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New Belgium Sour Beer: Lost in the Woods

by AJ Dronkers, Associate Publisher & Digital Editor, EdibleDC  Sponsored by New Belgium Brewing


I sat down today with Nick Smith, Area Manager at New Beligum Brewing to talk about sour beer and this Saturday’s Lost in the Woods event.

AJ: What the heck is sour beer?

Nick: Sour beer can be any beer that has been fermented by souring bacteria. The bacteria breaks down sugars and other compounds in beer into organic acids that produce funky and sour flavors. The two main types are Lactobacillus and Pedicoccus.  For brewers, sometimes this a bacteria infection is intended and sometimes it is not!  As in all things, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Some of the most interesting and complex beers in the world are created through years of sour aging.

AJ: How do you guys make your beer?

Nick: We create our sour beers by aging fully fermented … Read More

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Chef Tarver King Recipe Preview from The Farmland Feast

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Tickets Available Now for Cocktail Opener!

The “First At The Feast” cocktail party on November 2 kicks off FRESHFARM Markets Farmland Feast evening in high style. Farmland Feast is one of DC’s most noted events celebrating local farmers and local food and serves as FRESHFARM Markets largest fundraiser. This year’s line up of food and drink is outstanding. Attendees can get fresh, local oysters, belly up to the beer bar, both curated by Rappahannock Oyster Company. And then the highlight of evening: Delicious small bites from eight of the city’s most talented and committed locavore chefs, regional wines and seasonal cocktails crafted by six of the best bartenders in DC. This event will sell out – so make sure and get your ticket asap here:  tickets

2015 Farmland Feast Chefs

Cathal Armstrong, Restaurant Eve ⋅ Amy Brandwein, Centrolina ⋅ Tony Brown, … Read More

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What’s New at the MetroCooking DC Show this Year?

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Event Director Gives Edible DC her “Top 5”

Giada De Laurentiis, Christina Tosi, Michael Symon, food and drink tastings, cooking demos…yes, it’s the 10th anniversary for the MetroCooking DC Show. Edible DC is a proud media sponsor of the largest “don’t miss” food lover’s weekend, back this year at the Washington Convention Center, October 24-25th, 2015. It is a huge event every year, but event director, Kara Krause, told us that this year’s event is the biggest and best ever and they expect record crowds. When asked what she was most excited about for this year’s show, she gave us her “Top 5” of what attendees can look forward to this year:

Hundreds of specialty food exhibitors will be gathered at the event. For people who love seeing what’s new and learning, a general admission ticket allows unlimited shopping in a food nirvana packed with over 300 top specialty food … Read More

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