Posts Tagged ‘Dave Alexander’

Bier Baron Beefs Up the Old Brick: 700 Fewer Listings, But Some Actually In Stock

Years ago, the Brickskeller was the only game in town for true brew enthusiasts, a place you'd proudly bring out-of-town guests to prove D.C. had some beer cred. In its later years, as the craft beer scene exploded across the District, the competition opened up the playing field and the "Brick" lost some of its […]

“Bier Baron,” Brickskeller Replacement, Opens Wednesday

The Tavern Formerly Known as Brickskeller has both a name and opening date: Bier Baron, the successor to Washington's most storied beer bar, will open for service Wednesday, Dec. 29 at 6 p.m. On that night, the walls will be decked with the same antique cans, and the kitchen will pump out the same pretzels and […]

Quick Feeding: Dave Alexander Speaks, American Ice Is Open

Brickskeller's Dave Alexander speaks a bit about the sale of his bar, but also says: “My high-priced lawyers are telling me to shut up." There are some details emerging about the new restaurant, including a beer list that will be pared down to 500 and have an accurate listing! "If we run out, we'll grab […]

Tap Lessons: Advice for the Brickskeller’s New Owners

Last week, about 20 drinkers who once considered the Brickskeller home—either because they had worked at the bar or because they practically lived there—dropped by the subterranean saloon for one last taste. They had heard rumblings that the Dupont Circle institution, the place that pioneered the craft beer movement in D.C., had been sold. More […]

Last Week’s Greatest Hits on Young & Hungry

If you haven't noticed already, we at Y&H Central decided it would be a good idea to stop confusing readers. We will no longer have separate spots on the website for the Young & Hungry blog and the Young & Hungry column. From now on, you'll find everything you want under this banner. For some […]

Dave and Diane Alexander in Negotiations to Sell the Brickskeller

The Brickskeller has been in Diane Alexander's family since her parents and grandparents founded it in 1957. It has also been a pioneer in the local craft beer movement, thanks to Alexander's husband, Dave, who has served up small-batch, hand-crafted brews since back in the '70s when most folks were still sucking down that commercial […]

2009: Looking Back at a Growing Beer City Part 1

As one year ends and another begins, the Lagerheads are taking a moment to glance back at the year in beer and reflect. First up, a look at the local front,  in two tomes. Below we give you five of the most influential local happenings in the beer scene in 2009 and what they mean […]

Early Warning: Weeping Radish Event at the Brickskeller

We're coming up on an annual rite of passage for beer drinkers. Yep, Oktoberfest is almost here. Break out your lederhosen and your funny feather hat. Almost a dozen events, large and small, will be happening within driving distance of DC in the coming weeks. (Check here later for updates on those.) But at least one […]

DC Boasts Two New Belgian Beer Knights

This Friday in Brussels, at an enthronement ceremony that will kick off a weekend-long celebration of Belgian beer, two of our local heroes will have the honor of being knighted by the Chevalerie du Fourquet des Brasseurs, or Knighthood of the Brewers' Mashstaff. Thor Cheston, formerly at Birreria Paradiso and now general manager at Brasserie Beck, […]