Posts Tagged ‘Vintage 50’

Meet Capitol City Brewing Company’s New Head Brewer

Capitol City Brewing Company is bringing in a new beer czar next week. The brewpub, with locations in Shirlington and downtown D.C., recently announced that Kristi Mathews Griner will take over as director of brewing operations. The change at Capitol City follows the news in early January that the brewpub’s top two brewers were leaving […]

A Brew for Boobs

Just when you thought there couldn't possibly be anything left to turn pink this month, four local brewers are raising money for cancer research by creating—yep—pink beer. Lost Rhino Brewing Company in Ashburn, Va., is collaborating with Hardywood Park Craft Brewery in Richmond, Va., Vintage 50 in Leesburg, Va., and D.C.'s forthcoming Bluejacket brewery to release a special […]

Today’s Hops Stories: The Latest News On Local Brews

Nearly a dozen breweries are now operating or planning to open in the D.C. metro area. Let's catch up on what's going on with each one. On the production brewery front, DC Brau, which you named D.C.'s best local brewery in our 2012 readers poll, celebrated its first anniversary (has it been a year already?) and six-packs […]

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 […]

This Week: Stillwater Launch at ChurchKey, Mediterranean Dinner at Acacia, Magic Hat at The State & Grown-Up St. Paddy’s Day at Vintage 50

There is plenty of fun to be had this week, starting with a Baltimore beer invasion tonight. You can celebrate the DC launch of Stillwater Artisinal Ales at ChuchKey, where Baltimore-based Brian Strumke, a former techno DJ turned nomadic brewer (think Mikkeller), will be on hand to talk about his Stateside series, the three different versions of […]

Mad Fox Brewing Co. to Sport 6 Casks on Tap

While I'm excitable enough to follow every construction update on the blog, most folks don't need to read about every new tankard and knob that makes its way into Mad Fox Brewing Company in Falls Church, the upcoming brewpub by Bill Madden of Vintage 50. But their most recent post stopped me in my tracks […]

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 […]

Your Last Beer on Earth: What Do the Pros Say?

As a follow up to our very own Beerspotter's conversation about top five desert island beers, we offer this account of what some craft-beer stars consider to be the finest beers on the planet. During this year's Lupulin Reunulin at RFD, a glorious night of drinking and mayhem where a handful of the most innovative […]

My Top 5 Desert Island Beers. What Are Yours?

A sixer of Dale's to go — on your desert island I've had, and still do have, a proclivity toward lists and the ranking of favorites. High Fidelity inspires desert island-record discussions. Fantasy football drafts are a drug. And as tykes, my brother and I would sit cross-legged in the living room, surrounded by sorted mounds […]

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