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#SAVOR Week 2014 Events: Rustico

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 Rustico's two locations in Ballston (4075 Wilson Blvd) and Alexandria (827 Slaters Lane). For more of DCBeer's #SAVOR Week coverage, click here.

Wednesday, May 7 – 6pm – Alexandria Location
Firestone Walker Draft Showcase at Rustico Alexandria

In honor of SAVOR, we're hosting 2 incredible events that week! To kick things off, Firestone Walker will be showcasing 10 of their phenomenal brews with us, including their Agrestic Ale which will make its NoVa debut. 

There is no admission fee for this event.
The full Firestone Walker draft list:
  • Agrestic Ale 
  • Parabola
  • Velvet Merkin 
  • Double DBA 
  • Pivo Pils 
  • DBA 
  • Pale 31 
  • Easy Jack 
  • Opal Saison

Sam Adams Extravaganza w/ Founder Jim Koch at Rustico Ballston – 6pm

It’s the return of SAVOR! And we're hosting two incredible events to commemorate the American craft beer experience. Join us on Wednesday, May 7th as we tap more than 30 Samuel Adams beers on draft, as well as open up bottles of their Utopia. Boston Beer Company Founder Jim Koch will also be joining us for this event and will be in the bar to talk shop!
There is no admission fee for this event.
The Full Samuel Adams Draft List: 
  • Utopias (Bottle Pours)
  • Word to the Weisse
  • Golden Yuzu
  • Oaked Dunkel
  • The Sphinx
  • Summer Ale
  • Rebel IPA
  • Roggen Wolf Rye Pale Ale
  • Third Voyage IIPA
  • Double Bock
  • Imperial Stout
  • Tasman Red
  • Backwoods Porter
  • Spiced Peach
  • Cherry Wheat
  • Maple Pecan Porter
  • Escape Route Kolsch
  • Hazel Brown
  • Ruby Mild
  • Grumpy Monk Belgian IPA
  • Old Fezziwig Brown Ale
  • Imperial White
  • Merry Maker Stout
  • Honey Queen Braggot
  • Porch Rocker Raddler
  • White Lantern Wit
  • Juniper IPA
  • Blueberry Hill Lager
  • Belgian Session
  • Verloren
  • Boston Lager

Thursday, May 8 – 4pm – Arlington/Ballston Location
Cigar City and Hardywood NoVa Debut at @RusticoBallston

It's the return of SAVOR! We'll be hosting two incredible events in honor of the epic American craft beer experience. Join us on Thursday, May 8th as we tap 20 drafts and casks from Cigar City & Hardywood Park! In addition, this will mark the NoVa Debut of CCB Double Barrel-Aged Hunahpu's Imperial Stout, as well as the debut of our sister spot, Bluejacket's, collaboration brew made with Hardywood, Beaux-Arts Imperial Azacca IPA!
There is no admission fee for this event.
Cigar City Drafts:
  • Double Barrel Aged Hunahpu
  • Key Lime IPA
  • Blueberry Muffin Brown Ale
  • Peach Habanero IPA
  • Jai Alai IPA
  • Maduro Brown
  • Invasion Pale Ale
  • Florida Cracker
  • Hotter Than Helles
  • Tocobaga Red Ale
Hardywood Park Drafts & Casks:
  • Gingerbread Stout
  • Bourbon Gingerbread Stout
  • Bourbon Sidamo
  • Beaux-Arts IPA (Bluejacket Collaboration)
  • Hoplar
  • Bohemian Pils
  • Singel
  • Capital Trail Pale
  • Raspberry Stout
  • Bourbon Cru
  • Bourbon Cru (Cask)
  • Sidekick Porter (Cask)
  • Capitol Trail Pale (Cask)
  • Bohemian Pils (Cask)
  • Beaux-Arts IPA (Cask; Bluejacket Collaboration)

Boulevard and Ommegang Take Over Rustico Alexandria – 6pm

On the eve of SAVOR, we're inviting two incredible breweries, Boulevard & Ommegange to take reign of our taps and pour 16 delicious drafts! 
There is no admission fee for this event.
The Boulevard & Ommegang Savor Draft List:
  • Boulevard:
  • Boulevard Imperial Stout
  • Grainstorm
  • Chocolate Ale 
  • Tank 7
  • KC Pils (1st Time in NoVa!)
  • 80-Acre Hoppy Wheat Ale
  • Single-Wide IPA
  • Boulevard Pale Ale
  • Rye-on-Rye
  • Chocolate Indulgence
  • Adoration Ale
  • Fire & Blood (Game of Thrones Beer #3)
  • Fleur de Houblon
  • Glimmerglass Saison
  • Hop House
  • 3 Philosophers

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