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Bluejacket: Changing the Face of Breweries in DC

Bluejacket: Changing the Face of Breweries in DC

The beer scene of our Nation’s capital is burgeoning, and we’re all along for the ride. With Bluejacket set to open next week as the fifth brewery within the District since 2011, this ride is about to get a facelift. When Christian Heurich Brewing Company shuttered the doors in 1956, DC spent roughly 55 years without a brewery to call its own. Luckily for us, 3 Stars, Atlas Brew Works, Chocolate City, and DC Brau have opened … Read entire article »

Filed under: Bluejacket, Breweries

Brasserie Cantillon — Brussels, Belgium

Brasserie Cantillon — Brussels, Belgium

Cantillon, for me, was one of the great beer Meccas that the world has to offer. Brewing traditional lambics since 1900, the brewery puts out some of the best sour beers on the market. All of Cantillon’s beers are spontaneously fermented, meaning they are open to the air for the brewery’s natural terroir to impart more than 100 years of developed wild yeasts to create its unique flavors. The brewery is the only one left … Read entire article »

Filed under: Breweries, Cantillon

Cantillon Zwanze 2012 – Rhubarb Lambic

Cantillon Zwanze 2012 – Rhubarb Lambic

Now that we’ve covered Churchkey’s iteration of Cantillon’s Zwanze Day only one question remains: How was the beer? Typically when we review a beer it covers the thoughts of one person. Tonight you’re getting a review encompassing the thoughts of all who attended! Cantillon’s Zwanze is a special beer brewed once a year and typically is different each year. This year’s, however, is a recreation of the 2008 variation: a lambic brewed with rhubarb. Why … Read entire article »

Filed under: Beer, Cantillon, Lambic

Cantillon Zwanze Day 2012 at Churchkey – Washington, DC

Cantillon Zwanze Day 2012 at Churchkey – Washington, DC

Since adding Kenton to our regular cast of characters, we have been looking for a reason to get a bunch of us together for in-person introductions and a chance to share some celebratory beers. Figuring the weekend that held Cantillon’s Zwanze Day was our best bet, plans were set in motion and our cellars shivered at the destruction that was to come. Zwanze Day is in its second year; Cantillon’s head brewer Jean Van Roy sees … Read entire article »

Filed under: Beer Release, Cantillon, Lambic

The Bruery Filmishmish

The Bruery Filmishmish

If you’ve been following this site (as we know you all have been! Thanks!) you’ve probably realized that we enjoy apricots…a lot. I gave Cantillon Fou’ Foune a 5 overall and Garrett laid himself down at the feet of Dogfish Head’s Aprihop (4.5 Overall). We aren’t ashamed, and I’m not going to stop. Today, it’s The Bruery’s Filmishmish; tomorrow, apricots will be growing in my stomach. As you will also recall, Bob and I recently received … Read entire article »

Filed under: American Wild Ale, Beer, The Bruery

The Beer Circle Tasting Part 1

The Beer Circle Tasting Part 1

Last weekend Garrett and I descended upon State College for Penn State’s annual Blue White Weekend. Figuring there was no better thing to do than guzzle down some big beers with each other and some good friends, we convened with Paige in Bellefonte for an evening of hockey, reminiscing, and drunken banter. Because of varying timeframes, the evening started off with Garrett’s offerings of Rogue John John Ale brewed with Juniper Berries and aged in Spruce Gin Barrels and John … Read entire article »

Filed under: Beer, Cantillon, Gin, Herbed/Spice Beer, Lambic, Rogue Ales, Tastings

Event: Monk’s Cafe Beers of the Cellar

Event: Monk’s Cafe Beers of the Cellar

At our Eclipse tasting, Jeff’s friend Matt informed me of a rare “Beers of the Cellar” event at Monk’s Cafe in Philadelphia, on April 10, 2012. Considering I could only dream of what they sell at the bar, getting a taste of Tom’s cellar was too good to pass up–even at $95 a ticket. The dinner featured beers older than I am, sours of many vintages, and a six-course meal. I rolled into Monks a bit … Read entire article »

Filed under: Barleywine, Bars, Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg, Cantillon, Cider, Domaine Familial Louis Dupont, Dopplebock, Gueuze, J.W. Lees & Co., Kriek, Monk's Cafe, Port Brewing Co., Quad, Victory Brewing Co.