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It’s almost Beer Week in D.C., and in this week’s Washington City Paper Beer Issue, we’ve got stories about the rediscovery of a long lost D.C. lager, why brewers are so obsessed with wooden barrels, D.C.’s uniquely lax booze import laws, and more. Most important of all: Here’s where to get sauced this week.


  • The zoo got a little more crowded this morning when Sumatran tiger Damai gave birth to two cubs. [NBC4]
  • Five dozen goats have arrived at the Historic Congressional Cemetery to get rid of unwanted foliage. Oh yes: We’ve got a slideshow. [City Desk]
  • Prosecutors have charged seven D.C. residents for their involvement in selling illegally imported prescription drugs in the U.S. [Post]
  • A boy was shot in the arm in Greenway this morning and a barricade situation has formed at the site of the shooting, police say. [WTOP]


Barry Matrimony: After Mayor Gray signed the Marriage Officiant Amendment Act, giving Councilmembers the power to officiate weddings, Marion Barry said he is looking to marry a gay couple.

Dead Tree Addition: Why the Washington Post sale might be just what the paper needed.

Loan Shark: At-Large Councilmember Vincent Orange is still collecting money from donors to settle a loan he gave his own campaign in 2010—-a corrosive practice that’s perfectly legal.

Arena Stages: City administrator Allen Lew explains the maneuvering behind the D.C United stadium deal—-which says a great deal about where the District’s development priorities are.

LOOSE LIPS, by Will Sommer (tips? wsommer@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Maybe Mark Ein doesn’t have an option to buy the salvage yard in the D.C. United stadium’s footprint. [Housing Complex]
  • But it doesn’t matter, because Allen Lew‘s is happy to use eminent domain to get the land. [Housing ComplexPost]
  • Cabbies want even more time to install credit card meters. [WAMU]
  • Anti-sweatshop group sues over alleged police infiltrator. [WAMU]
  • DCist editor fired after freelancing BuzzFeed piece. [Post]
  • Activists plan a march 50 years after the march on Washington. [Times]
  • Man accused of killing four-year-old told police he sold marijuana after alleged assault. [Post]
  • CNN looks at medical marijuana in D.C. [CNN]

HOUSING COMPLEX, by Aaron Wiener (tips? awiener@washingtoncitypaper.com)

ARTS LINKS, by Ally Schweitzer (tips? aschweitzer@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • How can D.C. suitably honor Chuck Brown? [Post]
  • Ron Paul-lovin’ Remy Munasifi‘s libertarian videos aren’t as popular as his nonlibertarian videos. [Post]
  • D.C. issues building permits for the National Law Enforcement Officers Museum. [Washington Business Journal]
  • A hint of what the Library of Congress has booked for the 2013-2014 season [In the Muse]

FOOD LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? hungry@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Where to get free corkage in D.C. [Eater]
  • Michelle Obama visits Del Campo. [Washingtonian]
  • ShopHouse opening in Georgetown on Aug. 19. [Post]
  • D.C. ranked one of the best places in the country for wine drinkers. [DCist]
  • Free breakfast at Clyde’s Georgetown on Aug. 12 [Zagat]
  • The cost of seafood fraud [HuffPost]
  • Pimp my bar cart. [WSJ]