Going Out Guide: Beer


Posted at 01:32 PM ET, 04/16/2014

Beer Madness reaches its one shining moment

Only two competitors are left in our beer bracket, and we want you to taste them both and pick a winner.

By Fritz Hahn  |  01:32 PM ET, 04/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Beer, Beer Madness

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 04/15/2014

Nightlife Agenda: DC Brau’s anniversary, August Alsina and champion DJs

Celebrate three years of DC Brau and hear champion DJs do their stuff.

By Fritz Hahn and Rhome Anderson  |  07:00 AM ET, 04/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Beer, Music, Nightlife Agenda

Posted at 02:27 PM ET, 04/03/2014

Step up to the plate: New dining and drinking options inside Nationals Park

From “Top Chef” sandwiches to fresh local beers, here’s what’s new at Nationals Park this season.

By Fritz Hahn  |  02:27 PM ET, 04/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Beer, Nationals Park

Posted at 02:14 PM ET, 04/02/2014

Beer Madness: Cast your votes for the Final Four

Eight beers remain in the annual Beer Madness bracket. Head to Meridian Pint this week to sample and vote for your favorites.

By Fritz Hahn  |  02:14 PM ET, 04/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Beer, Beer Madness

Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 03/28/2014

Pints debut at Baying Hound Aleworks in Rockville

Tiny Baying Hound Aleworks makes a big change with a new county license.

By Amy Orndorff  |  12:45 PM ET, 03/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Beer

Posted at 03:05 PM ET, 03/26/2014

Beer Madness: It’s time to taste the Sweet 16

Head to Meridian Pint to sample the competitors and cast your ballot for the winners.

By Fritz Hahn  |  03:05 PM ET, 03/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Beer, Beer Madness

Posted at 01:13 PM ET, 03/25/2014

Reminder: Savor tickets go on sale Wednesday at noon

Tickets for Washington’s biggest beer event sold out in less than 30 minutes in 2012.

By Fritz Hahn  |  01:13 PM ET, 03/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Beer, Beer Festivals

Posted at 05:38 PM ET, 03/21/2014

Former Bluejacket brewer Megan Parisi heads back to New England

Parisi will become head brewer at Wormtown Brewery near Boston, her old stomping ground.

By Tim Carman  |  05:38 PM ET, 03/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Beer, Bluejacket Brewery

Posted at 02:05 PM ET, 03/20/2014

Celebrate cherry blossom season with cherry blossom beer

The District Chophouse unveils a delicious tribute to the National Cherry Blossom Festival.

By Fritz Hahn  |  02:05 PM ET, 03/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Beer, Cherry Blossoms

Posted at 03:45 PM ET, 03/19/2014

Tyber Bierhaus brings mussels and Oktoberfest beers to Bethesda

Be warned: Prices at the new beer hall may make you do a double-take.

By Fritz Hahn  |  03:45 PM ET, 03/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Beer, Bethesda

Posted at 11:22 AM ET, 03/19/2014

Beer Madness begins, and we want you to vote

Sample the contenders for this year’s beer tournament at Meridian Pint, and then fill out a ballot.

By Fritz Hahn  |  11:22 AM ET, 03/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Beer, Beer Madness

Posted at 05:00 PM ET, 03/14/2014

Beer is in the air: A guide to four spring beer festivals

The D.C. area is awash in beer over the next two months.

By Fritz Hahn  |  05:00 PM ET, 03/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Beer, Festivals

Posted at 01:05 PM ET, 03/06/2014

Taste new beers from DC Brau, Atlas Brew Works and 3 Stars

Three D.C. breweries are unveiling new beers this week.

By Fritz Hahn  |  01:05 PM ET, 03/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  3 Stars, Atlas Brew Works, Bars, Beer, DC Brau

Posted at 01:20 PM ET, 03/05/2014

Have a pint at Rock Bottom and help families of fallen firefighters

Fire Chief Ale, which went on tap last week, will be sold through the end of March.

By Fritz Hahn  |  01:20 PM ET, 03/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Beer, Bethesda

Posted at 12:39 PM ET, 03/04/2014

Try Heady Topper, allegedly the world’s best beer, tonight in Adams Morgan

Heady Topper, Heady Topper in D.C., Heady Topper D.C., Hill Farmstead, Hill Farmstead D.C.

By Fritz Hahn  |  12:39 PM ET, 03/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Beer, Events

Posted at 02:51 PM ET, 03/03/2014

Petworth’s Domku boycotts Russian beer to protest Ukraine conflict

Owner Kera Carpenter has replaced Baltika with a drink inspired by a Ukrainian political movement.

By Maura Judkis  |  02:51 PM ET, 03/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Beer, Food, Restaurants

Posted at 04:21 PM ET, 02/27/2014

Avast, beer lovers: Heavy Seas Alehouse has docked in Rosslyn

Baltimore beers and a nautical decor liven up the first floor of an Arlington office building.

By Fritz Hahn  |  04:21 PM ET, 02/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Arlington, Bars, Beer, Rosslyn

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 02/18/2014

Nightlife Agenda: A world of beer, Digital Mystikz and Christylez Bacon

This week’s picks include a slew of beer tastings and tappings, dubstep royalty and a tribute to “Slam.“

By Fritz Hahn  |  04:00 PM ET, 02/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Beer, Nightlife Agenda, Poetry

Posted at 02:12 PM ET, 02/18/2014

Cheap beer at Gordon Biersch, Rock Bottom through Thursday

Gordon Biersch and Rock Bottom have knocked the price of a beer to $3 or less this week.

By Fritz Hahn  |  02:12 PM ET, 02/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Beer, Brewpubs, Happy Hour

Posted at 12:15 PM ET, 02/10/2014

Bell’s Hopslam hits Washington tonight

Where to drink one of the year’s most sought-after beers.

By Fritz Hahn  |  12:15 PM ET, 02/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Beer, Hopslam

Posted at 09:38 AM ET, 02/04/2014

Get a taste of the Brewer’s Art at Petworth Citizen tonight

The Petworth restaurant is putting five of the Brewer’s Art’s Belgian-style ales on tap.

By Fritz Hahn  |  09:38 AM ET, 02/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Beer, Petworth

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 01/30/2014

Your cup runneth over with five beer events tonight

Five fantastic events, all of which are worth your time.

By Fritz Hahn  |  03:00 PM ET, 01/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Beer, Events

Posted at 09:33 AM ET, 01/21/2014

Bluejacket and head brewer Megan Parisi part ways

The three-month-old Navy Yard brewery is making changes to its collaborative brewing team.

By Tim Carman  |  09:33 AM ET, 01/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Beer, Bars

Posted at 10:57 AM ET, 01/17/2014

Craft beer alert: SAVOR returns to D.C. in May

After a year in the Big Apple, the festival returns to the National Building Museum.

By Greg Kitsock  |  10:57 AM ET, 01/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Beer, Events

Posted at 05:43 PM ET, 01/15/2014

Bluejacket brewery tours begin Jan. 31

You’ve sampled the beers, now see where they’re made.

By Alex Baldinger  |  05:43 PM ET, 01/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Beer, Bluejacket

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 12/26/2013

2013 in DC Brau collaborations

If you needed a beer in 2013, DC Brau was there to make it for you.

By Fritz Hahn  |  03:00 PM ET, 12/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Beer

Posted at 03:34 PM ET, 12/17/2013

Stoney’s on L: same food, new atmosphere

The new Stoney’s is open at 2101 L St. NW.

By Margaret Ely  |  03:34 PM ET, 12/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Beer, Happy Hour, Openings, Restaurants

Posted at 05:05 PM ET, 12/12/2013

Holiday beers take center stage

Seasonal beer tappings and tastings offer holiday cheer while raising money for local charities.

By Fritz Hahn  |  05:05 PM ET, 12/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Beer, holidays

Posted at 04:47 PM ET, 12/12/2013

Citizens Brewing Company changes its name to Denizens after DC Brau challenge

The Silver Spring brewery does not believe their original name would have caused market confusion.

By Maura Judkis  |  04:47 PM ET, 12/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Beer, Citizens

Posted at 01:18 PM ET, 12/06/2013

Right Proper Brewing Company will open Dec. 10 in Shaw

The Shaw brewpub is a yeast-centric operation.

By Maura Judkis  |  01:18 PM ET, 12/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Beer, Openings, Restaurants, Shaw, Thor Cheston

Posted at 10:10 AM ET, 11/15/2013

Like beer? You’ll love Leesburg.

The craft beer scene is hopping in the heart of Virginia’s wine country, thanks to a new collection of breweries, brewpubs and beer bars.

By Fritz Hahn  |  10:10 AM ET, 11/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Beer, Leesburg, Weekend Section

Posted at 03:03 PM ET, 11/07/2013

Let someone else drive you around to local breweries on Saturday

Reston Limousine’s D.C. Brew Bus ferries beer fans between three breweries.

By Fritz Hahn  |  03:03 PM ET, 11/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Beer, Breweries

Posted at 09:59 AM ET, 11/01/2013

So you’re planning to visit Bluejacket this weekend

Here are the beers we’ve liked at Washington’s newest brewery and restaurant, with brief tasting notes.

By Fritz Hahn and Alex Baldinger  |  09:59 AM ET, 11/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Beer, Bluejacket, Navy Yard

Posted at 07:01 AM ET, 10/29/2013

Nightlife Agenda: Halloween parties, beer festivals and Drake

This week’s picks include a quartet of beer festivals, and a chance to hang out with Drake.

By Fritz Hahn and Rhome Anderson  |  07:01 AM ET, 10/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Beer, Drake, Halloween, Nightlife Agenda

Posted at 09:22 AM ET, 10/25/2013

Bluejacket’s opening day beer list: tradition meets experimentation

The 25 beers are inspired by the kitchen, the butcher shop and the farm.

By Tim Carman  |  09:22 AM ET, 10/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Beer, Bluejacket, Restaurants

Posted at 03:52 PM ET, 10/23/2013

Beer drinkers, prepare your arms: Bluejacket to open on Tuesday

After much hype and many sample tastings, the Navy Yard brewery and restaurant will debut Tuesday.

By Tim Carman  |  03:52 PM ET, 10/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Beer, Bluejacket, Restaurants

Posted at 09:01 AM ET, 10/22/2013

Nightlife Agenda: ‘Whiskey Women,’ Yardfest, Camp Freddy

This week’s highlights include a book signing and whiskey tasting at Jack Rose and one of Howard University’s Homecoming events.

By Fritz Hahn and Rhome Anderson  |  09:01 AM ET, 10/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Beer, Music

Posted at 05:20 PM ET, 10/18/2013

Baltimore Beer Week is underway

There are more than 300 events, happy hour specials and more to choose from all week.

By Margaret Ely  |  05:20 PM ET, 10/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baltimore, Beer, Events

Posted at 02:19 PM ET, 10/17/2013

Get Going Out Guide tips from the Washington Post on Foursquare

You might even unlock the Washington Post badge when you check in at certain locations.

By Margaret Ely  |  02:19 PM ET, 10/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Beer, Cocktails, FYI, Restaurants

Posted at 04:11 PM ET, 10/16/2013

Meridian Pint taps Great American Beer Festival award-winning beers next Friday

Beers that won medals at the Great American Beer Festival will be featured on tap.

By Fritz Hahn  |  04:11 PM ET, 10/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Beer

Posted at 07:02 AM ET, 10/15/2013

Nightlife Agenda: Bruce Vilanch, the Dismemberment Plan and rare beers

Highlights include D.C.’s best beer festival, a Q&A with Academy Awards head writer Bruce Vilanch, and the return of D.C.’s 1990s indie-rock heroes.

By Fritz Hahn and Rhome Anderson  |  07:02 AM ET, 10/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Beer, Music

Posted at 03:38 PM ET, 10/14/2013

Local breweries bring home gold at the Great American Beer Festival

Four local breweries won medals at the country’s biggest beer festival -- but tasting the winners might be the hard part.

By Fritz Hahn  |  03:38 PM ET, 10/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Beer

Posted at 12:38 PM ET, 10/09/2013

Your Taste of D.C. primer

A government shutdown (and what looks like a rainy forecast) won’t stop Taste of D.C. this year.

By Margaret Ely  |  12:38 PM ET, 10/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Beer, Events, Food

Posted at 11:44 AM ET, 10/09/2013

Try 45 pumpkin beers at Scion and Crios this weekend

Scion and Crios will serve 45 pumpkin beers this weekend for $5 each.

By Fritz Hahn  |  11:44 AM ET, 10/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Beer, Dupont Circle, Fall

Posted at 05:49 PM ET, 10/01/2013

Thirsty? Furloughed? Tour the Flying Dog Brewery for free

The Frederick brewery offers government workers free tours and free beers during the shutdown.

By Fritz Hahn  |  05:49 PM ET, 10/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Beer, Frederick, Shutdown

Posted at 09:46 AM ET, 09/26/2013

Go West Beer Fest offers tastes of home

The Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington state societies pour beer from their states at this annual celebration at Eastern Market.

By Fritz Hahn  |  09:46 AM ET, 09/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Beer, Events

Posted at 07:02 AM ET, 09/24/2013

Nightlife Agenda: An all-night party, pumpkin beers and Pete Tong

This week’s picks include a generational battle of the DJs, a pumpkin beer festival and lots of Oktoberfest happenings.

By Fritz Hahn and Rhome Anderson  |  07:02 AM ET, 09/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Beer, Nightlife Agenda, Oktoberfest

Posted at 04:25 PM ET, 09/17/2013

DC Brau and Willett produce a local beer by way of Bourbon Country

DC Brau’s newest release is an IPA that has spent five months aging in barrels that held Willett rye whiskey.

By Fritz Hahn  |  04:25 PM ET, 09/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Beer, DC Brau, Dupont Circle

Posted at 01:35 PM ET, 09/17/2013

Get ready for Oktoberfest with German happy hours and das Boot

Nothing says Oktoberfest like a liter of beer in a mug or, better yet, a glass boot.

By Fritz Hahn  |  01:35 PM ET, 09/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Beer, Oktoberfest

Posted at 02:22 PM ET, 09/12/2013

The Black Squirrel offers a free beer cocktail class for ladies

Learn the basics of making beer-based cocktails, then try creating your own concoction.

By Fritz Hahn  |  02:22 PM ET, 09/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adams Morgan, Bars, Beer

Posted at 01:19 PM ET, 09/11/2013

Gear up for Saturday’s Tour de Breweries

An afternoon bike ride plans to visit several breweries, including the brand-new Atlas Beer Works, before heading to the Bardo Beer Garden for refreshments.

By Fritz Hahn  |  01:19 PM ET, 09/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Beer, Breweries

Posted at 03:30 PM ET, 09/10/2013

Oktoberfest starts tonight at Gordon Biersch

The downtown brewpub offers beer, snacks and an oompah band to raise money for DC Central Kitchen.

By Fritz Hahn  |  03:30 PM ET, 09/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Beer, Oktoberfest, Penn Quarter

Posted at 02:55 PM ET, 09/06/2013

A beer that’s NSFW? Atlas Brew Works taps its third beer tonight

The District's fourth brewery brings all three of its beers to ChurchKey, Smith Commons and the Black Squirrel.

By Fritz Hahn  |  02:55 PM ET, 09/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Beer

Posted at 04:22 PM ET, 09/05/2013

Local beer meets heavy metal at Port City’s Metal Night

The Alexandria brewery's fourth Metal night features loud music and the debut of Port City Oktoberfest.

By Fritz Hahn  |  04:22 PM ET, 09/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Beer, Breweries, Heavy Metal

Posted at 12:09 PM ET, 08/22/2013

Red Apron and 3 Stars team up for Friday night cookouts at Union Market

Enjoy Friday cookouts with fancy hot dogs and fresh local beer through September.

By Fritz Hahn  |  12:09 PM ET, 08/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Beer, Red Apron, summer, Union Market

Posted at 12:47 PM ET, 08/16/2013

DC Beer Week: Where to drink on Friday

Take a blind IPA taste test or try new beers from three local breweries.

By Fritz Hahn  |  12:47 PM ET, 08/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Beer, DC Beer Week

Posted at 03:47 PM ET, 08/15/2013

Like it or not, it's time to start planning for Oktoberfest and fall beers

Whether you like it or not, it's time to start planning for oompah bands and pumpkin ales.

By Fritz Hahn  |  03:47 PM ET, 08/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Beer, DC Beer Week, Fall, Oktoberfest

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 08/15/2013

DC Beer Week: Where to drink on Thursday

By Fritz Hahn  |  10:02 AM ET, 08/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, DC Beer Week, Nationals

Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 08/14/2013

DC Beer Week: Where to drink on Wednesday

Tonight's events feature blue crabs; beers from Maine, Maryland and Quebec; and local brews paired with artisanal beef jerky.

By Fritz Hahn  |  10:01 AM ET, 08/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Beer, DC Beer Week

Posted at 12:09 PM ET, 08/13/2013

DC Beer Week: Where to drink on Tuesday

Taste summer ales, sample Mad Fox's newest beer and sip your way from Maine to central Virginia.

By Fritz Hahn  |  12:09 PM ET, 08/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Beer, DC Beer Week

Posted at 11:19 AM ET, 08/13/2013

Atlas Brew Works to debut as D.C.'s fourth production brewery in September

Washington's fourth production brewery will unveil its beers at eight bars over seven days in September.

By Fritz Hahn  |  11:19 AM ET, 08/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Beer, Breweries

Posted at 11:02 AM ET, 08/12/2013

DC Beer Week: Where to drink on Monday

The first full night of Beer Week is about cider, barrel aged beers and the rebirth of a local fixture.

By Fritz Hahn  |  11:02 AM ET, 08/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Beer, DC Beer Week

Posted at 01:22 PM ET, 08/09/2013

D.C. Beer Week: The best events, dinners and tap takeovers

D.C. Beer Week is a chance to try new brews or even try making one yourself.

By Fritz Hahn  |  01:22 PM ET, 08/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Beer, DC Beer Week

Posted at 04:54 PM ET, 07/23/2013

Oktoberfest in July? Draw a line in the sand.

Duffy's is tapping the area's first keg of Oktoberfest two months before the festival even begins.

By Fritz Hahn  |  04:54 PM ET, 07/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Beer, Oktoberfest

Posted at 10:33 AM ET, 07/23/2013

Nightlife Agenda: Late-night science, British beer and 90-cent bourbon

Catch a showcase of local bands, sample English beer or get your NASA fix at the Smithsonian's late-night party.

By Fritz Hahn and Rhome Anderson  |  10:33 AM ET, 07/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Beer, Music, Nightlife Agenda

Posted at 02:48 PM ET, 07/22/2013

Drink local during Eat Local First Week

Eat Local First week has been paired with a series of events and happy hours focusing on local brews.

By Fritz Hahn  |  02:48 PM ET, 07/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Beer, Eat Local First

Posted at 04:58 PM ET, 07/19/2013

Nationals fans: Head to section 139 for local beer

DC Brau, 3 Stars, Port City and Mad Fox beers will be available at a dedicated kiosk.

By Fritz Hahn  |  04:58 PM ET, 07/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Beer, Nationals Park

Posted at 07:02 AM ET, 07/16/2013

Nightlife Agenda: Gonzofest, DC Brau expansion and Adult Recess

This week's highlights include '90s blues-punk kings Jon Spencer Blues Explosion at the Flying Dog Brewery, the return of the Adult Recess board games party (now with DJ Sixth Sense), and DC Brau's first foray into Maryland bars.

By Fritz Hahn and Rhome Anderson  |  07:02 AM ET, 07/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Beer, Live Music, Nightlife Agenda

Posted at 04:11 PM ET, 07/15/2013

Belgian Restaurant Week's best Belgian beer specials

The annual Belgian Restaurant Week's themed specials go beyond dinner, with half-price happy hours and other deals at D.C. restaurants.

By Fritz Hahn  |  04:11 PM ET, 07/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Beer, Restaurants

Posted at 07:01 AM ET, 07/09/2013

Nightlife Agenda: Christmas beers, a fish fry and the return of U.S. Royalty

Our picks include a "Christmas in July" party with beer and cookies and the D.C. Blues Society's 10-band cookout.

By Fritz Hahn and Rhome Anderson  |  07:01 AM ET, 07/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Bastille Day, Beer, Live Music, Nightlife Agenda

Posted at 04:41 PM ET, 07/01/2013

Port City Brewery re-releases derecho beer -- and ironically loses power

The now-famous Derecho Common was born last year when power outages from the derecho storms forced the Port City brewers to improvise.

By Caitlin Dewey  |  04:41 PM ET, 07/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Beer, derecho, port city

Posted at 11:33 AM ET, 06/17/2013

Right Proper Brew Pub is one step closer to opening

The Shaw brewpub, set to open in October, has officially applied for its liquor license.

By Fritz Hahn  |  11:33 AM ET, 06/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Beer, Shaw

Posted at 03:27 PM ET, 06/11/2013

It's cheaper to travel to New York's Savor than it was to attend last year in D.C.

You'll spend less on Savor tickets this year if you're willing to travel.

By Alex Baldinger  |  03:27 PM ET, 06/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Beer

Posted at 02:55 PM ET, 05/22/2013

Get your first taste of Hellbender Brewing Company on May 29

D.C.'s newest brewery releases its first beer, a collaboration with Lost Rhino, on May 30.

By Fritz Hahn  |  02:55 PM ET, 05/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Beer

Posted at 02:27 PM ET, 05/14/2013

Celebrate American Craft Beer Week in the D.C. area

A national celebration of microbrews includes beer dinners and rare ales at local bars.

By Fritz Hahn  |  02:27 PM ET, 05/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Beer

Posted at 06:30 PM ET, 05/08/2013

Savor tickets aren't selling as quickly in New York

The craft beer confab has been known to sell out the National Building Museum in minutes.

By Greg Kitsock  |  06:30 PM ET, 05/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Beer, Greg Kitsock

Posted at 03:58 PM ET, 04/17/2013

Beer Madness: Who will emerge victorious in the battle of Crisp vs. Hops?

Legend Brewing's Legend Pilsner, from Richmond, takes on the Double Dog Double Pale Ale from Frederick's Flying Dog Brewery in the contest's final round.

By Cara Kelly  |  03:58 PM ET, 04/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Beer, Beer Madness

Posted at 04:01 PM ET, 04/11/2013

Spend Saturday outdoors drinking beer

Justin's Cafe hosts a block party and Mad Fox pours 20 German bock beers.

By Fritz Hahn  |  04:01 PM ET, 04/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Beer, Falls Church, Navy Yard

Posted at 02:26 PM ET, 03/29/2013

Craft Brewers Conference: Where to drink on Friday

The last day of the Craft Brewers Conference features 20 local breweries taking over Meridian Pint and tap takeovers led by Goose Island, Green Flash, Epic and Oskar Blues.

By Fritz Hahn  |  02:26 PM ET, 03/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Beer, Craft Brewers Conference, Events

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 03/28/2013

Craft Brewers Conference: Where to drink on Thursday night

Tonight's highlights include tastings centered around the beers of Colorado and California, tap takeovers with Three Floyds and the Bruery, and a "beer-focused film festival."

By Fritz Hahn  |  04:00 PM ET, 03/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Beer, Craft Brewers Conference, Events

Posted at 02:53 PM ET, 03/27/2013

Craft Brewers Conference: Where to drink on Wednesday night

A bar crawl in Penn Quarter, a chance to sample extraordinary ales in Dupont Circle and beer celebrities at Smith Commons.

By Fritz Hahn  |  02:53 PM ET, 03/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Beer, Craft Brewers Conference, Events

Posted at 04:07 PM ET, 03/21/2013

Craft Brewers Conference: A who's who of craft brews

D.C. will host tastings and special events with some of America's best-known breweries.

By Fritz Hahn  |  04:07 PM ET, 03/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Beer, Events

Posted at 06:22 PM ET, 03/19/2013

Meet the 2013 Beer Madness panel

Our group of judges includes a returning congressman, two chefs and four readers.

By Joe Yonan  |  06:22 PM ET, 03/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Beer, Beer Madness, Restaurants

Posted at 02:27 PM ET, 03/14/2013

Green Flash announces East Coast brewery in Virginia Beach

The San Diego producer of beers such as Hop Head Red, Palate Wrecker, West Coast IPA and Rayon Vert will open in the commonwealth in 2015.

By Greg Kitsock  |  02:27 PM ET, 03/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Beer, Food,

Posted at 05:48 PM ET, 02/20/2013

Five reasons to be extremely excited about Bluejacket

Writer Daniel Fromson spoke with the craft brewery's principals and outlined their ambitious plans.

By Alex Baldinger  |  05:48 PM ET, 02/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:02 PM ET, 01/25/2013

Hopslam arrives in D.C. this week (Updated)

The sought-after kegs of Bell's Hopslam should make their way into D.C. and Virginia the last week of January, and ChurchKey announces that it will have the area's only cask.

By Fritz Hahn  |  02:02 PM ET, 01/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Beer

Posted at 02:29 PM ET, 01/21/2013

First cocktails, now suds for POTUSes past and present

DCBeer.com's list of presidential beer pairings complements the presidential cocktails dreamed up by bartender Jim Hewes.

By Alex Baldinger  |  02:29 PM ET, 01/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Beer, Inauguration