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Best Beers of 2013

Best Beers of 2013

We here at The Beer Circle like to think that we drink a lot of good beer. With that in mind, we decided to vote internally on what our favorite new beers of 2013 were. The criteria was simple: you had to have the beer to vote on it and the beer had to make its debut in 2013. The list ended up being, predictably, focused on Pennsylvania. Voodoo Pappy van Winkle Black Magick Probably the most sought … Read entire article »

Filed under: Beer, Beer Facts, Bullfrog Brewery, Perennial Artisan Ale, Pizza Boy Brewing Co., The Beer Circle, Voodoo Brewery

Saturday, 14 December: DC Breweries Tour

Saturday, 14 December: DC Breweries Tour

Come one, come all to the finest craft beer breweries that the District of Columbia has to offer! On Saturday, 14 December, a group of us will be making stops at five breweries whose addresses contain Washington, DC (apologies to those in VA and MD!). Most of these breweries are new, and only offer growler hours to the public on Saturdays. So, barring another snowpocalypse, we thought it would be a good idea to stock … Read entire article »

Filed under: Atlas Brew Works, Bluejacket, Chocolate City, DC Brau Brewing Co., The Beer Circle, Three Stars Brewing Co.

Tuesday Night: Oktoberfest @ J. Gilberts Tysons Corner, Moderated by Us!

Tuesday Night: Oktoberfest @ J. Gilberts Tysons Corner, Moderated by Us!

We at The Beer Circle have a special announcement to make: we will provide our beer expertise to J. Gilbert’s in Tysons Corner, VA for their Oktoberfest beer and food pairing. The event will feature J. Gilbert’s take on traditional Oktoberfest appetizers with a collection of German Oktoberfest beers. It is taking place on Tuesday, 17 Sept at 6:30pm and costs $40 per person (+ tax & gratuity). View Larger Map We look forward to seeing you … Read entire article »

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Blue Moon – Going Beyond the Orange

Blue Moon – Going Beyond the Orange

We all have had a Blue Moon with a slice of orange, even if we don’t want to admit it. In the past, I’ve added ice cream to stouts, eggnog to stouts, sorbet to IPAs, and orange juice to IPAs so I wondered what Blue Moon would taste like if I added something other than a slice of orange. Step 1: Assemble the ingredients Blue Moon Tasting Glasses Pineapple, blueberries, onion, potato Yes…onion and potato! Step 2: Added the ingredients to … Read entire article »

Filed under: Blue Moon, Shenanigans, The Beer Circle

One Year of Good Beers!

One Year of Good Beers!

Ladies and Gentlemen of The Beer Circle, Today marks the start of our second year as a blog! Well, technically we won’t have a birthday for another three years as we actually launched on February 29th, Leap Day, but nobody needs to remember that. We have learned a lot over the last 365 days, but here are some highlights! Jeff is a certified brewing madman Garrett and Kenton like bringing beer into video games Russ could improve his shotgunning skills Paige … Read entire article »

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The Beer Circle – Now 250 Posts Strong!

The Beer Circle – Now 250 Posts Strong!

Ladies and Gentlemen of The Beer Circle, It is our distinct pleasure to take this moment to mark yet another momentous occasion – The Beer Circle is now 250 posts strong!  This post itself marks number 250 – and we look forward to providing you with many more in the time to come.  We once again would like to thank all of you who have stopped by to visit in our first two months of publishing, particularly … Read entire article »

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Quintessential Holiday Beers: Our Picks

Quintessential Holiday Beers: Our Picks

With the holiday season now in full swing, many of us find ourselves surrounded by friends and family wanting to take a few moments to relax, catch up, and delight in the joy of sharing a few of our favorite brews together.  While our staff writers are busy preparing for trips back home, Christmas shopping, making gifts, or baking, a few of us wanted to be sure to take a few moments to share our … Read entire article »

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Hashing – The Next Olympic Sport?

Hashing – The Next Olympic Sport?

What is hashing, you may ask? Hashing mixes athleticism, hard work, and friendly competition mixed with a touch of hedonism. Hashing began in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in 1938, when a group of British colonial officials and expats founded a running club called the Hash House Harriers. They named the group after their meeting place, the Selangor Club, nicknamed the “Hash House.” The runs were patterned after the traditional British paper chase. A “hare” was given a head start to … Read entire article »

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Beer Giveaway!

Beer Giveaway!

Update: We have a winner! Hoss Hewitt is victorious and has received his beer. We’ll leave the contest questions below if you want to fill it out anyway! Russ has a problem and our readers are about to benefit. To put it simply, he has too much beer. As a Bruery Reserve Society co-member with Bob, Russ came about three bottles of Sans Pagaie (an American Wild Ale aged on oak with cherries)…and loved it. After two … Read entire article »

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Introducing Our New Writer: Kenton Martin!

Introducing Our New Writer: Kenton Martin!

As you well know, over the last few months or so we have been looking for someone to add to the team. Today, we are happy to introduce Kenton Martin as the newest writer for The Beer Circle! Kenton wrote a post about Brass Rail Beverage and Deli in Campbelltown, PA as his application. You can expect to see that up in the next week or so as we get Kenton rolling…which shouldn’t be too difficult considering … Read entire article »

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