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Mini news bites for the morning.

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Best beer

Alexandria's own, Port City Brewing Co., was named best small brewery at the 2015 Great American Beer Festival. [Twitter]

Wine wishlist

Washington Post has a list of five local (read: MD- or VA-based) wineries to visit this season. The list includes both newer kids on the block Big Cork Vineyards, a new spot in Rohrersville, MD and slightly older standbys. [WaPo]

What they ate/did

Two major events wrapped up late last week in Washington — the Papal visit and the state dinner. Eater National has a run-down of all the things Pope Francis ate while on US soil; meanwhile the Washington Post has both a full state dinner guest list as well as a thorough run-down of events. [Eater, WaPo]

Syrup feature

Washington Post has a feature on Joyce and Travis Miller, the married couple who runs Falling Bark Farm out in the Shenandoah Valley. The Millers make hickory syrup, which has surprisingly exploded in popularity. [WaPo]

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