Tuesday, May 21, 2013

What did you do for American Craft Beer Week?

Here's what I 'did' for American Craft Beer Week, 13-19 May 2013.

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  • Monday, 13 May:
    Stayed local for ACBW Monday. DC Brau (Washington, D.C.) The Public Pale Ale, on draft at the Evening Star Cafe (Alexandria, Virginia).

  • Tuesday, 14 May:
    Allagash Brewing (Portland, Maine) Beer Dinner at Fire Works Pizzeria (Arlington, Virginia).

  • Wednesday, 15 May:
    For an almost-local ACBW beer today, Victory Brewing (Downingtown, Pennsylvania) Prima Pils, on draft at Lyon Hall (Arlington, Virginia). Floral nose, firm malt, lingering, dry finish. Delicious!

  • Thursday, 16 May:
    For ACBW tonight, nothing fancy. Just a refreshing Lancaster Brewing (Lancaster, Pennsylvania) Strawberry Wheat Lager, al fresco, at Dogwood Tavern (Falls Church, Virginia).

  • Friday, 17 May:
    For ACBW Friday, stayed 'uber' local with Port City Brewing's Downright Pilsner ... at the brewery (Alexandria, Virginia). Review: here.

  • Saturday, 18 May:
    Read the book Brewing Battles: A History of American Beer, by Amy Mittleman.

  • Sunday, 19 May:
    For the final day of ACBW 2013, reported on the independence of Dominion Brewing, a mid-Atlantic craft brewery.
Then again, as Robert Perry —brewer for Baltimore, Maryland, brewpub, The Brewer's Art— expressed it, on Facebook:

American Craft Beer Week?
This week and every week!!!!

  • Why the term 'craft brewery' should be dumped. A modest proposal in honor of American Craft Beer Week: Bring back the United States Brewers Association.
  • Caveat lector: As a representative for Select Wines, Inc. —a wine and beer wholesaler in northern Virginia— I sell the beers of Allagash and Lancaster.

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