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Top Three “Must Sees” at Great Tastes of Tysons

This weekend is the Great Taste of Tysons, a food and wine festival from Drink.Eat.Relax. We went and checked out the sights, sounds and tastes on the first day of the festival. We picked out three “must sees” that today’s attendees can’t miss out on:

Whole Hog Butchering Session: Head to the workshop area one at 1 p.m. [...]

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Great Bites and Sips at the Great Taste of Tysons

The fun and sun of Memorial Day may be a memory, but the summer festival season is just beginning. Start things off right with a brand new festival premiering this weekend in Virginia. Head to Lerner Town Square at Tysons II this Saturday and Sunday for the Great Taste of Tysons, a food and wine festival [...]

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Memorial Day Tap Takeover at Jack Rose Dining Saloon

Beer lovers of D.C., scrap your Memorial Day plans and strap on your shoes as there is an Adams Morgan tap takeover event you don’t want to miss. Celebrate beer, craft cocktails and the pin-ups of yesteryear with a special Fordham & Dominion Brewing tap takeover at Jack Rose Dining Saloon (2007 18th St. NW). The event represents the largest [...]

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District of Hops: May’s Best Beer Events

At long last May is finally upon us. For some reason, we celebrate this lovely month by proclaiming it “National Drinking Water Month.” Why we need a reminder to drink a substance which makes up a majority of our bodies is beyond me.

May is not a month for celebrating water. It is a month of [...]

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Picking Lucky for St. Patrick’s Day 2014

St. Patrick’s Day is a cultural and religious holiday celebrated annually on March 17th. Every year, one can expect to find legions of green-clad revelers taking to the streets in search of beer, whiskey and merriment. However since St. Patrick’s Day will follow on a Monday, those celebrations will extend all weekend long and into [...]

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District of Hops: January’s Best Beer Events

The new year is already a week old. Time sure does seems to fly when you’re frozen and miserable. If you made a resolution to stop drinking in 2014, stop reading right now. However, if you’re like me and you’ve resolved to continue to enjoy the nectar of the gods, you are in luck. January [...]

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District of Hops: December’s Best Beer Events

The holiday season is in full force! Thanksgiving and Black Friday fights have given way to Yuletide and eggnog. December is the month of giving, and there are plenty of very generous beer events this month. Grab a pint glass, clear your calendar, and make sure to end 2013 with a cold beer in your [...]

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District of Hops: Cranberry and Stuffing Edition

Happy November everyone. Welcome to the month of turkey, stuffing, and endless family drama. While that last bit should be reason enough to drink, this month has plenty of fantastic reasons to throw back a pint or four.

Here are the best beer events for November:
Flying Dog Vineyard Blonde Release Party – November 5: Head up to Frederick [...]

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District of Hops: Shutdown Suds Edition

The government has shut down. Crazy us thinking that a legislative body elected to responsibly govern would actually do their jobs. I’m at the point where I officially have more faith in Miley Cyrus keeping her clothes on than I do in my leaders. Surely that qualifies as reason enough for having a drink (or [...]

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District of Hops: September’s Best Beer Events

So long and farewell to Summer 2013. Outside of the twerkings of an overrated “musician” and Vin Diesel driving cars for the sixth time, it was a truly fantastic summer. While the long days and warm sun are on their way out, there are plenty of autumn events to get excited about. September in particular [...]

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District of Hops: August's Best Beer Events

Summer is almost over, but it refuses to leave quietly. August is a hot, humid, and ultimately sweaty mess. Fortunately for all of us, it is also a great month for ice-cold beers. Here are August’s best beer events. This month is particularly full of amazing events, so clear your calendars and get ready.
Tuesday Tastings at [...]

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DC Beer Week Returns For Another Round

Craft connoisseurs and hopheads are going to rejoice about this news. DC Beer Week is back and, in my opinion, is bigger and better than ever. The 5th annual DC Beer Week returns to the National Capital Region with a variety of beer-related educational and tasting events planned throughout the week of August 11 – 18.

Washington has increasingly [...]

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District of Hops: July's Best Beer Events

During one hot July D.C. summer, George Washington remarked that he “would gladly chop down a cherry tree for a nice cold brewski.” All right fine, so he didn't actually say that. Unlike our first President, I can tell a lie. I can also tell you that July is a great month for beer. The days [...]

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District of Hops: June’s Best Beer Events

Washington, D.C. has rapidly become a city of beer aficionados. Though domestic light and “lite” beers still dominate the beer world, it is becoming increasingly rare to find a bar that doesn’t devote a fair share of tap handles or refrigerator space to craft beers. Fortunately for your palate, but unfortunately for your schedule and your liver, [...]