Posts Tagged ‘Craft Beer’

Which Local Breweries Won Top Awards at the Great American Beer Festival?

It was a pretty good year for Washington area breweries at the 2013 Great American Beer Festival, the biggest competition of its kind. The annual commercial brewing contest and tasting event, sponsored by the Brewers Association, was held in Denver this weekend. Out of nearly 5,000 entries from 745 American breweries, 252 medals were awarded in 84 […]

Where to Drink During the Craft Brewers Conference This Week

The annual Craft Brewers Conference arrives in D.C. this week. More than 6,000 beer professionals from around the world are expected to attend, and many are bringing their beer with them. Gird your liver! Washington's plethora of craft beer-minded bars and restaurants have put together a whopper of a week to celebrate the first time the […]

Right Proper Brewpub Seals Deal on Shaw Location

The anticipated brewpub from partners Thor Cheston of Brasserie Beck and Pizzeria Paradiso fame and John Snedden from Rocklands Barbeque and Grilling Company has settled on a space in Shaw. Right Proper will be located at 624 T St. NW, next to the Howard Theatre. The causal neighborhood restaurant and brewery will focus on fresh, inexpensive […]

The North Carolina Beer We’ve Been Waiting for Is Here

Mother Earth Brewing first caught my attention this June at food and craft beer fest Savor with its Double Wit Blackberry. Ever since then, I've hoped the green-focused North Carolina brewery would officially send its suds to the District. That day has finally arrived. Starting this week, local watering holes are pouring Mother Earth's arsenal of top-notch […]

A Brew for Boobs

Just when you thought there couldn't possibly be anything left to turn pink this month, four local brewers are raising money for cancer research by creating—yep—pink beer. Lost Rhino Brewing Company in Ashburn, Va., is collaborating with Hardywood Park Craft Brewery in Richmond, Va., Vintage 50 in Leesburg, Va., and D.C.'s forthcoming Bluejacket brewery to release a special […]

Local Breweries Win Big at the Great American Beer Festival

The Great American Beer Festival, the Oscars of the beer world, went down in Denver over the weekend, and local breweries took home some top awards. The annual beer competition and tasting event, organized by the Brewers Association, featured 4,338 beers from 666 breweries across the country. Judges awarded 254 medals in 84 categories, and 15 of those […]

Snallygaster Brings Rare Fall Beers to Yards Park

Get ready for the mother of all fall beer fests. Neighborhood Restaurant Group is trading its annual Rustico Oktoberfest celebration for a monstrous rare beer event at Yards Park near the site of its forthcoming brewery Bluejacket. Snallygaster, named after a fabled dragon-like creature said to haunt the Blue Ridge Mountains, will swoop down on D.C. with food, entertainment, […]

Oktoberfests & More: Where to Find Fall Beers This Weekend

It doesn't feel like it outside yet, but fall is here. That means fall beer is here, too. With temperatures still in the 70s and 80s, what better way is there to cool off than by drinking a nice, malty festbier like the throngs in Munich or a fresh harvest ale brewed with hops straight […]

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 […]

Young & Hungry’s Guide to D.C. Beer Week

Stock up on water and aspirin! Now in its fourth year, D.C. Beer Week kicks off this Sunday with more than 100 events throughout the District and northern Virginia. The highlights below, by type of event, are my suggestions for the best ways to wreck your liver next week. A complete daily list of beer dinners, small dish pairings, […]

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