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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 [...]

Boulevard Beer Dinner at Smoke and Barrel –

Boulevard Beer Dinner at Smoke and Barrel – January 27: Head to Smoke and Barrel (2471 18th St. NW) in Adams Morgan for a five-course beer dinner featuring Kansas City’s Boulevard Brewing Company. Enjoy great dishes such country duck terrine and smoked prime rib as they are paired with some of Boulevard’s best beers. Diners lucky enough to get tickets will [...]

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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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The Battle of the Bottles: #VinovsVino

The Young Winos of DC & BonVivant have teamed up with Veritas Wine Bar to bring you a series of wine tastings to find which wine region will reign supreme!
The Background
The first battle of #vinovsvino was held in September where France was up against California, the classic match-up of Old World vs New World. Guests [...]

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Novo Fogo Sets The Coupe on Fire

The Coupe (3415 11th St., NW), the 24/7 neighborhood gathering spot in Columbia Heights, is getting set on fire, figuratively that is. Starting at 6 p.m. on Sunday, October 6th, The Coupe will be playing host to Novo Fogo Cachaça’s Bars on Fire tour. The nationwide tour partners guest bartenders from around the country for an evening [...]

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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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Brewing for a Good Cause: The 2nd Annual DC Homebrewers BBQ

Last week may have been DC Beer Week,  but now is not the time to detox and sober up. This Saturday, August 24, the DC Homebrewers Association (DCHB) will be hosting their 2nd Annual BBQ, sponsored by Sam Adams, at Kastles Stadium (800 Water St., SW). The BBQ brings together the all-volunteer club to showcase [...]

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DC Restaurant Week Extensions

The official DC Restaurant Week Summer 2013 starts on Monday, August 19th and runs through Sunday, August 25th; however, there is good news for those looking to spread out their dining out (or for procrastinators). There are many restaurants that are extending their promotional prix-fixe menus one week, two weeks, and some even up to the entire [...]

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DC Restaurant Week Summer 2013 Newcomers

DC Restaurant Week takes place twice a year and since new restaurants open up every single month in the Washington, DC area, it is a great time to check out a place that you’ve been hearing about but haven’t had a chance to visit. In June, the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington announced that last season, [...]

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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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Foodies Group Up for Dinner Parties, Restaurant Crawls, and More!

In case you haven't noticed, D.C.’s food scene has been exploding lately. From 14th Street to H Street, it seems like there is a new restaurant opening every day; however, being a part of D.C.’s food scene, thanks to some interesting foodie groups, has expanded beyond just restaurants. If case you haven't heard, here are [...]