Young and Hungry

A Hophead’s Dream: JulyPA Days at Pizzeria Paradiso

photo_restaurant_georgetownStarting this Friday, Pizzeria Paradiso is giving a great gift to IPA-lovers in D.C. During JulyPA Days all the draft lines and casks at both the Dupont and Georgetown locations will be filled with delicious, hoppy IPAs.

But don't think just because it's a hopfest you won't find variety. In addition to regular old India Pale Ales like Anchor Liberty, Paradiso will be pouring roasty Black IPAs like 21st Amendment Back in Black, fruity and funky Belgian-style IPA's like Flying Dog Raging Bitch and strong, malty Double and Triple IPAs like Founder's Devil Dancer (which the Lagerheads tried for the first time last week and loved).

The lists at both locations are top notch, with standards like Weyerbacher Double Simcoe and Dogfish Head 90 Minute alongside rarities like Three Floyds Alpha King and a sneak peek version of Bell's Hopslam. Which ones have us looking at our calendars to see when we can get to both locations over the weekend with the possiblity of return trips next week? The Southern Tier 2XIPA and Bell's Two Hearted on cask are on our must-have list.

Oh, and they'll have  special IPA-inspired dishes to try with your glasses of hoppy goodness. Their I-nsalata P-aradiso A-ppetizer is an arugula and sweet pepper salad in a Lemon-Hop Vinaigrette.  The I-Pizz-A has roasted local peaches and apricots, prosciutto di parma, ricotta, goat cheese, basil, and hop olive oil. Now that one sounds good!

Read on for the full list of beers at each location.

Georgetown:

  • Victory Hop Wallop (cask)
  • 21st Amendment Back in Black
  • Anchor Liberty
  • Anderson Valley 20th Anniversary
  • Bells HopSLAM
  • BrewDog Hardcore
  • Climax IPA
  • Dogfish Head 90 Minute
  • Flying Dog Double Dog
  • Founders Devil Dancer
  • Harviestouns Bitter & Twisted
  • Ithaca Flower Power
  • Lagunitas A Little Sumpin’ Sumpin’
  • Olivers IPA
  • Oskar Blues Gubna
  • Smuttynose Big A IPA
  • Stone Ruination
  • Three Floyds Alpha King
  • Weyerbacher Double Simcoe
  • Green Flash Imperial IPA

Dupont Circle:

  • Bells Two-Hearted (cask)
  • De Molen Amarillo
  • Dogfish Head 60 Minute
  • Evolution IPA
  • Flying Dog Raging Bitch
  • Founders Hand of Doom
  • Great Lakes Commodore Perry
  • Harpoon Leviathan IPA
  • Heavy Seas Loose Cannon
  • Mikkelller Cascade
  • Moylan’s Hopsickle
  • New Holland Oaked Hatter
  • Schlafly AIPA
  • Southern Tier 2XIPA
  • Thornbridge Jaipur IPA
  • Three Floyds Apocalypse Cow
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