Commentary Archive


2016 Great American Beer Festival: Maryland and Virginia Winners

The winners’ ceremony of the 2016 Great American Beer Festival has just wrapped up. And with a total of 15 medals, Maryland […]


Pen Druid Brewing

This past Friday, I decided to take a mental health day from the day job and pay a visit to Pen Druid […]


2014 Great American Beer Festival: Maryland, D.C. and Virginia Winners

Well, this past weekend’s GABF awards ceremony was a bit of a mixed bag for the DelMarVa brewers. Virginia saw our medal […]


Heritage Brewing, Manassas, VA

Sean preparing a barrel as I arrived. This past Saturday I had the opportunity to visit with two-thirds of Heritage Brewing, a […]

Beer Review

Moa Imperial Stout

This isn’t going to be a full review of Moa’s Imperial Stout — a 10.2% ABV brew aged in pinot noir barrels. […]


DelMarVa’s Southern Cafe and Taphouse

Every so often (just about once a month) a good buddy of mine and I like to get together at Lost Rhino […]


2012 Million Dollar Desert Island Question

Back in December of 2006, on the same day that I officially launched this site six years ago, I published a post […]


Barley Blog 2012 Year in Review

It’s that time of year again when I indulge my own narcissistic interests and review the past 12 months of site activity […]


Favorite Beers of 2012

Along with the freshly posted Year In Review, it’s also time to note those brews which stood out over the past twelve […]


Chuck Cowdery “My Dad’s Repeal Day Story”

I normally link to Chuck Cowdery’s blog for excellent bourbony insite or news. This time around he’s got a great story, as […]


Video: “Charles, Your Hangover”

I’m pretty sure I ran into Charles this weekend. That sonofabitch.


Richmond’s Mekong Restaurant Named Favorite Beer Bar by

Congratulations are in order for Richmond, VA’s Mekong Restaurant. They have just taken the top spot for America’s favorite beer bar as […]