Beer dinners are popping up everywhere lately, and I’m not complaining (though my metabolism might be).  With the increased focus on pairing craft beer and amazing food, I’m just going to tell my metabolism to pipe down and enjoy the ride.  But what’s the influence here? Why the delicious phenomenon?

Perhaps our growth as a “beer city” is catching the attention of the broader foodie scene. Or maybe DC craft beer drinkers are just hungry for something better than the same old pub food.  Whatever the reason, one thing is clear – craft beer and fine food are a pair that are finally being taken seriously.

Joining the burgeoning beer dinner scene in Washington is Little Miss Whiskey’s Golden Dollar.  Little Miss Whiskey’s has established itself as a craft beer presence in the Atlas District, but until recently guests may have known them more for the frozen sweet-tea slushee machine than their food offerings.  Tonight, that is about to change.  For a mere $25 per person, Chef Graig Glufling (of Liberty Tree) will be creating a four course dinner of unique food and teaming with Mark Thorp (Little Miss Whiskey’s) for balanced and complementary beer pairings.  From 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., individual sized food portions will be served with 4 to 5 ounce tastings of beer. 

The menu will include:

Grilled East Coast Oyster with a Corn, Spinach and Horseradish Cream
Paired with Weihenstephaner Hefe-Weissbier


Bacon Wrapped Sea Scallop with a Spicy Vermont Maple Syrup Glaze
Paired with Kulmbacher Eku 28

Porcini Crusted Pork Tenderloin with a White Wine Dijon Cream
Paired with Bear Republic Red Rocket Ale

Fresh Cherry and Fuji Apple Crisp with Brown Sugar and Oats, Topped with Fresh Whipped Cream
Paired with Founders Cerise

Take your metabolism (and your tastebuds) for a night out on the town.  And be sure to share your dining experience feedback with the men behind this tasty plan, Chef Graig and Mark Thorp.  After all, a bigger, better beer and food scene in DC is a delicious thing to behold.

Little Miss Whiskey’s Golden Dollar is located at 1104 H Street NE, Washington, DC.