There are a number of events related to Craft Brewers Conference 2013. Although we have day-by-day line-ups posted, it may also be helpful for attendees and the #DCBrews community to check out what some venues that are going above and beyond will be offering. Here are the events for Columbia Heights' Meridian Pint. For more of DCBeer's CBC coverage, click here.
Monday, March 25
Jolly Pumpkin: Bam Noire, Calabaza Blanca, Fuego Del Otono, La Parcela, Madrugada Obscura, Noel De Calabaza 2011, Noel De Calabaza 2012, Oro De Calabaza
Bottle Pours (8-oz):
Jolly Pumpkin: Baudelaire IO 2011, De Viento, ES Bam, Luciernega 2011, Maracaibo Especial, Oro De Calabaza 2011
Leelanau: Good Harbor Golden Ale, Whaleback White
Batten down the hatches, and get on the bus or get out of the way! CBM21 Media and GreatBrewers.com present the 3rd Annual East Coast vs. West Coast Punk Rock Brew Tour. A beer and music event, the ECvWCPRBT features a soundtrack of punk and hardcore paired with great craft-brewed beer. Come on down and drink the finest American craft beers while moshing out to a soundtrack of punk and hardcore that will include bands from Scissor Fight to Bad Brains and from Black Flag to Suicidal Tendencies. From the East Coast, Smuttynose Brewing Company (the event’s founder) will be joined by their perennial sidekick, Victory Brewing Company. Also this year, newcomer Sixpoint Brewing Company will join the fray. Each brewery will showcase their India Pale Ale and one other draft. Like Punk, the IPA is a beer style invented by the British, but made wholly American in subsequent years by brewers in the U.S. At the helm of the West Coast is Lagunitas Brewing Company (an original East Coast/West Coast founding member) and their trusty compadres, Ballast Point Brewing Company. Oskar Blues Brewing Company and Sierra Nevada Brewing Company round out the roster. The East Coast vs. West Coast event will be hosted by representatives and brewers from many of the participating breweries. Event attendees will be able to have their questions about beer and beer-making answered by several breweries, all in one evening, all the while rampaging to a hardcore soundtrack. East Coast vs. West Coast punk: Who wins? You decide! There is no admission for this event, which is located in the basement. This event starts at 7 PM and overlaps with Wild Ales with Leelanau Brewing & Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales.
Schlafly: AIPA, AIPA (Cask), AIPA (Dry-Hopped Cask), American Brown, APA, Barleywine, Belgian Golden, Biere De Garde, Black IPA, Coffee Stout, Extra Stout, Hefeweizen, Imperial Stout, Kolsch, Milk Stout, Pilsner, Raspberry Hefe, Rauchbier, Session IPA, Summer Lager, Weizenbock, XIPA
Urban Chestnut: Hopfen, Schnickelfritz, STLIPA, Zwickel
Founders: All Day IPA, Breakfast Stout, Canadian Breakfast Stout, Centennial IPA, Old Curmudgeon 2011, Old Curmudgeon 2013, Porter, Red's Rye
Hardywood:Bourbon Cru, Hoplar, Chocolate Heat, Sidamo Coffee Stout, Bourbon Sidamo Coffee Stout, Singel, Raspberry Stout, Hansom Cab ESB
Meet & Greet with Oxbow and The Bruery – Meridian Pint – 3pm-12am
Tim Adams, Oxbow Co-Founder and Brewer, and Patrick Rue, Founder of The Bruery, will be present with many members of their brewing families to meet patrons and discuss their Belgian-style brews. Each brewery will feature nine vintage or hard-to-find drafts, as well as 8-oz and full bottle pours of other rare treats. This event is open to the public and begins on the main floor at 3 PM. There is no admission fee but some of the products may not be available until the conclusion of Beer & Cheese, a ticketed event held in the basement at 4 PM and 6 PM. To guarantee the opportunity to try all of these beers, sign-up for Beer & Cheese at www.meridianpint.com.
Bruery: 4 Calling Birds 2011, 5 Golden Rings, Autumn Maple, Mischief, Saison De Lente 2012, Saison De Lente 2013, Smoking Wood, Sour in the Rye, White Oak
Oxbow: Freestyle 7, Freestyle 11, Freestyle 13, Freestyle 30, Saison Noel, Sasuga, Funkhouse, Oxtoberfest, FPA
Bottles (8-oz pour or full bottle):
Bruery: Cuir, Fruet, Oude Tart, Rueuze, Tart of Darkness
Oxbow: Barrel-Aged FPA, Blended Oxtoberfest
Beer & Cheese with Oxbow & The Bruery – Meridian Pint – 4pm and 6pm
Tim Prendergast, Meridian Pint Assistant Beer Director and Certified Cicerone®, presents the fourth installment of Beer & Cheese, a casual 90-minute tasting experience. Five American artisanal cheeses will each be paired with a beer from The Bruery and a beer from Oxbow Brewing Company. This event will appeal to hardcore beer and cheese heads as well those new to the amazing affinity that American craft beer and artisanal cheese have for one another. However, patrons of this event will have the first opportunity to purchase the drafts and bottles featured in the Meet & Greet with Oxbow and The Bruery occurring on the same day. There are two seatings for this event. Tickets to the 4 PM seating are $40 (tax and gratuity included) and, depending on CBC commitments, may not feature representatives from Oxbow & The Bruery. The 6 PM seating is $45 (tax and gratuity included) and will feature Tim Adams, Oxbow Co-Founder and brewer, and at least one representative from The Bruery. Tickets here available at www.meridianpint.com.