Posts Tagged ‘Thor Cheston’

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, […]

A True Beer Paradise (Almost)

The Lagerheads tend to avoid Georgetown, but we do get down there on occasion and about 95% of the time it is to visit Birreria Paradiso, the basement bar of Pizzeria Paradiso on the west end of M Street. Birreria has long been one of our favorite places to drink beer in DC, and we […]

Beer ‘Sommelier’ Bill Catron Is Out at Brasserie Beck

Bill Catron, the man who put together the killer beer list that won a Best of D.C. award last year, is no longer with Brasserie Beck, Robert Wiedmaier's Belgian-heavy restaurant at 11th and K streets NW. Catron's duties are being assumed by General Manager Thor Cheston, who's no stranger to suds. Cheston helped launch Birreria Paradiso […]