Editors' pick

Home Brewers Match Up

Beer/spirits tasting

Editorial Review

There's been a lot of talk about DC Brau, 3 Stars and Chocolate City beers, but the truth is there are dozens of brewers in Washington, and Meridian Pint is offering the chance to taste their products for free. At the semi-regular Home Brewers Match Up, you can sip beverages made by two dozen amateur brewers - everything from hoppy IPAs to chocolate-chipotle stouts - and vote for your three favorites. (There's a big tournament-of-champions showdown at the end of the year.) Admission and beer samples are free, but get to Meridian Pint's basement bar on the early side, because the better beers tend to run out fast.