I bet Pizzeria Paradiso feels pretty good, as they’re gearing up to host an event honoring the late, great, oh-so-funky James Brown on what would have been his 79th birthday.  They’re calling it The Night of the Funk, and from the looks of the beer list, you’ll certainly want to head over there and stay on the scene (though I can’t vouch for whether or not it’ll make you feel like a sex machine – that’s a bit personal).

On May 3 at both the Dupont and Georgetown locations, Pizza P will be pouring a hefty list (24 in total) of some of the funkiest brews around.  Additionally, they’ll be serving a up a Funky Green Tomato pizza special for those who want that down home cookin’…on a pizza.

No tickets are reservations are required – beers are priced by the pour.  Check out the draft list and official poster below.

Only one word can really describe this event; however, by now I think you’re probably tired of reading it over and over again.  You know what…screw it.  Funky.



Alvinne Freddy Wild
Alvinne Cuvee Freddy
Barley Frisca Channing Daughters Ramatow Barrels w/ Channig Daughters Rosato di Franconia Wine Leaves (Zymatore)
Barley Toccadibò aged in Zin Barrels (Zymatore)
di Como Baluba matured in Ransom Spirit Whisky Barrels (Zymatore)
George Gales Gale’s Prize Old Ale aged in Belgian Owl Whisky/Pinot Noir Barrels (Zymatore)
Glazen Toren Ondineke matured in Bella Vineyards Late Harvest Zinfandel Barrels (Zymatore)
Italiano TipoPils aged in Belgian Owl Whisky Barrels (Zymatore)
Makana IQhilika African Dry Mead, Aged in Mourverdre wine barrel (Zymatore)
Schneider Hopfenweisse matured in Ransom Spirit Gin Barrels (Zymatore)
Thornbridge Kipling aged in Belgian Owl Whisky/Pinot Noir Barrels (Zymatore)
Trolls Palanfrina matured in Ransom Spirit Whisky Barrels (Zymatore)

Allagash Old HLT
Bavik Petrus Aged Pale Ale
DC Brau Barrel fermented Stone of Arboath
Epic Brainless on Cherries
Evil Twin Ron & the Beast Ryan
Oude Beersel Framboise
Oxbow Sasuga
Oxbow Funkhouse Pale Ale
Smuttynose Brett & I
Stillwater/Hof ten Dormaal Bronze Age
The Bruery Saison de Lente
Verhaeghe Duchesse de Bourgogne