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#SAVOR Week 2014 Events: ChurchKey and Birch & Barley

SAVOR returns to DC May 9-10. The week before this big event promises plenty of great events in the DC area. Although we have day-by-day line-ups posted, it may also be helpful for the #DCBrews community to check out what some players that are going above and beyond will be offering. Here are the events for ChurchKey and Birch & Barley (2nd floor and 1st floor respectively, 1337 14th Street NW). For more of DCBeer's #SAVOR Week coverage, click here.

Monday, May 5 – 4pm
Rare 3 Fonteinen Hommage Bottle Pours at ChurchKey

Beginning right at 4 pm, ChurchKey will feature one of the absolute rarest brews we have had the pleasure of procuring in recent memory. As our doors open, we will be pouring Drie Fonteinen Hommage Vintage 2013–the uber-scarce and hugely anticipated Lambic aged with raspberries and cherries–from bottle in tasting pours! Do not miss the chance to taste this delicious ale from Armand Debelder, the mastermind behind Drie Fonteinen in Beersel, Belgium…only 5,000 bottles were produced, and the beer–in addition to being available in Belgium–has only been exported to the USA and Denmark!

Ultimate Funkwerks Beer & Food Experience at Birch & Barley – 7pm

One of the most exciting new American Craft Brewers, Funkwerks out of Fort Collins, Colorado, will be kicking off Savor Week 2014 with us at Birch & Barley on Monday, May 5th 2014! On this evening, Funkwerks Cofounder Brad Lincoln will join BBCK Beer Director Greg Engert in hosting what promises to be an unforgettable evening of craft beer and food. We will be pairing no fewer than nine delicious Funkwerks brews, each selected from their vault of rarities, with five courses of outstanding seasonal creations passionately crafted by our Executive Chef Kyle Bailey and Pastry Chef Tiffany MacIsaac.
This will be the first time that Funkwerks, the 2012 winner for Best Small Craft Brewery of the Year at GABF, has ever poured their Belgian-inspired ales in Washington, DC, and we can't think of a better way to taste some of the scarcest brews from their arsenal.
While the food portion of the menu is still being determined, we know that the following beers are being specially sent just for this dinner:
  • Funkwerks Raspberry Provincial
  • Funkwerks Saison de Mars
  • Funkwerks Brett Trois
  • Funkwerks Session Saison
  • Funkwerks Dark Prophet 
  • Funkwerks Dubbel
  • Funkwerks Nelson Sauvin
  • Funkwerks Oud Bruin
  • Funkwerks Bourbon Barrel-Aged Quadrupel

Tuesday, May 6 – 6pm
13 Firestone Walker Rarities + DC Debuts at ChurchKey

All week long we're celebrating SAVOR! Join us as we tap 13 delicious rarities from Firestone Walker on May 6th at 6 PM.

There is no admission for this event and all pours will be priced individually by the glass.
The Firestone Walker Keg Party Draft List:
  • Agrestic Ale
  • Lil’ Opal 2013
  • Velvet Merkin
  • Firestone Walker 17
  • Parabola 2014
  • Pivo Pils
  • Pale 31
  • Easy Jack
  • Opal Saison
  • Double Jack Imperial IPA
  • Wookey Jack Black Rye IPA
  • Union Jack IPA
  • DBA

Wednesday, May 7 – 4pm
Allagash & Ithaca vs Foothills & Terrapin at ChurchKey

As brewers from across the country land in the District for what promises to be another outstanding SAVOR, we decided there would be no better time to turn over the taps and compare and contrast the brews of different geographic regions. So for this particular event, we're tapping 25 beers from northern breweries Allagash Brewing Company & Ithaca Beer Company, as well as 25 beers from southern breweries Terrapin Beer Company & Foothills Brewing. 

There is no admission for this event and all beers will be priced individually by the glass and in 4 oz. pours.
The full North vs. South Draft List:
North 25:
  • Allagash Midnight Brett
  • Allagash Avance
  • Allagash James Bean
  • Allagash Confluence 2013
  • Allagash Interlude 2013
  • Allagash Fluxus 2013
  • Allagash Saison
  • Allagash Ginger Wit
  • Allagash Curieux
  • Allagash Odyssey
  • Allagash White
  • Allagash Black
  • Allagash Four
  • Ithaca Cranbretty
  • Ithaca Gozer the Gozerian
  • Ithaca Zuul
  • Ithaca Obscurite
  • Ithaca Hopbloem
  • Ithaca Laissez Faire
  • Ithaca Fleur de Belgique
  • Ithaca Excelsior! White Gold
  • Ithaca Flower Power
  • Ithaca Billiner Weisse
  • Ithaca Green Trail Session IPA
  • Ithaca Groundbreak Saison
South 25:
  • Terrapin Bourbon Barrel-aged Wake-n-Bake
  • Terrapin Maker’s Mark Barrel-aged Big Hoppy Monster
  • Terrapin Tequila Barrel-aged All American
  • Terrapin Cabernet Sauvignon Barrel-aged Monk’s Revenge
  • Terrapin Side Project: Pineapple Express
  • Terrapin Side Project Moonray
  • Terrapin Recreationale
  • Terrapin Hopsecutioner
  • Terrapin Oaked Big Hoppy Monster
  • Terrapin Moo-hoo Chocolate Milk Stout
  • Terrapin Mosaic
  • Terrapin Hopzilla
  • Terrapin Rye Pale Ale
  • Foothills Jade
  • Foothills IPA of the Month: May 2014
  • Foothills Sexual Chocolate
  • Foothills Barrel-aged Total Eclipse Stout
  • Foothills Barrel-aged People’s Porter
  • Foothills Baltic Porter
  • Foothills People’s Coffee Porter
  • Foothills Seeing Double IPA
  • Foothills Cottonwood Low Down Brown
  • Foothills People’s Porter
  • Foothills Hoppyum
  • Foothills Torch Pils
  • Ithaca Cascazilla (w/ cherry wood in the cask)
  • Ithaca Flower Power (dry-hopped w/ nelson sauvin in the cask)
  • Terrapin Side Project: Maggie’s Peach Farmhouse (w/ hibiscus/ green cardamom/ cinnamon/ peach in the cask)
  • Terrapin Golden Ale: Apple Pie (w/ apples/ cinnamon sticks & vanilla in the cask)
  • Foothills Hoppyum (dry-hopped in the cask)

Thursday, May 8 – 4p
Surly Brewing Draft & Cask Fiasco at ChurchKey

All week long we're celebrating SAVOR! Join us as we tap 13 brews on draft and cask from Surly Brewing Company on Thursday, May 8th at 4 PM.
The Surly Draft & Cask List:
  • Darkness
  • Blakkr
  • Pentagram
  • Smoke Lager
  • Overrated West Coast Style IPA
  • Schadenfreude
  • Furious
  • CynicAle
  • Abrasive Ale
  • Cacao Bender
  • Asator Viking IPA
  • Blakkr (Cask; Tea-bagged with Simcoe and Centennial)
  • Furious (Cask)

Friday, May 9 – 4pm
Meet Maine Beer Company Co-Founder Dan Kleban at ChurchKey

All weeklong we're celebrating SAVOR! Join us as we tap several brews from Maine Beer Company and welcome their co-founder Dan Kleban to ChurchKey!
There is no admission for this event and all pours will be priced individually by the glass.
The full Maine Beer Draft List:
  • Lunch IPA
  • Weez Black IPA
  • MO Pale Ale
  • Peeper Pale Ale
  • Mean Old Tom Sweet Stout
Kuhnhenn Brewing Company Comes to Washington at ChurchKey!
All week long we're celebrating the return of SAVOR! Join us on Thursday, May 9th as we tap 11 drafts & casks, including Blueberry Eisbock 2012 and Bourbon Barrel Barley Wine from Kuhnhenn!
The full Kuhnhenn Draft & Cask List: 
  • Kuhnhenn Bourbon Barrel Barley Wine – 2013 vintage
  • Blueberry Eisbock – 2012 vintage
  • DRIPA – Double Rice IPA
  • The Fluffer: Session IPA
  • Penetration Porter
  • White Devil – Imperial Belgian Wit
  • Aldebaran – Belgian Double IPA
  • Loonie Kuhnie – Pale Ale
  • Kuhnhenn Maibock
  • Kuhnhenn Oatmeal Stout
  • Kuhnhenn Double Nut Brown (Cask)

Saturday, May 10 – 11am
3rd Annual Brewer’s Brunch at Birch & Barley

Join us for an annual SAVOR tradition: a five course brunch menu paired with seven different beers (exact menu & pairings to follow!)
Participating brewers & breweries include Garrett Oliver of Brooklyn Brewery, Peter Bouckaert of New Belgium Brewing Company, Steve Grossman of Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, Phil Wymore of Perennial Artisan Ales and Greg Engert of Bluejacket. 


The brunch is $55 per person (exclusive of tax & gratuity). To reserve, please call 202-567-2576. 
Rare Founders Brewing Party w/ KBS 12-13-14 at ChurchKey – 2pm
All week long we're celebrating the week of SAVOR! Join us as we pour a slew of Founders Brewing beers on draft, cask and from the bottle. 
There is no admission for this event and all pours will be priced individually by the glass.
The Founders Draft, Cask & Bottle List:
  • Kentucky Breakfast Stout (KBS) Vintage 2014
  • Kentucky Breakfast Stout (KBS) Vintage 2013 (From Bottle)
  • Kentucky Breakfast Stout (KBS) Vintage 2012 (From Bottle)
  • Bourbon Barrel-Aged Red's Rye IPA
  • Bolt Cutter 15th Anniversary Barley Wine
  • Backwoods Bastard 
  • Boyl’Rmayk’R Founders Imperial Stout
  • Curmudgeon Old Ale
  • Dirty Bastard (Cask)
  • Rübæus
  • All Day IPA
  • Founders Porter
  • Dirty Bastard
  • Founders Centennial IPA
  • Founders Dry-Hopped Pale Ale
  • Red's Rye IPA
  • Mango Magnifico con Calor (From Bottle)
  • Sweet Repute (From Bottle)

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