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Everyone who is anyone should check out DC Beer Week this week (starting Sunday Aug 14th). There are TONS are specials around the city. Click the link below for a map and calendar of events. Note: MIDWESTERNERS check out the specials on Wed (below).
Here are a few highlights…
MONDAY AUG 15th : Ladies’ Night – Ladies Drink Beer for Free – 4pm
Belga Cafe – 514 8th Street SE, http://www.belgacafe.com
TUESDAY: AUG 16th: All About Brews Trivia Night – 7pm
Bread & Brew – 1247 20th Street NW, http://www.breadandbrew.com
Think you know about beer? Put it to the test during Bread & Brew’s special all-beer trivia. Great prizes and beer specials all night long.
My brother lives in Philly – so I’ve been there quite a few times. I’ve noticed the murals but, I didn’t realize the shear number of murals until it was brought to my attention. I think this is a great tour. I mean who wouldn’t like a little exercise topped off by a couple beers?
Doc & a Drink is going to the “Our City Film Festival”. Our first stop is the opening night party tomorrow (Saturday). It’s open to the public — Join us!
It’s at RFD’s (810 7th St, NW) and everyone knows RFD’s has an excellent beer selection. Katy and I will be interviewing some of the local documentary filmmakers. It’s going to be a blast. It’s only 12.00 and all the money from the festival goes back into the organization. Buy your tickets online – they will sell out! See you there (8-11pm).
**** Celebrate the opening of the film festival with filmmakers and VIPs.
Enjoy beer specials, great raffle give-aways, and performances by
Grammy nominee, Arts and Humanities Council of Washington grantee
and subject of past OCFF film, Blue Line…
Then – this Sunday – is the main event. The films are all about D.C. The festival is only on Sunday, at The Goethe Institute (812 7th St, NW). For ticket information and a full schedule check the website: http://www.yachad-dc.org/Home.shtml
AND – just added — is the closing event with the D.C Cupcake Girls…
Georgetown Cupcakes’ Sophie and Katherine will be special guests,
screening TLC’s Second Season of DC Cupcakes,Our City
hosting a Q&A, and cupcake decorating contest at the finale.
5 out of 5 Cheers.
DRINK: Monteith’s Summer Ale (yes – the drink matches the glass)
LOCATION: The Kiln in Invercargil, New Zealand (the end of the earth)
I have to give props to The Kiln who had excellent live music. The guitarist focused on the best of the 90′s so I was pleased. I sat in the back corner. I had a complete view of the bar which I thought was one of the best seats in the place.
REVIEWER: Becky Beamer
It’s a summer brew and it’s from New Zealand SO good luck finding it in the US. If you can’t find it – I recommend just pretending it’s summer for a night and grab a corona with a lime.
The beer is smooth & sweet. I can taste honey and something spicy. I can’t quite place it.
I have to admit I cheated and read the description on the bar menu. The spice is from the nutmeg – yummy.
It’s really good and really easy to drink.
5 out of 5 Cheers.
I ran across this article on Life Hacker about Pairing Beer with your food.
Here is the cheat sheet:
- Pale Ales – Salads, light appetizers, fish and seafood
- India Pale Ales (IPAs) – IPAs can stand up to a little more richness and flavor. They can go well with things like pulled pork, pizza, and fried chicken, as well as lighter salads and seafood dishes. And if you like heat, try an IPA with spicy food – the hoppiness really pumps up the spice quotient!
- Hefeweizens and Wheat Beers – Fruit dishes, dinner salads, grain salads, and desserts made with warm spices (cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg).
- Amber Ales – Ambers are a good middle-of-the-road beer and go well with just about anything: burgers, grilled cheese, roast chicken, soups and stews
- Stouts and Porters – Barbecue, stews, braised dishes – any kind of meat dish, really. Also rich desserts with chocolate and espresso flavors.
For the full article – go to : LIFEHACKER ARTICLE
—- becky beamer
REVIEWER: Becky Beamer
There’s a feeling to winter. It’s a time when you want to be warmed by a fire while looking outside to a winter wonderland. I fell victim to these wintery feelings recently - at the shopping market.
I looked around the Harris Teeter beer selection and noticed that everyone was picking up Sierra Nevada’s WInter Ale : Celebration Ale. Check out the label. It’s a perfect sell for the seasonal winter ale.
I had high hopes that were quickly dashed. Don’t fall for the label. The beer is just average – nothing special.
2 out 5 Cheers