‘Tis the season as they say. Tomorrow night at Chevy Chase Wine and Spirits, the venerable beer mecca that is sadly not close enough to a metro is host a beer tasting.
To get everyone in the holiday spirit, patrons will get to sample Belgian Christmas Ales. The line-up includes Dupont Avec les bons Voeux, Corsendonk, Scaldis and St Bernardus.
The Dupont Avec les bons Voeux (or Bons Voeux for short) has been brewed by Dupont since 1970 as a Christmas present to their best clients. Over the years they released it to their customers. The name is French for: “With the best wishes of the brewery Dupont.” The beer is coppery blond and has both hop bitterness as well as fruitiness. It’s a farmhouse ale. It’s 9.5% ABV.
Chevy Chase Wine and Spirits is at 5544 Connecticut Avenue N.W. There is a bus from Woodley Park that should take you all the way up there. The tasting is from 4-7 PM on Friday.