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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 [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]


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, [...]

Living Social Beerfest

Spring Suds and Silent Disco: The LivingSocial Beerfest Experience

There is an old D.C. saying that I just made up that says “April showers bring May growlers.” The sun comes out and people begin to venture outside for a season worth of outdoor events complete pints full of beers. For many this means patios and barbecues. For LivingSocial, this means a celebration worthy of [...]

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March Madness: Big Deals and Big Screens for the ‘Big Dance’

It’s March Madness time baby. Selection Sunday came and went and the best of the NCAA is set to dazzle the nation. While your team name have not made it to the ‘Big Dance,’ you can still bust your bracket and your belly while taking in the tournament. Why watch on your laptop when you [...]

DC Brewer's Ball

The DC Brewer’s Ball: Serving up hope, one pint at a time

This past weekend some of DC’s most generous residents raised their pints and uplifted spirits at the 9th Annual Brewer’s Ball presented by Airwatch. The annual event looking to serve up hope, one pint at a time, was held at the National Building Museum, is hosted by the Metropolitan Washington, DC chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF).
Both regional and national Breweries were on [...]


Hilton Brothers Open Room with a ‘Boo’

With Halloween just around the corner, ’tis the season for people to jump out and shout “Boo!” At the new Satellite Room (2047 9th St., NW), diners can look forward to hearing Boo a bit more often. The newest neighbor to DC music institution 9:30 club (and newest venture for the the musically inclined Hilton [...]