Last weekend, a few members of the Brew Crew — our Director of Brewing Operations Jimmy Valm, Brewer Andrew Ewing, Sales Manager Richie Rallo, and Assistant Tasting Room Manager Dan Petela — headed to DC for one of the best beer festivals in the country. Not only because it takes place in one of the most beautiful venues in the world, but also because all of the beers are carefully paired with small plates of food.
We sent them down with bottles of Honey Porter (paired with a braised oxtail) and The Topsail (paired with a Thai curry).
“The food was so good and so well done,” Jimmy reports.
There were 87 breweries there so it’s difficult to hit them all, but our guys report that they had plenty of return customers throughout the weekend. We poured Honey Porter and The Topsail, and a lot of the attendees said that The Topsail was the best sour there. The Honey Porter was paired nicely with the oxtail, and we were one of the few breweries pouring a dark beer.
Check out the pics below!