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 Columbia Heights' Meridian Pint. For more of DCBeer's DCBW coverage, click here.

Sunday, August 11 from 4:00-10:00 PM – DC Brau / Stillwater / Pizzeria Paradiso / Meridian Pint Release “Exquisite Corpse” – A Disjointed Collaboration – Meridian Pint – 3400 11th Street NW

To celebrate DC Beer Week DC Brau, Stillwater, Meridian Pint, & 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, and Brian Strumpke of Stillwater the yeast. Brewed by Jeff Hancock at DC Brau, the resulting beer is a session-able, 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 the dinner starting at Meridian Pint can be purchased here http://goo.gl/BeVpzz and include two paired courses at Meridian Pint between 4 -7PM and two at Pizzeria Paradiso Dupont Circle between 7-10PM. The menu:
 
1st (MP) Chilled Sorrel Soup with Crème Fraiche and Croutons – Stillwater Cellar Door
2nd (MP) Warm Skate Salad with Nasturtiums, Baby Mache, Heirloom Tomatoes, and Grilled Squash in a Sherry-Almond Vinaigrette – DC Brau Exquisite Corpse
3rd (PP) 8” Pizza with Summer Succotash, Maryland Crab Salad, Old Bay Aioli – DC Brau Exquisite Corpse
4th (PP) Summer Berry Supremes with Jalapeno Cream and Lemon Basil Drizzle – DC Brau Public
 
Tickets for the dinner starting at Pizzeria Paradiso Dupont Circle can be purchased here http://goo.gl/jUsndG and include two paired courses at Pizzeria Paradiso Dupont Circle between 4-7PM and two at Meridian Pint between7-10PM. The menu:
 
1st (PP) Baby Greens in an Apricot Vinaigrette with Goat Cheese and Bacon-Wrapped Dried Apricots – Stillwater Cellar Door
2nd (PP) Crab & Summer Succotash on Homemade Rye Saison Bread – DC Brau Exquisite Corpse
3rd (MP) Dry Rubbed Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Creamed Corn and Local Peach Barbeque Sauce – DC Brau Exquisite Corpse
4th (MP) Raspberry and Fig Gratin – DC Brau St. Joseph's Tripel
 
Patrons can show up any time they chose within the three hour windows, as tickets do not include a reservation time. Transportation between the two restaurants is left up to the patrons. The price is $65 and includes tax and gratuity.
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Sunday, August 11th, 11AM-11PM – DC Brau & Stillwater Exquisite Corpse Tap Takeover – Meridian Pint – 3400 11th Street NW
The dinner celebrating the release of Exquisite Corpse should not be missed, but if you can't take on the two part experience you can still enjoy the newly released creation along with other great brews from DC Brau and Stillwater at Meridian Pint all night long.
 
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Don't forget Beermergency! At least 18 of MP's drafts will be available for $3 after 11PM while supplies last!
 
Monday, August 12 from 5:00 PM-1:00 AM – Ciderbration! Draft Cider, Mead & Kombucha – Meridian Pint – 3400 11th Street NW
"It may be DC Beer Week, but we're going to spend a day celebrating cider. Until DC Cider Week gets going our apple-loving friends deserve a night of their own. We're going to pour at least 18 draft ciders and meads, including some selections from abroad, and will offer 25% off all of our beer and cider bottles as we do every Monday night.
 
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We're very excited to announce that UFF will also be sending us draft Kombucha. Their Blueberry and Ginger Kombuchas are both authentic, low-alcohol, “Booch” and will be available all night!"
 
Tuesday, August 13 from 5:00 PM-1:00 AM – American Sour Belly – Meridian Pint – 3400 11th Street NW
"This is our third tribute to the sour side but our first featuring only American products. Not all of the 24 drafts will be sour, but they all have some form of funk from Brett, Lacto, or Pedio. The menu will be organized by pH so patrons can easily navigate between mouth-puckering Wild Ales and drafts with just a little funk. And don't worry, you can fight that sour belly with free antacids available at the bar.
 
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Wednesday, August 14 from 5:00 PM-1:00 AM – Maine Night – Meridian Pint – 3400 11th Street NW
"A celebration of the great brewing state of Maine. Join Tim Adams (Co-Founder/Owner and Head Brewer at Oxbow), Naomi Neville (Sales Manager for Allagash), and Eli Cayer (Founder/Owner of Urban Farm Fermentory) for 24 great drafts from up North. Also available will be special North-Eastern dishes prepared by Executive Chef David Shewmaker .
 
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Thursday, August 15, 5:00-11:00 PM – $5 Cask Night – 12 Casks from 4 MD Breweries – Meridian Pint – 3400 11th Street NW
"Pouring casks on our patio is a lot of fun and we're doing it again. DuClaw, Evolution, Oliver and Union are driving down from MD to celebrate DC Beer Week with 12 casks. Head out to our patio and pay $5 for full pours of any real ale until they all kick!
 
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Friday, August 16, 5:00 PM-2:00 AM – Lost Rhino Found Rhino – Meridian Pint – 3400 11th Street NW
"It's always fun when Lost Rhino is involved. Think great beers, good people, and a Rhino suit. Come for a party! All Lost Rhino drafts, including their Brett IPA, “The Birth Of Ace”, and our house beer, Meridian Kolsch, will be $5 all night (starting at 5pm). The Rhino will be present for part of the festivities, but if you find him earlier in the week and are the first to tweet a picture of him with the hashtag #IFoundTheRhino you'll win free Lost Rhino drafts for the evening!
 
Saturday, August 17 from 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM – 3 Stars Cookout Fundraiser for DC Firefighters Burn Foundation – Meridian Pint – 3400 11th Street NW
"To wrap up our DC Beer Week we wanted to give back to DC so we teamed-up with 3 Stars to raise some loot for DC Firefighters Burn Foundation. This organization is “Dedicated to assisting in the recovery and rehabilitation of injured firefighters and burn patients in the D.C. Metropolitan area”. To aid this cause, 3 Stars has donated four casks that will be tapped at 11AM. All cask pours will be $5 and all proceeds will go directly to DC Firefighters Burn Foundation. 11 drafts from 3 Stars will also be available throughout the day.
 
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