Posts Tagged ‘the brickskeller’

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 […]

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 […]

NGS Seminar Warm Up with Garrett Oliver: Filling Michael Jackson’s Shoes

No, Brooklyn Brewery brewmaster and internationally acclaimed beer expert Garrett Oliver will not be putting on patent leather shoes and moonwalking across the stage at National Geographic's Grosvener Auditorium next week. But Oliver will be filling the large beer-and whiskey-stained shoes of a different Michael Jackson, the one responsible for turning beer into the artisanal […]

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 […]

This Week: Hopslam Cask at ChurchKey, Holy Moses at Black Squirrel, New York Dinner at Granville Moore’s & Flying Dog Casks Galore

This week is National Cask Ale Week in the U.K., and real ale fans all over the colonies are celebrating by drinking hand-pumped beer. If you are looking for an authentic experience (but have no plans to jump the pond) we suggest heading to Pratt Street Ale House in Baltimore. They will be pouring $5 […]

Straight Dope on the SAVOR Sell-Out Part 1

It was a given that SAVOR tickets would go fast, but who would have predicted they'd sell out in just 10 minutes?! Does U2 sell out that fast? (Well, actually, it took them about 20 years, but we digress.)  We heard from several beer-geek friends who failed to get tickets to this year's craft beer and food […]

Introducing the “Super” List: Monthly Favorite Beers

Several years ago when we were getting more studious about beer, Tammy started carrying around a list from The Brickskiller and checked off and rated each new beer she had. Her first scale, which was unique at best, meaningless at worst, had the following ratings: Super+, Super, Super-, OK++, OK+, OK, OK-, and Yuck. Bruce […]

2009: Looking Back at a Growing Beer City Part 2

Yesterday the Lagerheads brought you what we consider five of the most influential local beer happenings of 2009. Today we offer Chapter Two: five more events and trends that show DC's growth as a beer city. Flying Dog, Our (Close to) Local Production Brewery, Makes Us Proud – Shall we call it the Year of […]

2009: Looking Back at a Growing Beer City Part 1

As one year ends and another begins, the Lagerheads are taking a moment to glance back at the year in beer and reflect. First up, a look at the local front,  in two tomes. Below we give you five of the most influential local happenings in the beer scene in 2009 and what they mean […]

Winter Beer Fest at the Brickskeller Next Week

I scream, you scream, we all scream for...winter beers. You know the ones. Strong, dark, and sweet, just the way we like 'em. If you, too, are a winter seasonal fanatic, then you should plan on attending the Brickskeller's Winter Holidaze Extravaganzee next Wednesday. What is usually a two-night affair (because of the sheer number […]