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And like that, he was Gon(nerman): Jace says goodbye

Jace Gonnerman was the Beer Director for Meridian and Brookland Pints, and Smoke and Barrel. He’s also worked for Arrowine, with and for Lou’s City Bar, and any good beer you had at the Washington Football Team’s Fed Ex Field over the past few seasons was because of him. Here he is, in his own words. “Well, I’m p ...

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A Tale of Two Cities: Paulaner, Hacker-Pschorr, and Canned German Imports

Are German imports better than American takes on German beer? It all depends on your point of view and I’ve heard it argued both ways. Overall, cans may be better than bottles , and of course there are more American beers in cans than German imports. An improved cold chain certainly helps German beers. I’ve argued it both ways myse ...

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Other Half DC Opens Saturday – Order Today!

At 10am on Saturday, October 17, 2020, Other Half Brewing will open their DC facility at 1401 Okie St NE for contactless curbside pickup. Here’s how it works. Visit Other Half’s online store and select the DC location, then start shopping (online sales start at noon today, Friday, October 16th). Wait for an email letting you know th ...

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Daniel Drinks the Styles: Bauernhof Altbier

Continuing to leverage my time at home during the coronavirus pandemic, I am studying for the second level of the Cicerone Certification Program for beer professionals. To stay honest in my studies, I am publishing reviews of DMV beers brewed in the classic styles and comparing them to the official style guidelines. While I recently took my onl ...

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Athletic’s Non-Alcoholic Beer: The Joy of Sober October

There was a point in my life where I thought non-alcoholic beer pointless. But at that point in time, Athletic Brewing Company didn’t exist. Athletic’s beer, and yes, it is beer, is a source of great satisfaction in my daily routine; a break from drinking. If I don’t want to have a beer I won’t have one, but having a no ...

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Daniel Drinks the Styles: Gold Line Classic American Pilsner

Continuing to leverage my time at home during the coronavirus pandemic, I am studying for the second level of the Cicerone Certification Program for beer professionals. To stay honest in my studies, I am publishing reviews of DMV beers brewed in the classic styles and comparing them to the official style guidelines. While I recently took my onl ...

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Daniel Drinks the Styles: Cushwa 56 Nights Munich Dunkel

Continuing to leverage my time at home during the coronavirus pandemic, I am studying for the second level of the Cicerone Certification Program for beer professionals. To stay honest in my studies, I am publishing reviews of DMV beers brewed in the classic styles and comparing them to the official style guidelines. While I recently took my onl ...

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Dr. Jones, I Presume: Steve Jones Leaves Oliver Brewing Company

Baltimore brewing legend Steve Jones began his career in the basement of the Pratt Street Alehouse in 1999, under the tutelage of Barret Lauer , now Director of Brewing Operations at DC’s Right Proper. The pub system Jones began on is no longer there; Oliver shifted operations to a much larger production brewery on Shannon Drive near I- ...

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The Great American Beer Festival Goes Virtual, With Real Local Deals

Thanks to COVID-19, this year’s Great American Beer Festival (GABF) is an online affair, taking place on October 16-17. But starting on October 1, there are some very real deals to be had at area breweries. Here’s how it works. Purchase virtual admission to GABF via a $20 “passport,” then show that at participating brewe ...

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