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Wine for Beer Lovers | Summer Edition

June 13, 2014 |

(Feature photo courtesy of DCanter)

Beer lovers shouldn’t just drink just any regular glass of wine. House white or red? Nah. PorchDrinking.com readers like to keep it interesting and you do have sophisticated, mature palates. Michelle Lim Warner is the co-owner; along with her husband, Michael; of a wine and beer boutique in Washington, DC, DCanter. She gives us some exciting wines to try this summer based upon nothing less than specific beer styles, just so you know where to start.

(MORE: Wine for Beer Lovers | Fall Edition)

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Peak Organic Brewing | Summer Session

May 29, 2014 |

ABV: 5%

IBU: 61

Memorial Day is generally seen as the harbinger of summer. As that final Monday in May comes and goes; as barbecues galore – with their sundry meats, veggies, and sides of choice – are heartily enjoyed in … Read More

5 Takeaways from SAVOR

May 10, 2014 |

PorchDrinking had a great time at SAVOR this weekend and we won’t bore you with the beautiful ambiance of the National Building Museum, the delicious cheese spread or the interesting hodgepodge of business suits, stilettos, tattoos and beards.

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Some FATE at SAVOR

May 5, 2014 |

PorchDrinking was lucky enough to snag tickets to SAVOR this week, the fancy craft beer and food festival held in the stunning National Building Museum. (Remember President Bill Clinton playing the saxaphone at his inauguration? Yeah, it happened there.)

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Bluejacket, Winter’s Hit, Looks Toward Spring

March 13, 2014 |

The nightlife in the Navy Yard neighborhood in Washington, DC, is usually quiet in the winter, when the Washington Nationals baseball team heads to spring training in sunny Florida. The neighborhood is industrial, a work-in-progress, with fresh condo developments … Read More

DC Event Preview: Drink the District President’s Day Beer Festival!

February 13, 2014 |

Ah three-day weekends – our answer to the usual gripe that the weekend is just not long enough. Well this President’s Day weekend is upon us and some of us from the PorchDrinking DC team will be spending some of … Read More

DC Event Preview – Beercheology!: Ancient Ales and Archeology Beer Tasting Featuring Heavy Seas

January 15, 2014 |

I am a huge archaeology nerd. I am also a beer nerd (obviously). The folks at The Capitol Archeological Institute had the brilliant idea to combine the two. I will dub this beautiful combination Beercheology. So if you secretly (or not-so-secretly) … Read More

DC Brau – Alpha Domina Mellis DIPA

November 15, 2013 |

ABV: 8.5%

IBU: 100

UPDATE: Due to the use of an experimental hops variety from Hop Union, DC Brau is not currently making any new batches of this beer. And, when I went this weekend to refill my growler, all … Read More

Pop Culture Week in Review 11/1 – 11/8

November 8, 2013 |

Usually when we start a Week in Review with, “this has been a slow week for pop culture,” it’s not entirely true. It’s a lament to a slow week for bombastic mainstream news. No, this doesn’t mean I’m putting on the hipster glasses, it just means there’s been a lot of niche news. While that’s the case this week, there was one megabust that dropped: Blockbuster is dead, long live Blockbuster. This time, it’s more than just a flesh-wound.

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Tales of Snallygaster

October 24, 2013 |

Saturday wasn’t one of those brilliant, orange-and-red autumn days. It was windy, threatened rain and was one of the first chilly days Washington, D.C. has experienced this fall.

It was perfect weather for Snallygaster.

The beer festival (or “gargantuan beer … Read More

Snallygaster in D.C.

September 12, 2013 |

If you search for “Snallygaster” in Google Images, you’ll get numerous pictures of a creature that’s dragon-like, bird-like and serpent-like. It’s all wings and claws, things mysterious, creepy and intriguing.

Snallygaster supposedly roamed the Blue Ridge Mountains, the picturesque range … Read More

Mud Hound Brewing Company

July 15, 2013 |

Leesburg is less than an hour west of Washington, D.C., past the closely-knit suburbs and into rolling Virginia countryside. It has a quintessential small-town feel, with white fences, antique stores and colonial-style homes. It is also chockablock with brewpubs.

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2013 Craft Brewer’s Conference: Take Two

April 15, 2013 |

A pair of us from PorchDrinking.com were fortunate enough to attend the 2013 Craft Brewer’s Conference in Washington, DC in March. Considering Erin and  I hold very different beer backgrounds (but are both beer enthusiasts nonetheless), here is my take (as someone who spends his 9-5 in the industry) on CBC:

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Craft Beer Takes on the Capital: Brewers Association Craft Beer Conference and BrewExpo America

April 3, 2013 |

Last week, everyone from brewers and cicerones, to keg manufacturers and beer academics – over 6,400 of them – descended upon Washington, DC to engage in the annual Brewers Association Craft Beer Conference and BrewExpo America for a week of hard work and industry networking infused with a heavy dose of beer drinking and occasional mischief. This gathering differs greatly from the Great American Beer Festival, which is much more focused on the actual brews themselves, rather than the industry. The entire event hosts two main components: the Craft Beer Conference (seminar-based) and BrewExpo America (an industry trade show).

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ReCap of the Inaugural DC Beer Festival

March 26, 2013 |

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The Journey Begins

The Inaugural DC Beer Festival began as many DC events do: a trip on the metro that starts as any usual metro ride, and then the train cars slowly shift to carry only those destined for a day of fun (minus a few confused stragglers and tourists). I hopped on the train near my house with very few fellow festival-goers, but as soon as we hit Gallery Place, hordes of eager beer drinkers filled the train. The chatter en route confirmed their final destination: the Inaugural DC Beer Festival at National’s Park.

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