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Patent Brewing & Patent Labs: “Make better beer, make beer better”

Last fall we sat down with Matt Humbard, one of the co-owners and co-founders of Patent Beer, which hopes to open in Prince Georges County later in 2019. In that interview we discussed Patent’s unusual business model: they will be buying wort from other breweries and then fermenting and hopping and blending on-site. That location is still ...

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Such Small Portions: A SAVOR 2019 Wrap Up

SAVOR 2019 may be the last one. Our staff reached out to some of the attendees to get their opinions on what worked, what didn’t, and what a potential SAVOR replacement might look like. The SAVOR 2019 food was not… anything. Hats off to the Brewers Association for pulling off this event year after year. There are a lot of mo ...

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Right Proper’s Diamonds, Fur Coat, Champagne

Berliner Weisse beers have been brewed in DC since before the Civil War, but a beer with grapefruit, modern German hops, and lactobacillus? This beautiful little beer could only be a product of the 21st Century. Playing off the German classic style, Right Proper’s Berliner Weisse is a modern marvel but keeps the historic greatness ...

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New Releases and Now Available (May 24th, 2019)

It’s Memorial Day Weekend, and we suspect some of you will spend some time at breweries. Here’s what’s new. Dropping this Friday at 4pm. The Devil is Listening, our all Citra DDH DIPA with whole leaf, pellet and Lupulin Powder. Big notes of citrus, peach and lychee greet you in the nose followed by big hits of melon, red ...

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The Vibe Queen and Strawberry High

On Sunday, May 26, Right Proper is releasing Strawberry High, a beer brewed by Bobby Bump and Eamoni Tate, The Vibe Queen. $1 from the sale of every glass of Strawberry High will be donated to An Indivisible Art Collective and their efforts in bringing together arts education, community building, intercultural exchange, and neighborhood equity. ...

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The RAMMYS 2019 Beer Program of the Year, a DC Beer Take

The Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) hosts the RAMMY’s every year, the gala that “honors the exceptional ability and accomplishments” of “the region’s restaurants and foodservice community.” We now know thanks to the Michelin Guide that the region’s foodservice community exte ...

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Meridian Pint Re-Opens (In Virginia)

Meridian Pint is gone (from DC). Long live Meridian Pint (in Arlington)! Today the new Meridian Pint will open its doors at 6035 Wilson Blvd in Arlington, and Beverage Director Jace Gonnerman was kind enough to send along the opening tap list. In addition to the drafts, the new Pint will take advantage of Virginia law, which allows the ba ...

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Hellbender’s Bare Bones Kolsch

Bare Bones Kolsch is Hellbender’s take on the classic German-style Kolsch ale named for the German city of Köln (or Cologne as we say in the District). At 4.7% alcohol by volume, it’s lighter than Budweiser but heavier than anything in the light beer market. A mild bitterness, not taxing and more noticeable in a youn ...

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SAVOR 2019 Profile: Monday Night Brewing

Name:  Monday Night Brewing Location: Atlanta, GA Website: https://mondaynightbrewing.com/ What you need to know: Monday Night Brewing started as a group of homebrewers in 2006 getting together to brew together, before evolving into a long-term business plan. In 2011, they started contract brewing some of their perfected recipes a ...

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SAVOR 2019 Profile: Church Brew Works

Name: Church Brew Works Location: Pittsburgh, PA Website: https://churchbrew.com/ What you need to know: Located in a restored Roman Catholic church in Pittsburgh, Church Brew Works opened in 1996. The brewery kept a lot of the church’s interior, utilizing the pews as seating and also for the top of their bar, and maintaining a l ...

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