Posts Tagged ‘Chocolate City Beer’

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 […]

Beer Today, Gone Tomorrow: The Local Brews You Should Drink During Beer Week

Local breweries have been working to create special releases for this year’s D.C. Beer Week. The innovative brews here show an impressive range of what Washington’s zymurgists have to offer—from low-alcohol near-beers to highly rare and heady big brews, and even some recipes recreated from the early 19th century. These are the most interesting ones […]

Brew In Town: Chocolate City Mister Mayor Imperial Stout

Chocolate City Mister Mayor Imperial Stout Where in Town: Chocolate City Beer, 2801 8th St. NE Price: $12/22 ounces A Brew Direction Chocolate City Beer, which opened in August 2011 in Brookland, is the smallest District-based brewery. Its four employees share all responsibilities, even delivering beer. When founding brewer Ben Matz left Chocolate City this […]

Ready and Labeled

The Beer Issue Lager Rhythms How a Homebrewer Resurrected a Classic D.C. Lager Ale Together Now The Brewer Collaborations You'll Want to Try During DC Beer Week License to Swill D.C.’s Booze Laws Allow a Way Around the Middleman. Guess Who Isn’t Happy? Cask and Tell The Barrel-Aged Revolution How to Spend DC Beer Week […]

Chocolate City’s Mister Mayor Beer Not Meant to Be Controversial

Chocolate City Beer is releasing a limited edition barrel-aged imperial stout with marionberries called Mister Mayor. The beer even has a tagline: "Beer for Life." This is not the first time a local brewery has nodded to "Mayor for Life" Marion Barry. Last May, Flying Dog Brewery created a poster for its UnderDog Atlantic Lager […]

Chocolate City Turns One. What’s Planned For Year Two?

A year ago, Chocolate City Beer started pumping craft brews out of its tiny Brookland facility and into bars and restaurants across the District. Tonight the do-it-yourself crew behind the brewery will be drinking and dancing the night away at an anniversary party at Penn Social. The celebration promises to be worthy of such a milestone. The new […]

Know Your D.C. Breweries

Up until last year, D.C. hadn’t seen a production brewery in nearly 60 years. Now, we’ve got three. Here’s what you need to know to pass muster with your beer snob friends. DC Brau Launched: April 2011 Founders: Brandon Skall and Jeff Hancock Availability: about 300 bars, restaurants, and retailers Signature beers: The Public: American-style […]

Today’s Hops Stories: The Latest News On Local Brews

Nearly a dozen breweries are now operating or planning to open in the D.C. metro area. Let's catch up on what's going on with each one. On the production brewery front, DC Brau, which you named D.C.'s best local brewery in our 2012 readers poll, celebrated its first anniversary (has it been a year already?) and six-packs […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Garden & Gun Edition

Cedric Maupillier's Mintwood Place opens Jan. 29 in Adams Morgan. Here's a sneak peek at the menu and check out the tagliatelle bolognese pictured above. [Eater DC] Cookie-themed café Uncle Chip's has opened in Truxton Circle [Prince of Petworth] Oh, truck it: The guys behind nightspots Ultrabar, Lima, and Barcode are launching two new food […]

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