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Beer gardens don’t customarily take reservations. Anyone who has seen the snaking line at Dacha in Shaw or scanned Garden District for a seat on a Saturday afternoon only to strike out knows this. Having to save a spot goes against the very nature of a beer garden’s casual, come-as-you-are mantra. But some beer gardens […]
When MayorMuriel Bowser’s stay-at-home order took effect, ending on-premise alcohol sales, D.C.’s beer and cider makers were forced to close their taprooms and try to recoup lost revenue that would have come from bars, restaurants, concert venues, and stadiums serving their products. The creative ways in which these producers have continued to operate support D.C.’s […]
His name is Henry Benesch, but everyone calls him “Zadie.” The word means “grandfather” or “storyteller” in Yiddish, but typically uses the spellings “Zayde” or “Zaide.” He’s from what’s now the Czech Republic—the country famous for being the birthplace of the pale Pilsner beer. “I don’t like light beer, but I like the darker beers” […]
Neighborhood Restaurant Group is opening its first concept outside of the D.C. area, on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. The Grand Delancey will debut in the fall inside Market Line—a 120,000-square-foot food hall located below Delancey Street boasting 30 food vendors. “We are targeting opening in October,” says beer director and partner Greg Engert. Engert began building a […]
When you get a group together to brainstorm ideas for an Adams Morgan beer, some conclusions are inevitable. “Somebody mentioned jumbo slice,” says Dave Delaplaine, the general manager at Roofers Union on 18th Street NW. “We did not want to put that into a beer.” “That’s a waste of pizza,” says Daniel Vilarrubi, head brewer […]