American Craft Beer Week at Smith Commons

It’s the most wonderful time of the yeaaaarrrrr…….

American Craft Beer Week is upon us. Fifty states, and The District, will feature special tastings and events throughout the week.  Smith Commons will be hosting DC’s celebration. Each event next week will spotlight a different American craft brewer and feature a different local tie-in.

Now, I could sit here and just rehash the schedule but that wouldn’t be much fun. Go check out’s ACBW section. And while you’re on the SC site, check the menu. You’ll be happy you did.

Ok, I’ll give a hint. You’ll be able to drink from Cleveland, Kalamazoo, Lyons, Milton, and DC itself. There might even be a surprise or two.

Reservations will be needed for event-specific enjoyment on Wednesday and Saturday.

On Twitter? Use the #ACBW hashtag to follow events all over the US. City by city calendar here.



Anheuser-Busch Buys Goose Island

The Evil Empire Strikes again.

Beer Review – Great Divide Yeti Imperial Stout

You, dear reader, may remember this beer from our last poll, beers that were sitting around awaiting review.

Ummm…..about that.
And now, a beer PSA

TPG Talks…with Miles Gray of Smith Commons

Yesterday we brought you our review of Smith Commons. Today, as promised, we bring you the interview with Managing Partner/Beer Nerd Miles Gray. It’s a video that’s only audio (low light, need to learn how to make audio file from video file). Plus transcribing it would not only be a monumental pain in the ass, but wouldn’t accurately or honestly relay Miles’ passion for his job and the restaurant. Enjoy!

Follow Miles on Twitter

Bar Review: Smith Commons

After weeks of anticipation, Smith Commons is here.

Next stop, 3rd floor….

Brew At the Zoo


July in DC is always special. Screen On The Green is around the corner, every day feels like we’re on the surface of Mercury, and Friends of the National Zoo presents Brew At The Zoo. This was the 6th installment of the event, showcasing 30 breweries all present in the name of “support(ing) animal care, conservation science, education, and sustainability at the National Zoo.” As the event’s logo suggests (or hopes to suggest), some percentage of the proceeds will go towards the new Asian Elephant Trail, which is slated to open in 2011.

Entry to the zoo is FREE!