Welcome to DCBeer's coverage of the Brewers Association's Craft Brewers Conference 2013. This is a week filled with events officially connected to CBC and events put on by breweries, local and otherwise, in craft beer venues around the area. Below, find links to the pages for every day of this week. This is Friday's page. Every day we'll post the official CBC schedule as well as any events going on elsewhere in the #DCBrews world. If you have events to add, please email email@example.com. We look forward to updating these pages on a rolling basis and keeping you informed with event information as we receive it! From the DCBeer team, whether you're visiting or a local, have a great time enjoying all that the DC metropolitan area has to offer during this week! Cheers!
Jump to a different day (Week of March 25, 2013):
Monday - Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday - Friday - Saturday
Drink Local! sponsored by BeerAdvocate - Meridian Pint - 1pm-2:30am
Beer Advocate and Meridian Pint bring you a post-Craft Brewers Conference party to remember. 20 local breweries will take over the Pint's tap towers and also provide 20 casks that will be spread out on two levels and the patio. All casks and drafts will be $5 all day and night! In preparation for CBC and Drink Local, the Pint brewed a number of collaborative beers. Breweries listed below with an asterisk will be pouring at least one Meridian Pint collaboration. For the full and extensive beer list, click here.
Avery Brewing Company Tap Takeover - ChurchKey - 4pm
ChurchKey has been plotting with their buddies from Avery Brewing Company to do a big event for some time. To that end, CK will be pouring 22 drafts from their illustrious portfolio and vault.
The Avery Draft List: Immitis (Barrel-Aged Series #9), Tweak (Meph Addict), 3.5 India Session Ale, Boulder Weisse, Double Dry Hopped The Maharaja, Hog Heaven Barleywine, The Reverend, Salvation, The Maharaja, The Kaiser, The Czar, Out of Sight stout, Anniversary Nineteen, The Beast, Avery IPA, Ellie's Brown Ale, White Rascal, Out of Bounds Stout, Out of Bounds Stout (Cask), Joe's American Pilsner, New World Porter, Old Jubilation, Mephistopheles' Stout, Winter's Day IPA
Breckenridge Beer and Stranahan's Whiskey - Smoke and Barrel - 5pm
While this week is all about the beer, we are using this event to give our good friend whiskey some love as well. Breckenridge is currently the only brewery in the country authorized to use Stranahan's Whiskey for barrel aging. We are showcasing two beers aged in these barrels that are rarely seen outside of Colorado: Barrel-Aged Vanilla Porter, and Barrel-Aged Pandora’s Bock. In addition, we will be receiving four bottles of this delicious out-of-market whiskey to pour next to the barrel-aged beers.Full draft list:
Ballpark Brown, Barrel-Aged Pandora’s Bock, Barrel-Aged Vanilla Porter, Vanilla Porter on Nitro, 471 Imperial IPA, 471 Extra ESB, 72 Double Chocolate Cream Stout, Pandora's Bock, Avalanche Amber, Agave Wheat, Lucky U IPA, Oatmeal Stout
Oskar Blues Presents "Dale's Dirty Dozen" - Scion - 5pm
Scion is hosting Oskar Blues Brewery founder Dale Katechis (of the eponymous pale ale), who's bringing a slew of OB beers with him - not only are there 11 drafts, but a special cask of oSKAr the G'Rauch, a smoked IPA brewed in collaboration with Ska Brewing Company. Many of these beers are limited one-offs that rarely make it out of Colorado. Scion will also feature the brandy new 19.2 oz 'stovepipe cans' of Dale's Pale and Mama's Little Yella Pils. No tickets or reservation required. All beers tapped at 5pm. Featured beers are specially priced for the event.
Full beer list: oSKAr the G'Rauch (cask), Velvet Elvis Stout, Sandy Saison, Oaked Smidy Stout, The Deuce Brown Ale, Dale's Pale Ale (draft and stovepipe), Mama's LIttle Yella Pils (draft and stovepipe), Old Chub Scotch Ale, G'Knight Imperial Red IPA, Deviant Dale's IPA, Gubna Imperial IPA, Ten FIDY Imperial Stout.
The "Epic" Conclusion to CBC Week: Epic Tap Takeover - Jack Rose Dining Saloon - 5pm
Both floors, all 20 drafts, starting at 5pm
Drafts: Elder Brett, Big Bad Baptist , Smoked & Oaked, Brainless on Peaches, Brainless on Cherries, Brainless on Rasperries, Brainless IPA, Sour Apple Saison, Imperial Red, Imperial IPA, Brainless, Hopulent IPA, Copper Cone, 825 State Stout, Spiral Jetty IPA, Captain Crompton's, Pfeifferhorn Lager, Blue Law Porter, Imperial Stout, Santa Cruz Brown
7 drafts and 1 cask each from the 2012 small brewpub of the year and the mid-sized brewery of the year
1/2 priced drafts from 5-7pm at the bar
DB: 8-point, Congo, Dark Abby, Kilt Flasher, Tectonic Barleywine, Vienna, Wood-aged Kilt Flasher, Cask TBD
Troegs: Dreamweaver Wheat, Hopback Amber, Javahead Stout, Nugget Nectar, Perpetual IPA, Troegenator Double Bock, Scratch Beer: TBD, Cask TBD
20th Anniversary Adams Morgan 'Poon Party - Bourbon AdMo - 5-9pm
As the Craft Brewer’s Conference comes to a close and to celebrate 20 years of Harpoon’s amazing brewing legacy, seven of Harpoon’s amazing IPA’s will be available for $4.20 for full pints. Some light fare will be provided.
Sierra Nevada Tap Invasion - Elephant & Castle (1201 Pennsylvania Ave. NW) - 5pm
5 Sierra Nevada beers on draft including Torpedo Cask & 2 Headed Ruthless Imperial IPA (the only keg in the DC area). 5pm
Boundary Road matches beers from the acclaimed NC brewery with companionable dishes.
Window Pane Series 3 (Belgian-style dubbel brewed with figs and raisins, aged in North Carolina brandy barrels), Window Pane Series 4 (double American wheat beer fermented with North Carolina raspberries, then aged in pinot noir and chardonnay barrels), Silent Night (Imperial Stout), Sisters of the Moon (IPA), Weeping Willow Wit, Endless River (Kolsch), Dark Cloud (Munich Dunkel), Second Wind (Pale Ale)
Rustico Ballston has been stockpiling some outrageously rare brews from Goose Island. They'll unleash them upon Arlington during the 2013 Craft Brewers Conference.As a sort of sendoff to the CBC, and to celebrate Goose Island, Rustico will be tapping no fewer than 12 different Goose Island brews. Bourbon County Brand Coffee Stout will be on DRAFT (this has not even been on draft in DC yet!)...and BCBCS is even cooler when tasted next to the original Bourbon County Brand Stout (BCBS)...so that is flowing as well. Rounding out the rarities are kegs of Naughty Goose, Big John and Night Stalker! Don't forget about the brews from the Vintage series, as they will all be tapped.
The Goose Island 2013 CBC Event Draft List:
Bourbon County Brand Coffee Stout, Bourbon County Brand Stout, Big John, Night Stalker, Naughty Goose, Pepe Nero, Matilda, Sofie, Pere Jaques, Nut Brown, IPA, Honker's Ale
RSVP for free here.
All of the events at Smith Commons are free to the public and will feature rare brews, industry leaders, live music, and great food pairings. Tonight join the AmericanCraftBeer.com team for a night of great craft beer.
Music By: DJ Sam Warren
collin o’brien // Clockwise, Push Showroom
Marquis Perkins // D.C. Arts Commission
Katie Warren // GoKateShoot.com
Peter Chang & Brandon Hill // No Kings Collective
Philippa Hughes // Pink Line Project
Quincy Jones, Billy Shaw, Rusty Ryan // Prepster Punk
Alexander Gorman, Richard Owens // The Good Kin
Eric Schultz // Thirst DC
Live Performance by Gallons 2 Ounces & Track
Florida Brews - The Black Squirrel - 7:30pm
This is a rare opportunity to enjoy suds from Cigar City, Swamp Head, Tequesta, and St. Somewhere, four breweries not yet available in the D.C. market, on March 29, a Friday, starting at 5 p.m. As part of the festivities, beer lovers will be able to hob-knob with the brewers in the Tap Room, starting at 7:30 pm. It all comes out to 25 tap lines of rare Florida beer spread over two floors, including The Humidor Series Cedar-Aged Jai Alai IPA from Cigar City, Swamp Head’s Big Nose IPA, Tequesta’s Gnarley Barley APA, and Saison Athene from Saint Somewhere. A complete draft list will be release shortly. Plus, Chef Gene Sohn will prepare homemade alligator hot dogs for the adventurous foodie. Que Vola!
Surly and 3 Floyds present Pig Destroyer - The Black Cat - 9pm
Virginia grindcore specialists Pig Destroyer and DC's own Darkest Hour. Together at last. Tickets here.