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Dec 6, 2012

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 […]

Nov 27, 2012

Video: “Charles, Your Hangover”

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

Sep 25, 2012

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 […]

Jun 8, 2012

Video: What’s This? A Beer?

Anybody up for a little musical this morning, and (ugh) Miller Lite references?

May 29, 2012

Video: “Bottle Cap Blues”

This one needs no introduction. Enjoy.

Mar 6, 2012

Virginia Breweries Score Major Win

I haven’t been following this issue quite closely enough the past couple of months — only noticing news here and there in […]

Feb 16, 2012

Lava and Contessa Italian Pale Ale Come to U.S. Shores

Vanberg & DeWulf have been on a roll as of late with their portfolio of imports. The two latest items are Iceland’s […]

Feb 7, 2012

A Super Bowl Win, BBQ and Beer

The Monday following the New York Giants’ win over the 49ers in the NFC Championship game I walked into my boss’ office […]

Jan 3, 2012

WTOPNews Beer of the Week #3 and #4

Over the past couple of weeks (as with this stretch of time every year), I became a bit of a slacker. I […]

Dec 30, 2011

Favorite Beers of 2011

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

Dec 30, 2011

Barley Blog 2011 Year in Review

The past 12 months have absolutely flown by. This year-end post completely snuck up on me, but I think I’ve got everything […]

Dec 18, 2011

WTOP Beer of the Week #2

This week, WTOP and Churchkey’s beer director Greg Engert discuss Troeg’s Mad Elf seasonal release.