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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Video: “Charles, Your Hangover”

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

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Richmond’s Mekong Restaurant Named Favorite Beer Bar by Craftbeer.com

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