Tuesday, August 17, 2010

DC Beer Week!

First there was DC Restaurant Week...and now there's DC Beer Week!

Described as a week long celebration of beer culture, DC Beer Week kicks off on August 20th with a party at the Rock and Roll Hotel sponsored by the Washington City Paper. Including craft beers and music pairings and featuring, Beer Director Greg Engert of ChurchKey, Founder & Brewer Brian Strumke of Stillwater Artisanal Ales, Tracy Jill Doty from the NIH, Cobra Collective, New Rock Church of Fire and many more.

Additional events run throughout the week including:

Sunday, August 22nd  - Join us on the Potomac Riverboat Company’s “Cherry Blossom” for a three hour cruise of the Potomac river while sampling over sixteen different craft beers, wine, bourbon and light appetizers.  Purchase Tickets at: www.capitolloungedc.com/beercruise

Monday, August 23rd - Belgian 5 Course Dinner. Granville Moore's joins Susan Greene of Global Brewers Guild for an entertaining night of Belgian and Belgian style American Beers and a 5 course dinner carefully pairing and integrating the beers with the food. $70/person Call 202-399-2546 for reservations.

Tuesday, August 24th - Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe "Brooklyn Brawl" Beer and Cheese Tasting. Come and taste some of the finest beers from NY's largest Craft Brewer- Brooklyn Brewery. The beers will be artfully paired with Cheeses from International Gourmet. The beers include, Brewmasters Reserve, Black Ops, Brooklyn-Schneider Hopfen-Weisse, Local One Lager, Brown Ale

Wednesday, August 25th - Capitol Lounge Beer and Barbeque with Great Lakes Brewing Company. Low country barbeque and other backyard cuisine washed down with some of the finest brews from Great Lakes Brewing including Eliot Ness Amber Lager, Commodore Perry IPA, Dortmunder Gold Lager, and Edmund Fitzgerald Porter. 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm. Capitol Lounge Side Bar. $45/Person All Inclusive. http://www.capitolloungedc.com/dcbeerweek/

Thursday, August 26th - The Reef presents "Rogue Ales Oyster Fest". 3,000 Oysters, 3 Shuckers, 3 Levels, 7 great beers from Rogue Ales! Dead Guy, Kells Irish Lager, Imperial IPA, Imperial YSB, Orgasmic, Somer Ale, John John's Hazlenut 5pm-10pm.

Friday, August 27th - Big Hunt Michigan Blowout Night featuring specials on Founders, Bells, and New Holland. Get your Wolverine Gold and Blue or Spartan Green on.

Saturday, August 28th - Closing out the week with a big party, the Beer Week Finale will be at RFD from 5 pm to midnight.

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