All We Can Eat: Beer


Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 11/12/2012

Beer geeks, let the guessing begin

Here’s insider info on what’s in, and out, of Anchor Brewing’s annual Our Special Ale.

By Greg Kitsock  |  07:00 AM ET, 11/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Beer, All We Can Eat | Tags:  Beer, seasonal beer

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 10/29/2012

GF lager and pale ale a toast for all?

Low-protein malt could be a boon to the gluten-free and low-carb beer markets.

By Greg Kitsock  |  07:00 AM ET, 10/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Beer, All We Can Eat | Tags:  Greg Kitsock, Beer, gluten-free beer

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 10/22/2012

Pink saison and hot beer

At the weekend’s annual Northern Virginia Brewfest, our Beer columnist scouted oddball and charity-driven varieties.

By Greg Kitsock  |  02:00 PM ET, 10/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Beer | Tags:  Greg Kitsock, Beer, All We Can Eat

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 10/01/2012

International arms race takes a hopless turn

Two canine-themed breweries are battling for top dog of the zero IBU IPA.

By Greg Kitsock  |  07:00 AM ET, 10/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 09/24/2012

Local bar owners craft a beer that’s going nationwide

The owners of Spider Kelly’s went to Sierra Nevada’s Beer Camp, and all they got was nationwide distribution.

By Greg Kitsock  |  07:00 AM ET, 09/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 09/20/2012

On your mark, get set, drink! It’s best fest season.

The outdoor beer festival season begins in earnest this weekend with dueling Oktoberfests.

By Greg Kitsock  |  07:00 AM ET, 09/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 09/10/2012

Strong brew, at $6.66 an ounce

The 10th anniversary Utopias from Boston Brewing ups its alcoholic content, at $160 per bottle.

By Greg Kitsock  |  07:00 AM ET, 09/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Beer, All We Can Eat

Posted at 12:25 PM ET, 09/04/2012

White House beers just in time for the debates

President Obama may be the first to brew at the White House, and now you can recreate his honey beer at home.

By Greg Kitsock  |  12:25 PM ET, 09/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 09/03/2012

White House Honey Ale may be hard to duplicate

If even the White House releases the recipe for its honey beer, there’s no guarantee you’ll be able to reproduce it.

By Greg Kitsock  |  07:00 AM ET, 09/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 08/27/2012

The life left in Embers of the Deceased

DC Brau’s smoked wheat beer is available for about two more weeks.

By Greg Kitsock  |  07:00 AM ET, 08/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Beer, All We Can Eat

Posted at 01:45 PM ET, 08/20/2012

What floated your boat during DC Beer Week?

DC Beer Week is a wrap. Which were the winners and losers among the brews you sampled?

By Tim Carman  |  01:45 PM ET, 08/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 08/20/2012

A Friendship made in San Diego

Green Flash Brewery looks to expand East. But first: Its latest Belgian-style release.

By Greg Kitsock  |  07:00 AM ET, 08/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 08/11/2012

DC Beer Week officially launches Sunday with cruise

The fourth annual celebration of local beer may offer more than 100 events when it’s all said and done.

By Greg Kitsock  |  08:00 AM ET, 08/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:40 AM ET, 08/10/2012

A star is born: 3 Stars Brewing’s debut beers

Washington’s newest brewery made a splash at ChurchKey with bold offerings that separate it from the competition.

By Daniel Fromson  |  11:40 AM ET, 08/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 08/06/2012

Post-Maytag era Anchor Brewing looks to expand

The pioneering San Francisco brewery wants to keep pace with the ambitious upstarts.

By Greg Kitsock  |  07:00 AM ET, 08/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:40 PM ET, 07/31/2012

Bluejacket’s Sidewalk Saison: a beer with a wild side

The forthcoming Bluejacket brewery is releasing its first self-produced beer, a saison brewed with foraged wildflowers.

By Daniel Fromson  |  01:40 PM ET, 07/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Beer, Chefs | Tags:  Daniel Fromson

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 07/30/2012

Hop down to Afton, Va., to pick some hops

Blue Mountain Brewery is again looking for workers to get their hands dirty for the annual hops harvest.

By Greg Kitsock  |  07:00 AM ET, 07/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 07/24/2012

An early taste of Bluejacket beer; 3 Stars to debut

The forthcoming Neighborhood Restaurant Group brewery will preview its collaboration beers; 3 Stars Brewery set to launch.

By Greg Kitsock  |  08:00 AM ET, 07/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 07/23/2012

D.C. brewery to take you on a Hellbender

The brewery, named after a giant salamander, made its debut at (where else?) Brew at the Zoo.

By Greg Kitsock  |  07:00 AM ET, 07/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 07/16/2012

Hop-Pickle’s off to a puckery start

Collaborators Dogfish Head and Brooklyn Brine see a future flavored with possibilities.

By Greg Kitsock  |  07:00 AM ET, 07/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  All We Can Eat, Beer

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 07/09/2012

Is it too soon to pop a cold Derecho Common?

Positive developments, including a storm-related brew, from 3 Stars Brewing in the District and Port City Brewing in Alexandria.

By Greg Kitsock  |  07:00 AM ET, 07/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Beer, All We Can Eat

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 07/02/2012

New Trappist brewery to ship to D.C. area

Austria’s Stift Engelszell has developed its own beer styles, separate from those produced by the Belgian monasteries.

By Greg Kitsock  |  07:00 AM ET, 07/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 06/25/2012

Cider’s making a splash, and big brewers are jumping in

At a beer festival in Leesburg over the weekend, fermented apple juice made a strong showing.

By Greg Kitsock  |  07:00 AM ET, 06/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Beer

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 06/18/2012

Are you impervious to ‘imperial’ beer labels?

Brewers are increasingly calling their supersized beers “imperial,” watering down the term in the process.

By Greg Kitsock  |  07:00 AM ET, 06/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:15 PM ET, 06/11/2012

Craft beer takes a sour turn at SAVOR festival

The best bottles at this year’s SAVOR were naturally fermented beers that made your lips pucker.

By Greg Kitsock  |  03:15 PM ET, 06/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:30 PM ET, 06/05/2012

Sierra Nevada takes over ChurchKey...for a day

The California brewery commandeered all 55 taps at the Logan Circle bar, breaking a previous house record.

By Greg Kitsock  |  04:30 PM ET, 06/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 06/04/2012

Maryland beer: New law is a license to swill (onsite)

Starting July 1, small Free State breweries will be allowed to sell and serve their products onsite.

By Greg Kitsock  |  07:00 AM ET, 06/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 05/28/2012

Alexandria brewery to finally give locals a taste

Once available only in Philly, Cabinet Artisanal beers will start appearing in 35 states and Europe this summer.

By Greg Kitsock  |  08:00 AM ET, 05/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 05/21/2012

Gluten-free Omission beer to go nationwide

The brewery will rely on social media to promote the product since the government forbids labeling beer as gluten-free.

By Greg Kitsock  |  07:00 AM ET, 05/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 05/14/2012

With ‘beer weeks,’ you can imbibe all year long

Greg Kitsock offers a preview of those beer-centric festivals that can turn a “week” into 10 days.

By Greg Kitsock  |  07:00 AM ET, 05/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 05/07/2012

Bubble has not burst on craft beer market

The craft beer industry is experiencing unprecedented growth, but could its expansion overwhelm distribution channels?

By Greg Kitsock  |  07:00 AM ET, 05/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 04/30/2012

Beer from the “naked island”

The Norwegian microbrewery Nogne O can never compete on price with mass-market beers, but it can on taste.

By Greg Kitsock  |  07:00 AM ET, 04/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 04/23/2012

Rockville: A Kolsch by any other name

Baying Hound creates a Kolsch-style beer that takes its name from a city far away from Germany.

By Greg Kitsock  |  07:00 AM ET, 04/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 04/16/2012

One of these beers is no joke

Can a beer with no hops be real? Or one brewed with bull’s testicles? Greg Kitsock explains which one you can actually buy.

By Greg Kitsock  |  07:00 AM ET, 04/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:30 PM ET, 04/10/2012

Hop Chef: Think ‘Top Chef’ with suds

Brewery Ommegang will launch a multi-city Hop Chef Competition this month at the Atlas Performing Arts Center.

By Tim Carman  |  05:30 PM ET, 04/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:15 PM ET, 04/10/2012

Bread & Chocolate set to open Takoma Bistro next week

B & C’s wholesale growth has allowed the small chain to expand its restaurant presence into Takoma Park.

By Tim Carman  |  02:15 PM ET, 04/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 04/09/2012

Thor Cheston wants to sell growlers at his own place

The former Brasserie Beck sommelier hopes to open his own brewpub next year — and sell growlers to go from it.

By Greg Kitsock  |  07:00 AM ET, 04/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 04/02/2012

Savor tickets go on sale to the public on Thursday

The Brewers Association has shifted sales over to Ticketmaster to try to avoid last year’s headaches.

By Greg Kitsock  |  07:00 AM ET, 04/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 03/27/2012

Uncurbed DC brings lunch to the dinner party

You can’t usually have beer with your food truck meal. Two nights this weekend, you could.

By Becky Krystal  |  11:30 AM ET, 03/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 03/26/2012

Which beer is the true monster of hops?

A panel of local hop heads conducted a blind test and confirmed something they already knew: Hopslam is best.

By Greg Kitsock  |  07:00 AM ET, 03/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 03/22/2012

Beer Madness: Readers’ vs. judges’ picks

While the panel of judges seems to agree on the superior beers, readers have differing opinions.

By Cara Kelly  |  12:30 PM ET, 03/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Beer | Tags:  Cara Kelly, Beer Madness

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 03/19/2012

It’s no joke: ‘a light-colored beer that tastes dark’

The new District ChopHouse beer sports a golden hue, but tastes like a rich, toffee-like porter.

By Greg Kitsock  |  07:00 AM ET, 03/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 03/16/2012

NRG selects Bluejacket for the name of its new brewery

After rejecting names such as Jelly Roll and Ulysses, the company settles on the term for sailors in the U.S. Navy.

By Daniel Fromson  |  08:00 AM ET, 03/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 03/12/2012

Low-alcohol beers: Take a walk on the mild side

Breweries are catering to those who want low-alcohol beers that don’t have to be poured into a thimble.

By Greg Kitsock  |  07:00 AM ET, 03/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 03/05/2012

Boston Beer Co. continues record growth

With shipments up, Boston Beer is competing with Yuengling for the title of America’s largest domestically owned brewery.

By Greg Kitsock  |  07:00 AM ET, 03/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 02/27/2012

Dogfish’s Noble Rot blurs line between wine and beer

Dogfish Head’s latest offering, Noble Rot, is brewed with equal parts grain and white wine grapes.

By Greg Kitsock  |  07:00 AM ET, 02/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 02/21/2012

More than 20 local chefs, restaurants are Beard semifinalists

Fiola and Little Serow are among 29 places nominated for best new restaurant in America.

By Tim Carman  |  02:00 PM ET, 02/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs, Beer, Spirits, Wine | Tags:  Tim Carman, James Beard Awards

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 02/20/2012

Breweries are spicing up their IPAs

Forget double and triple IPAs. The latest versions are spiced with everything from coriander to caffeinated tea.

By Greg Kitsock  |  07:00 AM ET, 02/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 02/13/2012

Hill Country sports one big Shiner (beer list)

The beer list at the Penn Quarter barbecue joint leans heavily on a certain Texas brewery.

By Greg Kitsock  |  07:00 AM ET, 02/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 02/06/2012

Is it last call for SAVOR in Washington?

The Brewers Association is debating whether to move the craft beer festival to New York next year.

By Greg Kitsock  |  07:00 AM ET, 02/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Beer | Tags:  Greg Kitsock, SAVOR

Posted at 11:20 AM ET, 02/03/2012

Bud Light Platinum has got the blues

Bud Light hopes to redefine the light brew with its higher-alcohol product in the cobalt blue bottle.

By Greg Kitsock  |  11:20 AM ET, 02/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Beer | Tags:  Greg Kitsock, Super Bowl

Posted at 11:25 AM ET, 01/31/2012

Three local breweries win spots at this year’s SAVOR

DC Brau, Port City and Capitol City are among the 75 breweries that will pour two beers apiece at the annual showcase.

By Greg Kitsock  |  11:25 AM ET, 01/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 01/30/2012

DC Brau turns spent grains into bread for the poor

The local brewery is working with Pizzeria Paradiso to bake loaves for Bread for the City.

By Greg Kitsock  |  07:00 AM ET, 01/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 01/24/2012

Parisi named head beermaker for NRG’s new brewery

Neighborhood Restaurant Group taps the former beermaker for Cambridge Brewing to lead its brewery near Nats Stadium.

By Daniel Fromson  |  01:00 PM ET, 01/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 01/23/2012

Tweason’ale: A gluten-free beer with a taste of honey

Tweason’ale is a gluten-free offering that Dogfish Head hopes will appeal to craft-beer drinkers.

By Greg Kitsock  |  07:00 AM ET, 01/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 01/16/2012

Ommegang fears drilling could pollute its water

Ommegang awaits a court decision over whether a gas company can start drilling near its brewery.

By Greg Kitsock  |  11:00 AM ET, 01/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 01/09/2012

Flying Dog releases a ‘Rarities’ collection

The Frederick brewery will roll out 10 new beers this year, including Imperial Hefeweizen brewed with two wheat-beer yeasts.

By Greg Kitsock  |  07:00 AM ET, 01/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:30 PM ET, 01/02/2012

D.C. is fermenting a brewery culture

Two more breweries look to open this year in Washington, with another in the works.

By Greg Kitsock  |  02:30 PM ET, 01/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 12/26/2011

Biersch brewers got the better of the Rock Bottom merger

The brewers at Gordon Biersch have more freedom than their counterparts at Rock Bottom.

By Greg Kitsock  |  07:00 AM ET, 12/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 12/19/2011

Widmer has created a true champagne of beers

By Greg Kitsock  |  08:00 AM ET, 12/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 12/12/2011

Allies Win the War!: A beer for the greater good?

The new collaboration between 21st Amendment and Ninkasi breweries has a can-do spirit.

By Greg Kitsock  |  08:00 AM ET, 12/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 12/05/2011

Seasonal beers to make your Christmas very merry

Tis the season for holiday seasonal beers from the area’s newest breweries.

By Greg Kitsock  |  08:00 AM ET, 12/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Beer, Holiday | Tags:  Greg Kitsock

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 11/28/2011

Beltway Brewery: This beer’s for you

The future Virginia brewery plans to rent out tanks and fermenters to those in dire need of suds.

By Greg Kitsock  |  08:00 AM ET, 11/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 11/21/2011

The spice in right in two craft beers

Stone Brewing and Boston Beer prove there’s room for chili peppers in their special-release brews.

By Greg Kitsock  |  08:00 AM ET, 11/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 11/14/2011

Beer: Franklin’s sweet and sour week

Maryland brewer Mike Roy, fresh off some industry awards, tries a “ludicrous” method to make a sour rye saison.

By Greg Kitsock  |  08:00 AM ET, 11/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 11/07/2011

A beer for those without a political voice

Fermentation Without Representation is a collaboration between DC Brau and Utah’s Epic Brewing.

By Greg Kitsock  |  08:00 AM ET, 11/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 10/31/2011

Oxford Companion to Beer not infallible

It’s fat. It’s comprehensive. But the new Oxford Companion to Beer also has its flaws.

By Greg Kitsock  |  08:00 AM ET, 10/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 10/24/2011

Brooklyn’s The Companion will floor you

Floor-malting produces a richer, more full-bodied beer, like the latest Brewmaster’s Reserve offering from Brooklyn.

By Greg Kitsock  |  08:00 AM ET, 10/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 10/17/2011

Game boy becomes real-life draught master

Sean Besser Hank proves there’s nothing virtual about his skill at pouring a chalice of Stella Artois.

By Greg Kitsock  |  08:00 AM ET, 10/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 10/10/2011

Carving up seasonal pumpkin beers

Navigate the season’s latest beer craze without getting caught up in the hype.

By Greg Kitsock  |  08:00 AM ET, 10/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:50 AM ET, 10/03/2011

Local brewers take home the hardware at Great American

Flying Dog, Mad Fox are among the winners at the Great American Beer Festival last week.

By Greg Kitsock  |  10:50 AM ET, 10/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:15 AM ET, 09/26/2011

Look for New Belgium beer at a tap handle near you

New Belgium breaks the glass ceiling: The brewery has started shipping kegs to D.C.

By Greg Kitsock  |  11:15 AM ET, 09/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 09/12/2011

The trouble with keeping the ponies in line

Greg Kitsock explains why breweries have ditched the tiny pony bottles.

By Greg Kitsock  |  08:00 AM ET, 09/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 09/05/2011

A case (or two) of the shakes

The East Coast quake left some beermakers and sellers a little shaken up.

By Greg Kitsock  |  08:00 AM ET, 09/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:15 PM ET, 08/31/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: Baking against the grain

A gluten-free bakery is scheduled to open in Del Ray.

By Timothy R. Smith  |  02:15 PM ET, 08/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Media, Food Politics, Beer | Tags:  Lunch Room Chatter, Timothy R. Smith

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 08/22/2011

Dave Alexander faces the music

The former Brickskeller proprietor plans to record four original songs next month in Nashville.

By Greg Kitsock  |  08:00 AM ET, 08/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 08/08/2011

A hard sell for cider during Beer Week

Don’t feel like drinking only brew during Beer Week? Then sample some Canadian ciders.

By Greg Kitsock  |  08:00 AM ET, 08/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs, Beer | Tags:  Greg Kitsock

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 08/01/2011

On tall boys and home boys

In Northern Virginia, it may be easier to find a beer from Manhattan (Kansas) than Washington (D.C.).

By Greg Kitsock  |  08:00 AM ET, 08/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Beer, Chefs | Tags:  Greg Kitsock

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 07/25/2011

Good ol’ boy beer is putting on airs

From putting on the Schlitz to putting on the Ritz, beer has found its place among the air-pinkie drinkers.

By Greg Kitsock  |  08:00 AM ET, 07/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:40 PM ET, 07/20/2011

Cheap beer: A cure for the summertime blues

Thank H Street (and Jayson Werth) for providing us with cheap cold beer during the dog daze of summer.

By Fritz Hahn and Alex Baldinger  |  03:40 PM ET, 07/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 07/18/2011

Craft beer drinkers, start your thirsts.

Belgian Restaurant Week has plenty to offer for beer geeks, too.

By Greg Kitsock  |  02:00 PM ET, 07/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 07/18/2011

Knocking back Rhinos at the zoo

Ashburn’s microbrewery, Lost Rhino, made a splash at Brew at the Zoo.

By Greg Kitsock  |  08:00 AM ET, 07/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 07/11/2011

Beer: DC’s brewery boom marches on

The ChurchKey owners plan a new operation, Eataly may bring its Delaware-meets-Italy brews to town, and more.

By Greg Kitsock  |  08:00 AM ET, 07/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:50 PM ET, 07/05/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: Edible homework

Your kids don’t like math? Here’s one way to get them interested: Bake their homework.

By Tim Carman  |  12:50 PM ET, 07/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs, Beer, Holiday, Media, Spirits | Tags:  Lunch Room Chatter, Tim Carman

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 07/04/2011

Send in the Clown Shoes this summer

The Massachusetts beer maker offers the perfect summer quaff with Clementine White Ale.

By Greg Kitsock  |  08:00 AM ET, 07/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 06/27/2011

Hop Crisis goes where few cans dare: 94 IBUs

The 21st Amendment beer may pack more bitterness than your palate can actually detect.

By Greg Kitsock  |  08:00 AM ET, 06/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 06/23/2011

Local writer hired as Dallas Observer food critic

A brief Q&A with Scott Reitz, the guy who busted Taylor Gourmet over its bogus bread.

By Tim Carman  |  01:30 PM ET, 06/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Beer, Comfort Food, Media | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 06/22/2011

Acre 121 takes over old CommonWealth space

Chef Michael Soper returns to the District with a mix of lowcountry cuisine and barbecue.

By Tim Carman  |  09:00 AM ET, 06/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs, Beer | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 06/20/2011

Fat Tire finally rolls into town

Come August, locals will finally be able to wrap their hands around a New Belgium beer.

By Greg Kitsock  |  08:00 AM ET, 06/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:30 PM ET, 06/13/2011

The Family Dish: Cool bowls

My daughter runs with a Nancie McDermott recipe.

By Domenica Marchetti  |  02:30 PM ET, 06/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Beer | Tags:  Greg Kitsock

Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 06/13/2011

Capitol City Brewing gets sexy

Volcanic cocktails overshadow the beer program at Capitol City’s new 901. [ Read more ]

By Greg Kitsock  |  08:45 AM ET, 06/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:31 PM ET, 06/06/2011

SAVOR by the sip: Saturday night

The new era of beer has arrived: Brewers as rock stars and drinkers in dresses and dress shirts.

By Greg Kitsock  |  01:31 PM ET, 06/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs, Beer | Tags:  Greg Kitsock

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 06/06/2011

SAVOR by the sip: Friday night

Greg Kitsock mixes an abbey-style ale with “devils on horseback” and survives to tell the tale.

By Greg Kitsock  |  08:00 AM ET, 06/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:45 PM ET, 06/01/2011

And the winner of the SAVOR tickets is...

One reader not only answered our contest question, but he answered it with style and wit.

By Tim Carman  |  03:45 PM ET, 06/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 06/01/2011

Wharf Farmers Market adds sipping onsite to the mix

The group behind Rustico and ChurchKey are starting a farmers market with a twist: beer and wine sold by the glass.

By Tim Carman  |  10:00 AM ET, 06/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Beer, Markets This Week, Sustainable Food | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 05/30/2011

SAVOR is the pop-up restaurant for beer

Craft beer’s biggest week in Washington is the perfect time to sample some rare suds.

By Greg Kitsock  |  08:00 AM ET, 05/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:30 PM ET, 05/27/2011

Win two tickets to SAVOR

Tell us what brewery you’d like to see in D.C. and enter for your chance to win tickets to biggest beer event of the year.

By Tim Carman  |  07:30 PM ET, 05/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 05/23/2011

National Geo circles the globe for nano-brews

The rare beers at the National Geographic Society’s annual tasting don’t usually wander far from home.

By Greg Kitsock  |  08:00 AM ET, 05/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:10 PM ET, 05/16/2011

Drink to win Savor tickets tonight at ChurchKey

Miss out on tickets to the biggest beer event of the year? Well, ChurchKey will be raffling off two passes tonight.

By Greg Kitsock  |  01:10 PM ET, 05/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 05/16/2011

Lost Rhino soon to find its way into bars

The new Ashburn brewery, with connections to Old Dominion, plans to have kegs in bars by June.

By Greg Kitsock  |  08:00 AM ET, 05/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 05/09/2011

D.C. Council gives breweries a license to serve

DC Brau can finally pour samples at its new brewery. Plus: 3 Stars has a beer perfect for summer quaffing.

By Greg Kitsock  |  08:00 AM ET, 05/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Beer, Food Politics | Tags:  Greg Kitsock

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 05/02/2011

Brewers to tap Congress for tax breaks

It’s spring time, and brewers are about to rain beer on Washington and members of Congress.

By Greg Kitsock  |  08:00 AM ET, 05/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Beer, Food Politics | Tags:  Greg Kitsock

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 04/26/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: Watch the Food Summit live

Hear the latest thinking on sustainable ag and food safety while watching the Atlantic Food Summit live on your computer.

By Tim Carman  |  10:00 AM ET, 04/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Beer, Food Politics, Media, Sustainable Food | Tags:  Lunch Room Chatter, Tim Carman

Posted at 05:32 PM ET, 04/25/2011

Cunningham leaves Galileo III for Freddy’s Lobster

The bar manager flees Roberto Donna’s restaurant for the suburbs and the stability of a beer-oriented seafood joint.

By Tim Carman  |  05:32 PM ET, 04/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs, Wine, Beer | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 04/25/2011

D.C. starts rolling out the barrels again

DC Brau’s debut is just the start of Washington’s resurgence in production breweries.

By Greg Kitsock  |  08:00 AM ET, 04/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 04/18/2011

Wit’s End: Remembering Pierre Celis

Raise a glass: The man who introduced witbier to the United States died earlier this month.

By Greg Kitsock  |  08:00 AM ET, 04/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 04/11/2011

The cure for the high-alcohol blues

Grab a session IPA if you want relief from those heavy alcoholic beers this summer.

By Greg Kitsock  |  08:00 AM ET, 04/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 04/07/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: Why D.C. became a beer town

Washington is the wild west when it comes to alcohol. Beer drinkers should be thankful.

By Tim Carman  |  12:30 PM ET, 04/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Beer, Chefs, Media | Tags:  Lunch Room Chatter, Tim Carman

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 04/04/2011

Beer: Cooking our own Goose

That Goose Island bottle in our craft beer contest? Not a craft beer, after all.

By Greg Kitsock  |  08:00 AM ET, 04/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 04/01/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: Fools rush in

The bacon app for iPhone! ‘Gators in the streets! Wives trash-talking their cheffy husbands!

By Tim Carman  |  11:30 AM ET, 04/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Beer, Food Politics, Media, Television | Tags:  Lunch Room Chatter, Tim Carman

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 03/28/2011

Beer-bloated: More craft breweries on the way

More than 600 breweries are in the planning stages, writes Greg Kitsock from this year’s Craft Brewers Conference.

By Greg Kitsock  |  08:00 AM ET, 03/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 03/23/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: Farewell to a woman of big appetites

Liz Taylor was a giant film star, but she also had a giant appetite for food and men. This and more in Lunch Room Chatter.

By Tim Carman  |  12:00 PM ET, 03/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Food Politics, Media, Beer, Wine | Tags:  Lunch Room Chatter, Tim Carman

Posted at 02:50 PM ET, 03/22/2011

Historic move: Bier Baron adds downstairs taps

It took more than 50 years to do it, but the bar formerly known as the Brickskeller now has draft beer downstairs.

By Greg Kitsock  |  02:50 PM ET, 03/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 03/21/2011

DC Brau gets a taste of D.C. bureaucracy

D.C.’s new production brewery has started making bee — it just can’t serve it at its facilities

By Greg Kitsock  |  08:00 AM ET, 03/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:15 AM ET, 03/14/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: A taxable moment

LRC wonders what is the more unstoppable force: a wall of water or the D.C. Council trying to tax food trucks?

By Tim Carman  |  11:15 AM ET, 03/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Media, Beer

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 03/14/2011

Beer: What’s so bad about cans?

Sure, you should pour canned beer into a glass to help aerate it, but now that craft breweries have gotten into the game, there’s little reason to fear beer just because it didn’t come from a bottle.

By Greg Kitsock  |  10:02 AM ET, 03/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Beer | Tags:  Greg Kitsock, beer

Posted at 07:32 PM ET, 03/10/2011

Vote for your favorites in Beer Madness

Forget March Madness. This year, ask your co-workers to fill out our Beer Madness bracket, which has been expanded to 64 entrants.

By Tim Carman  |  07:32 PM ET, 03/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Beer

Posted at 07:57 PM ET, 03/07/2011

Local man falls flat in Beerdrinker of the Year award

Tears in your beer: Local man is passed over for Beerdrinker of the Year, and all SAVOR tickets are scooped up in minutes.

By Greg Kitsock  |  07:57 PM ET, 03/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Beer

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 01/31/2011

Beer: The Further Pursuit of Hoppiness

Beer columnist Greg Kitsock samples a couple of limited-release winter seasonals, including Hopslam.

By Greg Kitsock  |  09:00 AM ET, 01/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:41 AM ET, 01/26/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: Wonk this way

Today's Lunch Room Chatter rounds up some Wednesday morning commentary about the SOTU and other pressing (and semi-pressing) matters.

By Tim Carman  |  11:41 AM ET, 01/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Beer, Beer, Beer | Tags:  Lunch Room Chatter, Tim Carman

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 01/26/2011

Beer: Fat Tire finally rolls into D.C. market

Fat Tire Amber Ale, the most requested beer currently not available in D.C., will soon hit the local market.

By Greg Kitsock  |  10:00 AM ET, 01/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Beer | Tags:  Greg Kitsock

Posted at 01:01 PM ET, 01/25/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: Facts all come with points of view...

Today's Lunch Room Chatter brings you news of yet another food industry plan to ward off unwanted government interference on nutrition facts.

By Tim Carman  |  01:01 PM ET, 01/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Beer, Beer, Beer, Beer | Tags:  Lunch Room Chatter, Tim Carman

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 01/24/2011

Beer: 20,000 beers under their look-see

Greg Kitsock witnessed an unofficial record last week: the 20,000th beer sampled and recorded by Bob and Ellie Tupper.

By Greg Kitsock  |  08:00 AM ET, 01/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 01/17/2011

Beer: Retailers are slammed over Hopslam Ale

Beer columnist Greg Kitsock is on a mission to secure a six pack of Hopslam Ale, the hottest seasonal of the winter.

By Greg Kitsock  |  08:00 AM ET, 01/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 01/10/2011

Beer: For craft brewers, size matters

The Brewers Association recently raised the limit on the number of barrels a brewery can produce and still be considered a craft brewer. Greg Kitsock explains why.

By Greg Kitsock  |  09:30 AM ET, 01/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:45 PM ET, 01/07/2011

The Food Resolution: Greg Engert and Ezekiel Emanuel

The final installment of The Food Resolution features New Year's resolutions by Zeke Emanuel and ChurchKey beer director Greg Engert.

By Kelly DiNardo  |  02:45 PM ET, 01/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Beer | Tags:  Kelly DiNardo, The Food Resolution

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 01/03/2011

Beer: Mapping Dogfish Head's 2010 adventures

Beer columnist Greg Kitsock talks to Dogfish Head founder Sam Calagione about the ups and downs of 2010.

By Greg Kitsock  |  09:00 AM ET, 01/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Beer | Tags:  Greg Kitsock