We hope you’ve all got your land legs back underneath you after last night’s wildly successful DC Beer Week Craft Beer Cruise. To answer the obvious question, no we were not boarded by pirates and forced to walk the plank while clutching a bottle of Duchesse. If you missed the cruise, hopefully you got a chance to try some of the Great Lakes casks at ChurchKey or one of the other great events from yesterday.
Tonight you’ve got a ton of events to experience. Whether it’s drink specials at bars across the city, trying out Dogfish Head’s beers through a Randal at RFD, or checking out a beer dinner, be sure to get out there and enjoy all of DC Beer Week has to offer. Just getting into the craft beer craze? Head on over to DC Bread and Brew and join Flying Dog for Beer 101. Have an interest in trying out a brewery’s portfolio? Well, Lagunitas is taking over Thunder Burger and DC Brau will invade the Iron Horse. Check out the events below for everything you can do today, Monday, August 15
Allagash White Special at Lou’s City Bar – 3pm
Lou’s City Bar – 1400 Irving Street NW, www.louscitybar.com
Lou’s will be offering $3.00 Allagash White from 3-7pm
Beer Week Appreciation Week at Capitol Lounge – 4pm
Capitol Lounge – 231 Pennsylvania Avenue SE, www.capitolloungedc.com
Celebrate the east coasts beer weeks that helped start the whole
phenomenon with beer and food specials from New York, Philadelphia and Baltimore.
New York: $5 Brooklyn Lager (Brooklyn), Blue Point Toasted Head Lager
(Long Island) and Schmaltz Brewing Company Bittersweet Lenny’s RIPA
(Coney Island). $2 Reuben Sliders
Philadelphia: $5 Victory Hop Devil (Downington), Weyerbacher,
Blithering Idiot Stout (Easton), Yuengling Lager (Pottsville). $2 Steak and Cheese Sliders
Baltimore: $5 Flying Dog In Heat Wheat (Frederick), Heavy Seas Loose
Cannon American Hop3 Ale (Baltimore), Hook and Ladder Backdraft Brown (Silver Spring). $3 Crabcake Sliders
*Minimum of 3 sliders on all orders. Beers subject to availability.
Starr Hill Special at Sign of the Whale – 4pm
Sign of the Whale – 1825 M Street NW, www.signofthewhaledc.com
The Whale will be featuring Starr Hill Northern Lights on special all week along with the whole line of craft beers that they carry everyday. $4.00 Drafts 4pm-7pm
Ladies’ Night – Ladies Drink Beer for Free – 4pm
Belga Cafe – 514 8th Street SE, www.belgacafe.com
The Return of Randal at RFD
RFD – 810 7th Street NW, www.lovethebeer.com
Everyone’s favorite organolptic hop transducer module returns to RFD’s Monday night hoppy hour! And you thought your beer was hoppy enough…
Long Trail Tap Takeover at Busboys and Poets – 5pm
Busboys and Poets – 2021 14th Street NW, www.busboysandpoets.com
Busboys and Poets’ 14th Street location will be featuring five styles of Long Trail beers all evening. In addition to Vermont’s finest craft beers, promotional giveaways will include pints/T-shirts/and re-usable Long Trail grocery Bags.
Starr Hill Specials at the Verizon Center Green Turtle – 5pm
The Greene Turtle – 601 F Street NW, www.greeneturtle.com
The Turtle will be featuring Starr Hill Amber and Jomo Lager on special all week, stop in and have a discounted pint!
High End, High Octane Happy Hour at Union Pub – 5pm
Union Pub – 201 Massachusetts Avenue NE, www.unionpubdc.com
Union Pub is presenting the “High End, High Octane, Happy Hour,” featuring Goose Island Sofie, Old Dominion Millennium, and Starr Hill Double Platinum. These beers will be served in flights for $10.00 a flight.
Uinta Night at Ella’s – 5pm
Ella’s – 901 F Street NW, www.ellapizza.com
Kick off the work week right from 5-7 pm. Meet the folks from Utah’s most talked about brewery, Draft Magazine’s #1 Brewery to watch out for in 2011, Uinta! Several styles draft/bottles paired with special menu items. Pairings to be featured all week, brewery folk only there Monday! Pay as you go. Great happy hour specials!
Widmer Bros Special at Argonaut – 5pm
The Argonaut – 1433 H Street NE, www.argonautdc.com
The Argonaut will be featuring Widmer Citra Blond on special all week! $3.00 draft
Concotions and Penicillin at Room 11 – 5pm
Room 11 – 3234 11th Street NW, www.room11dc.com
Room 11 will offer up Brooklyn Brewery’s Concotion along with the cocktail that inspired it, Sam Ross’s Penicillin. Beer and cocktails? A perfect match! (Try some food, too.)
Half Priced Bombers All Week at the Big Hunt – 5pm
The Big Hunt – 1345 Connecticut Avenue NW, www.thebighunt.net
Half-priced bombers all week from breweries like Stone Brewing Company, Jolly Pumpkin, and The Bruery
Meet and Greet with Tom Knorr from Evolution Brewing Company – 5pm
The Big Hunt – 1345 Connecticut Avenue NW, www.thebighunt.net
Meet with the owner of Delaware’s Evolution Brewing Company while you drink Evolution’s Rise Up Coffee Stout and Lot 6 Double IPA
Great Lakes/Lost Rhino Tag Team at Bourbon Adams Morgan – 6pm
Bourbon (Adams Morgan) – 2321 18th Street NW, www.bourbondc.com
GLBC/Lost Rhino tag team event with Lost Rhino. Bourbon will be showcasing Cleveland-only beers and year-round styles along with three Lost Rhino Brewing Company beers.
DC Brau Night at the Iron Horse Tap Room – 6pm
Iron Horse Tap Room – 507 7th Street NW, www.ironhorsedc.com
Join the Iron Horse Tap Room and DC Brau Brewing Company. There will be beer specials and special guests, so stop by to talk beer. The fun starts every night at 6:00 at the Small Bar downstairs and runs as long as the beer does. No reservations necessary.
Lagunitas Tap Takeover at Thunder Burger – 6pm
Thunder Burger – 3056 M Street NW, www.thunderburger.com
Join us all night as we offer a selection of the Petaluma, CA brewery’s great beers on draft and in bottle. Beers include Pale Ale, Czech Pils, IPA, Little Sumpin’ Sumpin’ Ale, Undercover Investigation Shut-Down Ale, Little Sumpin’ Wild Ale and Hop Stoopid. A brewery representative will be on hand for Giveaways of Glassware, t-shirts and other goodies. Event starts at 6pm and goes all night.
Duvel Moortgat Beer Dinner at Granville Moore’s
Granville Moore’s – 1238 H Street NE, www.granvillemoore’s.com
Join Granville’s Moore’s for an eight course mini-plate dinner developed
by Chef Teddy Folkman, National Culinary Ambassador of Brewery Ommegang, and Steven Cardello, Marketing Manager of Duvel-Moortgat USA. The dinner will feature beers from Duvel, Brewery Ommegang, Maredsou, Brasserie D’Achouffe, Liefmans and De Koninck.
$70 per person. Reservations and more info at 202-399-2546 or www.granvillemoores.com.
Founders Beer Dinner with Co-Founder Dave Engbers at Birch & Barley – 7pm
Birch & Barley- 1337 14th Street NW, www.churchkeydc.com
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.
Brewer’s Art Dinner at Meridian Pint – 7pm
Meridian Pint – 3400 11th Street NW, www.meridianpint.com
Meridian Pint and the Brewer’s Art are teaming up to put on a five-course dinner. Chefs David Shewmaker (Meridian Pint) and Dave Newman (Brewer’s Art) will pair food courses with brewer Steve Frazier’s portfolio. Tickets are $50 (new price!) including tax and gratuity.
Here’s the menu:
Tomato Consomme with Tomatoes, Summer Squash, Naturtiums and Herbs — Saison des Mystéres
Lobster and Cantaloupe Salad with Baby Mache and Lemon Verbena — Ozzy
Barbecued Duck Breast with Maryland Corn Pudding and Grilled Peaches — Canard
Crispy Proscuitto with Marscapone and a Warm Fig — Green Peppercorn Tripel
Raspberry Creme Brulee with Almond Biscotti — Resurrection
B United Artisan Beer Dinner at Dino – 7pm
Dino – 3435 Connecticut Avenue NW, www.dino-dc.com
Nine dish tasting menu with seven Italian Artisan craft brews.
Limited to 28 people. $79 per person plus tax & gratuity. Featuring Baladin, Almond 22, Del Borgo, Strada San Felice, Del Ducato. Full menu available here. Call the restaurant for reservations, 202-686-2966.
2nd Annual Brooklyn Brawl at Kramerbooks and Afterwords Cafe – 7pm
1517 Connecticut Avenue NW, www.kramers.com
Beer and Cheese Tasting
Brooklyn Brewery’s DC representive, Junior Acevedo will join us to answer questions about Brooklyn’s brews. Paula Wesley of International Gourmet Food, Inc. paired cheeses and other accoutrements with each selected brew.
Brooklyn Brewery Beers:
Oktoberfest: Full-bodied and malty, with a bready aroma and a brisk hop bitterness
Post Road Pumpkin: Orange-amber color, pumpkin aroma, light biscuit malt center and crisp finish
Weisse: Hazy, refreshing, brisk, banana, clove, melon
Concoction: Peaty Scotch, ginger-infused honey, and lemon juice
Black Ops: Coffee and chocolate, rich vanilla-bourbon notes
Sorachi Ace: Lemongrass, lemon zest aroma, crackling dry, hoppy golden farmhouse ale with a clean malt flavor
Local 2: Dry complex melody of rich chocolate, hints of spice, dark fruit and caramel.
6 oz. beer-tasting pours range in price from $7 to $9 each, which includes an individual taste of a paired cheese and accoutrement.
Firkin Around the Pour House – 7pm
The Pour House – 319 Pennsylvania Avenue SE, www.pourhousedc.com
Cask Beer tapping events Monday August 15th through Saturday August 20th, celebrate DC Beer Week with craft brews in their finest form! A fresh, new firkin will be tapped nightly at 7pm on the Top of the Hill level. Taste the freshest brews from Rhode Island’s Trinity Brewhouse, as well as great local brews from, Oliver Breweries,
Evolution Craft Brewing, Clipper City, Old Dominion and Fordham.
Stay tuned for detailed updates at www.pourhousedc.com.
Beer 101 with Flying Dog Brewery at Bread & Brew – 7:30pm
Bread & Brew – 1247 20th Street NW, www.breadandbrew.com
Whether you’re a beer novice or just wanting a little refresher course on your favorite fermented beverage, Bread & Brew has an awesome event for you to kick off DCBW. Join Flying Dog Brewery as we taste our way through a variety of Flying Dog brews and get schooled in all things beer. Then go forth, Oh Educated One, and enjoy the rest of DCBW just a little bit wiser!