DC Beer Week 2012 will take place from August 12-18. DCBeer is your spot to find the most comprehensive listing of DC Beer Week events. Some venues stack the DCBW line-up with events every day of the week. Rather than do individual posts on all of these venues’ events, we’re presenting individual posts for this handful of venues. Here is Meridian Pint’s line-up, including full draft lists, straight from the mouth of Beer Director Sam Fitz.

Monday, August 13th, 6:30PM

Cheese & Oxbow Beer

Join Tim Adams, co-founder & head brewer of Oxbow Brewing Company, and Tim Prendergast, Assistant Beer Director at the Meridian Pint & a Certified Cicerone®, for a casual afternoon exploration of Oxbow beers and American artisinal cheese. Through five pairings hand selected by Tim & Tim, you will see the amazing affinity that Oxbow’s farmhouse beers and artisinal cheese have for one another.

The third in a recurring series of beer and cheese events, this event will appeal to hardcore beer and cheese heads as well as those new to the world of craft beer and artisinal cheese. The beers (cheeses TBD):

-Oxbow Farmhouse Pale Ale
-Oxbow Freestyle #6: Dry Hopped American Saison
-Oxbow Freestyle #7: Belgian Stout
-Oxbow Funkhaus Pale Ale
-Oxbow Sasuga Saison
-Oxbow Space Cowboy Country Ale

$45 includes tax and gratuity. Buy your tickets here http://goo.gl/STeiK

Save $10 when you also purchase tickets for Smoke & Barrel’s “Beer Meat Whiskey: Utah Edition” event http://goo.gl/Wy47z

Tuesday, August 14th, 5PM – 11PM

Big Love: When One Isn’t Enough

We wanted to honor our favorite brewery of 2012, but we love more than just one! Four of our favorite breweries take over our 24 draft lines for one amorous evening. Join the crews from 3 Stars, DC Brau, Mad Fox & Oliver for some can’t-miss drafts and casks:

-3 Stars Brewing Pandemic Porter (draft & cask)
-3 Stars Brewing Southern Belle
-3 Stars Brewing Urban Farmhouse Ale
-DC Brau Barrel-Aged Burial At Sea
-DC Brau Barrel-Aged Burial At Sea (Sour)
-DC Brau Barrel-Aged Corruption
-DC Brau Barrel-Aged Ground Wolf
-DC Brau Barrel-Aged Hell’s Bottom Oatmeal Stout
-DC Brau Barrel-Aged Penn Quarter Porter
-DC Brau Barrel-Aged The Stone Of Arbroath
-Mad Fox 80 Shilling
-Mad Fox Big Chimney’s Porter
-Mad Fox Mason’s Dark Mild (cask)
-Mad Fox Molotov Hoptail
-Mad Fox Oaked Crazy Ivan
-Mad Fox Orange Whip IPA
-Mad Fox Saison
-Mad Fox Witte Vos Witbier
-Oliver 19
-Oliver Bishop’s Breakfast (nitro)
-Oliver Hot Monkey Love 2011
-Oliver Hot Monkey Love 2012
-Oliver Strongman Sorachi Ace
-Oliver / Meridian Pint Collaboration #5 Old Ale (draft & cask)
-Oliver / Meridian Pint / Punk’s Grill: Barrel-Aged James Brown Ale

Wednesday, August 15th, 5PM – 11PM

Allagash & Lost Rhino Tap Takeover

We’ve been hoarding rare Allagash drafts for over a year now. DC Beer Week seemed like the perfect time to unleash them so they’re all coming out. With so many Belgian-style beers on draft, we thought one of our favorite local breweries, Lost Rhino, would be the perfect complement. We’ll let the drafts speak for themselves:

-Allagash Black
-Allagash Blonde
-Allagash Bourbon Black
-Allagash Confluence 2011
-Allagash Confluence 2012
-Allagash Curieux
-Allagash Fluxus 2011
-Allagash FOUR
-Allagash Ghoulship
-Allagash Odyssey
-Allagash Old HLT
-Allagash Tripel 2011
-Allagash Saison Mihm
-Allagash Victor
-Allagash Victoria
-Allagash White
-Allagash Yakuza
-Lost Rhino Belgian-Style Brown Ale
-Lost Rhino Face Plant IPA
-Lost Rhino Farmwell Unfiltered Wheat
-Lost Rhino New River Pale Ale
-Lost Rhino Rhino Chasers Pilsner
-Lost Rhino RhinoFest Marzen
-Lost Rhino Sweet Spot Unfiltered Pilsner

Thursday, August 16th, 5PM – 11PM

Ommegang Tap Takeover with Vegetarian Beer Pairings

We’re vegan/vegetarian friendly 365 days a year, but we wanted to do something special for our herbivorous friends. Brewery Ommegang makes incredibly food-friendly brews, and our Executive Chef, David Shewmaker, will have six mini vegetarian dishes meant for pairing. Get a free 4oz Ommegang draft with any of his specials whether you choose his pairing or not! The drafts:

-Ommegang Abbey
-Ommegang Adoration
-Ommegang Art of Darkness
-Ommegang BID Tripel
-Ommegang Biere De Hougoumont
-Ommegang BPA
-Ommegang Gnomegang
-Ommegang Hennepin
-Ommegang Rare Vos
-Ommegang Scythe & Sickle Harvest Ale
-Ommegang Seduction
-Ommegang Three Philosophers
-Ommegang Witte

Friday, August 17th, 5PM

DC Beer Week Special: Solidarity Saison!

Solidarity Saison, a blended brew from the seven breweries that operate within our beltway, is a one-time creation that will only be available during DC Beer Week at six locations. We are proud to be serving this collaborative brew from 3 Stars, Cap City, Chocolate City, DC Brau, The District Chophouse, Gordon Biersch & Mad Fox. Don’t miss the ultimate celebration of DC Beer!