Thursday of DC Beer Week 2011 is every bit as impressive as the rest of the week has been so far. Today is also a momentous day because Chocolate City Beer launches tonight at RFD! Before that launch party, however, there are a number of other great options to check out. Be sure to scour tonight’s events on our DC Beer Week 2011 events page. Here are some of the highlights of what you’ll find there for this evening!

Northeast Brewery Night at Smith Commons – 5pm – 1245 H Street NE,
Smith Commons will be featuring breweries from a different region of the country for four different nights during DC Beer Week. Thursday will feature breweries from the northeast. $5 pints, $15 bombers, and $5 regional themed small food pairings. The beer list for tonight includes:
Allagash Brewing Co. Curieux – Abbey Tripel (11% ABV)*B

Pretty Things Beer and AleJack D’Or (6.5% ABV)B

New Hampshire
Smutty Nose Brewing Co. Summer Weizen – Wheat Ale (5.2% ABV)*

New Jersey
Flying Fish Brewing Co. HopFish – India Pale Ale (6.2% ABV)*


New York
Pork Slap – Pale Ale (6.2% ABV)C
Brewery Ommegang
2001 Belgian Independence Day – Saison (7.2% ABV)*
Brewery Ommegang
Three Philosophers – Abt/Quad (9.8% ABV) 750ml
Brewery Ommegang
Hennepin – Saison (7.7% ABV) 750ml
Brewery Ommegang
BPA – Belgian Pale Ale (6.2% ABV) 750ml
Brooklyn Brewery Brooklyner Weisse –
German Hefeweizen (5% ABV)*
Southern Tier Brewing Co.
Un*Earthly – Imperial IPA (11% ABV)*

Victory Brewing Co.
Summer Love – Golden Ale (5.5% ABV)*

Long Trail Brewing Co.
Double BagAltbier (7.2% ABV)*
Long Trail Brewing Co.
Harvest AleAuburn Ale (4.4% ABV)*

24 Drafts and 1 Cask at Meridian Pint – 5pm – 3400 11th Street NW,
Schlafly staff will be out on the patio grilling St. Louis-style meats and slinging cans of Schlafly Summer Lager. Inside will be a cask of DC Brau as well as 24 drafts from three of Meridian Pint’s favorite breweries. The beer list will feature:
Allagash: Blond, Bourbon Black, Confluence, Curieux, Fluxus 2011, Four, Grand Cru, Victor, Victoria, White
DC Brau: Cask (to be named), Citizen, Corruption, Penn Quarter Porter, Public
Schlafly: Bourbon Imperial Stout, Biere De Garde, Kolsch, Oktoberfest,
Common, Pale Ale, Pilsner, Pumpkin, Weissbier

3rd Annual Beer & Oyster Festival – 5pm – 2446 18th Street NW,
“From New York to Louisiana”

Come celebrate and participate in this Wildlife and Famine benefit!
Thanks to DC Beer Week, The Reef has been given the great opportunity to give back to communities all over the world. Their 3rd Annual Beer &
Oyster Festival will feature beer from both Abita and Blue Point breweries! Proceeds from the sale of four of the beers we have chosen
will go directly to the relief funds for the Gulf Coast, Hurricane Katrina, “Spreading Our Wings” campaign, and underprivileged children in the Caribbean and around the world.
Beers: Abita Restoration Ale, Abita SOS, Blue Point RastafaRye Ale, Blue Point Toxic Sludge

The Reef will have Blue Point Toasted Lager and Abita Restoration Ale on
draft, Blue Point Toxic Sludge and Abita Honey Rye available via hand
pumps. Also, from Abita they will have Andygator and Save Our Shore, and from Blue Point RastafaRye Ale and the American Pale Ale. This event will run until the beer is gone or last call is reached. The kitchen
will be offering Blue Point and Salutation Cove oysters from the
Prince Edward Islands and Pleasant Bay oysters from Cape Cod
Massachusetts. The full menu will be available until 11pm.

21st Amendment’s Throws “Yes, You Can” at Jack Rose – 5pm – 2007 18th Street NW,
21st Amendment hosts “Yes, You Can” on the roof, featuring Dave Wilson, co-owner of 21st Amendment guiding attendees through a series of beers. There will be a limited supply of koozies from 21st Amendment available for purchase which will allow discounts on the beers from 5-8pm as well as entrance to the meet and greet room with Dave Wilson. There will be four beers in the can and one on draft. Pay as you go.

Cask Night at District Chophouse – 5pm – 509 7th Street NW,
Cask Night (10 different firkins from 10 different breweries). $35 ticketed event, only 80 tickets will be sold. Confirmed breweries: The District ChopHouse, Capitol City Brewing Company, Rock Bottom Bethesda, Gordon Biersch DC, DuClaw, Franklin’s, Olivers/Pratt St Ale House, Sweetwater. Ticket price also includes hors d’oeurves.

Flying Dog Hole in One Tasting at H Street Country Club – 5:30pm – 1335 H Street NE,
No cover. $5 Flying Dog Pints. Shoot for a hole in one to win fabulous prizes from Flying Dog!

Chocolate City Beer Launch at RFD – 9pm – 810 7th Street NW,
Chocolate City will launch with four beers tonight: their signature Big Chair Double IPA, Cerveza Nacional de la Capital (a Vienna Lager), Cornerstone Copper Ale (well-balanced Copper Ale comprised of German malts and European noble hops), and 1814 ESB. $4 Chocolate City pints all night. DJ O’Scool will be playing great music. All the fun takes pace in the RFD back room!

That not enough for you? Well there are plenty of other events for tonight. Get on over to the events page and check out the rest of the specials, events, tasting, meet-ups, tweet-ups, dinners, and fun times!