This Week: Great Lakes at Birreria, Dogfish Head at American Flatbread, Beer & BBQ at the Big Hunt, North Carolina Invasion at Black Squirrel & National Homebrew Day
Another week, another workout for your liver. At least, that's what we Lagerheads say. Monday the pros at Birreria Paradiso in Georgetown are partnering with Great Lakes Brewing Company for their monthly beer dinner. The menu looks particularly off the hook this month, and the event also serves as the D.C. premiere of Lake Erie Monster, Great Lakes' Double IPA .
Also Monday is a Dogfish Head dinner at American Flatbread in Clarendon, and Room 11 is having a special tapping of La Chose, Quebec brewery La Trou du Diable's Wee Heavy/IPA hybrid. "The Thing" is a real monster, but the kind you want in your mouth (yes, we know first hand). Tuesday Y&H's very own Beerspotter Orr Shtuhl and executive chef Teddy Folkman will be hosting a pairing dinner at Granville Moore's. [UPDATE: THE BEERSPOTTER GRANVILLE MOORE'S DINNER HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO TUESDAY, MAY 4.]
On Wednesday, the Big Hunt is having a Kentucky Derby warm-up party of the Beer, Bourbon & BBQ variety. They will be serving bourbon cocktails, beers from Allagash, Great Lakes, and Founders, and favorite BBQ dishes specially prepared to go with each beer. Among the selection will be the hard-to-get and highly rated Founders Canadian Breakfast Stout, which is the Michigan brewery's Breakfast Stout aged in maple syrup barrels.
Speaking of BBQ, North Carolina is invading the Black Squirrel this week. Starting Monday, a dozen beers from five North Carolina breweries will be available, and chef Gene Sohn has added an appropriate selection of BBQ dishes to the regular menu. Friday there is a Southampton beer tasting at Chevy Chase Wine & Spirits, and Dean & Deluca in Georgetown is having a cheese and beer tasting. As if all this weren't enough, Saturday, May 1, is National Homebrew Day. Make some friends and get to brewing!