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Whitney Pipkin

Freelance Journalist

Washington, DC area

Whitney Pipkin

A staff writer for the Chesapeake Bay Journal
and a freelance journalist whose freelance work has appeared
nationally in The Washington Post, National Geographic, NPR, Smithsonian Magazine and Civil Eats and in regional publications such as Virginia Living, Northern Virginia and Arlington magazines. Pipkin has served as guest editor for Edible DC’s summer 2016 and fall 2018 issues. She also writes content and studies for WomenWork.net.

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How the commonwealth’s brewery scene climbed the ranks

Raise a glass to the government that’s helped the state’s brewed options abound. When Jonathan Staples put a half-hearted offer on a derelict horse farm in Lucketts, turning it into a hops-growing hub for the county’s fast-growing beer industry was not in his playbook. The restaurant industry veteran, who also owns Richmond’s James River Distillery, mentioned to Loudoun County officials that he wanted to grow hops on some of the 60-acre farm, a fragrant botanical to use in the distillery’s gin.
Northern Virginia Magazine Link to Story
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A Peas Offering For The Dairy Aisle: Can This Milk Alternative Rival The Real Deal?

The nearly $8 billion dairy-alternatives market is expected to double in size over the next four years, thanks in part to the growing number of people avoiding cow's milk. But, even if former milk drinkers can get over the differences in taste, there's one front on which the almond, cashew and coconut cannot compete with the cow: protein.
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Opening Act: The Bittersweet Intro of an Aperitif

slightly bitter, slightly sweet, fully invigorating—of the aperitif. Just as taste buds grow to love the bitter and bracing later in life, our cocktail culture is coming of age—and seeking something a bit more bittersweet. The signposts are appearing on menus and behind bars across the region under a categorical heading the French tell us we’ve been ignoring for far too long: Aperitifs.
Virginia Living Link to Story
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A Decade of Drinking in Northern Virginia

How Northern Virginia’s beverage industries and tastes have been transformed. In the 20 years since Bill Madden started brewing beer here, Northern Virginia has undergone its Great Beer Awakening. The question 10 years ago was, “What’s your lightest?”. So kölsch was big. Now the question is, “How many IPAs do you have?”.
Northern Virginia Magazine Link to Story

About

Whitney Pipkin

Whitney Pipkin is a staff writer for the Chesapeake Bay Journal and a freelance journalist whose work has appeared nationally in The Washington Post, National Geographic, NPR, Smithsonian Magazine and Civil Eats and in regional publications like Virginia Living, Northern Virginia and Arlington magazines. Pipkin has served as guest editor for Edible DC’s fall 2018 and summer 2016 issues. Her cover story for Edible's spring 2019 issue won two honorable mentions from the international Hermes Creative Awards. Her work for the Bay Journal earned 1st and 2nd place in Environmental Reporting in 2019 and 2021, respectively, from the MDDC Press Association.