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SAVOR Preview | Event Returns to DC

May 7, 2015 |

The SAVOR craft beer festival will return to Washington, D.C., in about a month — early June will bring about 75 breweries from across the country to the National Building Museum for two nights of swanky ambiance, delicious pours, fancy … Read More

Roundtable Discussion | Best Taco Spot

May 6, 2015 |

We honored Taco Tuesday in this week’s Roundtable Discussion by asking the PorchDrinking team where to find the best tacos in their city. Denver, Cleveland, LA, Atlanta, Dallas, DC… the recommendations came pouring in and from all over.
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Event Recap | Get Rowdy-ish

April 14, 2015 |

Atlas Brew Works hosted its first amateur homebrew competition on Friday night — the garage was buzzing with DC beer nerds on one of the first warm nights of the year.

The goal: Find a homebrew among the 20-some applicants that best imitated the spirit of Atlas’s Rowdy beer, the hop-forward rye ale that was originally created from a homebrew recipe.

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DC Brau-Oskar Blues Collaboration | Smells Like Freedom

March 24, 2015 |

The last Thursday in February came and went in Washington, D.C., just as it did elsewhere across the rest of the United States. But Feb. 26, 2015, was a notable date among the residents of the District for one particular number: 71.

This was the day Initiative 71, which legalized the possession of certain amounts of personal marijuana, was implemented by the city. Whatever regulatory views individuals residents of the District actually hold, this initiative’s implementation furthered support of “home rule,” which is the concept that D.C. residents should govern their own affairs, without full federal interaction. Read More

Devils Backbone Brewing Gets Adventurous

February 27, 2015 |

Devils Backbone Brewing Company is based in bucolic wine country, about three hours southwest of Washington, D.C., near Charlottesville, Va.

Photo credit Heidi Crandall

This spring, the brewery is pushing to expand its influence in the DC region — and … Read More

Right Proper Brewing | Diamonds, Fur Coat, Champagne

February 16, 2015 | 1

A beer inspired by an electronic synthpunk musical duo? The concept is not a complete surprise, as it comes from Right Proper Brewing Company‘s Nathan Zeender and the growing establishment‘s experimental brewing program. But the beer; Diamonds, Fur Coat, Champagne; is definitely a surprise to the palate, as it comes during the East Coast’s single-digit February temperatures. Why was Zeender inspired by Suicide? Why did Right Proper brew the crisp wheat beer?

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DC Brewer’s Ball Returns With Impressive Lineup

February 5, 2015 |

The Brewer’s Ball will return on March 7 to the National Building Museum, showcasing DC, Maryland and Virginia spirits for a charitable cause. Read More

Atlas Wants Everyone to Get Rowdy

February 4, 2015 |

Atlas Brew Works announced on Tuesday that they are launching their first homebrew competition, in which they are asking brewers to try their best at imitating the essence of their signature brew, Rowdy (6.2 percent ABV, 61 IBU).

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Port City Plans Sweeping Anniversary Week

January 29, 2015 |

Port City Brewing‘s weeklong fourth anniversary celebration will have food trucks, marshmallows, a new Belgian-style quadrupel, brunch and even some butt-kicking yoga. They have a slew of events at the brewhouse and at establishments throughout Washington, D.C., so there’s really no good reason not to partake. Read More

2015 DC Beer Events Preview

January 19, 2015 |

Photo: A draft at Brookland Pint.

The DC-Maryland-Virginia area keeps on snowballing with brewery and beer-themed events — more and more are popping up, making PorchDrinking’s job out here quite easy. For 2015, the region has a great number of … Read More

Deschutes Arrives in D.C.

November 17, 2014 |

Washington, D.C. has its beloved chef, José Andrés, to thank for the newest West Coast beer that will be found on taps throughout the city. Deschutes Brewery’s beverages are arriving in the Capitol region and Andrés — of minibar, Oyamel, … Read More

Wine for Beer Lovers | Fall Edition

November 3, 2014 |

PorchDrinking.com gave you the right wine for your summer brews back in June. Now that the leaves are changing and the beers are darkening, we give you the best wine choices based on what beers you love.

Pairings are thanks to Michelle Lim Warner, the co-owner of DCanter, a wine and beer shop on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.

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Local Love: DC Region’s Brewers Name Their Favs

October 27, 2014 |

Photo courtesy of atlasbrewworks.com.

As the breweries in DC, Maryland and Virginia further expand their reach (thank goodness!) and more people taste these great local beers (hooray!), there is a downfall: The options can be overwhelming. DC Brau or Three … Read More

DC Homebrewers Hosts Fall Barbecue

October 14, 2014 |

If you are a homebrewer in the DC region and you’re aching to exchange recipes and improve your techniques, you need to get in touch with the awesome individuals at DC Homebrewers.

If you like beer, barbecue and supporting local … Read More

BrewHaHa Showcases DC’s Deliciousness

August 28, 2014 |

It was the food. The beer was fantastic — we knew it would be — but it was the food that seemed to wow the crowd at Friday night’s BrewHaHa beer-and-food pairing event at Old Ebbitt Grill.

Old Ebbitt is … Read More

GABF | DMV Takeaways

July 29, 2014 |

This post was written in conjunction with Erin Russell (Petrey).

The DMV should be proud of its representation at the Great American Beer Festival this year. There will be 27 breweries pouring from the District, Maryland and Virginia in Denver … Read More

Easy as ABC in D.C. | American Beer Classic

July 10, 2014 |

This Saturday, RFK will host the American Beer Classic, a rotating tasting festival that hedges bets on folks liking beer and big sports stadiums, and drinking beer in big sports stadiums.

They are probably safe in that assumption.

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Roundtable Discussion | 4th of July

July 2, 2014 |

We asked the PorchDrinking staff for their favorite things about this all-American holiday. Have fun and stay safe celebrating this weekend y’all! Read More

If in Doubt, Barrel Age It | A Look into the Vast Barrel Aging Program of Alltech’s Lexington Brewing Co.

July 2, 2014 |

As a Kentucky native, bourbon is in my blood. Needless to say, we have been barrel aging things for quite awhile. Though bourbon is not a uniquely Kentucky product (though it is a uniquely American product – one thing you can actually thank the federal government for!), many agree that the Bluegrass state does it best. Maybe it’s the limestone bedrock that adds that special blend of minerals to the water that is used to distill the spirit; or perhaps it is the Kentucky climate – with its frigid, ice-storm bringing winters and ever-so-muggy, sticky hot summers – that allows those oak barrels to expand and contract just the right amount to impart those woody, caramel, and toffee nuances from the barrel char into otherwise clear corn liquor; or maybe it is something about the Kentucky spirit that lends a warmness and hint of Southern hospitality to the things we are passionate about. Whatever it is, Kentucky bourbon is something special and the rest of America – especially the craft beer industry – has recognized that, as well.

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Adroit Theory Takes Brews to D.C.

June 23, 2014 |

In Washington, D.C., old collides with new. It’s a city of rows of Georgetown mansions and burgeoning hipster neighborhoods, of traditional politicking and feisty, unfettered eagerness. Last week, the “History and Hops” event at the Heurich House Museum with Adroit Theory … Read More