The craft beer industry owes a lot to Anchor Brewing Company, which, since Fritz Maytag bought it in 1965 has been a stalwart in promoting and brewing craft beer. We don’t often see events from Anchor in DC, but apparently that’s about to change because Anchor is hosting a beer dinner at The Hamilton.

Mark Carpenter, Anchor’s Brewmaster of 40 years, will be at The Hamilton for this dinner, a special four course tasting menu created by Executive Chef, Sal Ferro. The dinner will be held on Friday, July 27 at 6:30pm in the Loft Dining Room of The Hamilton. Tickets are $60 per person inclusive and may be purchased online at

Here’s the menu:

Pennsylvania Heirloom Tomato Salad
yellow doll watermelon, Chapel Creamery Bay Blue, aged balsamic
Humming Ale

Maryland Soft Shell Crab
Maryland sweet corn salad, chanterelle mushrooms, sun gold tomatoes, basil, aïoli
Liberty Ale

Virginia Pork Loin and Belly
molasses stewed greens, spicy pickled peaches, Wades Mill Cheddar cheese grits, pork jus
Brekle’s Brown

Chocolate Icebox Cake
dark chocolate cake, espresso malt semifreddo, Westmoreland Berry Farm blackberries
Anchor Porter