Posts Tagged ‘cicerone’

Brookland’s Menomalé Opens with Neapolitan-Style Pizza and Craft Beer

It's the biggest pizza oven on the East Coast, or at least that is Menomalé's claim. Weighing in at just over 5,500 pounds, the new Brookland eatery's custom-built oven from Naples, Italy, is made from a salt-based stone used for the texture and flavor it adds to the crust. The torcher burns wood, not gas, and […]

Now Holding Glasses And Classes: ChurchKey’s Greg Engert Launches New Beer Academy

He might not think much of official cicerone certification programs, at least not as the only path to sudsy perspicacity, but that doesn't mean that ChurchKey beer director Greg Engert is opposed to a proper malt and hops education.  Next month, Engert is launching a year-long series of Saturday afternoon tutorials called "The Beer Academy" […]

Why So Serious, Cicerone? Meet D.C.’s Newly Certified Beer Buffs

In this week's beer-themed issue of Washington City Paper, Y&H special malt and hops correspondent Tammy Tuck interviews the District's first officially certified cicerones—that is, the craft beer scene's answer to sommeliers of the wine world. We sent Y&H contributor Stephanie Meyer out with a flip cam to find out more about what these two […]

This Week: Rare Casks at the Big Hunt & ChurchKey, Beer Dinners All Over

It's another fantastic week for enjoying beer in the District, with two rare cask nights and more beer dinners than you can shake a tallboy at. Read on for some tantalizing details, or click on an event in the D.C. Beer Events Calendar above. On Monday the Big Hunt in Dupont Circle will have a cask […]

What’s in a Name? Of Beer Directors, Sommeliers, and Cicerones

Editor's Note: With Tim Carman away on vacation, Young & Hungry invited Greg Engert, the beer director for the Neighborhood Restaurant Group, which includes ChurchKey and Birch & Barley, to blog in his absence. An interesting story: A friend of mine was shopping in a beer store in Minnesota recently, and sought the assistance of […]

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