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
Aristotle, or someone maybe, possibly related to him, once said that the clothes don't make the man, the man makes the clothes. This was true for a while, but then the Industrial Revolution happened and looms came along and then it was more like people made the machines that made the clothes.