DC Sports Bog: Beer and Cheese

Posted at 12:17 PM ET, 04/17/2012

Morning pixels: Is Strasmas over?

Pitching for a first-place team on a gorgeous night in his home debut, the phenom can't draw a crowd. Is it all over?

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:17 PM ET, 04/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:17 PM ET, 10/18/2010

A guide to Verizon Center's beer

And now, public-service journalism. Over the summer, Ted Leonsis blogged about the incredible variety of beer at Verizon Center. Beer snobs quickly pointed out that having Bud, Bud light, Bud Light Lime Limte, Bud Light Wheat, Bud Select 55, Michelob, Michelob Amber Bock, Michelob Light and Michelob Ultra is like...

By Dan Steinberg  |  02:17 PM ET, 10/18/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:54 PM ET, 11/03/2006

Special Barra Beer of the Week, for Tailgating, and All That

Some people have asked me how I'll decide among the weekend's bounty of blogable events: from this evening's Miss Dallas Week pageant to tonight's Caps game to tomorrow's Wizards home opener to Sunday's United and Redskins games. The sad/happy truth is, various family obligations will probably make this a non-blog...

By Dan Steinberg  |  05:54 PM ET, 11/03/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:02 PM ET, 10/20/2006

Your Artisanal Cheese and Craft Beer Tailgating or Bus Riding Picks of the Week

The theme is Delmarva, courtesy of Chapel's Country Creamery and Dogfish Head Brewery. Holly Foster lives on a farm in Talbot County. About three and a half years ago, she took a week-long cheesemaking course at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, and when she returned home she started making...

By Dan Steinberg  |  04:02 PM ET, 10/20/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:28 PM ET, 10/16/2006

The Missing Cheese

After I missed my high-drama cheese pick-up last Thursday, I realized that it would be best to take a bye week on the whole cheese thing. This week I will hit the Thursday pick-up, and offer a cheese tasting for some fromage flavored with a spice I've never encountered in...

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:28 PM ET, 10/16/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:24 PM ET, 10/09/2006

Beer-Loving Hockey Fans, Lindsay Czarniak and the Park View H.S. Football Team Sample Our Cheese of the Week

Admit it, that's a great headline. This will be a long entry but, in my humble, cheese-centric opinion, worth the investment, especially if you're at work. If you're at home, go outside and enjoy the weather. Ok, so Saturday, I loaded the car with two blocks of Grafton two-year Classic...

By Dan Steinberg  |  05:24 PM ET, 10/09/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:52 PM ET, 10/06/2006

Your Artisanal Cheese and Craft Beer Tailgating Picks of the Week

And I'm still trying to figure out whether these should be tasted during tomorrow's Caps pub crawl or during D.C. United tailgating at RFK. Maybe both. Anyhow, these are certainly not rare finds, but I think you'd be happy spending your weekend with some Grafton cheddar and Brooklyn Brown Ale,...

By Dan Steinberg  |  05:52 PM ET, 10/06/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:17 PM ET, 09/29/2006

Your Artisanal Cheese and Craft Beer Tailgating Picks of the Week

See, you really want cooler weather before you break out the great beers and cheeses. We in the specialty foods industry used to always lick our proverbial chops as the weather cooled and we could break out the good stuff. Plus people just seem more willing to open their wallets...

By Dan Steinberg  |  04:17 PM ET, 09/29/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:51 PM ET, 09/22/2006

Your Artisanal Cheese and Craft Beer Tailgating Picks of the Week

We tried to make this an homage to Maryland in honor of the greater Baltimore-Washington region's most successful pro football franchise, but I accidentally ran into a Steelers-loving cheesemaker who just happens to live and work in Maryland. Anyhow, the cheese is Buche Noir, a soft-ripening goat cheese from FireFly...

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:51 PM ET, 09/22/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:21 AM ET, 09/19/2006

Week Two Tasting Notes

So the Redskins were watery and flavorless, but how about our cheese and beer picks? Well, some technical difficulties prevented the cheese and beer from being sampled at actual tailgates, so I figured I'd bring the samples in to The Post for some pre-Monday Night Football refreshment, but I was...

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:21 AM ET, 09/19/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:06 PM ET, 09/15/2006

Your Artisanal Cheese and Craft Beer Tailgating Picks of the Week

In honor of Dallas Week, we have a local beer and a Texas cheese. I'll let "Hoppy" Jeff Wells go first this week. (Hoppy, you'll recall, is a native Washingtonian, 10-year veteran of the craft-beer industry and proprietor of the soon-to-be-open Wells Ales & Lagers restaurant in Brooklyn.) He writes:...

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:06 PM ET, 09/15/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:53 AM ET, 09/08/2006

Your Artisanal Cheese and Craft Beer Tailgating Picks of the Week

Well, I held it together for three days. I mostly wrote about sports, and never used the phrase "smells like dirty socks." But that's all over now, as we debut what's sure to become our most popular feature: the artisanal cheese and craft beer tailgating picks of the week. Each...

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:53 AM ET, 09/08/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)