Beer + Chocolate = Divine

June 14, 2013

Beer + Chocolate = Divine

Divine Chocolates and Mid-Atlantic Beers Make a Perfect Pair, Order a six pack of chocolates and get a free copy of my book Fermenting Revolution — a Father’s Day special!


The First LEED Certified Brewery

October 2, 2012

Brewery Vivant in Grand Rapids, Michigan appears to have become the first LEED certified brewery. Click here to learn more.

Brewery Vivant

Capital City Octoberfest

October 2, 2012

And where I will be Saturday:

Explore Your Craft

October 2, 2012

Where I will be tomorrow:

Beer Activist Events: DC Eco-Forum, DC Green Drinks, & More

July 21, 2010

Several beer activist events coming up in the next few months. Hope you can join me!

WHAT: DC Eco Forum
Christophe Tulou, Director of the District Department of the Environment
WHEN: Tuesday, July 27, 6pm – 9pm
: Sonoma Restaurant & Wine Bar, 223 Pennsylvania Ave. SE, Washington DC
COST: $75
MORE INFO: This event is intended to connect eco-executives. I agreed to be a sponsor and that’s my only real involvement. The organizers say “Admission is based on your corporate affiliation and will be granted strictly to C-Level Executives, Business Owners, CSR Executives, Sustainability Executives & Non-Profit Leaders.” So if that description fits you, I hope you’ll join us for the event. More details on the website. This is essentially corporate schmoozing for the eco-in-crowd. Sounds snooty, I know. So if this isn’t for you, then check out the next event below …

WHAT: DC Green Drinks
Yours truly, the Beer Activist
WHEN: Tuesday, August 10, 6-9pm
: Meridian Pint, Columbia Heights, 3400 11th St. NW, Washington, DC 20010
COST: Free
MORE INFO: DC Green Drinks website.


WHAT: National Organic Brewing Challenge – this is Seven Bridges’ annual organic brewing competition for homebrewers as well as commercial brewers. Judges will be needed.
WHEN: October 16, hours tbd but likely late morning to late afternoon.
: Judging takes place at Capitol City Brewing in Shirlington.
COST: Fees to enter the competition but no fee to serve as a judge.
MORE INFO: Check out the Seven Bridges website for details on entering beers in the competition or serving as a judge or steward.

Then, after the competition, head over to Takoma, DC to enjoy some great organic beer, live bluegrass, and support a great cause.

WHAT: Takoma Foundation Organic Beer Fundraiser
WHEN: October 16, hours tbd but likely late afternoon into the evening.
: The Cady Lee Mansion in Takoma, DC
COST: $35
MORE INFO: Details coming soon. Save the date and visit the Takoma Foundation website.

Blog Is Blocked in China

August 13, 2009

When I arrived in China, I quickly learned that my blog was being blocked by the government. Last night someone told me how to get around the censorship. It’s taken me an hour or so to finally get it working and now I’m furiously typing this post before I get logged out again. We head to Qingdao today for the International Beer Festival. Hopefully I’ll be blogging from there about beer!

Radical Bookfair and Organic Beer Tasting

September 25, 2008

Join me tomorrow in the Radical Bookfair Pavilion at the Baltimore Book Festival. We’ll talk a little about drinking beer and saving the world and then we’ll do some of it. (And of course I’ll be glad to sign some books). Organic beer will be on hand from either Clipper City or Wolaver’s (unclear which one at this point, but I’m sure one of them will come through). And there will be loads of great radical books from great publishers like my friends at AK Press.

Here are the deets:

WHAT: A book reading, signing, and beer tasting at Baltimore’s great annual book bash!
WHEN: September 26, 2008, 7-8pm
WHERE: Radical Bookfair Pavilion – Mount Vernon Place, 600 block of North Charles, Baltimore, MD
: Baltimore Book Festival

This little shindig is organized by the good folks at Red Emma’s Bookstore and Coffeehouse – be sure and stop over there for a cuppa organic, fair trade coffee as you enjoy the festival during the rest of the weekend.