Posts Tagged ‘Brian Strumke’

Brew In Town: Stillwater Classique Postmodern Beer

Where in Town: Scion, 2100 P St. NW Price: $10/13 oz. Nomad With a Plan Brian Strumke launched Stillwater Artisanal Ales three years ago as a “gypsy brewer,” borrowing production space throughout Europe and the United States instead of building his own facility. Unfettered by particular local or regional traditions, Stillwater’s philosophy is what Strumke […]

Brew In Town: Stillwater Beer Table Table Beer

Stillwater Beer Table Table Beer Where In Town: Connecticut Avenue Wine & Liquor, 1529 Connecticut Ave. NW Price: $11.99/22 ounces The Champagne of Beers This New Year’s Eve, I reached for a beer equivalent of bubbly, a bottle that has become one of my go-to ales for special occasions. Too expensive for everyday drinking but so […]

This Week in Beer: DC Brau Launch, Flying Dog Exclusive, Brew Cruise and More

It's another big week for craft beer fans in D.C. There is plenty to do from fancy multi-course pairing dinners to casual pay-as-you-drink draft nights and even a beer cruise on the Potomac. Read on for my picks or click on any event in the D.C. Beer Events Calendar above for more details. My pick of […]

This Week: Stillwater & Mikkeller Collaboration Casks at ChurchKey & Rustico, Session Beers at RFD and Jolly Pumpkin at Room 11

It's a quiet week  for beer events, as we let the dust of New Year's revelry settle before taking on the New Year in beer. A few events will likely pop up as the week progresses, so check back (or just subscribe already) to see updates on the D.C. Beer Events Calendar. Tonight, take the Beerspotter's […]

Birch & Barley Creates Anniversary Beer with Stillwater Artisanal Ales

This time last year the D.C. beer community was abuzz with the long awaited opening of Birch & Barley / ChurchKey. Since then the Logan Circle hot spot has become a local and national trailblazer in what can be done with beer and food. How are they celebrating their first birthday? How else – by brewing […]

This Week: Two Nights of Rare Brew at ChurchKey, TweetUp at The Black Squirrel

  You may have expected it to be a quiet few days after last week's D.C. Beer Week mania. Not so! Those of you in the "hair of the dog" camp will be thrilled to see the beer events lined up this week. Our descriptions are below, but for details on any event click on […]

This Week: Beer & Cheese Seminar at Birch & Barley, Southampton Dinner at Commonwealth

Weekend over too soon once again? Chase that case of the Mondays away with a look ahead at the week in beer. It's a good one. Brief descriptions below, but click on any event in the calendar above for more details. Monday you can learn about beer and cheese pairings by local guru Greg Engert […]

Stillwater’s ‘Lab Lambic’ Brings Sour Beer Stateside

When I interviewed Stillwater brewmaster Brian Strumke last week, we talked mostly about philosophy, food, and his reinvention of the saison style. Not once did he indicate that, given the time and space, he could produce sour beers that would rival Belgium's most rarefied beers. The beer was Red 33, a bracingly sour prototype he […]

Beerspotter’s Interview With Stillwater Artisanal Ales’ Brian Strumke

Stillwater Artisanal Ales is less than six months old, but their signature Stateside Saison, a fresh take on farmhouse ale with American and New Zealand hops, has found a following in D.C. Founder Brian Strumke, a Baltimore homebrewer turned pro, released his first offering in February, and since then has collaborated on brews with Oliver […]

Stillwater Artisanal Ales Hit Home

In the past week Stillwater Artisanal Ales, a gypsy brewing project headed by Baltimore brewer Brian Strumke and Brooklyn importer Brian Ewing, has hit D.C. in a big way with their flagship beer and first collaboration. Strumke, a former techno DJ from Baltimore and Ewing, owner of 12 Percent Imports in Brooklyn decided to enter the world […]