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The official podcast of DCBeer.com! This is a show about breweries: the business, the beer, the craftspeople who run them and the drinkers who love them. Join us as we speak with brewers, brewery owners, and all kinds of folks involved in the craft beer scene.

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The official podcast of DCBeer.com! This is a show about breweries: the business, the beer, the craftspeople who run them and the drinkers who love them. Join us as we speak with brewers, brewery owners, and all kinds of folks involved in the craft beer scene.

    Port City Brewing: Let's Try New Things!

    Port City Brewing: Let's Try New Things!

    Welcome back to The DC Beer Show, where our enthusiastic hosts Jake, Mike, Jordan, and Brandy crack open the latest in the craft beer scene. 
    In this episode, we're thrilled to sit down with Bill Butcher and Sam Terhune from the renowned Port City Brewing!
    On the menu today, we dive deep into the world of hazy beers, starting with a shout-out to the hazy wonders. We can't help but express our excitement and gratitude as we approach our 100th episode milestone—big thanks to our producer Richard and all you dedicated listeners out there! Plus, if you love what we do, consider supporting us through Patreon, and remember, kindness and love go a long way.
    As we sip on Pilsners, lagers, and IPAs brewed by incredible women brewers, we also raise a toast to Dave Coleman, a key figure in the DC beer community. The love and memories shared speak volumes of his impact. RIP, Dave.
    Port City is buzzing with activity! From their diverse line-up featuring barrel-aged beers, sours, and the innovative Brewer's Cut series, their commitment to quality shines through. We discuss their exciting new releases, including a nostalgic West Coast IPA hopping with Citra, Cascade, Chinook, and Strata, promising bright grapefruit, lemon-lime, pine, and dank notes. Keep an eye out for their ALX 275 IPA, celebrating Alexandria's 275th birthday, and stay tuned for their Keller beer and German Pilsner.
    Bill Butcher gives us the scoop on his participation in the craft brewers conference and Great American Beer Festival, along with Port City's dynamic barrel aging program and the Battle of the Barrel-Aged Beers.
    As the summer heats up, Port City's calendar is packed with events like Alexandria's birthday bash and the Portside Festival. With a vibrant and successful tasting room, new Pilsner and Amber Lager faucets, and a visit to Seattle's hop farms, there's never a dull moment.
    Plus, Jordan shares his fun experience taking ASL classes at Streetcar 82, a nod to the diverse interests that enrich our beer adventures. So grab a cold brew, get comfortable, and let's toast to another fantastic episode of The DC Beer Show—cheers!

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    • 31 min
    The Return of the Brew Pub: Beer and Food together again

    The Return of the Brew Pub: Beer and Food together again

    Welcome to another effervescent episode of The DC Beer Show! In this installment, hosts Brandy Holder, Michael Stein, and Jacob Berg dive into the ever-fascinating world of brew pubs, craft beers, and the culinary delights that pair with them.
    Brandy kicks off the episode under the warm DC evening, lamenting her current drink of choice (wine, due to allergies) while reminiscing about a recent exceptional Allagash rum barrel-aged brew she wishes she was enjoying instead. The conversation then swirls around seasonal and special brews enjoyed during past visits to local breweries like Bluejacket and Saison Day celebrations.
    Jacob shares his current sip, a straightforward yet intriguing Ocelot Stratocaster pale ale, impressing with its blend of old school grain and new school hops. As the beer talk bubbles over, Michael chimes in with his own current pour, the Allagash Once Upon An Orchard—a wild Saison ale that dazzled during their recent Saison Day outing.
    The episode takes a lively turn as Brandy teases upcoming beer-centric events, including a Women's Brew Culture Club gathering, a spring beer fest at Solace Outpost, and an exclusive beer share at Other Half—all while planning for their live recording. Michael and Jacob mull over the blissful pairing of great beer and even greater food, contrasting preferences between stellar brews with mediocre food, versus mediocre brews with excellent cuisine.
    In the absence of a guest, which breaks their 98-episode streak, the hosts take advantage of discussing the evolving local beer scene, including new food ventures at brewpubs, emphasizing how these establishments enhance community ties and local economies.This episode, loaded with plans, tastings, and debates, encapsulates the ongoing love affair between craft beer and fine food, encouraging listeners to explore, engage, and enjoy the community's brewing genius. Don't miss this fizzy, flavorful discourse on The DC Beer Show, where beer and companionship flow abundantly!
    Remember, through sips and dishes, every glass tells a story. Catch all the nuances of this bubbly banter and more by tuning into this latest episode, and don't forget to let your tastes wander over to our Patreon for exclusive perks: dcbeer.com/patreon.
    The beers discussed in this episode of The DC Beer Show include Allagash's rum barrel-aged saison, Snow Report Saison, and Once Upon An Orchard, Ocelot's Stratocaster Pale Ale, and offerings from Sapwood and Elder Pine.

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    • 17 min
    Praise Cantillon but Damn The Hazies with Chuck Cook

    Praise Cantillon but Damn The Hazies with Chuck Cook

    Get ready to dive into the deep end of the beer pool with The DC Beer Show!
    Belgian beer buffs, take note: Chuck Cook of Drink Belgian Beer (https://drinkbelgianbeer.com) preps us for his trip to Cantillon Zwanze Day in Brussels and corrects Jake's misconceptions about that fine brewing establishment. He might make our Jordan sad with his harsh words for Hazy IPAs, though. (He really doesn't like Hazys.)
    But Chuck's a knighted Belgian beer expert who's been to Belgium more than 40 times! So you won't want to miss his insights.First up though, Mike, Brandy, and Jake crack open NRG's German-style Kosch Service —think small, endlessly refilled glasses until you say "stop!" And don't miss Silver Branch's traditional service, either. But the events foam over with the Cantillon Zwanze Day at Sovereign if you can't join Chuck in Brussels, showcasing a two-year seaweed adventure in brewing that's been taking a deep dive—literally underwater!
    Seaweed in beer? You bet! From gin to saison, including Josh Chapman and Right Proper Brewing Company, seaweed is in.
    Looking for something hoppening? Events coming up include Superlatives Week at Other Half, the Women's Brew Culture Club shindig at Commonwealth, and the DC Beer Bottle Share. Get the details at https://DCBeer.com/events.
    Want to join us for the momentous 100th episode live podcast recording member appreciation bash? Join DC Beer at https:patreon.com/dcbeer for you invitation to this exclusive event!
    Grab your preferred goblet, stein, or can, settle into your comfiest chair, and tune in for a Belgian beer bonanza with a side of crafty camaraderie on this episode of The DC Beer Show! Cheers to beers and the stories that bubble up around them!

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    • 33 min
    Valley Malt: A Grain Changer

    Valley Malt: A Grain Changer

    Roll out the barrels and pop open those NA brews, because The DC Beer Show hosts are back with an episode that's all malt, hops, and sober sips! Let's dive into episode "Valley Malt: A Grain Changer" with Michael Stein, Brandy Holder, Jacob Berg, and Jordan Harvey at the helm, sharing their love for barley and bubbles.
    Our hosts kick things off with lively banter over their current faves, including Dynasty's malty marvel, Bluejacket's Essex ESB, and a hoppy hug from Other Half. They're buzzing about the local scene, too, with a beer share Sunday at Third Hill Brewing, a toast to women in brew at Lost Generation, and trivia night at Other Half on the horizon.
    Making waves in the world of wort, the conversation turns to the rise of non-alcoholic (NA) beers. Brandy happily raises her glass to the sophisticated flavors, while Michael laments the hit-or-miss quality of these sober suds. Loaded with potential, NA beers like DC Brau's canned cutie and Hoplark's hoppy hydration have our hosts eager for each innovative pour.
    Then enter the grain guru herself, Andrea Stanley from Valley Malt, crafting malt that's grounded in sustainability and local love. She's mashing it up with an all-local mantra and paving the path for a greener glass with each malty handshake to brewers, big and small. Andrea's story spans from local wheat wonders in 2009 to Czech malt pilgrimages—all for the perfect pint!
    Valley Malt's sister company, Ground Up, also debuted, spinning tales of stone-milled flours and pasta that hug your soul and the soil. It's a grain revolution, with every starchy strand supporting the locavore lifestyle and nutrient-dense deliciousness.
    As we wrap up, the team at Bluejacket earns a shout-out for championing sustainable agriculture by featuring Valley Malt's craft. Each pallet supports an acre of green dreams, making each sip an echo of earth love.
    Michael and the crew bid adieu with craft beer events to mark on your calendar, reminding us all to sip sustainably and support the malty masterminds like Andrea. So settle in, listeners, for a hoppy ride through the NA beer buzz and malt's mighty role in our favorite frothy friends. 
    This is The DC Beer Show, keeping your spirits high and your beers (NA or not) at the ready! Cheers to "Valley Malt: A Grain Changer," – where every grain tells a tale, and every sip is a step towards sustainability.

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    • 29 min
    Dr. J Jackson-Beckham

    Dr. J Jackson-Beckham

    Pop the top off your favorite brew and settle in for an enlightening episode of The DC Beer Show, as hosts Michael Stein, Brandy Holder, and Jacob Berg take you on another craft beer journey.
    We've got all the events coming up in DMV, but today's focus is on the incomparable Dr. J. Jackson-Beckham. In this special session, Mike Stein dives deep into the world of craft beer through the lens of academia, sustainability, and inclusivity. You're in for a treat as Dr. J. shares her insights and refreshingly candid perspective on the industry. 
    She enlightens us on the finer points of gardening and non-beer libations and takes them on a journey through the cultural significance of sustainability in beer-making. She and Mike examine the evolution of the industry and the symbiotic relationship between localism, environmental stewardship, and social responsibility. Dr. Beckham's eye-opening interview reveals that beer is more than just a beverage; it's a catalyst for change and a mirror of societal values.
    Throughout this thought-provoking episode, the underlying current is Dr. Beckham's contributions to the dialogue on equity within the beer community, offering an inspiring glance at how one can influence meaningful conversations both inside and outside traditional academic realms.
    Then, it's time to wind down with reflections on beer fact Fridays and musings from Josh Chapman on the quality and ethos that make the brewing community genuinely exceptional. 
    Whether you're a casual enthusiast, a seasoned beer sommelier, or somewhere in between, this episode will leave you enlightened and possibly even inspired to sow the seeds of sustainability in your backyard — both literally and metaphorically. So, let's raise our glasses to Dr. J. Jackson Beckham and another insightful episode of The DC Beer Show — where every conversation is fermented to perfection. Cheers!

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    • 31 min
    Dovetail Brewery from Chicago to DC

    Dovetail Brewery from Chicago to DC

    Welcome to the latest episode of DC Beer, where hosts Michael Stein, Brandy Holder, and Jacob Berg are joined by the illustrious Jenny Pfafflin of Dovetail Brewery! The crew starts the show with a lively discussion of their current libations, offering tantalizing tasting notes and sharing anecdotes about their favorite brews.
    As the conversation unfolds, the hosts delve into the exciting news of Dovetail Brewery's expansion to DC, exploring the intricacies of the beer industry and the philosophy behind Dovetail's approach to crafting continental European-style beers. With keen attention to detail and a deliberate rollout strategy, Jenny outlines the intentional and thoughtful introduction of Dovetail's core beers to the DC and Virginia markets.
    Amidst the lively banter and infectious enthusiasm, the episode also celebrates Women's History Month, championing Jenny's impressive expertise and accomplishments in the male-dominated realm of beer brewing. Jenny shares her journey in the industry, from her Cicerone certification to her serendipitous encounter with Dovetail Brewery, weaving a captivating narrative of passion and dedication.
    The conversation takes an intriguing turn as the discussion shifts to the significance of beer service and the evolution of palates in the craft beer market. Insightful and engaging, Jenny offers a glimpse into the complexity of consumer preferences and the art of creating beers that resonate with diverse tastes.
    The hosts leave no stone unturned as they touch upon upcoming events and the vibrant beer culture in the DC metro area, providing listeners with enticing invitations to beer-related festivities. The episode offers a treasure trove of delightful experiences for beer enthusiasts, from brewery anniversaries to beer festivals.
    With its blend of informative insights, lively anecdotes, and a palpable sense of community, this episode exemplifies the heart and soul of the vibrant craft beer community, leaving listeners eager to explore the world of Dovetail Brewery and savor the rich tapestry of beers awaiting them.
    So grab your favorite craft brew, settle in, and join the DC Beer crew for a delightful and enlightening journey through the fascinating world of craft beer!

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    • 27 min

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