Entries by Jake Emen

Meet DC’s Leading Mix Mavens

Get to know some of DC’s best and brightest mix mavens – the talented ladies behind some of the city’s most popular bars and dining destinations. Read on for their thoughts on everything from women in the DMV’s food and beverage scene, to hard-hitting topics like their choice of last drink on Earth. Rose Previte […]

Irish Whiskey Trail

When you’re ready to expand your knowledge of Irish drinking beyond Guinness, there’s an increasingly large array of options to consider. With the luck of the Irish on your side, you may even be able to try some of the country’s best and newest whiskeys during your St. Patrick’s Day adventures in and around the […]

Concerning Casking The Basics of Barrel-Aging Beer & Cocktails

Casking Beers What exactly is cask beer? The simple answer is unfiltered and unpasteurized beer that experiences its carbonation naturally and is served at cellar temperature, around 55 degrees. Rather than injecting the beer with co2, the carbonation occurs through secondary fermentation, which essentially means injecting live yeast into the firkin, the vessel the beer […]

Craft Booze Boom! Local Distillery Guide

Washington, DC had a particularly tough go of Prohibition. The District went dry on November 1, 1917, much ahead of the rest of the country, which took the leap when the Volstead Act went into enforcement on January 17th, 1920. “While Prohibition passed in 1919, the Sheppard Act, named after Texas Senator John Morris Sheppard, […]

KO Distilling Opens in Manassas

It took more than two years for co-founders Bill Karlson and John O’Mara to go from conception to the grand opening of KO Distilling in Manassas, Virginia, on the weekend of September 12. “It’s been quite the learning curve for us, and it’s taken markedly longer to pull off than we expected,” says Karlson. The […]