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DCBW 2013 Events: Meridian Pint

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.
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.
  • DC Brau Citizen
  • DC Brau Corruption
  • DC Brau El Hefe Speaks
  • DC Brau PQP
  • DC Brau Public
  • DC Brau St. Joseph's Tripel
  • DC Brau DCBW Week Solidarity Summer Ale
  • Stillwater As Follows
  • Stillwater Cellar Door
  • Stillwater Debutante
  • Stillwater Existent
  • Stillwater Folklore
  • Stillwater Small Black
  • Stillwater Stateside
  • DC Brau / Stillwater / Pizzeria Paradiso / Meridian Pint: Exquisite Corpse
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.
  • Anthem Cherry
  • Anthem Hops
  • B. Nektar Necromangocon
  • B. Nektar Zombie Killer
  • Bold Rock Virginia Draft
  • Cidre Dupont Reserve
  • Distillery Lane Celebration
  • Distillery Lane TBD
  • E. Dupont Organic Cidre
  • Jack's Helen's Blend
  • Millstone TBD
  • Original Sin Cherry Tree
  • Original Sin Elderberry Cider
  • Original Sin Newton Pippin
  • Urban Farm Fermentory Baby Jimmy
  • Urban Farm Fermentory Cascade Hopped Cidah
  • Urban Farm Fermentory Dry Cidah
  • Urban Farm Fermentory Sour Cidah
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.
  • Allagash Avance
  • Allagash Confluence 2012
  • Allagash Golden Brett
  • Allagash Interlude 2012
  • Allagash Midnight Brett
  • Boulevard Saison Brett
  • Bruery Hottenroth
  • Bruery Sour In The Rye
  • Bruery Tart Of Darkness
  • Dogfish Head Festina Peche
  • Jolly Pumpkin Bam Biere
  • Jolly Pumpkin Bam Noire
  • Jolly Pumpkin Baudelaire IO
  • Jolly Pumpkin Fuego Del Otono
  • Jolly Pumpkin La Parcela
  • Jolly Pumpkin Madrugada Obscura
  • Jolly Pumpkin Noel De Calabaza
  • Jolly Pumpkin Oro De Calabaza
  • Lost Rhino Birth of Ace Brett IPA
  • New Belgium Clutch
  • Oxbow Freestyle 30
  • Oxbow Funkhaus
  • Perennial Plan B
  • Union Old Pro Gose"
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 .
  • Allagash Confluence
  • Allagash Fluxus 2012
  • Allagash Fluxus 2013
  • Allagash Tripel
  • Allagash Victor
  • Allagash Victoria
  • Allagash White
  • Allagash / De Molen: Smoke & Beards
  • Bunker Black Ale
  • Maine MO
  • Oxbow Farmhouse Pale Ale
  • Oxbow Funkhaus
  • Oxbow Freestyle 16
  • Oxbow Freestyle 30
  • Oxbow Loretta
  • Oxbow Sasuga
  • Oxbow / Coppertail: Grizacca
  • Oxbow / Stillwater: OG Deluxe
  • Rising Tide TBD
  • Rising Tide TBD
  • Rising Tide TBD
  • Rising Tide TBD
  • TBD
  • Urban Farm Fermentory Dry Cidah"
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!
  • DuClaw TBD
  • DuClaw TBD
  • DuClaw TBD
  • Evolution Lot No. 3 IPA
  • Evolution Lucky 7 Porter
  • Evolution Primal Pale Ale
  • Oliver 3 Lions
  • Oliver Bishop's Breakfast
  • Oliver Human See Human Do
  • Union Balt
  • Union Duckpin
  • Union Old Pro Gose
  • DuClaw TBD
  • DuClaw TBD
  • DuClaw TBD
  • DuClaw TBD
  • Evolution Jacques Au Lantern
  • Evolution Lot No. 6 Double IPA
  • Evolution Prelude Gold
  • Evolution Special 608
  • Oliver Bishop's Breakfast
  • Oliver Creeper #4
  • Oliver Draft Punk
  • Oliver Winter's Wolves
  • Union Chessie the Barleywine
  • Union Duckpin
  • Union Old Pro Gose
  • Union Royal Farmhouse DIPA
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.
  • Pandemic Porter on Cherry Wood
  • Citra and Lemon Peel Saison with Sorachi Ace & Simcoe Hops
  • Lime Basil Saison with Motueka Hops
  • TBD
  • Born Sinner
  • BW Rye #4 Rye Gose
  • Citra and Lemon Peel Saison
  • From Russia With Love on Cherrywood (Meridian Pint Collaboration)
  • Harvester of Sorrow
  • Lime Basil Saison
  • The Movement
  • Peppercorn Saison
  • Solidarity Summer Ale
  • Two To The Dome
  • Zombie Date Night

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