This list’s format is a result of me reading too much Buzzfeed (pro?) and routinely hitting the paywall for both the Washington Post and the New York Times (con) by the second week of the month.
A spirited conversation with a beer director this weekend raised an important, and unfortunate, question for me: what if the DC beer scene, for all its beer availability, beer bars, events, breweries, etc. is growing smaller, not larger; more insulated, not less?
Consistency and quality are cornerstones of a fantastic brewery. It’s easy to think that making the same beer over and over is as simple as just using the same recipe, but that couldn’t be farther from the truth.
After an unsuccessful attempt to purchase beer at a grocery store in Maryland when I first moved to the District, I thought there needed to be a comprehensive source of beer regulations in DC, Maryland, and Virginia, so folks can know when, where, and how to buy beer when traveling around the reg