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DCBW 2013 Events: Smoke and Barrel

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 Adams Morgan's Smoke and Barrel. For more of DCBeer's DCBW coverage, click here.

Monday August 12 at 5:00 PM – Hardywood Park Tap Takeover – Smoke and Barrel – 2471 18th Street NW

Founded in 2011 by Eric McKay and Patrick Murtaugh, Richmond's Hardywood Park has quickly gained a reputation for producing outstanding beers across a wide variety of styles with European, American, and Virginian influences. They brewery is sending at least 8 drafts showcasing their wide range of beer talent.
 
Full draft list:
  • Belgian Singel
  • Belgian Tripel
  • Bourbon Cru – an Abbey-Quadrupel aged in A. Smith Bowman Barrels
  • Saison Rustica – Belgian Saison brewed with Star Anise, Peppercorns, and fresh local Lemongrass
  • Bourbon DIPA – a Belgian-Style Imperial IPA aged in A. Smith Bowman Barrels
  • Russian Imperial Stout aged in Maker's Mark Barrels
  • Virginia Blackberry – a seasonal Belgian Witbier brewed with Fresh Virginia Blackberries
  • Hoplar – an Imperial IPA conditioned on Virginia Tulip Poplar Wood
Tuesday, August 13 at 5:00 PM – The Release of Mad Fox/Smoke & Barrel "The Ambassador" Session IPA – Smoke and Barrel – 2471 18th Street NW
Smoke & Barrel will release its first official collaboration beer, The Ambassador IPA, a session IPA brewed with Mad Fox Brewing Company. The beer will highlight a Mad Fox tap-takeover at Smoke & Barrel on Tuesday August 13, which will feature 11 other selections from the award-winning brewery, including Mad Fox Batch 100, Oaked Leonidas American strong ale, Dingo IPA, Post Meridian Schwarzbier, and the highly-sought Orange Whip IPA.

The Ambassador is a low-alcohol ale brewed with Australian Galaxy hops and an experimental hop in development called HBC-342, and is based on a homebrew recipe by Smoke & Barrel bartender Erich Streckfuss. Streckfuss, Mad Fox Head Brewer Charlie Buettner and assistant brewers Brian Murphy and Brad Hulewicz then tweaked the recipe slightly. The result is a 4.5%, light-bodied, golden-hued IPA with big hop flavor and aroma.

Full draft list:

  • Defender American Pale Ale Cask with Citra in the Cask
  • The Ambassador IPA
  • Orange Whip IPA
  • Dingo IPA
  • Batch 100
  • Oaked Leonidas
  • Praha Pils
  • Kellerbier Kolsch
  • English Summer Ale
  • Defender American Pale Ale
  • Post Meridian Schwarzbier
  • Broad St. IPA
  • St. Swithens ESB
Wednesday, August 14 at 5:00 PM – Schlafly Beer and St. Louis Barbecue – Smoke and Barrel – 2471 18th Street NW
12 Schlafly drafts and St. Louis barbecue specialties including St. Louis Spare Ribs with Schlafly Barbecue Sauce and Smoked Pork Steaks brined in Schlafly Quad and smoked with Schlafly Barbecue Sauce and Schlafly Kolsch.
 
Drafts include:
  • Export IPA
  • Vienna Lager
  • Belgian Golden
  • Quad
  • Munich
  • Maibock
  • Milk Chocolate Stout
  • Session IPA
  • Summer Lager
  • American IPA (cask)
Thursday, August 15 at 5:00 PM – Only Beer Can Break Your Heart with Allagash and Boulevard – A Tribute to Neil Young and Poutine – Smoke and Barrel – 2471 18th Street NW
24 Boulevard/Allagash drafts including the release of Boulevard Reverb Imperial Pilsner plus Saison-Brett, Rye-on-Rye, Coffee Ale, and out-of-market drafts Zon Witbier, Pale Ale, and Single-Wide IPA. Allagash drafts will include Bourbon Black, Confluence, Victor, Victoria, Grand Cru, Odyssey, Fluxus 2013, Yakuza, and the brewery-only Golden Brett. Chef Logan McGear will also be showcasing several poutine recipes including beer pairings. This event was the brainchild of Allagash's Suzy Woods and Boulevard's Matthew Heffernan who share a love of the music of Neil Young and french fries topped with gravy and assorted toppings.

Full Draft List:

  • Boulevard Reverb
  • Boulevard Rye-on-Rye
  • Boulevard Saison Brett
  • Boulevard Coffee Ale
  • Boulevard Zon
  • Boulevard Pale Ale
  • Boulevard Single-Wide IPA
  • Boulevard Double Wide IPA
  • Boulevard 80 Acre
  • Boulevard Tank 7
  • Allagash White
  • Allagash Black
  • Allagash Curieux
  • Allagash Tripel
  • Allagash Blonde
  • Allagash Fluxus 2013
  • Allagash Confluence
  • Allagash Victor
  • Allagash Victoria
  • Allagash Yakuza
  • Allagash Golden Brett
  • Allagash Odyssey
  • Allagash Grand Cru
  • Allagash Bourbon Black
Friday, August 16 at 5:00 PM – Official Release of Flying Dog's "The Truth" Imperial IPA and Tap Takeover – Smoke and Barrel – 2471 18th Street NW
Join Smoke and Barrel for the exclusive release of Flying Dog's newest year-round beer, "The Truth" Imperial IPA. The Truth will be available on draft and cask for the event. Both versions will be tapped promptly at 6pm. Loaded with Warrior, CTZ, Summit, Citra, and Amarillo Hops, and clocking in at 8.7% ABV and 120 IBUs, this beer is a hop head's dream with big flavors of pine, citrus, and stonefruit.
 
Other drafts for the evening include:
  • Brewhouse Rarities: Pineapple Saison
  • Brewhouse Rarities: Belgian Devil
  • Brewhouse Rarities: Easy IPA
  • In-Heat Wheat
  • Doggiestyle Pale Ale
  • Underdog Atlantic Lager
  • Raging Bitch
  • Snake Dog IPA
  • Pearl Necklace Oyster Stout
  • Double Dog
  • Gonzo Imperial Porter
  • Woody Creek White

Saturday, August 17 at 11:00 AM – The Return of Sour Saturday plus Meet and Greet with New Belgium's Eric Salazar – Smoke and Barrel – 2471 18th Street NW
A huge hit last year, Sour Saturday will return to Smoke and Barrel for another day of Tums-inducing fun. Starting at 11 am, the event will cover the spectrum of sour, tart, and funky from Berliner Weiss to Flanders Red to Gose to Gueuze. 

Eric Salazar, New Belgium's Wood Cellarmeister and brewer since 1995, will be in the building to chat with fans about his sour creations.  He is the creative and slightly diabolical mind behind some of New Belgium’s favorites including Eric’s Ale and Clutch Ale. For this event he's bringing along a very special keg: one of the last known kegs of Eric's Ale (named after Eric himself!), a blended peach sour that was last released in 2010.

Full draft list:
  • New Belgium Eric's Ale 2010 – One of the last kegs in existence
  • Evil Twin Justin Blabaer – A newly-released Berliner Weiss loaded with Blueberries
  • Allagash FV 13 – The brewery's first foudre-aged Wild Ale
  • Goose Island Sofie Paradisi – Wild Ale brewed with Grapefruit and aged in Wine Barrels
  • Tilquin Gueuze
  • BFM Square Root of 225 Sour Historical Saison
  • Lost Rhino The Birth of Ace – 100% Brettanomyces-Fermented IPA
  • Boulevard Saison Brett
  • New Belgium La Folie 2013
  • Union Old Pro Gose
  • Franklin's Ludicrous
  • Franklin's Puragtoire
  • Bahnhoff Berliner with Oats
  • Bahnhoff Berliner with Potatoes
  • St. Louis Gueuze
  • Rodenbach Grand Cru
  • The Bruery Hottenroth
  • The Bruery Sour in the Rye
  • The Bruery Tart of Darkness
  • New Belgium Yuzu Imperial Berliner Weiss
  • Dogfish Head Festina Peche
  • 3 Stars BW Rye #4
  • Silly Sour
  • Allagash Confluence
  • Evil Twin Femme Fatale Brett

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