Listen, full disclosure, my personal opinion is that #IPADay is whack. As numerous people have pointed out both last year and this year, every day in craft beer is #IPADay because the vast majority of craft beer enthusiasts love hops.
Alright, so this isn't exactly BREAKING NEWS!, but it's still an important story for those of you who are growler enthusiasts.
It's been a while since we've seen all of our wonderful readers. It's also been a while since we launched another neighborhood guide. Well, Wednesday, August 8 at 6pm at Wonderland Ballroom, we're going to go ahead and kill two birds with one stone.
I have a love affair with Cantillon's Rosé de Gambrinus. Wonderful tartness, a blast of fresh raspberry, and all of the lambic qualities that Cantillon does better than anyone else in the world.
One of the best brewpubs in the country, Mad Fox Brewing Company, is just across the river from those of us who work and live in the swamp, in Falls Church, Virginia. Still, if that's a bridge too far, Smoke and Barrel will spare you the trip.
When one walks into an establishment not normally associated with craft beer and comes away impressed, that's a sure-fire sign of a maturing beer scene. Enter Tryst, the Adams Morgan coffee house that's had a dedicated Allagash tap for some time.
The first two installments of Back Porch Brew have been pretty excellent affairs. So far as saison and an IPA have been brewed, lessons have been learned, and many, many beers have been consumed.
There are times when an event's name is terse, to-the-point, and still manages to be descriptive enough to get the point across. There are other times when more than a few extra words are required to really capture the magnitude of the moment.