August 2016: Your Washington Beer Guide

August 2016: Your Washington Beer Guide
Photograph by Jeff Elkins. Illustrations by Mikey Burton.

Hoppy Days

When it comes to beer-making, Washington’s pint glass—or snifter, or growler—is bubbling over. Whether you’re a proud beer geek or a Coors-loving newbie, this guide will help you get the most out of the area’s top breweries, brewpubs, beer gardens, and more. Edited by Ann Limpert.

FEATURES

This rowhouse redo by Kube Architecture impressed judges in the 2016 Washingtonian Residential Design Awards. Photograph by Greg Powers.
This rowhouse redo by Kube Architecture impressed judges in the 2016 Washingtonian Residential Design Awards. Photograph by Greg Powers.

Inside the Politico Breakup

Top executives who built Washington’s most influential modern media juggernaut abruptly quit last winter, stunning DC’s journalism and politics worlds. This is the story behind the divorce. By Luke Mullins.

How to Rock Rock Creek Park

As the National Park Service turns 100, here’s everything you should know about the 1,754 acres that compromise Washington’s go-to spot for dog-walking, bird-watching, and escaping the grid. By Kristen Hinman.

This Guy Wants to Become the Steve Jobs of Weed

Davis Clayton Kiyo hopes to go down in history as the disrupter of pot culture—the pioneering entrepreneur who conquered the weed market for yuppies. Things were going pretty well. Then the cops showed up. By Michael J. Gaynor.

Best in Home

The conventional critique of Washington architecture is that it’s hopelessly conservative. The 11 winning projects in the 2016 Washingtonian Residential Design Awards dispel that myth. By Marisa M. Kashino.

IN THIS ISSUE

In a van equipped for a three-year voyage, Mikah Meyer (above) and Andy Waldron set out to make a little history of their own. Photograph by Jeff Elkins.
In a van equipped for a three-year voyage, Mikah Meyer (above) and Andy Waldron set out to make a little history of their own. Photograph by Jeff Elkins.

Capital Comment

How the nerds saved WashingtonMarking 100 years of US parks with three years in a vanUpper Northwest sidewalk warsTen weird day trips.

Behind the Scenes

An emergency room for exotic animals.

Where & When

The 15 performances, exhibits, and other things worth your time this month.

IQ

Ann Patchett puts Virginia at the center of her new novel about how the landscape haunts Americans' understand of our past. Illustration by Jonathan Bartlett.
Ann Patchett puts Virginia at the center of her new novel about how the landscape haunts Americans’ understand of our past. Illustration by Jonathan Bartlett.

Interview Rabia Chaudry, the DC lawyer behind the Serial podcast, on her famous case and new book.
Washington Read In her latest novel, Ann Patchett up-ends how we look at Virginia’s landscape.
Media What National Geographic might look like if millennials had invented it.
Cityscape How chain stores are repositioning for urban shoppers.
Lives Remembering country-music legend Ralph Stanley.

Life

May through November, the Providence River hosts one of the city's biggest events, WaterFire. Photograph by Erin Cuddigan/WaterFire Providence.
May through November, the Providence River hosts one of the city’s biggest events, WaterFire. Photograph by Erin Cuddigan/WaterFire Providence.

How to Spend a Day Off What to do while playing hooky.
Breaking Away How to take a sabbatical—and make the most of it.
Beyond the Beltway Doing Providence, Washington style.
Itinerary The best of Adams Morgan and Columbia Heights.

Taste

New DC Restaurants: A 660-gallon barrel is used to ferment and produce hard cider on property at Anxo. Photograph by Scott Suchman.
A 660-gallon barrel is used to ferment and produce hard cider on property at Anxo, a new DC restaurant we’re excited about this month. Photograph by Scott Suchman.

Eric Ziebold is back with the unapologetically elegant Kinship, Oklahoma Joe’s brings Kansas City–style barbecue to Vienna, the only lemonade recipe you’ll need, and more.

Home

A designer turned a niche in the kitchen of her vacation home into a coffee-drinking spot. Photograph by Helen Norman.
A designer turned a niche in the kitchen of her vacation home into a coffee-drinking spot. Photograph by Helen Norman.

Lake Life Inside a chic Virginia getaway—plus how to have a low-upkeep vacation house.
Best Vintage Top spots for secondhand furniture.
Pets The future of Washington’s biggest animal-rescue group.

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