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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Keeping up with the explosive growth of craft brewing in the greater Washington D.C. region is getting hard. Here is my attempt to summarize what’s going on:
The Craft Beer Craze Continues: 8 Breweries Opening in NoVA within a Year – Northern Virginia Magazine
Explosion of beer breweries and brew pubs continues in Northern Virginia – State [...]
More good local beer news — DC Brau and DC United are teaming up for a new beer. Here’s the DCU release – D.C. United and DC Brau collaborate to create DC’s only team-specific beer:
D.C. United, in collaboration with DC Brau Brewing Company, LLC, today announced that DC Brau will brew a limited edition D.C. [...]
Booming sales prompts Port City Brewing’s expansion – The Alexandria Times
Good news for beer drinkers, particularly those that like the hoppy stuff, my hometown brewery Port City is going to expand for a second time:
Owner Bill Butcher, a native of the city, is waiting for a trio of 120 barrel tanks to finish making their [...]
Iron City Beer is pretty bad. As in it tastes skunked out of a can or on draft. One friend, with some experience in construction, suggests that it leaves a similar taste as after a day out by a site with lots of steel grinding going on. When I told two Pittsburghers natives that I had an “Arn” this past weekend they both exclaimed “WHY?!”.
Young brewmaster set to open business – Loudoun Times
Breweries keep popping up across the greater BeltwayLand and its exurbs. The latest is Crooked Run Brewing Co. in Leesburg by 25 year-old Jake Endres.
Here is more from theCrooked Run About page:
A nano-brewery is a very small brewery, even smaller than a micro. The idea behind Crooked [...]