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Cheers for Beer: D.C. Brau was named the fifth fastest-growing craft brewery in the country, producing 1,698 barrels of beer in 2011 and 5,002 barrels in 2012. +5

Hair Balls: A Pigskins fan lost a bet on Monday’s game and had to eat his own beard. +3

Big Leagues: A man resembling all-around District campaign financier Jeff Thompson reportedly ran a shadow-like campaign effort for a 2008 presidential candidate, possibly either for Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama. -5

Hola, Señor Chips: José Andrés‘ line of potato chips will now be available for purchase at area Whole Foods in October. +2

Yesterday’s Needle rating: 77 Today’s score: +5Today’s Needle rating: 82