Posts Tagged ‘Ommegang’

This Week: Stillwater at Birch & Barley, Ommegang Barfood at Granville Moore’s, Summer White Ales at Belga Café & Great Lakes Oktoberfest at Black Squirrel

This week is a good one for D.C. beer and food lovers. Monday night Birch & Barley is holding their monthly beer dinner, this time with Brian Strumke, the Gypsy brewer behind Baltimore-based Stillwater Artisanal Ales. The menu includes seven hand-crafted beers and five masterfully-prepared courses from the B&B team. (They know what they're doing […]

Crash the Brewers’ Party Tonight at Birreria Paradiso

The night before SAVOR has traditionally (three years' worth anyway) had two big events in D.C. The Lupulin Reunulin at RFD, which is hosted at the Brickskeller this year and called ReunuLess in honor of the absence of several key Lupulin competitors, is as formal as a beer panel and tasting/roast can be with brewers like […]

SAVOR Week Event Guide for Wednesday

SAVOR madness begins in earnest tonight with several local beer events. As usual, we're here to help you make an informed choice about where to begin your drunken stumble home. The list below includes the Lagerheads (LH) and Beerspotter (BS) picks, as well as our advice about why or why not to go. For the […]

Ommegang Collaboration Beer Is Good News for Puckerheads

Brewery Ommegang made a splash last year with Ommegang Rouge, an uber-sour collaboration beer with Belgium's Bockor. Now, Ommegang has announced that their next collaboration will come out in July, and has a pretty label and a name: Ommegang Zuur. In December I reported that the collaboration would be with Liefmans, the famed standard-bearer for […]

2009: The Year Sour Beer Came to Town

One of the most exciting developments in beer this year is that sour beers, once neglected like documentaries in a Blockbuster, started popping up at beer bars everywhere — on tap. In my beer-nerd training days, drinking my first sour beer was a big step that took years to lead up to, in part because […]

Drink Your Way Across DC this Wednesday

We are not sure how this keeps happening, but it seems like every month has one night jam-packed with beer events, leaving the rest of the calendar high and dry. That saturated night for December is this Wednesday, with beer events at Dr. Granville Moore's, The Reef, The Red and The Black, The Brickskeller, as […]

Belgian Styles: Putting Rumors to Rest

You'd be hard pressed to go into a DC bar and not find at least one Belgian beer, or Belgian-influenced beer, available. In establishments with, shall we say, less than robust selections this usually means Stella, Blue Moon, or Leinie's Sunset Wheat, but DC Beer Week has had a lot of really great Belgian beer […]

Early Warning: Brew at the Zoo

Like beer? How about animals? Yes? Well, you're in luck. The annual "Brew at the Zoo" event at the National Zoo is scheduled for Thursday, August 20. Sponsored by Friends of the National Zoo (FONZ), the event will raise funds for the Zoo's education, sustainability, and conservation programs. Tickets are $35 for FONZ members; $50 […]