Posts Tagged ‘Rob Tod’

The Super List: June 2010

In these last days of 2010, thinking about New Year's resolutions made me realize I didn't quite follow through on one from last year. The Super List, my plan to thumb through my beer journal at the end of each month and post a list of beers I deemed worthy of a "super" rating, dropped off […]

Why Are There So Few Low-Alcohol Specialty Beers?

Today's topic is a spin-off of our first question from readers during this All Beer Week here at Young & Hungry. The question, which Beerspotter Orr Shtuhl responded to yesterday, was about the absence of craft Pilsners in the American beer market. In what we see as a related topic, we turn the discussion from Pilsners […]

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 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: Brooklyn Bonanza with Garrett Oliver at Birch & Barley, Rob Tod at The Reef & Pennsylvania Ale Trail at the Brick

Some big names are visiting our little beer-loving city this week. Monday night Birch & Barley is hosting a beer dinner with Garrett Oliver, renowned food and beer expert and brewmaster at Brooklyn Brewery. If a fancy-pants sit-down dinner is too rich for your blood, you can head upstairs to ChurchKey where 5 rare casks […]

Waste Not, Want Not: The Story of Allagash Curieux

Curieux, which is French for "curious," is exactly what Allagash Brewing Company founder Rob Tod was when he decided to avoid wasting an extra batch of beer by aging it in bourbon barrels. We had the privilege of hearing him recount the entertaining story behind this fine beer during last year's Allagash dinner at Granville […]

2009: The Year in Beer News #1

And now, a year-in-review look at beer happenings beyond DC. Today we bring you the first of two collections of snapshots of last year's national (and international) beer news stories. You'll laugh, you'll cry, so grab some tissues because Y&H is about to get all "graduation slide show." Beer Wars: Brewed in America – The […]

Gushing Over Allagash at Granville Moore’s

The Lagerheads kicked off last month's DC Beer Week with an Allagash beer dinner at Granville Moore's, where Rob Tod, founder of Allagash Brewing Company, and Teddy Folkman, executive chef at Granville Moore's, led us through six outstanding courses. Gathered that night were about thirty beer lovers who listened intently (though admittedly less so as the […]

Another D.C. Beer Week? Yes, Please.

Update: Through some legal snafu, Brew at the Zoo will not be technically affiliated with D.C. Beer Week. All events are still on, though. For beer drinkers, this mostly means that you won't see them listed on the same poster. The Lagerheads piqued our interest earlier about a potential D.C. Beer Week in August that […]

Your Last Beer on Earth: What Do the Pros Say?

As a follow up to our very own Beerspotter's conversation about top five desert island beers, we offer this account of what some craft-beer stars consider to be the finest beers on the planet. During this year's Lupulin Reunulin at RFD, a glorious night of drinking and mayhem where a handful of the most innovative […]