Entries by Tammy Portnoy

Age-Old Brews: Belgian Beers in the DMV

To honor the establishment of a country with a long, deep and rich beer history on Belgian National Day (July 21), let’s go through a quick and dirty breakdown of Belgian beers: a what to know and where to go in and around the District to drink and buy these complex brews. As Belgian-inspired, Belgian-style […]

Homebrewing 101: Crafting Fermentables at Home

How it begins differs. Some picked up at-home fermentation creation in college because it was cheaper than buying beer, others as an adult hobby after getting a “Mr. Brew Kit” as a present. According to data collected by the Brewers Association in 2013, America has an estimated 1.2 million homebrewers; two-thirds of them only started brewing […]