Beer in DC

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 [...]

Craft Beer Dinner Pairing. Image courtesy of  5chw4r7z.

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 [...]

Goose Island Bourbon County Stout. Image courtesy of Don Lavange

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 [...]


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: 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 [...]


Domaine Jean-Jacques Confuron Wine Dinner at Equinox

Last Sunday night while the DC area prepared for the big storm, I attended an intimate Burgundy wine pairing dinner at Equinox Restaurant (818 Connecticut Ave., NW). Wine Producers of the recognized Domaine Jean-Jacques Confuron in Burgundy, France came into town (despite the hurricane warning) just to attend our little wine dinner. Fourth generation winemaker, Sophie Meunier-Confuron took over the vineyard [...]


Winos: Events Just For You

DC Wine Week is here and getting a lot of out people out, drinking wine! But why stop at just one week?! There are always fun, educational, social wine events going on around town all year long. Between wine shops, restaurants and social groups like Young Winos of DC & French Wine Social it’s easy [...]


Drink to the End of the World at The Light Horse: June 5

It’s a bit dramatic, right? Yes, but it could happen! Especially if you don’t go June 5th to The Light Horse Restaurant (715 King St. Alexandria, VA) for their beer dinner featuring pairings with the French Canadian brewery Unibroue, known for their outstanding, elegant Belgians and abbeys.
You won’t start of with their flagship, Fin du [...]