Holy hot damn. Tonight is going to be awesome until you wake up tomorrow and curse Thursday’s name for all eternity and vow to light Thursday nights on fire like a Roman candle filled with sadness and hangovers.
There’s a lot of events tonight. A lot a lot.
There’s beer director Nahem Simon showing off a special dispensation system on a Heavy Seas cask at Jack Rose.
There’s Boulevard Saison Brett debuting at Smoke and Barrel.
There’s ChurchKey debuting Bluejacket’s first brewery, a collaboration with Funky Buddha and Cigar City. Do you like movie snacks? You’ll love this beer.
New Belgium is taking over Meridian Pint with a bunch of sours and rare offerings. That’s a can’t-miss event.
That’s without even mentioning The Black Squirrel hosting Mother Earth from North Carolina.
There are a veritable ton of events tonight, and you pretty much can’t go wrong. There’s even beer dinners if you’re really inclined to lay out some cash for the SAVOR Week experience.
Check it all out, but don’t forget that the first SAVOR session is tomorrow. You do not want to be hurting for that.
Jack Rose Dining Saloon: Heavy Seas Mutiny at Jack Rose – 5pm-10pm
Baltimore’s Heavy Seas will turn the upstairs at Jack Rose into a pirate’s cove with an impressive array of beers from the Heavy Seas portfolio and casks with ingredients chosen by Heavy Seas “D Sea Dog” Jon McIntire and Jack Rose/Bourbon Beer Director Nahem Simon. In the Spirrrrrit of all things pirate, attendees are encouraged to dress in their finest pirate garb and will be awarded by the swashbuckling staff from Heavy Seas. A grand prize will be raffled and the Heavy Seas staff will be awarding best Pirate Costume. Smaller prizes will be raffled throughout the evening. Please leave swords and pistols at home…parrots are ok.
Beers available: Peg Leg |, Below Decks Bourbon Barrel Aged, Plank II, Sea Nymph, Below Decks, Small Craft Warning, Dubble Cannon, Loose Cannon. All SAVOR Week, drafts will be $6 for a full pour and $2 for a 4oz pour
Peg Leg – aged in a Stitzel-Weller barrel and dry-hopped with toasted Madagascar vanilla, cocoa nibs, ginger, orange peel and allspice.
Peg Leg II – same treatment, but this one will be served from a vessel bringing old and new dispensation technology together…A unique cask experience will also be offered.
Smoke and Barrel: Boulevard Brewing DC Premier Week – 5pm
Join owner John McDonald and brewer Steven Pauwels for a pint of the midwest’s best selling craft beer and GABF Gold Medal Winner — Boulevard Unfiltered Wheat. Also on draft will be Tank 7, Double Wide IPA, and Saison Brett(!). Bottles of Long Strange Tripel and the Sixth Glass will be available as well.
Bourbon Adams Morgan: Two Brothers Feature – 5pm-11pm
This “meet & greet” event will feature eight Two Brothers beers on draft. List: Domaine DuPage, Ebel’s Weiss, Bitter End, Prairie Path, Cane & Ebel, Dog Days Dortmunder Lager, Hopped Red Rye Ale, Long Haul, Pilar of Salt. One of the Two Brothers will be in attendance all night. All SAVOR Week, drafts will be $5 for a full pour and $2 for a 4oz pour
Meridian Pint: New Belgium Total Takeover – 5pm
New Belgium is taking over the Pint. They’ll have 15 beers on draft, five with mini food pairings available a la carte. Kim Jordan, founder and owner of New Belgium, will be in-house chatting up guests while brewer Peter Bouckaert pours free pints of Fat Tire and Ranger IPA off of our tap tables from 5-8PM. They’ll also be selling $5 raffle tickets for a chance to win a New Belgium cruiser and Pint gift cards. Drawing at 10PM and all proceeds go to benefit Common Good City Farm. Drafts: Abbey, 1554, Belgo IPA, Fat Tire, Lips of Faith: Abbey Grand Cru, Lips of Faith: Clutch, Lips of Faith: Cocoa Mole, Lips of Faith: Kick, Lips of Faith: La Folie, Lips of Faith: Prickly Passion Saison, Lips of Faith: Super Cru, Lips of Faith: Tart Lychee, Ranger IPA, Somersault, Trippel
The Black Squirrel: Brews and Burgers – Mother Earth Brewing – 5pm
Since their first swig of Mother Earth beer, The Black Squirrel was a believer. Now it’s your turn to taste Mother Earth beer from Kinston, North Carolina, and see for yourself what the NC brewing revolution is all about. Meet the brewer and owners, and try their beers on tap:
Sisters of the Moon IPA, DWBB Blackberry Sour (only 5 kegs produced), Sunny Haze Hefeweizen, Triple Overhead. Added bonus: Thursday is ½-priced burger night. Mother Earth Beer + ½-priced burgers, yes!
Lou’s City Bar: Evolution Mini Tap Takeover – 5pm
5 beers from Evolution including Lot 3 IPA, Lucky 7 Porter, Rise Up Stout, Primal Pale Ale, and a draft to be named later. Lot 3 is $5 all night.
ChurchKey: Bluejacket’s First Beer! Debut of Collaboration with Cigar City and Funky Buddha – 6pm
Beer Director Greg Engert and Bluejacket’s head brewer Megan Parisi will unveil their very first beer to the public. Brewed with Cigar City and Funky Buddha in Tampa, the movie-snack themed collaboration beer will be featured alongside no fewer than 30 different Cigar City and Funky Buddha beers, which are usually unavailable in D.C. There is no admission to attend and beers will be priced individually in 4 oz. tasters and full pours.
Rustico Alexandria and Ballston: The Official NoVa Debut of Boulevard Brewing – 6pm
Boulevard Brewing Company is invading Northern Virginia on Thursday night with draft features at both Rustico locations. No fewer than 6 of Kansas City’s finest ales will be on tap including Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale, Double Wide IPA, Long Strange Tripel, The Sixth Glass, Dark Truth Stout and Unfiltered Wheat. Members of the Boulevard Brewing team will be on hand at both locations chatting about the evolution of their brewery over the past 23 years.
American Ice Company: SAVOR Pre-game with Flying Dog – 7pm
Meet Brewmaster Matt Brophy, CEO Jim Caruso, VP Marketing Ben Savage, VP Sales John Stolins, District Manager Tommy Hunter, and more! Lots of specials on draft beers and Underdog cans.
Granville Moore’s: Schlafly Beer Dinner – 7pm
Pairings from both Schlafly Tap Room and Granville Moore’s chefs. $60 per person.
For reservations call 202-399-2546 and reference the Schlafly Dinner.
Jeremy and Nick from Granville’s pairings:
Watermelon and Goat Cheese Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette – Tripel (Aged)
Seared Scallops, Sunchokes, English Peas and Bacon with a Raspberry Hefeweizen Buerre Blanc – Raspberry Hefeweizen
Seared Pork Loin with Potato Gratin and Kale Greens – IPA
Andy White from Schlafly Tap Room’s pairings:
Ceviche and Tropical fruits – Yakima Wheat Ale
Hanger Steak – Barleywine (2009)
STP Triffle – Imp Stout (2008)
Charlie Chiang’s – ARLINGTON: Schlafly Beer Dinner – 7pm
$35 in advance, $40 day of
sushi appetizer course Tuna three ways — zuke (sake marinated tuna), yuzu (flash seared with a citrus sauce), poke (chopped tuna on a wonton wafer)
Biere de garde
Hong-Kong style steamed Sea Bass Fillet in a soy/Schlafly Summer Lager braising sauce
Steak and Chinese Broccoli with a portabella mushroom Schlafly Barleywine reduction sauce
American IPA cask
Smith Commons: Goose Island and Widmer Specials – 7pm
Featured brews at special prices from Goose Island — Bourbon County Stout, Bourbon County Coffee Stout, Goose Island Matilda — and Widmer Brothers — Marionberry Hibiscus Gose, Kill Devil Brown Ale, Raspberry Russian Imperial Stout. And be sure to ask about the $5 bar food pairing selections.