upon our arrival in DC, we were inspired by other area businesses who like to focus on the local aspects of the district. Union Kitchen DC helps incubate + launch new DC food concepts out of its Ivy City commissary space while Atlas Brew Works delivers top tier craft beer to the city by way of a fully solar-powered brewery.
"founded in 2004; born at the dawn of civilization" claims the popular Brooklyn-based brewery, Sixpoint. Created to push the boundaries on the overall perception + styles of beer, Sixpoint has since established itself as one of Brooklyn's finest breweries, with almost every Brooklyn bar offering some variation of their brews on tap (you'd be hard-pressed to find a bar that doesn't carry SWEET ACTION—their staple cream ale/pale ale hybrid). The team at Sixpoint was even nice enough to provide the local suds for our Brooklyn FoodWorks pop-up dinner a few months back.
DC is continually redefining itself, shifting further away from its government and tourist roots into a more authentic small town, rich with culture, art and really, really good beer. One of the breweries contributing to DC's evolution is Right Proper Brewing, a craft brewery with roots in the burgeoning Shaw + Brookland sections of the city.
craft brewing is back in Baltimore, thanks to Jon Zerivitz, Kevin Blodger + Adam Benesch, founders of Woodberry's Union Craft Brewing. With the motto of "Beer Unites," Union is aiming to provide Baltimore with a neighborhood brewery that bolsters community togetherness over a delicious tap list. We met with Jon after our Baltimore pop-up preview, held in the brewery's parking lot, to discuss the history of Baltimore brewing, where it's headed + the state of Charm City overall.
something sustainable is brewing in Ivy City… serving as DC's first + only 100% solar powered brewery, Atlas Brew Works is creating delicious craft beer while trying to set a greener standard for breweries nationwide. We met with Atlas' Founder, Justin Cox, to learn more about their home-brew history + sustainability goals, as well as what food pairs best with each offering.
hg: tell us a little bit about yourself + your background. Was beer always a part your “five-year plan?”
New Jersey’s Flying Fish Brewing Co. has been a part of the craft beer movement since before there was a craft beer movement. We sat down + enjoyed a nice cold beer with founder, Gene Muller, to learn more about how his brewery got it’s start online + how sustainable practices make for a greener future + superior suds.
hg: what were you doing prior to founding Flying Fish?
picture this—you're on a refurbished pier along the Lower Hudson River seated in a lounge chair, iced beverage in hand, as the New York City skyline glows a crimson gold from the fading light of a summer sunset. Thanks to Darren Conway this dreamlike scenario has become a reality. Darren, alongside his Managing Partner Rebecca Tarantino, has spent the last few years working to bring a lively, summer retreat to the Hoboken waterfront in the form of Pier 13. Read on as Darren walks us through the history + inspiration for Pier 13, as well as improvements for this season!
Philadelphia's hometown brewery, Yards, began as many great ideas do — in a dorm room + amongst friends. Since then it has become the staple beer in every Philly-area bar. We met with Yards' Founder, Owner + Head Brewer, Tom Kehoe, to talk all things brewed and sudsy (including one of our new stir-fry sauces, Yards Brawler au jus) as well as how the company plans to "Brew Unto Others" to give even more to the Philadelphia community.
Known for being 2014’s 'Brewer of the Year' by Philly Beer Scene magazine, Neshaminy Creek Brewing Co.'s head brewer Jeremy Myers is crafting beers worthy of being savored. NCBC, one of Pennsylvania’s newest and largest production breweries, is making a distinguished mark in the world of craft beer.