When I lasted check in on the local/regional brewery scene, the commonwealth of Virginia had just cleaned up at the Great American Beer Festival. I was also trying, mostly in vain, to get local Oktoberfest. Port City was the only local märzen I got my hands on, though I found some Old Dominion which was [...]
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Breweries from the Commonwealth of Virginia did very well at the Great American Beer Festival in Denver. My hometown brewer, Port City Brewing Co. here in Alexandria, took home gold for its Optimal Wit. I really enjoy it in late spring and early fall when there is just a sligtht coolness in the air.
Good news for local beer lovers, Verizon Center, home of the Washington Capitals, Wizards and Mystics now serves two local brews, Port City and DC Brau. They haven’t even put out press releases yet. It looks like Port City’s Downright Pilsner and DC Brau’s Citizen (Beglian Style Pale Ale) and Corruption (IPA) are what’s [...]
ASHBURN, Va. — Last year I mentioned that I discovered the old Partlow Bros. at the intersection of Ashburn and Hay roads and the W&OD trail had turned into a barbecue place. I was really excited that Carolina Brothers, as it is now known, sold glass bottled soda like Pepsi (with sugar, not corn syrup), [...]
Ben’s Chili Bowl to land at Reagan National – The Post
Ben’s Chili Bowl continues to expand with a location at Washington National Airport scheduled to open in 2014.
The addition of Ben’s is part of an aggressive push by airport officials to revamp concession offerings at both Reagan National and Washington Dulles International airports. Along with [...]
First off, it needs to cool down for me to get in the mood for Oktoberfest/Märzen beers – Port City Brewing Co. has one that I’m eager to try.
DC Brau grew 195%, fifth fatest in the nation according to The Street. They are now producing about 5,000 barrels annually. h/t Joe Riley
Port City doubled production [...]
Local Mumbo Sauce Seller May Have to Call Its Condiment Something Else – CityPaper
There is disagreement over whether the sweet sauce served at D.C. carryout out restaurants is mumbo or mambo sauce. A trademark dispute may help solve the issue:
But according to a decision by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s Trademark Trial and Appeal [...]
Ben’s Chili Bowl expanding to Virginia – Washington Business Journal
Iconic Washington D.C. half-smoke purveyors Ben’s Chili Bowl is paying to open a location in Rossyln, Arlington County:
Ben’s co-owner Nizam Ben Ali confirms that the restaurant’s ownership has signed a lease for 1725 Wilson Blvd., which is in the shopping center that used to house Ray’s [...]
DC Brau, the first brewery in Washington, D.C. to open after Christian Heurich Brewing Company closed in 1956, is bringing back Heurich’s lager. From the DC Brau release – RECREATION OF HEURICH’S LAGER TO LAUNCH IN AUGUST:
Just as most DC residents are closely acquainted with DC Brau today, there was a time in recent [...]
Kroger buys Harris Teeter grocery chain for $2.4B – USA Today
North Carolina-based Harris Teeter has been a welcome entry in the D.C. area supermarket scene over the last decade. I like Teeter because they get me through the lines much quicker than Giant and Safeway — a critical factor when shopping with a child. The [...]