This Week: Brooklyn Brewery Pairings at Scion, Olivers at the Big Hunt, Pizzeria Paradiso Old Town Opens & Northern Virginia Brewfest
Just a few brewy things to do this week for those who need a reason to go out and drink craft beer. On Tuesday, Scion is hosting at paired tasting with beers from Brooklyn Brewery. You can sign up for an individual seating, 7:00pm or 8:30pm each with four pairings for $30, or do both for a total of eight Brooklyn beers and dishes. Our advice is to sign up for 8:30 seating for a chance to try a dark chocolate bacon S'more paired with Brooklyn Black Ops 10.7% Imperial Stout aged in bourbon barrels.
On Wednesday, the new Pizzeria Paradiso location in Old Town Alexandria will be open for business. If the beer programs at the Georgetown and Dupont Circle locations are any indication, the new spot will be a great place to visit for craft beer. Also, the Big Hunt will have a keg and a cask of Bishop's Indulgence, an 8%-ABV Russian Imperial Stout from Oliver Breweries in Baltimore. Brewmaster Steve Jones will be present for tapping honors at 6PM.
This Saturday and Sunday is the Northern Virginia Fall Brewfest at Bull Run Regional Park in Centreville, Virginia. The outdoor festival will feature over 50 breweries from around the world, including East Coast gems like Allagash, Terrapin, and Duck Rabbit, Mid-Western breweries like Founders and New Holland, outfits from out West like Left Hand, Oskar Blues, and Lagunitas, and international stars like Weihenstephan, Harviestoun, and Mikkeller. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the gate for each day for the 11AM to 7PM festival.
And don't forget the regular weekly events: Room 11's Monday night guest tap, which is Climax IPA this week, trivia night at Biergarten Haus on Tuesday, and trivia is beginning on Wednesday nights at Meridian Pint.
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