Night number two of SAVOR Beer Week DC has a whole host of events to keep you satisfied. From tastings, to dinners, to readings of Gonzo Literature, there’s something for everyone out there. Leave in the comments what you’re most excited about, and be sure to tell us how SAVOR Beer Week DC Monday went! Cheers!
Ommegang Beer Dinner at Smith Commons
Savor the best of Belgian style American Craft Beer and the dishes of Belgian born chef Frederik De Pue at an Ommegang Beer Dinner at Smith Commons. Dinner begins at 7 pm.
Smith Commons: 1245 H Street, NE, Washington D.C., DC 20002; 202-396-0038; www.smithcommonsdc.com.
Flying Dog Happy Hour at Kramerbooks
Flying Dog CEO Jim Caruso and Anita Thompson, widow of the late Hunter S Thompson will be at Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe to discuss “the lore behind the labels” of Flying Dog Ales. The brewery has a unique and interesting relationship with the “Gonzo Godfathers,” author Hunter S. Thompson and illustrator Ralph Steadman. In addition to the discussion, Anita Thompson will be present with signed copies of The Gonzo Way and Ancient Gonzo Wisdom. Also on hand will be a few signed copies of “Phlogs,” the coffee table photobook of Flying Dog founder George Stranahan’s work which will be given away to those in attendance who exhibit the Gonzo spirit. Afterwords Cafe will feature these Flying Dog brews on draft: Raging Bitch Belgian IPA, Whiskey Barrel-Aged Gonzo Imperial Porter, DoggieStyle Classic Pale Ale, Coffee Imperial Stout (NITRO pour)
Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe: 517 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20036; 202-387-1462; www.kramers.com.
Belga Cafe Holds Unibroue Dinner
Six of Unibroue’s Belgian-style beers will be featured during a dinner at Belga Cafe. $49 gets you six beers, an entree, a dessert, and probably some other tasties! Reservations at 202-544-0100.
Belga Cafe: 514 8th Street Southeast, Washington, DC; 202-544-0100; www.belgacafe.com
Abita Meet the Brewer Night at Iron Horse Taproom
Join Louisiana brewer Abita at Iron Horse Tap Room for a night of discounted pints of Abita Amber and Turbodog and the chance to talk with their brewer.
Iron Horse Tap Room: 507 7th St. NW, DC; 202-347-7665; www.ironhorsedc.com
Walk the Plank: Heavy Seas Beer Tasting at Bier Baron
Join Heavy Seas for a special tasting and help them kick off Plank, their brand new experimental series. The first edition is an English Style Old Ale. They will also be featuring a special cask for the night and tasting some other rare brews, including their 09 Barley Wine and Holy Sheet. And they’ll be giving away glassware too.
Bier Baron: 1523 22nd St. NW, DC; 202-293-1885; www.bierbarondc.com.
Meridian Pint Homebrewer Match Up III Tuesday May 31st:
Homebrewers will be pouring their brews in the basement bar of the Pint from 5-6 p.m. Meridian Pint staff and other official judges will evaluate each of the home brews. The entry with the highest total score will win its creator a $100 Pint gift card (The 6 winners in 2011 will also square-off in a final showdown for a grand prize) At 6, when judging has ended, Meridian Pint patrons can head downstairs to sample the home brews at no cost from until 8 p.m. or until the beer runs out, whichever comes first. Registration for this event has closed but you can sign up for the waiting list by posting on the event page at http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=111644835584398.
Be sure to also try the cask of DC Brau Public Ale dry-hopped with Columbus hops, the first such cask in DC!
DC Brau’s First Cask Ever at Rustico
Rustico Alexandria taps the first cask ever from DC Brau’s Public Ale, “dry-hopped” with fresh juniper berries inside the vessel!
Rustico Alexandria: 827 Slaters Lane, Alexandria, VA; www.rusticorestaurant.com
Long Trail Night at Ventnor Sports Cafe
Long Trail will take over four of Ventnor’s taps and be giving away glasses! Head out and get a taste of Vermont!
Ventnor Sports Cafe: 2411 18th St NW, 202-234-3070, www.ventnorsportscafe.com
Flying Dog Brewery and Lagunitas Brewing Company present: “MPaired”
Flying Dog and Lagunitas, the craft breweries well known for standing up, speaking out and occasionally causing a little trouble, have teamed up to showcase their portfolios at Pizzeria Paradiso (M St) for the night. The event, aptly named for the street where it will take place and in reflection of the evening, “MPaired,” will feature 5 beers from each brewery. Each beer will be paired with the closest corresponding beer style from the opposite brewery’s portfolio to be tasted in tandem with Pizzeria Paradiso food pairings. Brewery representatives and brewers will be on hand to guide attendees through each pairing. Flying Dog and Lagunitas will be giving out free gifts and memorabilia, as well as a commemorative glass from each brewery. Contact Pizzeria Paradiso – M St for more information.
Lagunitas Dogtown Pale & Flying Dog DoggieStyle Classic Pale Ale
Lagunitas IPA & Flying Dog Snake Dog IPA
Lagunitas Little Sumpin Sumpin & Flying Dog Farmhouse IPA
Lagunitas Hop Stoopid & Flying Dog Imperial IPA, Single Hop Centennial
Lagunitas Undercover Shutdown & Flying Dog Gonzo Imperial Porter
Birch and Barley Beer Dinner with Sierra Nevada
Join Steve Grossman, Brewery Ambassador, for a night of beer and good food. Featuring eight brews from one of the founding breweries of the craft beer movement. Birch and Barley: 1337 14th St. NW, Washington D.C., DC 20005; 202-567-2576; www.birchandbarley.com.
Anchor Brewing Beer Dinner at Thunder Burger
Don’t miss your chance for an all Anchor Brewing beer dinner. The four course dinner will feature specialty brews never before poured in DC! More than just burgers, Thunder Burger offers a great eclectic American menu.
Thunder Burger: 3056 M St. NW, DC; 202-333-2888; www.thunderburger.com.