So, you probably know this already, but ChurchKey is kind of a big deal around here. Ever since the boy wonder of beer, Greg Engert, started peddling his malty wares right off of Logan Circle, the place has been a haven for craft beer lovers far and wide. Oh, they also have a pretty damn good restaurant there as well. Needless to say, this particular bar, with its high ceilings, rich wood benches and unique concrete bar (with key inlays…get it?) is certainly worth every visit you make to it.
As you could probably guess, Greg and his crew will be celebrating DC Beer Week in the best way they know how: delivering some extremely unique and intriguing events. Make a sincere effort to get out there and see what the wonderful partnerships between ChurchKey and some of the nation’s best brewers can deliver.
Sunday, August 14th
Great Lakes Cask Debut at ChurchKey – 2pm
ChurchKey will pour five casks from Great Lakes Brewing Company. This is the first time GLBC will have casks in DC. Beer list to follow when available.
Monday, August 15th
Founders Beer Dinner with Co-Founder Dave Engbers at Birch & Barley – 7pm
Founders Brewing Company co-founder Dave Engbers will host a food and beer experience, casting light on his fantastic ales. Beer Director Greg Engert will speak to the pairings of these great brews with a menu crafted by BBCK Executive Chef Kyle Bailey and Pastry Chef Tiffany MacIsaac. This is a 5 course tasting menu that will be paired with 9 different Founders hand-crafted ales. Details of the menu are on the way and will be posted here when available. The dinner will be $75 exclusive of tax and gratuity. Call Birch & Barley today to make your reservation. 202-567-2576.
Tuesday, August 16th
Heavy Seas Wood Cask Night at ChurchKey – 4pm
For the second straight year, ChurchKey will feature a rare wooden cask filled with Heavy Seas Craft Brew! All five of CK’s beer engine lines will also be flowing with a different Heavy Seas firkin. Each of the five will be personally filled, dry-hopped, and spiced by our Beer Director Greg Engert at Heavy Seas). A sixth real ale will be served directly from a wood barrel previously used to mature bourbon! Additionally, ChurchKey will be pouring a bunch of different Heavy Seas beers on draft! The specific Heavy Seas brews are still under consideration, but all will start pouring at 4 PM! There is no admission fee for this event and all beers will be served and priced individually in 4 oz. tasters and full glass pours.
Wednesday, August 17th
Schmaltz Rare and Obscure Night at ChurchKey – 6pm
Jeremy Cowan, founder of Schmaltz Brewing, will holding court for a night while talking about his He’Brew and Coney Island portfolio! ChurchKey will pour casks, multiple vintages of some brews, barrel-aged goodies, and even debut the collaboration between Terrapin Brewing Company and Schmaltz Brewing on draft in Washington, DC: Reunion Ale ‘11: A Beer for Hope!
Thursday, August 18th
ChurchKey Hosts Elysian Tap Takeover – 5pm
Elysian Brewery Unveiled, try up to 20 draft offerings from this Seattle Brewery. Beers will be available by the full pour and the taster.
ChurchKey/Birch & Barley
1337 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20005