Mid Atlantic Brewing News October/November 2016 : Page 27

Vol. 18 No. 5 its new head brewer; he took the reins on Sept. 6. Brandon’s first effort will debut in tallboy cans in October. Pounding Trees is an 8%-abv double IPA, big, juicy and dank, brewed with Mandarina Bavaria, Calypso, Motueka and other hops. About the same time, the brewery By Stephen Lipps will move some of its mainline beers like Peppercorn Saison and Above the Clouds (a farmhouse pale ale) from 750-ml bottles Over the years, breweries into 12-oz cans. An upgrade of their have been accused of brewhouse to a 20-bbl system is also in the attracting riff-raff, promoting works. drunkenness, even inducing Wisely, the Brooklyn Brewery has premature labor in pregnant chosen to avoid the logjam of events during women. But James Short, September and schedule the DC leg of its a board member of DC’s Brooklyn Brewery Mash Tour —a beer, Alcoholic Beverage food and music extravaganza—for Oct. 6-9. Regulation Administration, A centerpiece will be Beer Mansion, to take came up with a new reason place Oct. 8 at the Blind Whino, a former to fear breweries: they’re church converted to a community arts center apparently a target for ISIS. and painted over in psychedelic colors. Andrew Stewart, GM This “immersive room-by-room journey” for Bardo , wants to open will include beers from Brooklyn and local an expanded brewery and breweries, live music, comics, games and beer garden near Nationals “oddities.” Annie hopes to find a home at Barktoberfest, held Sept. 18 Park that would include On Sunday, Oct. 9, Brooklyn Brewery at Washington, DC's Yards Park. The event featured craft outdoor fermenters and and its partner, the retail clothing chain beer, pet-related merchandise, a dog obstacle course and a serving tanks. At an Aug. 10 Timberland, will set up the Timberland costume contest for dogs. hearing, Brown, citing the PHOTO BY CHARLES PEKOW Trailhead, a pop-up shop and bar, at the recent troubles in France, Mellow Mushroom in DC’s Adams commented, “Those tanks Morgan neighborhood. English malts and hops. out in the open, with no protection around Ben Evans, head brewer at Hellbender them, I can guarantee you if a terrorist Brewing , has released a Dunkelweisse made wanted to pick a target with 750 people Greg Kitsock contributed to this column. from 100% wheat (four varieties were used) right next to the stadium it would be a and fermented with a Weihenstephaner catastrophe.” yeast. Coming up is a Smoked Nut Brown Bardo’s attorney Matthew LeFande Ale using plenty of applewood-and informed the board that the pressure in the cherrywood-smoked malt from Copper Fox tanks is 15 psi (one-quarter that of a bicycle Distillery in Sperryville, Va. tire). In the unlikely event that someone Evans also is teaming up with local detonated a bomb bear a fermenter, the businesses. He used beans from Compass result will be “a lot of beer all over the Coffee to make Compass Stout , which place.” should be out soon. He also supplied his Bill Perry, owner and brewer of The nut brown ale to One Eight Distillery in Public Option , is planning a California the Ivy City neighborhood, which the latter common and a hoppier version of his IPA turned into beer schnapps and is now aging. this fall, as well as a lighter colored (but One Eight also provided nine-year-old just as peaty) version of his Scottish ale bourbon barrels for aging Hellbender Scotch and a Citra-accented pale ale. Join Bill at Ale ; the brewery then returned the barrels the Heurich House for History & Hops on for aging more whiskey. Ben plans some Oct. 20. beer-and-whiskey tastings when the spirits DC Brau is bringing back Stone of are ready, probably next year. Arbroath , its 8%-abv wee heavy, for Barrett Lauer of the District ChopHouse October, and its American double IPA Alpha will pour a Harvest Ale in late October, but Domina Mellis in November. In addition, no pumpkin beer—maybe that trend is over. look for Five Spot , a West Coast-style Barrett will tap The Senator , an 8.5%-abv session IPA (5% abv) brewed to mark the doppelbock, on Nov. 22, the Tuesday before fifth anniversary of Boundary Stone . DC Thanksgiving. Look for an Imperial Stout Brau will also host the annual Made in DC in December or January, as well as vintage Marketplace at the brewery the Saturday bottles from years past, like a 2014 Imperial after Thanksgiving. Stout aged a year-and-a-half in Woodford Bobby Bump, head brewer for Right Reserve barrels. The 750-ml bottles will be Proper Brewing ’s Shaw location, is for in-house enjoyment. planning a few lagers. Lagered Nabi uses Justin Cox, head brewer at Atlas Brew the recipe for their farmhouse ale, Nabi , Works , celebrated the brewery’s third but is fermented with a lager strain from anniversary in September with a dark, Weihenstephan. Like Nabi, it’s brewed with supersized (10% abv) version of his rye black limes (aka “loomi”), a staple spice in ale Rowdy called Rowdier . Atlas was set to Middle Eastern cuisine that’s prepared by release its first collaboration beer on Oct. boiling whole green limes in saltwater and 1, a doppelbock co-brewed with DC Brau sun-drying them. called Emprosator , named after an album by Also look for Shawbecker Schwarzbier , a heavy metal band Russian Circles. Look for dark German lager with roasted yet smooth a wine barrel-aged Belgian-style strong ale malt flavors and a moderate bitterness. Then called Town & Country towards the end of there’s Slumlord , their second collaboration October. with Pulaski True American Lager . 3 Stars Brewing has hired Brandon They’ve kept it simple and classic by using Miller (formerly of DuClaw Brewing ) as www.brewingnews.com 27

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Stephen Lipps



Over the years, breweries have been accused of attracting riff-raff, promoting drunkenness, even inducing premature labor in pregnant women. But James Short, a board member of DC’s Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration, came up with a new reason to fear breweries: they’re apparently a target for ISIS.

Andrew Stewart, GM for Bardo, wants to open an expanded brewery and beer garden near Nationals Park that would include outdoor fermenters and serving tanks. At an Aug. 10 hearing, Brown, citing the recent troubles in France, commented, “Those tanks out in the open, with no protection around them, I can guarantee you if a terrorist wanted to pick a target with 750 people right next to the stadium it would be a catastrophe.”

Bardo’s attorney Matthew LeFande informed the board that the pressure in the tanks is 15 psi (one-quarter that of a bicycle tire). In the unlikely event that someone detonated a bomb bear a fermenter, the result will be “a lot of beer all over the place.”

Bill Perry, owner and brewer of The Public Option, is planning a California common and a hoppier version of his IPA this fall, as well as a lighter colored (but just as peaty) version of his Scottish ale and a Citra-accented pale ale. Join Bill at the Heurich House for History & Hops on Oct. 20.

DC Brau is bringing back Stone of Arbroath, its 8%-abv wee heavy, for October, and its American double IPA Alpha Domina Mellis in November. In addition, look for Five Spot, a West Coast-style session IPA (5% abv) brewed to mark the fifth anniversary of Boundary Stone. DC Brau will also host the annual Made in DC Marketplace at the brewery the Saturday after Thanksgiving.

Bobby Bump, head brewer for Right Proper Brewing’s Shaw location, is planning a few lagers. Lagered Nabi uses the recipe for their farmhouse ale, Nabi, but is fermented with a lager strain from Weihenstephan. Like Nabi, it’s brewed with black limes (aka “loomi”), a staple spice in Middle Eastern cuisine that’s prepared by boiling whole green limes in saltwater and sun-drying them.

Also look for Shawbecker Schwarzbier, a dark German lager with roasted yet smooth malt flavors and a moderate bitterness. Then there’s Slumlord, their second collaboration with Pulaski True American Lager.

They’ve kept it simple and classic by using English malts and hops.



Annie hopes to find a home at Barktoberfest, held Sept. 18 at Washington, DC's Yards Park. The event featured craft beer, pet-related merchandise, a dog obstacle course and a costume contest for dogs.

Ben Evans, head brewer at Hellbender Brewing, has released a Dunkelweisse made from 100% wheat (four varieties were used) and fermented with a Weihenstephaner yeast. Coming up is a Smoked Nut Brown Ale using plenty of applewood- and cherrywood-smoked malt from Copper Fox Distillery in Sperryville, Va.

Evans also is teaming up with local businesses. He used beans from Compass Coffee to make Compass Stout, which should be out soon. He also supplied his nut brown ale to One Eight Distillery in the Ivy City neighborhood, which the latter turned into beer schnapps and is now aging. One Eight also provided nine-year-old bourbon barrels for aging Hellbender Scotch Ale; the brewery then returned the barrels for aging more whiskey. Ben plans some beer-and-whiskey tastings when the spirits are ready, probably next year.

Barrett Lauer of the District ChopHouse will pour a Harvest Ale in late October, but no pumpkin beer—maybe that trend is over. Barrett will tap The Senator, an 8.5%-abv doppelbock, on Nov. 22, the Tuesday before Thanksgiving. Look for an Imperial Stout in December or January, as well as vintage bottles from years past, like a 2014 Imperial Stout aged a year-and-a-half in Woodford Reserve barrels. The 750-ml bottles will be for in-house enjoyment.

Justin Cox, head brewer at Atlas Brew Works, celebrated the brewery’s third anniversary in September with a dark, supersized (10% abv) version of his rye ale Rowdy called Rowdier. Atlas was set to release its first collaboration beer on Oct. 1, a doppelbock co-brewed with DC Brau called Emprosator, named after an album by heavy metal band Russian Circles. Look for a wine barrel-aged Belgian-style strong ale called Town & Country towards the end of October.

3 Stars Brewing has hired Brandon Miller (formerly of DuClaw Brewing) as its new head brewer; he took the reins on Sept. 6. Brandon’s first effort will debut in tallboy cans in October. Pounding Trees is an 8%-abv double IPA, big, juicy and dank, brewed with Mandarina Bavaria, Calypso, Motueka and other hops.

About the same time, the brewery will move some of its mainline beers like Peppercorn Saison and Above the Clouds (a farmhouse pale ale) from 750-ml bottles into 12-oz cans. An upgrade of their brewhouse to a 20-bbl system is also in the works.

Wisely, the Brooklyn Brewery has chosen to avoid the logjam of events during September and schedule the DC leg of its Brooklyn Brewery Mash Tour—a beer, food and music extravaganza—for Oct. 6-9. A centerpiece will be Beer Mansion, to take place Oct. 8 at the Blind Whino, a former church converted to a community arts center and painted over in psychedelic colors. This “immersive room-by-room journey” will include beers from Brooklyn and local breweries, live music, comics, games and “oddities.”

On Sunday, Oct. 9, Brooklyn Brewery and its partner, the retail clothing chain Timberland, will set up the Timberland Trailhead, a pop-up shop and bar, at the Mellow Mushroom in DC’s Adams Morgan neighborhood.

Greg Kitsock contributed to this column.

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