Posts Tagged ‘Dan Kopman’

Thirsty? Take Your Pick of Tonight’s Many Beer Bashes

You'd think for as long as I've kept my public beer calendar, local bars would try to coordinate a little better by now. But a night like tonight, with a uniquely high number of beer events, is only a problem for people like me—those so bonkers for beer that they seriously consider bellying up to […]

This Week: Van Honsebrouck Dinner at Belga Café, Schlafly Founder at Paradiso Old Town

Here it is–the week in beer. Rrad on for some brief notes and my picks or click on any event in the D.C. Beer Events Calendar above for the more details. PICK OF THE WEEK: Kasteel Bruin from Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck in Belgium is one of the beers that turned me on to beer. I had never […]

House In Session Ale: Changing the Law One Beer at a Time

Last month the beer directors of Pizzeria Paradiso, Meridian Pint, and ChurchKey traveled to Schlafly Beer in St. Louis to brew a special ale for D.C. drinkers to enjoy this spring. The result was the House In Session Ale, a low-alcohol "session" brew. In part one of the story, I describe how the project came about and […]

Local Bars Bring Spirit of St. Louis to D.C. with Schlafly House In Session Ale

The public has been screaming for session ales. Low alcohol, easy drinking beers are a much needed antidote to the many palate-shaking extreme brews flooding the craft beer market. Starting Monday D.C. will have one: a collaboration beer brewed at the Schlafly Tap Room in St. Louis by the District's own Greg Jasgur, overseer of the […]

This Week: Bell’s Hopslam at ChurchKey, Brooklyn Tasting at Ella’s, Schlafly Tours Virginia & Chris O’Brien Tutoring Session

January is turning out to be a great month for beer. Don't believe me? Look ahead in the D.C. Beer Events Calendar. Here's what's on tap this week. In addition to a lot of new gym memberships and diet plans starting up, the beginning of each year means it's time for Bell's Hopslam. This honeyed Double IPA has […]

This Week: Smuttynose at ChurchKey, Schlafly at Brasserie Beck, Christmas Ale & Cookies at Black Squirrel & Beer Connoisseur at Mad Fox

Just what you need to pull you out of that post-Thanksgiving tryptophan stupor: beer. Read on for when and where to find some good ones this week, including a chance to be the first to taste beers from D.C.'s new local breweries. For more details on any event, click on it in our D.C. Beer Events […]

D.C. Beer Week Picks for Thursday

We know you've been watching the clock all day, waiting for The Lagerheads to guide you to a top D.C. Beer Week destination. Tonight's become the busiest billing of the week, with fourteen scheduled opportunities to champion craft beer. Easy to be overwhelmed, we know, so here are our picks and a complete list after […]

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: The Bruery at Galaxy Hut, Schlafly Launch at ChurchKey, Beerspotter Dinner at Granville Moore’s & Beer vs. Wine at National Geographic

It seems like the calm before the storm with only a handful of beer events in the next few weeks before the madness of American Craft Beer Week (May 17 to 23) and SAVOR starts up. There may only be a few events, but they are big ones. First up, all week there is a […]

Schlafly Beer Lands in D.C. Monday at ChurchKey

Craft beer fans love David and Goliath stories. We rally behind our favorite small independent breweries as they battle against the big beer bullies. Anat Baron's documentary Beer Wars and last year's Vermonster vs. Monster debacle illustrate this age-old tale. Another such underdog story is that of Saint Louis Brewery / Schlafly. From co-founder Tom […]