In celebration of George Washington’s birth, local gastropub Againn will host their first annual Barley Wine Dinner, featuring acclaimed brews from both the United States and Europe, paired with standout British dishes. The exclusive four-course dinner begins with Shallow Poached Loch Duart Salmon followed by Braised Hereford Beef Cheeks; Lincolnshire Poacher (British cheddar cheese) and a Gianduja Chocolate Tart for dessert.  Host Jeff Wells (DOPS, Inc.) will introduce each pairing and remain available to discuss the history of barley wine throughout the evening.

The reception begins at 6:30 p.m. and is priced at $75 per person, exclusive of tax and gratuity. Limited seating is available and advanced reservations are required.  Visit their website for more details: www.againn.dc

Can’t make it for the dinner? Not to worry, Againn hosts a happy hour every Monday through Thursday from 4:00 to 7:00 pm with $5 specials on selected food and beverage items. The happy hour menu changes weekly, but the standard beer list offers many options for your drinking pleasure, including many draft selections from Ireland, Scotland, England, Germany and Belgium. And even a few from the good ole U.S. of A.

Againn is located at 1099 New York Avenue, NW, Washington, DC.