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Posted at 04:15 PM ET, 08/09/2012

D.C. Beer Week: Tips for the local home brewer (#DMVReads)

Hops, like those held here by D.C. Brau’s Jeff Hancock are a key ingredient in brewing beer. (Bill O'Leary - The Washington Post)
D.C. Beer Week, the annual event where local beer lovers can enjoy an abundance of tastings, food pairings and happy hours throughout the city, kicks off on Sunday. Should any connoisseurs become inspired enough by the festivities to start making their own beer, The Mad Fermentationist has some tips on how to find the best ingredients for home brewing.

“There are lots of arguments that can be made both in favor and against buying brewing ingredients locally. You can talk quality, price, selection, economics, service, and environmentalism. . . . However, one of the things I appreciate most about shopping online is the ability to get exactly what I want.”

Read more on The Mad Fermentationist.

(#DMVReads compiles the day’s best local blog posts. To share your favorite local story, tweet at us using the hashtag #DMVReads.)

By Andy Smith  |  04:15 PM ET, 08/09/2012

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