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C.R.A.B.B Carnival

This Alliance wasn’t sent to return the ring to Mordor—we’re not that serious. Though some things we are quite serious about—beer being one.

The Chesapeake Region’s Alliance of Beer Bloggers is an alliance originally assembled by Tom Cizauskas. This Alliance wasn’t sent to return the ring to Mordor—we’re not that serious. Though some things we are quite serious about—beer being one. The carnival isn’t an event but more like a roundup. In an attempt to keep the DMV up to speed, we submit to you our loyal reader, the inaugural fine findings of the C.R.A.B.B Carnival:

Tom Cizauskas has a fantastic slide show of the Northern Virginia Summer BrewFest.

Baltimore beer guy informs us that T-Bonz Grille, in Ellicott City, MD is hosting Christmas in July. This witty theme for a pancake (and beer) breakfast comes on the back of successful first round of pints and pancakes.

Beer activist Chris O’Brien has a lovely piece about settling back into the old neighborhood, Columbia Heights, and his attempts to make the place more sustainable. Certainly hop vines and a beehive seem like a great place to start. “Local” and “sustainable” call into memory a recent article by Greg Kitsock. With several established DC homebrewers making strides to use local honey we can’t help but speculate that there will be some mean mead or braggot (hopefully) putting to use some local hops.

After an amazing (daily!) run, Captain Hops has decided to take a much deserved rest. Feel free to peruse the amazingly detailed (over 1,825!) archives which are a compilation of a fantastic 5+ years. We at DC Beer salute you Captain!

Beer in Baltimore has a nice cartoon-inspired post pondering “soul-less corporations”, namely who are they? And just what are they doing with fruit in their products?

The Belgian Beer Specialist has a whopper of about 3 Fonteinen. The first American to try Armand Debelder’s recent blend, Chuck does a solid job of fact-collecting and information-finding. Also a note about “The Catastrophe” of May 16, 2009.

Mr. Kasper hinted that “drinking light beer is bad for society.” We don’t doubt it. He also has a nice write-up of the ways in which a healthy lettuce yield does a farmer proud.

Musings Over a Pint has a bunch of solid write-ups on local brewers and events. Check out his post on the Northern Virginia Summer BrewFest.

Relentless Thirst has a collaborative post about Secco Wine Bar in Richmond, VA. In his post, E.S. states how happy he is to have another major player on the beer scene. His post gives us hope, here in the nation’s Capitol, that wine and beer can go side by side and indeed we can just all get along.

If you’re not familiar with Hurra Bier! you’ll quickly find the site does a fantastic job of highlighting the women of beer. Check out Deverie’s excellent interview, in her “Women in Beer” series with Megan Parisi of Cambridge Brewing Company.

That’s all for now, feel free to post more relevant articles in the comments.

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