Posts Tagged ‘Greg Engert’

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, […]

Birch & Barley Chef Forages Ingredients for Bluejacket Beer Series

How have Megan Parisi and Greg Engert, the duo behind forthcoming brewery Bluejacket, spent their time preparing for the Neighborhood Restaurant Group's newest venture? We'll have the chance to find out this week. At 6 p.m. on Wednesday, ChurchKey will unveil Bluejacket's first five collaboration beers on draft, including one from its "Sidewalk Series" brewed with locally foraged […]

Birch & Barley Crew’s Uncensored Night on the Town

What do chefs do when they're not getting other people to eat and drink? Eat and drink, of course. Birch & Barley chef Kyle Bailey, pastry chef (and Bailey's wife) Tiffany MacIsaac, and beer director Greg Engert are featured hitting the town on their night off in the chef-focused video series called Munchies on Vice.com. […]

Bluejacket Brewery’s Movie Snack-Themed Beer is Finally Here

By 6 p.m. last night, the crowds at ChurchKey were three deep at the bar as people anxiously waited for Neighborhood Restaurant Group's forthcoming Bluejacket brewery to debut its first collaboration beer. It was supposed to have arrived hours or days earlier. Luckily, the wait was worth it. Although there were dozens of rare beers to […]

Today’s Hops Stories: The Latest News On Local Brews

Nearly a dozen breweries are now operating or planning to open in the D.C. metro area. Let's catch up on what's going on with each one. On the production brewery front, DC Brau, which you named D.C.'s best local brewery in our 2012 readers poll, celebrated its first anniversary (has it been a year already?) and six-packs […]

What To Eat Tonight: Charity Grub & Suds at Birch & Barley

Talk about a tasty pairing. The gustatory stylings of Rammy Award-winning "Rising Culinary Star of the Year" chef Kyle Bailey and sudsy selections of James Beard Award-nominated "Outstanding Wine & Spirits Professional" Greg Engert make for a considerable one-two punch on any given night of the week. But, this particular evening, Birch & Barley's dynamic […]

James Beard Loves D.C.: Local Semifinalists For Foodie Oscars Announced

The esteemed James Beard Foundation today announced a bevy of semifinalists for its coveted chef and restaurant awards and the D.C.-area food scene is well represented. Eater DC has a comprehensive breakdown. Among the noms: Fiola and Little Serow each get a nod in the "Best New Restaurant" category. Palena's Frank Ruta is in the […]

The Lowdown On Hopslam: Searching D.C. For This Rare IPA? Good Luck!

The annual release of Hopslam, the super-rare and coveted Imperial IPA from Michigan's Bell's Brewery that often has retailers jacking up their price guns, is upon us again. And, yes, at some outlets, it's already too late to buy some. Connecticut Avenue Wine & Liquors got six cases in on Monday and sold them out […]

What To Eat (And Drink) Today: Genever-Paired Grub at Belga Cafe, Wines Galore at 2100 Prime

Tonight, the newly rebranded 2100 Prime (ex-Jockey Club) caters a splashy—and I mean, splashy!—opening reception for the Capital Wine Festival at the Fairfax Hotel. Sip on samples from two Virginia wineries, Leesburg's Tarara Vineyards and Middleburg's Boxwood Vineyards, and some 45 others. Admission is $65 per person, with buffet fare included. Across town, Belga Cafe […]

ChurchKey Crew’s Waterfront Brewery Aims For Late 2012 Opening

In his weekly beer chat with WTOP, ChurchKey suds expert Greg Engert dishes up a few details about the new "boutique brewery" and restaurant that operator Neighborhood Restaurant Group is planning for the Southeast D.C. waterfront near Nationals Park. The project has already broken ground and Engert tells WTOP, "Hopefully, that'll be coming out—hopefully, keeping […]

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