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March 1, 2010

Pratt Street Ale House could expand into other neighborhoods

pratt street ale houseThings are going well at the Pratt Street Ale House (206 W. Pratt St.) -- so well that owner Justin Dvorkin wants to open more locations around town.

Dvorkin is currently eying a spot in Federal Hill (he's mum on the exact location), as well as Pennsylvania. Both bars would offer Oliver Ales, which the Pratt Street Ale House brews.

"We're looking to expand and maybe take on another couple places in the coming years," Dvorkin said.

"We're trying to grow it as much as we can, while keeping the quality everybody knows." ...

Lately, the brewpub's cask ales have been in high demand in Washington, Dvorkin said. Brewer Steve Jones recently put out a chocolate stout that's 8.5 percent APV,

"We're starting to play around with some things," Dvorkin said.

(Baltimore Sun photo by Lloyd Fox)

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 11:26 AM | | Comments (16)
Categories: Bars & Clubs


Sam, do you know where in Washington that chocolate stout is available? You need to hook up your small, but loyal, DC contingent! LOL

Mike - I'd keep an eye on Pizza Paradiso in both Georgetown and Dupont Circle. They had a cask of Oliver's on tap at both.

Mikepcfl, unless a PSAH rep chimes in himself, try Church Key/Birch and Barley, who have been stocking Olivers cask fairly routinely.

Or did you mean Washington State? <:-)

mikepcfl - you should also check out Oliver Ales on Facebook or subscribe to their blog. Steve does a great job alerting readers to the brewery events in the DC area.

They had it at Church Key but I think it's gone already

OLD MAN GNAR is aroused by this development. Bring it to Federal Hill!

Re: DC,

ChurchKey has a seemingly endless run of PSAH firkins, that is THE place to try and find PSAH offerings in DC.

Thanks for all the suggestions. Been trying to motivate myself to try Churchkey, so now I have a good enough reason.

This place was so much better as the Warf Rat. I have fond memories of hitting this place up before downtown shows at Sonar and Talking Head I heard from Fells Point bartenders that the owner was just throwing away 100-year-old mahogany into dumpsters during renovation. The yuppies win again

The Bishop's Indulgence (chocolate stout) was available at ChurchKey but is done now. It will be available on tap @ Commonwealth Gastro Pub at the end of March as a pairing in their Oliver Ales beer dinner. Details should be on their website/facebook page any day now. Look out for more of our casks @ ChurchKey/Brickskeller/RFD/Wonderland/Pizzeria Paradiso

Steve Jones has always done a great job but now has so much more flexibility to do some outside the box ales. His recent release of the Biere De Garde utilized the Brewer's Art Yeast and was simply outstanding over at Metropolitan last Thursday. Look for the new Three Spires coming out as well. Join the SPBW at Metropolitan next Thursday for a great PSAH cask plus one other.

Sam, ya big lug, you botched it.

See my column in Mid-Atlantic Brewing News for the REAL story.

Alexander D. Mitchell IV, you little lug -- got a link?

You can wait until April 2nd or so when the bars receive their hard copies--we like to keep driving people past the advertisements, you know. It may be such a 1990's way of doing business, but at least we get paid that way.

locust point would be a great location for a pratt street alehouse. lp docks is up for sale.

Taverna Corvino would be a great location!

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