Posts Tagged ‘local beer’

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, […]

3 Stars Brewing Company Begins Production for August Launch

Last week, 3 Stars Brewing Company's Mike McGarvey and Dave Coleman began brewing beer that will soon be in bars and restaurants across the city. Having obtained its final permits earlier this month, 3 Stars is the latest in a wave of sudsy start-ups in the area, and the third production brewery to open inside the District after DC […]

3 Stars to Open D.C.’s First Home Brew Shop

The District's budding local craft beer scene has been full of firsts over the past year. Here's another one: 3 Stars Brewing Company, a production brewery set to open in Takoma in early June, will house the District's first home brew supply store. Co-founders Mike McGarvey and Dave Coleman announced today that the brewery's on-site tasting […]

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 […]

Franklins Celebrates 10 Years of Sandwiches, Suds & Other Stuff

Franklins Restaurant, Brewery and General Store is one of the best kept secrets in local beer. This Sunday, the Hyattsville brewpub is celebrating their tenth anniversary. If you've never been, it's a good time to try the place out. If you have been, you know it's worth the trek into Maryland for one of the joint's […]

New Year’s Fermentation: Expect a Fully Operational 3 Stars Brewery (Finally!) In 2012

D.C.-based 3 Stars Brewing Company has been cranking out all sorts of suds this year, including a rye-based pale ale called B.W. Rye and a light, spicy farmhouse ale dubbed Syndicate Saison. None of these libations, however, were actually brewed in the District. The local company has been collaborating with breweries in Baltimore, Delaware and […]

Chocolate City Beer Open for Growler Fills

If DC Brau and D'Vines have whetted your appetite for fresh beer in the District, you'll be pleased to know that Chocolate City Beer is also pouring its brew to-go. The small Brookland brewery is now open for growler fills every Saturday from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. This week, Chocolate City is pouring its malty […]

Inside Port City: Alexandria Brewery Debuts New Holiday Ale, Shows Off Its ‘Hop Cannon’

"Everyone else goes dark, we went light," Bill Butcher, owner of Port City Brewing, explained of his new seasonal brew, Tidings Ale, during a tour of the brewery in Alexandria on Tuesday. Instead of concocting a Christmas ale buried in cloves and ginger and cinnamon, head brewer Jonathan Reeves sourced area ingredients for a Belgian style blond ale. […]

Which Local Beer Goes Best With Dark Meat?

Irrepressible ChurchKey beer director Greg Engert has a slew of ideas for beer and turkey pairings this Thanksgiving. Naturally. Washingtonian has his picks divided into white and dark meat pairings but all the suggestions are regional brews from Virginia, Maryland and D.C. To keep it simple, stick to District-made suds. That means DC Brau—The Citizen […]

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