I want you to take a moment and think about following:  how many times have you heard the phrase “This beer pairs well with the roasted, charred flavors of grilled meat”?  Just think.  I’ll wait.  Seriously, it’s fine.  I will.

So, I’m guessing you thought, “Quite a bit” or “A lot” or “Dayum, that’s a lot of grilled meat references!”  Regardless of which of these came to mind, though I’m partial to the last one, the point remains the same: the non-meat beer pairings need their due as well.  Thankfully, Flying Dog and Bread & Brew are teaming up to give our animal friends a respite and stick it heartily to the vegetables of the world.

On Saturday, February 11th at 7:30PM, head over to Bread & Brew for their special Vegan Dinner, featuring local and organic ingredients paired with six of Flying Dog’s mighty fine beers, including the new Wildeman Farmhouse IPA.  From your welcome beer and snack upon arrival to your final, decadent course, this promises to be a unique and eye-opening event.

Tommy Hunter, Flying Dog’s DC representative, will be in the house to tell the tale of the Gonzo spirit and walk guests through the six beers and five courses. At the conclusion of the evening, each guest will be given Flying Dog’s new Belgian beer glassware and a sweet, edible parting gift.

Seating is LIMITED, so call Bread & Brew at 202-466-2676 for reservations.  The cost for this event is $50 per person, excluding tax and gratuity.


The menu may change based on availability of fresh ingredients, but here it is as it stands today.  As you look over the menu, think to yourself…”Maybe the intense dog on the Raging Bitch label was actually chasing a refreshing watercress salad, after all…”


Garde Dog Biere de Garde
Popcorn with lime zest, cayenne, fleur de sel

First Course
Old Scratch Amber Lager
Virginia Peanut Soup with Toasted Peanuts

Second Course
Wildeman Farmhouse IPA
Winter Citrus, Fennel, Watercress Salad with Pickled Onion Vinaigrette

Third Course
Snake Dog IPA vs. Raging Bitch Belgian IPA
Cauliflower Steak with Sun-Dried Tomato, Radicchio, Caper Relish & Wasabi Olive Oil

Palate Cleanser
Locally-made Ginger Sorbet

Final Course
Kujo Imperial Coffee Stout (nitro)
Beeramisu made with Kujo-soaked lady fingers