Things to do for August 15, 2014
Beer Week and Other Weekend Diversions
The weekend is going all in on Beer Week.
Tap Takeovers Worth Knowing About
Call these the most basic DC Beer Week iteration: the simple, beautiful tap takeover. First up: 11 stouts dominating the lines at the Black Squirrel. Then the next day: nearly 40 sour ales taking over the draft lines at all Pizzeria Paradiso locations. No, you won’t need a lemon.
Beer + Competition = This Stuff
First, the new Lyman’s on 14th is hosting a pinball tourney with DC Brau. Then next Saturday brings a Colorado-vs.-DC cornhole tourney at City Tap House, fueled by chili and beer (from Colorado) and half-smokes and beer (from DC). Go local or go home.
Just Some Giant Beer Events
File these under “unsubtle.” A three-hour tour of the Potomac on a boat stocked with full lineups from Ommegang and Boulevard. Then next Friday, it’s nine local breweries, nine local chefs and a soul band taking over the Old Ebbitt’s atrium. And don’t tell us you don’t have an unsubtle file.
Some Food with Your Beer
Amidst all the beer, you wouldn’t want to deprive yourself of food. (At least that’s what doctors say.) For something carnivorous, here’s a pig roast at the new Barrel on Capitol Hill. Or hit up Hank’s Oyster Bar next week for a Belgian happy hour with $1 oysters and $2 oyster shooters.
Enough with the Beer Already
Yeah. Maybe you’ll want to throw yourself a changeup. We get it. Well, there’s always rum. This weekend, Cuba Libre pours all their rums for half off at happy hour. And on Tuesdays, Blue Duck is uncorking rare magnums of California cabernet from the 1980s. No, they’re not hot pink.