Posts Tagged ‘CommonWealth’

Commonwealth To Dissolve This Weekend

It is your last chance to dine on Scotch eggs or bangers and mash while gushing down pints of British ales and American craft beer at Commonwealth Gastropub in Columbia Heights. The doors of the London-style "farm-to-table" pub, which first opened in August 2008, will be closed for good after Sunday. As reported by The Washington Post […]

This Week: European Brews at Wisdom, Pursuers of Hops at the Brick & Great Lakes Dinner at Commonwealth

Once again we bring you the week in organized beer fun. Read on for our picks but for details on any event click on it in our D.C. Beer Events Calendar above.

Last Call for Summer: A Short Guide on Where to Enjoy the Fruits of a Dying Season

The fruits of summer at the Mt. Pleasant Farmers Market While not-so-delicately sipping pea soup, topped with an aggressive layer of Parmesan foam, I knew it was over. With the arrival of fall equinox, J&G Steakhouse will soon rid its menu of any traces of warm weather, like this terrific soup and the watermelon salad. I started to […]

Wednesday’s Beerspotter Picks for D.C. Beer Week

Readers have been quick to point out that not all Beer Week events are created equal. While draft rarities and discount specials are always welcome, a $5 pint hardly constitutes a special night unto itself, even if D.C. drink prices often approach Ticketmaster-level robbery. The best things in life are free, so start with some […]

D.C. Beer Week Starts Friday: What’s In Store?

Early this month we posted a sneak peek at D.C. Beer Week, a celebration that will feature craft beer focused events and specials at bars and restaurants starting this Friday, August 20, and running through Saturday, August 28. There are already over 40 special events planned for the second annual city-wide craft beer festival. Your […]

A Pint of Their Own: Beer Events for the Ladies SAVOR Weekend

Interest in craft beer grows each year. Everyday more people experience that "eureeka moment," discover how flavorful beer can be, and are hooked for life. Although a higher percentage of those people are men, the ranks of women becoming interested in beer and brewing is steadily growing. In November we wrote about notable women in the […]

SAVOR Mania: The Master List

It's that time of year again. SAVOR is coming to town and with the national craft beer and food pairing event comes a week-long beer party for D.C. Tickets sold out in record time this year, but thanks to the local bars, restaurants, and distributors who take advantage of so many talented brewers being in […]

This Week: Hopslam Cask at ChurchKey, Holy Moses at Black Squirrel, New York Dinner at Granville Moore’s & Flying Dog Casks Galore

This week is National Cask Ale Week in the U.K., and real ale fans all over the colonies are celebrating by drinking hand-pumped beer. If you are looking for an authentic experience (but have no plans to jump the pond) we suggest heading to Pratt Street Ale House in Baltimore. They will be pouring $5 […]

Oliver Breweries Bring Us English-Style Beer, Finally

The top beer wish on my wish list has been fulfilled, and D.C. now has a strong cask ale presence — strong enough that we honored the trend in the new Best of D.C. issue, out today. So what's next on the wish list? D.C. might have the best beer availability of any city in […]

This Week: Mikkeller at ChurchKey, Stoudts at Birreria, Oliver at Commonwealth, Heavy Seas at Elephant & Castle and Chris O’Brien at the Chophouse

This week is a busy one when it comes to beer. Tonight ChurchKey will have all 10 Mikkeller Single Hop IPAs on draft. If you are interested in learning more about what different types of hops smell and taste like, this is a good opportunity to get geeky. Also tonight is Birreria Paradiso's monthly beer dinner, […]

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