The Del Ray neighborhood staple Evening Star Cafe has reopened, and damn does it look good. Neighbor Restaurant Group shut down the restaurant just last month for a complete renovation which included updates to all of the décor, the tap lines, and the menu.
Here is what NRG has to say about the new digs:
To complement the new southern-inspired American menu at Evening Star, Greg Engert has designed a program to showcase the best of American craft brewing with 20 drafts, including one cask ale, and 30 craft bottles. The carefully chosen a list represents classic craft favorites such as Bell’s Two Hearted Ale and Arrogant Bastard; the talent of local brewers like Port City, Lost Rhino and Stillwater; as well as some rare craft gems, including Ballast Point Brewing Company’s Sculpin and Terrapin Brewing’s Oak Aged Big Hoppy Monster, that are making their debut to the area. Both the draft and bottle list will always be a constant blend of classic and what’s cool and new in the American craft beer scene. As you can see in the list below, Evening Star will also utilize Greg’s flavor profiles that have become synonymous with the ChurchKey experience. This ensures there is the perfect beer for every palate and every plate.
Sculpin on draft? Left Hand Milk Stout on nitro ? Yes, please. Take a look a there rest of the current draft list below and let us know what you think. Damn, I love my neighborhood.
Stillwater Artisanal (at DOG Brewing) | Saison – Blond | Westminster, Maryland | 6.8% | Becher | 10 Oz.
RHINO CHASERS PACIFIC PILSNER
Lost Rhino Brewing Company | Bohemian Pilsner | Ashburn, Virginia | 5.6% | Grand Pilsner | 16 Oz.
Stone Brewing Company | American Strong Ale | Escondido, California | 7.2% | Nonic Pint | 16 oz.
OAK-AGED BIG HOPPY MONSTER
– Aged on French Oak Spirals for 2 Months
Terrapin Brewing Company | American Strong Ale | Athens, Georgia | 8.3% | Becher | 10 Oz.
Bold, Herbal & Citric
TWO HEARTED ALE
Bell’s Brewery | American IPA | Kalamazoo, Michigan | 7% | Nonic Pint | 16 Oz.
Bear Republic Brewing Company | American IPA | Healdsburg, California | 7% | Nonic Pint | 16 Oz.
Ballast Point Brewing Company | American IPA | San Diego, California | 7% | Nonic Pint | 16 Oz.
GREEN FLASH IMPERIAL IPA
Green Flash Brewing Company | Imperial IPA | San Diego, California | 9.4% | Nonic Pint | 16 Oz.
Fruit & Toffee
WINTER SOLSTICE – Brewed w/ Spices & Vanilla
Anderson Valley Brewing Company | English Strong Ale | Boonville, California | 6.9% | Nonic Pint | 16 oz.
Soft & Silky
LEFT HAND MILK STOUT- Nitro Pour
Left Hand Brewing Company | Sweet Stout | Longmont, Colorado | 5.3% | Nonic Pint | 16 oz.
– Brewed w/ Chocolate, Sumatra Coffee & Kona Coffee
Founders Brewing Company | Imperial Oatmeal Stout | Grand Rapids, Michigan | 8.3% | Snifter | 12 oz.
Dark & Dry
HOPPY FEET 1.5Recipe of Orginal Hoppy Feet Multiplied by 1.5
Clown Shoes Beer (at Ipswich Brewing) | Imperial Black IPA | Ipswich, Massachusetts | 11% | Snifter | 12 Oz.
Avery Brewing Company | Imperial Stout | Boulder, Colorado | 11% | Snifter | 12 Oz.
FRUIT & SPICE
Port City Brewing Company | Witbier | Alexandria, Virginia | 5% | Tulip | 13 Oz.
PEARL JAM TWENTY: FAITHFULL ALE
– Brewed w/ Black Currants; Commemorating 20th Anniversary of Debut Album Ten
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery | Belgian Strong Blond Ale | Milton, Delaware | 7% | Becher | 10 Oz.
– Blend of Fresh Triple & Triple Aged 8 Weeks in Jim Beam Bourbon Barrels
Allagash Brewing Company | Tripel | Portland, Maine | 11% | Tulip | 13 Oz.
– Collaboration w/ the Cistercian Monks of the Abbey of New Clairvaux
Sierra Nevada Brewing Company | Quadrupel | Chico, California | 10.4% | Tulip | 13 Oz.
TART & FUNKY
Fruity & Vinous
– Brewed w/ Raspberry, Pear, Grains of Paradise & Brettanomyces
Brewery Ommegang | Belgian Strong Pale Ale | Cooperstown, New York | 8.9% | Becher | 10 Oz.