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Megan Parisi, former lead brewer at Cambridge Brewing Co. in Massachusetts, has been hired by Neighborhood Restaurant Group, the owners of D.C.’s beer-centric Birch & Barley/ChurchKey, to head up production efforts at its new brewery, which is now under construction at The Yards near Nationals Park. Y&H colleague and “Brew in Town” columnist Daniel Fromson has the scoop in today’s Post. Parisi will be largely focusing on making barrel-aged sour beers, not unlike Belgium’s tangy lambics, at the forthcoming brewery facility, which, Fromson reports, will also feature a brewpub-like tasting room and a 200-some-seat restaurant managed by Kyle Bailey, Birch & Barley’s Rammy-winning executive chef. The new facility is expected to open in late 2012.

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