So last night was pretty wild. Great crowd at ChurchKey for the Flying Dog tap takeover. The Flying Dog crew was there chatting up fans and enjoying craft beer. Lots of Sierra Nevada taps from Monday night kicked.
Twitter brought word that Smith Commons had the wildest deal of the night last night. They were offering $5 pints of Dogfish Head 120 Minute IPA. You read that correctly; 16 ounces of 120 Minute IPA for a measly Lincoln. What can I say? SAVOR Week is crazy. You know it. I know it. Smith Commons proves it.
Any other reports from last night? Where’d you go? How was it? What’d you drink? Let us know in the comments!
Plenty of great events out there tonight. Scion has the marquee event of the night with their SAVOR Our Suds event featuring six breweries and 24 beers. Two Brothers, Boulevard, Elysian, Uinta, 21st Amendment, and Nebraska Brewing Company will all head to P Street where beer director Tim Liu’s venue will be pouring drafts and hosting brewer’s reserve sessions. My understanding is that most of these reserve sessions are sold out, but there’s still room in general admission to hang out at the bar and enjoy some of these rarities. Check out DCBeer’s post on this event here.
Also on the calendar is a fine slate of other events. See below!
Like cask beer? You’ll love being at Mad Fox tonight as they unveil six, count ’em, six casks of their more traditionally styled beers.
For the hopheads out there, Meridian Pint has an event with Epic brewing that will have eight “IPA-ish” beers on. Try the Hop Syndrome Zwickelbier Lager cask, you won’t be disappointed, even after you have nine of them.
For the homebrewers out there, the Black Squirrel is hosting Swamp Head and Cigar City as well as a DC Homebrewers meeting. Meet your fellow beermakers and enjoy some tasty brews from two out of market breweries. Also, pro-tip: get the calamari and snap peas and get extra chipotle sauce. You’ll thank me later.
The most creative event of the night goes to Jack Rose, Smoke and Barrel, and Bourbon who will do a progressive beer dinner down 18th Street. Uncertain if there are still tickets available for this, but we’ll let you know via Twitter if there are.
ChurchKey, of course, has the excellent Deschutes Brewery in the house. Including Abyss, one of the best imperial stouts in America. Mirror Pond is a tremendous pale ale as well.
Our friends at Rustico Alexandria have the Port City Downright Pilsner launch as well. Bill Butcher will also be at Smith Commons from 7-10 for a meet and greet.
This night is a real embarrassment of riches. There’s so much I haven’t even mentioned yet. This is one of the more action-packed nights of the week (though tomorrow is even worse). Try and hit a few events if you can, but no matter where you go as long as it’s an event below you’re going to be in good shape. Have a great time tonight!
Mad Fox Brewing Company: Cask Night – 3pm Six Mad Fox casks are broached for another Savor week treat. These casks represent the heart of British brewing tradition, served as proper Real Ale from our beer engines at cellar temperature with only the natural carbonation. Taste them all, ask for our half pints in a 10.2-ounce Imperial half-pint glass. Mason’s Dark Mild 3.3% ABV – Extreme session beer, dark roasty malt-accented with toffee and chocolate accents. Defender APA 5.2% ABV – Crisp & toasty malt with crackling CTZ Centennial-type hops. Big Chimney’s Porter 6% ABV – Dark with ruby and garnet highlights and dark roast and chocolate malt flavors with English First Gold hops. St. James Irish Dry Stout 4.2% ABV – Jet black coffee and chocolate malt-accented roasty beer with a light hand on the hops. Wee Heavy 8.6% ABV – Dark rich brew with a deep sweet malt character possesses hints of toffee, plums and currants. The Funk 6% ABV – Cult favorite – our Saison dry-hopped with 180 grams of Citra hops per cask.
Meridian Pint: Epic Brewing Presents: Hops Eight Ways – 5pm Join Dave Cole, owner & founder of Epic Brewing, for eight IPA-ish brews from Salt Lake City, including their newest collaboration with DC Brau. Don’t worry, there won’t be any 3.2% beers from these Utah mavericks. Drafts and casks: Spiral Jetty IPA, Hopulent IPA, Imperial IPA, Hop Syndrome Lager, Brainless Corruption (DC Brau collab, Utah version), Brainless Corruption (DC Brau collab, DC version), Spiral Jetty IPA (cask), Hop Syndrome Zwickelbier Lager (cask)
The Black Squirrel: Florida Brewers – Cigar City & Swamp Head Breweries – 5pm A rare chance to enjoy beer from two breweries not yet available in our market. Q & A for homebrewers and beer lovers in the tap room starting at 6:30 pm. Two floors and 20 tap lines of rare Florida beer, including the much sought-after Cigar City/Swamp Head collaboration, Churchill barleywine. Plus, we’re making Cuban sandwiches: Que Vola!
District of Pi: Schlafly Tap Takeover – 5pm 24 beers from St. Louis brewery Schlafly will be featured. Draft list: Hefeweizen, Pale Ale, Raspberry Hefeweizen, Summer Lager, Organic Pale Ale, Kolsch, Pilsner, Singel, Common, Porter, Yakima Wheat Ale, Coffee Stout, American Brown Ale, Oatmeal Stout, Dry-Hopped APA, Black Saison, Maibock, Chocolate Stout, Biere de Garde, American IPA, Export IPA, Pumpkin Ale, Christmas Ale, Irish Extra Stout, Oak-Aged Barleywine, Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout
Smoke and Barrel, Bourbon, Jack Rose Dining Saloon: Sierra Nevada Progressive Beer Dinner – 6pm Join Ken and Steve Grossman from Sierra Nevada for a beer dinner unlike any other. Festivities will begin at 6PM at Smoke and Barrel. Check DCBeer’s post on this dinner for more information. All guests will receive a copy of the poster for this event signed by Ken & Steve Grossman. Tickets are $65, include tax and gratuity, and can be purchased through the link below. Only 30 tickets are available so don’t wait!
ChurchKey: Deschutes Brewery Draft Feature – 6pm ChurchKey welcomes the revered team from Deschutes Brewery in Oregon to pour and share their brews for the first time ever in D.C. There is no admission to attend and beers will be priced individually in 4 oz. tasters and full pours. Beers on draft: The Abyss 2011, Black Butte Porter, Mirror Pond Pale Ale, Obsidian Stout, Inversion IPA, Chainbreaker White IPA
Bourbon Glover Park: Lagunitas Big Bad Bottle Night – 6pm 1/2 off 22oz Hop Stoopid and Lucky 13 Bottles until midnight, plus $4 Drafts Lagunitas Pale Ale
Rustico Alexandria: Port City Downright Pilsner Launch and Meet and Greet – 6pm Local beer is all about freshness, and Rustico’s good neighbor Port City is one of the area’s finest examples. In honor of SAVOR, they are releasing the Downright Pilsner, an effervescent and refreshing lager perfect for this season. Rustico will also be pouring Kellerbier, an unfiltered and naturally carbonated version on cask, as well as, favorites like the Monumental IPA and Optimal Wit. Port City’s team will be on hand mingling with guests and handing out some free glassware.
Pizzeria Paradiso Georgetown: Pizza Rare-adiso Rare Beer and Pizza Flying Dog Dinner – 6:30pm Rare beers from Flying Dog and an exclusive menu! $65 all inclusive – limited spots! Menu here!
Smith Commons: Port City Brewing Meet the Founder – 7pm Port City Brewing beers at special prices: Optimal Wit, Monumental IPA, Revival Stout. Come by to meet Port City founder Bill Butcher. And be sure to ask about their special $5 bar food pairing selections.