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Is Small Beer the New Pale Ale?

Will small beer overtake pale ale in popularity? Probably not, but I have noticed an uptick in beers that are 4% alcohol by volume and under. These beers are brewed with people like me in mind: those who absolutely adore smaller beers. So here are 10 beers at 4% ABV or under, some local, some not. The localest example is the recently ...

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DC’s First Black-Owned Brewery Produces Beer at Allagash

When Woven in Time is released–the collaborative beer Allagash Brewing Co. and Sankofa Beer Co. brewed– it will be the first time a DC brewery has made beer at Maine’s largest brewery. According to Allagash, the forthcoming beer, Woven in Time, is “an expressive and balanced dark ale brewed with millet and smoked maple ...

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Trendspotting: “Pub Ale,” The British Invasion

Beer spotters are no strangers to new styles and nomenclature that may or may not stick. Witness this year’s “Cold IPA,” which is just hoppy lager, or “India Pale Lager (IPL),” under a new name. Well, we have another entrant into 2021’s new beer buzzwords. It’s been said that one is an anecdote, but two ...

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Choose The Public Option: DC’s Smallest Brewpub is Back!

Last spring DC’s smallest brewpub went on hiatus; owner Bill Perry shuttered The Public Option on Rhode Island Avenue NE and decided to wait out the pandemic. On Friday, June 25th, 2021, after 14 months, it’s reopening, with a few notable changes. Perry owns the building, which made the decision to close and reopen a bit easier tha ...

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Nature is Healing: Smoke and Barrel and The Sovereign Reopen

Beer-centric bars and restaurants with outdoor seating were able to continue operating during the pandemic, even during colder months, but some spots not blessed with that option went into hibernation. Well, there may be a light at the end of this tunnel, and let the reopenings begin! Smoke and Barrel has downsized, literally. The Adams Morgan ...

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City-State Brewing Opens June 4, 2021!

On Friday, June 4, 2021, the group of production breweries in Washington, DC grows by one, as Edgewood’s City-State Brewing open its doors to the community. We talked to owner, founder, and neighborhood resident James Warner on The DC Beer Show last week, and on DCBeer.com back in January, but here’s a bit more on what to expect. Lo ...

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From Brawling Bear to Bright Spot: True Respite’s New Brand

On April 27, 2021, Rockville, Maryland’s True Respite Brewing Company announced the introduction of their Bright Spot Beer Co. brand. This is a re-brand and re-launch following their loss of the Brawling Beer trademark during a United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) proceeding. I had a chance to chat with the co-founder of True ...

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To-Go and Hi-XO: Anxo’s Beer and Cider Strategy

“We only really did this because DC’s COVID relief measures allow for to-go sales,” says Sam Fitz, co-founder and co-owner of Anxo. “This” is partnering with Craft Collective, which distributes Anxo’s ciders in New England. Taking advantage of DC’s grey laws , Anxo is importing some of the Craft Collec ...

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Still Trill: Trillium Comes to DC, With a Catch

Early in the pandemic, both the District of Columbia and Maryland saw an increase in the number of breweries shipping to (and in the case of Virginia, within) these jurisdictions. We at DC Beer have compiled a list of breweries shipping to the area , and Maryland, which tends to lag with regards to the easing of regulations around alcohol, is ...

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