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December 20, 2016

Brightest Young Things — The Beer in Review

What beers did you love drinking in 2016? That’s what I wanted to ask the people who make, sell, or write about my own favorite beers. So, I reached out to over 25 brewers, beer directors, and industry folks around D.C., Maryland, and Virginia, and I asked them some questions. Read more…

December 7, 2016

PUNCH — The Pink-Hued Appeal of Hibiscus Beer

For most of us, comestible hibiscus is synonymous with agua de Jamaica, a deep magenta-colored tea sweetened with sugar and spices and ladled from jugs across the counter at neighborhood taquerias. Read more…

November 4, 2016

ABC7 “Let’s Talk Live” — DC Beer Festival This Saturday

CEO and Founder of Handsome Beer, Graham MacDonald, gave us a taste of what to expect during The DC Beer Festival this Saturday at the National Park. View segment video…

October 20, 2016

Thrillist — The Best Beers From DC-Area Breweries This Fall

Of all the seasons, autumn is arguably a brewer’s biggest muse. The colors of the leaves, the yield of the harvest, the change of the weather — these things inspire a wide range of beers, whether based in brewing traditions or modern innovation. Read more…

September 27, 2016

Baltimore City Paper — Saturday: Beer and Wine Tastings

Autumn is upon us, bringing with it the need for light jackets and heavier booze to keep warm. There are two tastings today, so why not, with the help of a designated driver or taxi/Uber, attend both? Read more…

July 28, 2016

Brightest Young Things — Freshly Tapped: White Ale

As temperatures soar and the humidity drips off your skin, it’s high time for witbier.  Light, citrusy, zesty, bubbly, quenching: Few alcoholic beverages seem better suited for a summer evening on the patio than the cloudy white ale. Read more…

April 19, 2016
EaterDC — The Hottest New DC Breweries

What a year it’s been for beer. A number of new breweries have opened, adding to the depth of beer in the region. Read more…

April 7, 2016
Washington City Paper — Best of DC 2016: Best Beer You Have To Hunt For

Given a tsunami of new beer options in D.C., many bars switch out taps nearly as often as their bartenders change underwear (we hope). This thirst for variety means sometimes even the best beers can be difficult to track down. Read more…

January 18, 2016
Washington Post — America Now Has More Breweries Than Ever. And That Might Be A Problem.

It was a startling announcement: As of Dec. 1, 2015, the Brewers Association had counted 4,144 breweries in the United States, the most ever operating simultaneously in the history of the country. According to historians, the previous high-water mark of 4,131 was set in 1873. Read more…

Dec/Jan Issue, 2015/16
Ale Street News — Handsome Beer Opens in DC Area

Handsome Beer Co., the newest Washington DC area brewery doesn’t have its own brewery but that’s not preventing it from making some sophisticated, distinctive and drinkable beers. Read more…

December 7, 2015
Hyattsville Life & Times — The Sacrifice of Brewing Craft Beer

Washington City Paper recently posted it’s annual “Beer Issue,” reporting on the DMV’s surging craft brewery scene. In a series of posts, beer enthusiasts highlighted the more glamorous aspects of craft brewing: the taste and taxonomy of micro-brews. But for Hyattsville resident Matt Humbard, brewing requires sacrifice. Read more…

October 16, 2015
UrbanScrawlDC — Meet Handsome Beer Company, D.C.’s Newest Brewery

Washington, DC went decades without a brewery within its borders.  That changed in 2009, when DC Brau opened for production in the Northeast part of town.  Read more…

October 1, 2015
Mid-Atlantic Brewing News — Washington, DC

Handsome Beer Co was set to release its first three beers (draft only) the week of Sept 20 in DC and Maryland. Read more…

September 24, 2015
Eat Drink Lucky — Beauty Is In The Eye of the Beer-Holder

Mirror mirror, on the wall, who’s the prettiest craft brewery of them all? Handsome Beer Company, which launched this week in the District. Get a taste of their debut brews half-off at Pizzeria Paradiso tonight from 5-7 p.m., like the Galaxy Saison. Read more…

September 23, 2015
American Craft Beer — Handsome Is What Handsome Does

Graham MacDonald has long been a fixture in DC’s craft beer scene. He and his partner Matt Humbard have been building the city’s newest brewing venture, the Handsome Beer Company and they are celebrating their launch and debuting their beers all over town this week. Read more…

September 21, 2015
EaterDC — New Brewery Handsome Beer Company Launches This Week

Right now, owners Matt Humbard and Graham MacDonald are doing a Galaxy Saison, an Abbey pale ale and a brown ale. The pair also promises four more beers coming soon. Read more…

September 21, 2015
Borderstan — Borderstan Brief: Beautiful Brew

Handsome Beer Company, a new local brewery, will debut its first three beers during happy hours and launch events this week in Dupont Circle and Columbia Heights. Read more…

September 19, 2015
Washington City Paper — Handsome Beer Company Launches This Sunday

Handsome Beer Company, D.C.’s latest craft brewing venture, launches this weekend and will hold a slew of events over the next two weeks across the District and as far away as Annapolis, Baltimore, and Frederick. Read more…

September 18, 2015
DC Sun Times — DC to welcome its newest brewery, Handsome Beer Co.

Washington’s beer market is about to get bigger when the Handsome Beer Co. launches on Sunday afternoon. From noon to 4 p.m. at Glen’s Garden Market in Dupont Circle, founders Graham MacDonald and Matt Humbard will be premiering their first three beers.. Read more…

September 18, 2015
Washington Post — DC’s newest brewery launches next week. Here’s what you need to know about Handsome Beer Co.

Washington’s beer market is increasingly crowded, but it seems like there’s always room for more local beer. Handsome Beer Co., D.C.’s newest brewing company, launches its first three beers Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. at Glen’s Garden Market in Dupont Circle, followed by a week of events that will take co-founders Graham MacDonald and Matt Humbard to bars in D.C., Baltimore, Frederick and Annapolis. Read more…

September 16, 2015
Brightest Young Things — Introducing: Handsome Beer

This week, DC welcomes the latest arrival upon its suddenly flourishing craft brewing scene: Handsome Beer Company. The carbonated venture comes courtesy of seasoned homebrewer Matt Humbard and local restaurant vet Graham MacDonald. Read more…

September 15, 2015
DCBeer — Handsome Brewing Launches Next Week With Full Slate of Events

In May, we brought you the news that Handsome Brewing Company would launch in DC this fall. Well, it turns out fall is here, and so is Handsome. Read more…

September 14, 2015
Washington Business Journal — Beer roundup: 3 Stars expands from within, and a new D.C. brewery launches

There’s a new name in D.C. brewing launching next week: Handsome Beer Co. from Graham MacDonald and Matt Humbard. The brewery doesn’t have its own facility yet, and is instead brewing its beer through contracts at other area facilities, most recently Old Bust Head in Warrenton. Read more…

August 6, 2015
Washington City Paper — Sup and Coming: D.C.’s Next Wave of Craft Breweries

“This is unbelievable!” Graham MacDonald recalls thinking upon tasting his first of Matt Humbard’s homebrewed beers, a mixed-fermentation saison with Brettanomyces yeast and Nelson Sauvin hops. “It’s just as good as the best stuff you can find.” Read More…

May 26, 2015
EaterDC – Two New Breweries Headed for Rockville, D.C.

Two new breweries are coming to the area soon. The first is headed to D.C. itself. Handsome Brewing Company is aiming to open by fall, according to DC Beer. A press release says they’ll release beers in D.C, Maryland and Virginia. Graham MacDonald and Matt Humbard are behind the brewery. Read More…

May 20, 2015
DCBeer – Handsome Beer Company to Debut in Fall

Heads up, #dcbrews, you’ll soon have another local brewery to drink dry. Handsome Brewing Company plans to hit the streets this fall. Co-founders Graham MacDonald and Matt Humbard have both been active in the DC beer scene for years, but MacDonald says it took a chance encounter for the seed of the company to be planted. Read More…