cans, and the kitchen will pump out the same pretzels and […]

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