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 The Smoke and Barrel’s line-up, including full draft lists, straight from the mouth of Beer Director Sam Fitz.

Disclosure: the author is an employee of The Smoke and Barrel.

Monday, August, 13th 5PM – 10PM

Brewer’s Art Resurrection DC Can Release

Come meet the guys from Brewer’s Art and enjoy Resurrection, their famous Belgian Dubbel, out of metal. We’ll also have a rare treat; three Brewer’s Art brews on draft!

Tuesday, August 14th, 5PM – 10PM

Great Lakes Xmas in August!

What’s the best way to kill the August heat? If you’re as crazy as we are it’s Great Lakes Christmas Ale and Blackout Stout on draft with head brewer Luke Purcell. We’ll also be pouring two brewpub exclusives: Engine 20 & Rye of the Tiger, as well as Commodore Perry IPA, Dortmunder Gold, Edmund Fitzgerald and Oktoberfest. All Great Lakes drafts will be $5 from 5-8PM!

Tuesday, August 14th, 10PM

Chouffe Little Man Big Mouth Taco Takedown

Don’t be fooled by his slight stature, the Chouffe Gnome is ready to eat more tacos than you! Every Tuesday is Taco Tuesday, but Brasserie D’Achouffe is sponsoring our first ever taco eating competition. Eight vegan/vegetarian participants & eight meat-loving participants will get nine of our BBQ tacos with only a glass of Chouffe to wash them down.

The winner will be the contestant that eats the most tacos in 15 minutes (or by time if more than one brave soul can down all nine tacos). Any participant that outcompetes the Gnome will win a $25 giftcard to Smoke & Barrel. Additionally, the top participant from each heat will win three free tacos every Tuesday for a year.

Our signature BBQ tacos are made with house-smoked meat or tofu, cheese, slaw, pickles, and our Port City Porter BBQ sauce, all on warm flour tortillas. If you’ve ever seen how packed the house gets on Tuesdays, then you know they are a DC favorite!

If you’re not brave enough to take down nine delicious tacos, then come out and enjoy $6 glasses of Chouffe from 10PM to close while watching a bunch of grown adults stuff their faces with delicious tacos.

To enter as a participant, simply email Sam at Beer@MeridianPint.com and be ready to rumble!

Wednesday, August 15th, 7PM

Beer, Meat & Whiskey: Utah Edition

Join Michael Malachowski, National Sales Manager of Epic Brewing, and Troy Karnes, Passionate Whiskey Missionary from High West Distillery, for an hour of exploration into pairing meat with Utah beer and whiskey. Executive Chef & Pitmaster Logan McGear will offer three distinct meat plates each paired with an Epic brew and a High West concoction.

A casual affair meant for friends, meat lovers, and beverage afficionados. $45 includes tax and gratuity. Save $10 when you also purchase tickets to Meridian Pint’s Cheese & Oxbow Beer event. Details at http://goo.gl/58rNY


-Epic Rio’s Rompin Rye
-High West Double Rye (2yr Rye + 16yr Rye) Old Fashioned
-Ostrich Medallions with Bordelaise

-Epic Copper Cone Pale Ale
-High West Son of Bourye (6yr Bourbon + 3.5yr Rye) “Bloody Rosemary”
-Jackelope (Smoked Antelope Shoulder with Rabbit Ragout)

-Epic Smoked & Oaked
-High West Campfire (6yr Rye + 6yr Bourbon + 8yr Scotch) Neat
-Smoked Bison Meatloaf with Smoked French Fries & Utah Fry Sauce

Tickets available here:

Thursday, August 16th, 5PM – 11PM

Goose Island Bourbon County!

Beer & whiskey are perfect partners for each other and Goose Island really knows how to combine them. We’ll have Bourbon County Stout, Goose Island’s famous 14.5% Imperial Stout aged in Heaven Hill Bourbon barrels on draft along with seven of their other brews.

After you try their blend, make your own; get 4oz of any Goose Island draft for free when you purchase any of our 100 whiskies, or take $3 off any whiskey when you purchase a full Goose Island draft. The beers:

Bourbon Country Brand Stout
Imperial IPA
Nut Brown
Pere Jacques

Friday, August 17th, 6PM – 8PM

Crab Feast with Evolution & 3 Stars Brewing Companies

Tom Knorr, founder of Evolution Craft Brewing, is driving down bushels of Maryland Blue Crabs straight from the shore. Join him and the guys from 3 Stars Brewing for an all-you-can-eat crab feast. $45 covers tax and gratuity, as well bottomless Evolution & 3 Stars drafts from 6-8PM! Tickets available here: http://goo.gl/Tvj7i

The drafts:
3 Stars Pandemic Porter
3 Stars Southern Belle Imperial Brown
Evolution Exile ESB
Evolution Lot No3 IPA
Evolution Luck 7 Porter
Evolution Primal Pale
Evolution Rise-Up Stout
Evolution Summer Session

Saturday, August 18th, 11AM – 2AM

Sour Saturday

The Meridian Pint maintains a temperature controlled cellar where appropriate kegs and bottles of interesting beers are aged to perfection. Not all styles benefit from aging, but with time many beers can mature beautifully. The Pint has never released a keg out of its cellar until now, when six Jolly Pumpkin brews all aged over a year will be transfered to Smoke & Barrel for this sour extravaganza. Just for fun, our other 18 draft lines will also be filled with sour suds. The list so far:

Bavik Petrus Aged Pale
BFM Abbeye De St. Bon-Chien
Boulevard / Sierra Nevada Terra Incognita (SAVOR 2012)
DC Brau Barrel-Aged Sour Burial At Sea
Ichtegem’s Grand Cru
Jolly Pumpkin La Parcela 2011
Jolly Pumpkin Luciernaga 2011
Jolly Pumpkin Madrugada 2011
Jolly Pumpkin Maracaibo 2011
Jolly Pumpkin Noel De Calabaza 2011
Jolly Pumpkin Wizen Bam 2011
Liefmans Cuvee-Brut
Liefmans Goudenband
Loverbeer Madamin
Maui / Jolly Pumpkin Sobrehumano Palena’ole
New Belgium Tart Lychee
New Belgium / Lost Abbey Lips of Faith: Brett Beer
Oxbow Funkhouse Saison
Oude Beersel Framboise
Professor Fritz Briem 1809 Berliner Weisse