DC Beer Week 2013 returns from August 11-18. Although we have day-by-day line-ups posted, it may also be helpful for the #DCBrews community to check out what some venues that are going above and beyond will be offering. Here are the events for the Dupont Circle and Georgetown locations of Pizzeria Paradiso. For more of DCBeer's DCBW coverage, click here.
August 7 – 12 (all day) – “The Dog Days of Summer” – Pizzeria Paradiso Georgetown – 3282 M Street NW
A different special pizza each day paired with one Flying Dog and one Dogfish Head beer for $20. No reservations needed. Daily draft and pizza pairing menu available here.
Sunday, August 11 at 4:00 PM – “The Exquisite Corpse Release/Dinner” – Pizzeria Paradiso Dupont Circle/Meridian Pint – 2003 P Street NW/3400 11th Street NW
To celebrate DC Beer Week DC Brau, Stillwater, Meridian Pint, and Pizzeria Paradiso came together to assemble a beer based on the old Surrealist parlor game "Exquisite Corpse." The game, invented by Surrealists, has players write, in turn, on a sheet of paper, fold it to conceal part of the writing, and then pass it to the next player for a further contribution. This technique produces a disjointed, surreal collaborative effort.
The recipe follows the rules of this game. Each participant chose his respective part without the knowledge of the others’ choices. Greg Jasgur of Pizzeria Paradiso chose the grain bill, Sam Fitz of Meridian Pint the hops, Brian Strumke of Stillwater the yeast. Brewed by Jeff Hancock at DC Brau, the resulting beer is a sessionable, Mosaic dry-hopped, rye Saison.
The beer will debut Sunday, August 11 at Meridian Pint and Pizzeria Paradiso Dupont Circle. To celebrate the collaborative beer the two restaurants will produce a four course beer dinner exemplifying the Exquisite Corpse technique. Patrons can chose to start at Meridian Pint or Pizzeria Paradiso Dupont Circle for their first two courses, one paired with a Stillwater beer the other with The Exquisite Corpse. For the next two courses patrons will then venture to the other restaurant for another round of pairings, one with a DC Brau beer and the other with The Exquisite Corpse.
Tickets for this event include two paired courses at Pizzeria Paradiso Dupont Circle between 4 -7pm and two at Meridian Pint between 7-10pm. Patrons can show up any time they chose within the three hour windows, as tickets do not include a reservation time. Tickets for dinner starting Pizzeria Paradiso can be purchased here. Tickets for dinner starting Meridian Pint can be purchased here. (Transportation between the two restaurants is left up to the patrons.) The price of the dinner is $65 (all inclusive, tax & gratuity)
Sunday and Monday, August 11-12 (all day) – “Gueuzes & Goses” – Pizzeria Paradiso Dupont Circle – 2003 P Street NW
10 rare and obscure gueuzes and goses on draft. All beers individually priced. No reservations needed. Draft menu available here.
- Cantillon Gueuze
- De Troch LambickX
- Freigeist Geisterzug Gose
- Kissmeyer/Magic Rock Salty Kiss Gose
- Leipziger Gose
- Private Domaine LambickX
- Ritterguts Gose
- Samuel Adams Verloren
- The Monachry Son of a Batch
- Tilquin Gueuze
- Union Craft Old Gose (Cask)
Monday, August 12 at 5:00 PM “End of the Dog Days Tap Takeover” – Pizzeria Paradiso Georgetown – 3282 M Street NW
Six Flying Dog and six Dogfish Head beers on draft. Plus, all six special “Dog Days” pizzas available for order, pair with any two drafts for $20. No reservations needed. Daily draft and pizza pairing menu available here.
Tuesday, August 13 at 5:00 PM – “The Beers of Maryland and Virginia” – Pizzeria Paradiso Georgetown – 3282 M Street NW
Six drafts from six different Maryland breweries and six drafts from six different Virginia breweries. Plus, a Maryland crab special pizza and Virginia country ham special pizza available. Half priced drafts at the bar from 5-7pm. No reservations needed. Draft menu available here.
- Baltimore Washington Brew Works Tell Tale Heart
- Brewers Art Brimstone & Clover
- Evolution Lot 3
- Olivers Sign of the Southern Cross
- Stillwater Small Black
- Union Duck Pin
- Blue Mountain Barrel Aged Big Blue
- Devils Backbone Stripped Bass Pale Ale
- Hardywood Saison Rustica
- Lost Rhino Kolsch
- Port City Wit
- Tuppers Hop Pocket
Tuesday, August 13 at 5:00 PM – “Washington versus Washington” – Pizzeria Paradiso Dupont Circle – 2003 P Street NW
Six drafts from Washington DC bases breweries and six from Washington state breweries. Half priced drafts at the bar from 5-7pm. No reservations needed. Draft menu available here.
DC breweries: DC Brau and 3 Stars Brewing Company. Washington breweries: No-Li Brewhouse, Elysian
Wednesday, August 14 at 5:00 PM – “Perennial Artisan Ales Night” – Pizzeria Paradiso Georgetown – 3282 M Street NW
Meet the brewers and taste 10 drafts from this lauded St. Louis brewery. Plus, a St. Louis pizza special, featuring homemade Provel cheese. Half priced drafts at the bar from 5-7pm. No reservations needed. Draft menu available here. St. Louis Pizza Special: Paradiso Provel Cheese, Oregano Perennial Tomato Sauce, Hot Pepper Flakes, Green Peppers, Red Onion
- Hommel Bier,
- Plan B
- Fantastic Voyage
- Barry Rye
- Brew for the Crew
- Saison de Lis
- Barrel Aged Sump Coffee Stout
Thursday, August 15 at 5:00 PM – “Mikkeller Tap Takeover” – Pizzeria Paradiso Georgetown – 3282 M Street NW
12 Drafts from this celebrated Danish brewer. Including the four of his newest “Spontan-Lambic” series. Half priced drafts at the bar from 5-7pm. No reservations needed. Draft menu available here.
- Mikkeller 20 IPA
- Mikkeller Double Eye PA
- Mikkeller Chili Porter
- Mikkeller Porter
- Mikkeller Weizenbock
- Mikkeller Yeast Series: English Ale
- Mikkeller Spontancassis
- Mikkeller Spontangooseberry
- Mikkeller Spontanpeach
- Mikkeller Spontanroseship
- Amager / Mikkeller Hr. Frederiksen Vaesel Brunch COTW
- To Øl / Mikkeller Walk on Water
Thursday, August 15 at 5:00 PM – “Evil Twin Tap Takeover” – Pizzeria Paradiso Dupont Circle – 2003 P Street NW
12 Drafts from this celebrated Danish, newly American based brewer. Half priced drafts at the bar from 5-7pm. No reservations needed. Draft menu available here.