Posts Tagged ‘Thor Cheston’

Thor Cheston’s Right Proper Brewpub Aiming For Spring 2013 Opening

Back in November, Y&H special malt and hops correspondent Tammy Tuck reported that former Brasserie Beck GM Thor Cheston would be opening his own brewpub, possibly in Shaw or Bloomingdale. Today, the Post chimes in with an update on the project: "He’s got a name, Right Proper Brewpub. He’s got a partner, John Snedden of […]

Bye-Bye, Brasserie Beck: Thor Cheston Sets Out To Start His Own Suds Spot

Thor Cheston knows beer. "Sir Cheston," so dubbed after his induction into the Knighthood of the Brewers' Mashstaff, has spent years pouring pints and selecting distinctive suds to serve. Now, he's planning to make and sell the stuff at his own brewpub. After opening Birreria Paradiso, the acclaimed craft beer bar in the basement of […]

State of the Brewnion: What Would You Ask D.C.’s Craft Beer Movers & Shakers?

This Thursday, join me and several D.C. craft beer insiders and enthusiasts at the Bier Baron to discuss the "State of the Brewnion." The conversation will cover the D.C. area's rapidly advancing craft beer culture—everything from the growing popularity of home brewing and expanding beer menus at local bars and stores to what District beer enthusiasts can look […]

ChurchKey Crew Mostly Mum on D.C. Brewery Details

It seems the people behind beer-focused venues Birch & Barley/ChurchKey, Rustico, and Columbia Firehouse are sick of slinging only other people's suds. On Monday, a press release naming the tenants of a new development near Nationals Park outted Neighborhood Restaurant Group's plans to start a brewery in southeast D.C. The mixed-use development, dubbed "The Yards," […]

Tom Sietsema Doesn’t Hate Bethesda, Just Bethesda-ness

Bethesda diners, brace yourselves! This weekend, The Washington Post's Tom Sietsema has a Sunday restaurant review on Food, Wine & Co. If you read Carole Sugarman's "Why Washington Food Critics Hate Bethesda" piece in the current issue of Bethesda magazine, you'll probably assume that Sietsema will automatically hate the place. In fact, Sietsema kicks off […]

What Do Brewers Think About D.C.’s Beer ‘Bootlegging’?

This week's Y&H column about how local beer retailers take advantage of D.C.'s lax alcohol import regulations made me curious. Often "bootleggers" like Amy Bowman at The Black Squirrel or Thor Cheston at Brasserie Beck work directly with breweries to get their beer into the District. But what about the breweries whose beer is being brought […]

More Openings Next Week: Mad Fox Brewpub & Mussel Bar

It's like Christmas in July for D.C. beer fans! Earlier this month Meridian Pint opened in Columbia Heights, and next week two more beer-focused establishments will welcome their first guests. Mad Fox Brewpub is planning to open on Monday, July 12, in Falls Church, and Mussel Bar is scheduled to open on Thursday, July 15, in […]

Brasserie Beck’s Late-Night Happy Hour Starts This Week

The good news started when WaPo's Going Out Guru Fritz Hahn spread the word about Brasserie Beck's special January daily happy hour. The tune got even sweeter when Beck beer maestro Thor Cheston granted Mike Dolan's plea on DC Beer that the happy hour become permanent. This week the story gets even better. In addition to […]

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 […]

DC Boasts Two New Belgian Beer Knights

This Friday in Brussels, at an enthronement ceremony that will kick off a weekend-long celebration of Belgian beer, two of our local heroes will have the honor of being knighted by the Chevalerie du Fourquet des Brasseurs, or Knighthood of the Brewers' Mashstaff. Thor Cheston, formerly at Birreria Paradiso and now general manager at Brasserie Beck, […]

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