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About- Stacey Goers

Stacey Goers

Stacey Goers

Stacey is a reporter in Washington and manages a slew of databases of information regarding lawmakers, votes, bills and all things Congress. She also writes profiles of members of Congress and about various aspects of Capitol Hill. She loves exploring the brewing culture in East Coast -- but won't hide her love of wine. She went to Miami University with fellow PorchDrinkers, where they spent hours in that college newspaper newsroom. Her husband is her partner in crime and best friend and they love to explore D.C. with their hound dog, Scout.

Posts By Stacey Goers

DC Beer Week 2017: More Than Tap Takeovers

August 10, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

This city isn’t actually known for being suave or sexy or hip or even truly hipster. Washington, DC is rather a place of ambition, Type A personalities and power — and a city with a whole lot of soul (something the interns running about the Hill oftentimes don’t realize).

In the middle of a busy summer, DC Beer Week snuck up on me again. Looking at the event listenings, I realized how foolish ignoring this awesome week would be.

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Ultimate 6er | Ode to The Star Spangled Banner

July 4, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 4 min

Feature image courtesy of the Smithsonian.

It’s Fourth of July season, which means it’s time for intense patriotism on social and other media. We’ll see slews of posts on the most Americana XYZ thing and guides to finding the most Independence Day-themed stuffs, all the stuffs, out there.

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Brothers Craft Brewing | Lil’ Hellion Helles Lager

June 28, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

ABV: 4.6%

The term “little hellion” can only be used endearingly for this brew, from the Harrisonburg-based Virginia brewery. It’s relaxing to drink, harbors a thoughtful approach to the style and is a flagship selection from Brothers Craft Brewing. Read More

Devils Backbone + Mad Fox | Craic Stout

May 12, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

ABV: 4.6% | IBU: 39

Hop-heavy beers, sours, barrel-aged… sometimes, they have nothing compared to a classic Irish dry stout. In the Devils Backbone Virginia Brewers Collaboration Pack, the Craig Stout created with Mad Fox Brewing Company is true to form: relaxing, easy, slightly sweet and a bit fizzy.

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Avery Brewing Returns to Connecticut Shelves

April 23, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

Feature image courtesy of Avery Brewing.

Boulder’s Avery Brewing Co. announced earlier this month that they would be returning distribution to Connecticut, after leaving the state in 2011 because of financial reasons and growing pains.

Connecticut was one of eight states Avery exited from six years ago, as they had lost “the ability to support all markets with a steady supply of fresh beer,” a press release said at the time. Now, due to a new brewery that opened in 2015 with the capabilities to produce 150,000 barrels, Avery says that can start to handle the larger demand and return to some of places they had to leave.

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#CBC17: DC Brau Celebrates 6 Years with 6 Beers

April 10, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

DC Brau is undoubtedly one of the mainstay brewers in the nation’s Capitol, available throughout the region and inspiring much of the craft beer growth that has occurred over the past few years. Its name recognition is paramount and its beers are more than familiar, even to the backseat craft beer drinker. Surprisingly, the brewery is only turning six years old this spring, but it’s celebrating in a big way.

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Brewery Showcase | Portner Brewhouse

April 7, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

Featured imaged photo credit: Portner Brewhouse’s facebook page.

Portner Brewhouse is trying to do many, many things: resurrect pre-Prohibition family recipes, encourage local experimentation among homebrewers, serve delicious German food and of course, brew and serve beer.

And prost! They are actually doing it all — and doing it well.

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Starr Hill Brewing Expands, Yet Keeps Focus on Home in Virginia

February 20, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

The largest independent craft brewery in Virginia is expanding swiftly, but doing so with intent. Starr Hill Brewery has doubled its Virginia sales team within the past year, and from July 2015 to now, has increased Virginia sales by 16 percent — and packaging in particular by 20 percent.

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Starr Hill Brewery | Warm Up Winter Ale

January 17, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

ABV: 6.1% | IBU: 15

If a brewery says its beer pairs well with gouda and snickerdoodle cookies, you know you’re drinking the right thing.

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Ultimate 6er | Ain’t Nothing But a Hound Dog

December 19, 2016 | Avg. Reading Time: 3 min

We’ve had a hound dog for years and, with a new home, decided it was time for a second furry family member. We decided on Max, a 70-pound German shepherd/hound mix. We were seemingly seasoned pet owners and confidently walked into this decision with delight. We forgot there’s a learning curve. This Ultimate 6er is for new pet owners and those who discover their pets have a burgeoning affinity for chewing the couch or those of us who just love their dogs.

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BREAKING | DC Brau Announces Brewery Expansion

November 18, 2016 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

The 7-year-old beloved Washington, D.C. brewery, DC Brau, announced this week that they are setting up infrastructure to increase their production capabilities — by 360 percent over the next 8 to 10 years, according to a release on Friday.

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Devils Backbone Brewing Company | Ginger Brau

November 14, 2016 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

ABV: 4.8% | IBU: 16

You know when you eat too much turkey at Thanksgiving and you regret it? Or you pour yourself a spicy pumpkin porter and realized it’s exhausting? This doesn’t happen with this beer. ?

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Virginia’s Heritage Brewing to Launch Brewpub & Coffee Roastery

November 9, 2016 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

Heritage Brewing Company was started in 2013 via a Kickstarter campaign, so it’s fitting they looked to the same tool to help launch their next big move: An Arlington-based brewpub and coffee roastery, about 30 miles from their home location in Manassas, Virginia.

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BadWolf Brewing Company | Session Brown

November 3, 2016 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

ABV: 4.7% | IBU: 29

It’s cliché but sometimes you want a beer that you can drink in the fall while wearing a flannel. Maybe you’re wearing brown boots, maybe you’re sitting on a haystack or maybe you’re just sitting on your back porch on a sunny, somewhat warm afternoon.

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Ultimate 6er | Manassas Beer Love

September 14, 2016 | Avg. Reading Time: 3 min

Instead of just attending the Bands, Brews and Barbecue event on September 10th in Manassas, Virginia, my husband and I decided to volunteer and get to know some of our neighbors (who also happen to love music, beer and smoked meats).

It was a sweltering Saturday for the 6th year of the event, which was again located in Old Town Manassas, near its picturesque small-town train station, Civil War museum and local bars and causal restaurants. Despite the heat, folks turned out; we passed out wrist bands, glasses and sent eager imbibers on their ways. Read More

Old Bust Head Brewing Co. | English Style Pale Ale

September 7, 2016 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

ABV: 5.6% | IBU: 21

Old Bust Head Brewing Co. has appeared on taps throughout bars in my new hometown and because it’s made in Warrenton, which isn’t far from me, I knew I had to give it a shot. At my glorious Harris Teeter, I bought a 6-pack of their English-style pale ale, interested in both the beer but also the beer category itself — I’ve circled around English pale ales, but never dove into the style. Read More

2 Days, 2 Nights in Washington, D.C.’s Craft Beer Scene

July 15, 2016 | Avg. Reading Time: 6 min

The first time most people visit Washington, D.C., they are in middle school. They are hustled from monument to monument, eat in overcrowded food courts and rarely adventure to spots beyond the National Mall.

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Life, Liberty and 13 Beers for 13 Colonies

June 29, 2016 | Avg. Reading Time: 5 min

It is a special thing to celebrate the Fourth of July in places up and down the East Coast, in cities that relish their historical relevance. It’s also a special thing to drink plenty of beer, develop a t-shirt tan and relish in the glory that is overcooked burgers and sour cream and onion chips, with ridges, of course. Read More

Ultimate 6er | Welcome to My House

June 8, 2016 | Avg. Reading Time: 3 min

My husband and I recently moved from a tiny 2-bedroom basement apartment on Capitol Hill to a 4-bedroom, 3-bath home on a wooded lot in Virginia. It’s been a whirlwind of changes and we’re blissfully happy learning the nuances of a compost pile and how to repair a pool vacuum.

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