Do you like journalism and the First Amendment? Do you like craft beer? If you answered “Yes” and “Hell yes!” to these respective questions, Flying Dog has the event for you. They’ll be hosting a five-course beer dinner at the Fourth Estate Restaurant at the National Press Club on Monday, November 15, at 6:30pm. Tickets are $60 for National Press Club members and $75 for non-members inclusive of tax and gratuity. Seats for the dinner can be reserved via calling 202-662-7638 or emailing A representative from Flying Dog will be on-hand to guide attendees through each of the pairings.

The menu looks pretty yumtastic:

Hors d’oeuvres: Swiss cheese profiteroles, wild mushroom phyllo triangles, miniature cheeseburgers, and white pizza with Flying Dog Old Scratch Amber Lager

Salad: Spinach and arugula, mango, oranges, breakfast radishes, pecans and apricot vinaigrette with Flying Dog Raging Bitch Belgian-Style American IPA

Mezze: Veal and pork country pate with pistachios, toast points, grainy dijon mustard and creamed cucumber salad with Flying Dog Snake Dog IPA


Fish Course: Oven seared strawberry grouper with lemon risotto, spiced sauce, tri-color pepper papaya salsa with Flying Dog Tire Bite Golden Ale

Intermezzo: Sorbet (the mind reels with curiosity, what kind of sorbet? Strawberry? Mango? Garlic?)

Meat Course: Grilled flat-iron steak with mushroom demi-glace, Flying Dog mac-and-cheese and roasted figs with Flying Dog Gonzo Imperial Porter

Dessert: Apple strudel with crystallized ginger and pineapple sauce with Flying Dog In Heat Wheat Hefeweizen

Think that’s not enough? Well, dear reader, that’s not all! Attendees will receive a complimentary copy of Flying Dog’s new Dog Chow Cook Book, which is filled with all kinds of great recipes and beer and food pairings. Nomnomnom.

So check this event out, get your atmosphere of journalistic freedom AND satisfy your cravings for tasty beer and food combinations.