Editors' pick

3 Stars, Evolution and Oliver Tapping Party

Beer/spirits tasting
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Editorial Review

Local beer lovers have had plenty of reasons to celebrate this year, thanks to the debuts of DC Brau and Chocolate City Beer, the first production breweries to operate in the District since the 1950s. Early next year, they will be joined by 3 Stars, a nascent brewery in Brookland. As it waits for facilities of its own, 3 Stars has been working with existing breweries outside of D.C. to bring new beers to local taps, including Syndicate Saison, a summery collaboration with Delaware's Evolution Brewing, and B.W. Rye, a maltier rye ale made with Baltimore's Oliver Breweries. Head to Meridian Pint Tuesday night to sample the result of 3 Stars and Oliver's latest partnership, a porter called B.W. Rye #2. To commemorate 3 Stars' year of partnerships, Meridian Pint that night will be selling seven Oliver's beers and four Evolution beers on draft, all for $1 off the usual prices.