This is an episode of the Living Proof Brew Cast.
In the intro, Thomas poured a Dogfish Head Palo Santo Marron and John a New Belgium Fat Tire. John mentions that the other New Belgium beer a friend gave him was the Hoptober. We commiserate on not being able to get tickets to Savor but look forward to the City Paper’s 15th Annual Brew Fest and the Washington Post 2011 Beer Madness.
Our main discussion was another tour of the Virginia, Maryland and Washington, DC area, this time to discuss beer joints of interest. That is places that do not necessarily brew on premises but have much to offer the enthusiastic beer quester. We lead off with Churchkey and Birch and Barley and mention in no particular order Tuscarora Mill, Fireworks Pizza, Magnolias Mill, Vintage 50, Ella’s Wood Fired Pizza, Founding Farmers, Pizzeria Paradiso, PubDog, Roots Market, Le Mannequin Pis in Olney, Iota (where Ditched by Kate recently played), Galaxy Hut, Elephant and Castle in DC, RFD, and Bier Baron.
Greg Engert, the beer manager at Churchkey and Birch and Barley, was the first to be recognized as a Beer Sommelier by Food & Wine magazine. John mentions the Ayinger Celebrator, a wonderful beer of its style well worth seeking out.
We close out discussing stores that are starting to cater to drinking and tasting on site. Especially Gillys but also Pinky and Pepe’s Grape Escape are a couple of local examples that go above and beyond places like Norms and Chevy Chase Wine and Spirits.
If you are interested in learning more about your own local beer joints, Beer Advocate is a great place to start.
You can grab the flac encoded audio from the Internet Archive.
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