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Beer and Food Pairing

Beer and Food Pairing

Pairing beer and food together isn’t easy yet it also isn’t magic. I recently attended a Winter Craft Brew and Beer Pairing with some friends and I wasn’t disappointed. The host was faced with a mixed bag of beer fans ranging from those without much knowledge of craft beer to those hard-core craft beer fans that only drink the mass-market beer to earn untappd badges. For a successful event I believe you must follow these … Read entire article »

Filed under: Anderson Valley Brewing Company, Beer Pairing, DuClaw Brewing Co., Firestone Walker, Rogue Ales, Southern Tier Brewing Company, Trappist Rochefort, Weihenstephan

DuClaw H.E.R.O. 2012: Heating Up the Charity Scene

DuClaw H.E.R.O. 2012: Heating Up the Charity Scene

DuClaw, which started distributing to DC mid-last year, is starting to take off in popularity. Their eXiled series is highly sought after, for good reason, and their everyday options are surprisingly tasty. DuClaw also likes to give back whenever it can, focusing specifically on their Honest. Excellent. Robust. Original. (HERO) Homebrew competition, where the brewery picks their favorite from a host of submitted recipes, brews and bottles it, and gives all the proceeds to charity. The … Read entire article »

Filed under: Beer, DuClaw Brewing Co., Stout

Release: Duclaw Brewing Company in DC @ The Big Hunt

Release: Duclaw Brewing Company in DC @ The Big Hunt

When I saw the below tweet from Big Hunt bartender Dave Coleman I knew I had no choice but to trek into the District last Thursday. I mean come on, two bourbon barrel aged offerings and a Belgian Strong Dark Ale (BSDA) weighing in at 14% ABV? You’re pulling at my heartstrings.  Duclaw Brewing Company is known for their big beers (see Colossus, a 22% ABV Imperial IPA), but none had graced my palate with its presence … Read entire article »

Filed under: Beer Release, DuClaw Brewing Co., Heaven Hill, Imperial Porter, Old Ale, Pent

DuClaw Devil’s Milk

DuClaw Devil’s Milk

Although typical barleywines tend to be brewed with an abundant amount of malts, Maryland’s DuClaw Brewing Company flips this idea on its head and pumps Devil’s Milk full of hops. While the variety of hops change nearly each time this is brewed, DuClaw always dry-hops this beer after fermentation to make sure that you know that this isn’t your average barleywine. DuClaw Devil’s Milk Beer Stats Style: American Barleywine Serving: Bottle Size: 22oz ABV: 10.60% BA Score: 86 RB Score: 98 … Read entire article »

Filed under: American Barleywine, Barleywine, Beer, DuClaw Brewing Co.