Posts Tagged ‘Rock Bottom Brewery’

Local Breweries Win Big at the Great American Beer Festival

The Great American Beer Festival, the Oscars of the beer world, went down in Denver over the weekend, and local breweries took home some top awards. The annual beer competition and tasting event, organized by the Brewers Association, featured 4,338 beers from 666 breweries across the country. Judges awarded 254 medals in 84 categories, and 15 of those […]

The Beerspotter: Rock Bottom Brown Bear Brown

Where Spotted: Rock Bottom Bethesda, 7900 Norfolk Ave., Bethesda Price: $4.99/pint Scot in the Dark: I am a lazy man, but lust for a good beer can propel me all the way up the Red Line to Bethesda. Specifically, I was after Highland Courage, for which brewmaster Geoff Lively won gold at the 2010 World […]

Rock Bottom & Gordon Biersch Merger: Big Brewpub Brands Plan Little Change Aside From Growth

Last week Rock Bottom Restaurants and Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant Group, the nation's two leading  brewpub chains, merged to become CraftWorks Restaurants and Breweries, Inc. This makes the new company without question the country’s largest operator of brewpubs and craft-beer focused restaurants with nearly 200 locations across the United States. CraftWorks brands include Rock Bottom, Gordon Biersch, Old Chicago, and […]

Regional Breweries Bring Back Plenty of Bling From This Year’s World Beer Cup

No District brewpubs earned awards this year, but eight local and regional brewers were recognized at the 2010 Brewers Association World Beer Cup in Chicago last week. That's no small feat given this year's competition: 642 breweries from 44 countries and 47 U.S. states entered over 3,000 beers for only three awards in each of 90 […]

A Big Week for Beer in DC

Late October has proven to be a great time to be a beer lover in DC. Yesterday was a big day, with a beer dinner at Belga Cafe, one at Rock Bottom Arlington, and the glorious opening of Birch & Barley/ChurchKey (whose taps start running at 4pm today). There's plenty more beer to drink and fun […]