Tag: beer

Waynesville is the Next Asheville

The world has discovered Asheville, anointing it the next Portlandia. It’s easy to see why. This beautiful city ringed by mountains is surrounded by natural beauty and filled with breweries and a vibrant local food scene. Plus, it’s artsy, with dreadlocked kids playing drums downtown, a great indie bookstore and a literary history that includes…




Adventures in Multimodal Transportation (and Drinking)

In most of the United States, there exists but a single transportation mode: driving. You use a car to get to where you want to go. Government has created a massive transportation infrastructure to accommodate that choice – roads of all sizes, gas stations on every corner, parking lots everywhere. Other transportation modes (biking, buses)…




Tour de Fat Recap: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly

More than 7,000 people descended upon Yards Park in Washington, DC for the third annual Tour de Fat. For those unfamiliar with this unique event, it is a celebration of bikes, beer and fun sponsored by New Belgium, the Colorado-based brewer of Fat Tire. I’ve attended every year for it brings together two of my…




Friday Photo: Tour de Fat Edition

What can you expect at tomorrow’s Tour de Fat? A fun and safe bike ride around DC with people in costumes. Last year, we did a wonderful loop around Lincoln Park. Wacky bike-based entertainment, music and games. The photo above was from a corral of impossible bikes to try out. Delicious beer from New Belgium. This…




Three DC Brewvet Destinations

Brewvet is a beer and biking challenge with the aim to get you to explore new neighborhoods and try delicious new beers. The rules of Brewvet are simple: Eight separate bike rides to a different location Buy or consume a beer at each location Ride a total of at least 40 miles. You have from…




Friday Photo: Elizabeth Taylor Edition

Outdoor drinking in Shaw used to mean sitting on a curb with a 40. Now it’s Dacha Beer Garden, a lovely open-air spot on the corner of 7th and Q NW. Dacha features some great Oktoberfest beers, as well as the opportunity to drink out of a glass boot. Plus, they even offer free little…




DC Shorts: Where to Eat, Drink and Chill in the Penn Quarter

DC Shorts starts on Thursday! Now in its tenth year, the DC Shorts Film Festival and Screenplay Competition returns with 153 short films from 23 nations — including the country’s largest collection of short films by emerging Russian filmmakers. Thousands of cinema aficionados will be on the streets of the Penn Quarter, going between the…




Friday Photo: Sumo Edition

A scene from Tour de Fat, a celebration of bikes and beer sponsored by New Belgium. Taken with a Canon Rebel T2i – extra funkiness added with Snapseed, an iPad app.