Posts Tagged ‘Rustico’

Where to Drink During the Craft Brewers Conference Part 2

Having the annual Craft Brewers Conference in D.C. this week means plenty of chances to rub elbows with the brewers from around the world—or at least drink their beers. Yesterday, we brought you picks for the best events each day. Today, we offer some suggestions on where to meet beer world celebrities, listen to live music, drink […]

Apocalypse Chow

Some people believe that when the Mayan calendar ends on Dec. 21, so will the world. So why not go out on a pricey, over-the-top meal? Here are some suggestions for a final feast: T.G.I. Friday’s Union Station, 50 Massachusetts Ave. NE Dec. 21, 5 to 8 p.m. Last meal: Block party plus “End of […]

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, […]

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, […]

What To Drink Tonight: New Belgium ‘La Folie’ at Rustico

Beer geeks in the 'burbs converge on Rustico tonight for the launch of New Belgium's 2012 batch of "La Folie," a brown sour brew aged in French oak barrels. Rustico's resident suds-slingers will also be pouring a bunch of other sour sips from the popular Colorado brewer's Lips of Faith series, including Kick, Clutch and […]

What To Eat (And Drink) Tonight: Half-Smoke and Stout at Bourbon Steak

Tonight: Time is running out to take advantage of the popular $7 smoke 'n' stout special at Bourbon Steak. Available until the end of February, the popular off-menu option pairs a half-smoke sausage from Nate Anda's Red Apron Butchery (dressed in one of two ways: topped with venison chili and cheese, or sauerkraut and ketchup) […]

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 […]

Now Holding Glasses And Classes: ChurchKey’s Greg Engert Launches New Beer Academy

He might not think much of official cicerone certification programs, at least not as the only path to sudsy perspicacity, but that doesn't mean that ChurchKey beer director Greg Engert is opposed to a proper malt and hops education.  Next month, Engert is launching a year-long series of Saturday afternoon tutorials called "The Beer Academy" […]

This Week In Beer: Stone’s Greg Koch Is Coming To Town, 3 Stars at the Pint, Kujo at ChurchKey & More

This week's wealth of great beer across D.C. should make it easy to warm up for the holidays. 'Tis the season! Read on for a quick rundown of what''s going on, or click on any event in the D.C. Beer Events Calendar above for more details. On Monday, the Arrogant Bastard himself, Stone Brewing Company founder […]

Virginia Is For Lovers (Of Beer): The Old Dominion State Is Oktoberfest Central

Get out your lederhosen and dirndls and polka on over the bridge! Over the next week, Northern Virginia will be the site of two immense Oktoberfest celebrations. This Saturday marks the 12th annual Capitol City Brewing Company Mid-Atlantic Oktoberfest in Shirlington. Next Saturday, Rustico in Alexandria will host its annual outdoor Oktoberfest block party. Both festivals will […]

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