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CBC Week: Monday, March 25 Events

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 Monday'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 editor@dcbeer.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

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Jump to a different day (Week of March 25, 2013):
Monday - Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday - Friday - Saturday

CBC Kick-off with Bell's Brewery - The Big Hunt - 12am
Get ready for CBC Week by enjoying some Bell's tasties at the Hunt. Exclusive tapping of Bell's Oberon. Black Note Stout and Two Hearted will also be on tap.

Drafts and Casks from CBC Beer & Food Experience - ChurchKey - 4pm opening and start
Drafts & Casks from CBC Beer & Food Experience Breweries!
For those who can't make the dinner, we will have drafts and casks from each brewery participating in the dinner available upstairs.
Beer list:
  • Cigar City: Leon, Torcedores Series: Brengle's Double IPA, Humidor Series Jai Alai Cedar-Aged India Pale Ale, Dos Anos Kumquat Berliner Weisse, Campeador: Greaves, Whiskey Irish Stout (Nitro), Jai Alai IPA, Maduro Brown Ale, Florida Cracker White Ale
  • Surly: Darkness, Pentagram, Coffee Bender, Furious, CynicAle, Surly Abrasive
  • Firestone Walker: Sucaba, SLOambic, Pivo Pils, Velvet Merlin, Unfiltered DBA, Double Jack, Walker’s Reserve, Wookey Jack
  • DC Brau: On the Wings of Armageddon, St. Joseph’s Tripel, Colliding Hemispheres, Yonder Cities, Barrel-Aged Ghouls Night Out
  • Bluejacket, Cigar City & Funky Buddha Snack Attack!
  • Bluejacket, Allagash & Peakskill Share the Rainbow
  • Bluejacket & Mystic Vespula Mysticus
  • Bluejacket Sidewalk Saison
  • Bluejacket & The Brewer’s Art Honeysuckle Rose
  • Bluejacket & Mad Fox Mad Jacket
  • Maui: Ginger Saison, Pueo Pale Ale, Mana Pils, Freight Train IPA, Lahaina Town Brown
  • Flying Dog: Bloodline Blood Orange IPA (Brewed for CBC), Pumpernickel IPA, Single Hop: El Dorado Imperial IPA, Natural Selection (with Evolution), Green Tea Imperial Stout, Horn Dog, Barrel Aged Gonzo, Kujo Imperial Coffee Stout
3 Stars Spotlight at The Big Hunt - The Big Hunt - 4pm
B.W. Rye #4 (collaboration with Oliver Ales), Winter Madness winter warmer, all of the flagships, and a special cask. Owners/brewers Dave Coleman and Mike McGarvey will be in house (duh).
'Belgian' in the USA! - Brasserie Beck - 4-7pm
Brasserie Beck will play host to Brewery Ommegang, Allagash Brewing Co., and Boulevard Brewing Co. to help kick start CBC week. From 4-7, you get $6 drafts of some of the best Belgian-style beers this side of the Atlantic.  Brewery reps will be in the house to talk shop - and you'll get a glass to keep with the purchase of a draft. On offer:
  • Ommegang Rare Vos
  • Ommegang Gnomegang 2013
  • Boulevard Tank 7
  • Boulevard Terra Incognita
  • Allagash Black
  • Allagash Limited Release TBA
Wild Ales with Leelanau Brewing & Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales - Meridian Pint - 5pm-12am
Join Charles Psenka, Chief Liaison for Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales and founder of Leelanau Brewing, for a sampling of his fine wild ales. All beers from both of these breweries utilize open-fermentation and wood-aging with “bugs” to produce a fascinating and distinctive house character. The Pint will offer a wide variety of these wild ales on draft as well as 8-oz bottle pours, and Charles will be on-hand to talk and enjoy all things beer with you. There is no admission for this event. Doors open at 5 PM and bottle pours will only be available upstairs. This event overlaps with the East Coast vs West Coast Punk Rock Brew Tour being held in the basement from 7 PM to 12 AM.

Jolly Pumpkin: Bam Noire, Calabaza Blanca, Fuego Del Otono, La Parcela, Madrugada Obscura, Noel De Calabaza 2011, Noel De Calabaza 2012, Oro De Calabaza

Bottle Pours (8-oz):
Jolly Pumpkin:  Baudelaire IO 2011, De Viento, ES Bam, Luciernega 2011, Maracaibo Especial, Oro De Calabaza 2011
Leelanau: Good Harbor Golden Ale, Whaleback White

Dogfish Head Tap Takeover and IPA Showcase with Head Brewer Jesse Prall - Smoke and Barrel - 5pm
Meet head brewer Jesse Prall and enjoy the entire line-up of Dogfish Head IPAs. Highlights include: Sixty-One – Newly-released IPA brewed with syrah grape must. Firefly – English pale ale utilizing Maris Otter malt and Calypso hops originally brewed for the Firefly music festival. Rhizing Bines – the newest Life and Limb collaboration between Sierra Nevada and Dogfish Head utilizing Bravo and 644 hops with Dogfish Head's continual hopping technology. New IPA glassware giveaways!
Full Draft List: 60 Minute IPA, 90 Minute IPA, 120 Minute IPA, Burton Baton, Rhizing Bines, India Brown, Firefly, Bitches Brew, Sixty-One, Hellhound, Noble Rot, Aprihop

B. United Importer Portfolio Tasting - Pizzeria Paradiso Old Town - 5pm
Beers half price from 5-7pm at the bar. All beers from the B. United portfolio
Beer list: Aecht Schlenkerla Oak Smoke, Baladin Wayan Sour, BFM Sq Rt 225, De Dolle Stille Nacht, Dupont Cidre Reserve E. Dupont Aged in Calvados barrels, Glazen Toren Saison d’Erpe-Mere, JW Lees 25th Harvest, Kiuchi Hitachino Nest White La Rulles Estivale, Porter House Oyster Stout, Pripp’s Carnegie Stark Porter, Prof Fritz Briem 1809 Berliner, Reissdorf Kolsch, Schneider Aventinus Eisbock , ThornbridgeKipling

12 Percent Importer Portfolio Tasting - Pizzeria Paradiso Dupont Circle - 5pm
Beers half price from 5-7pm at the bar. All beers from the 12 Percent portfolio.
Beer list: Cazeau Saison, Dugges 1/2 Idjit, Emelisse RIS, Evil Twin Femme Fatale Brett, Hopfenstark Station 55, Local Option Dampf Loc, Local Option Morning Wood, Oxbow/Stillwater B.A. Liquid Swords, Stillwater Classique, Stillwater Premium, t’Gaverhpke Singing Blonde, Tilquin Gueuze
Shelton Brothers Importer Portfolio Tasting - Pizzeria Paradiso Georgetown - 5pm
Beers half price from 5-7pm at the bar. All beers from the Shelton Brothers portfolio.
Beer list: 8 Wired Super Conductor DIPA, Baird Dark Sky Imperial Stout, De La Senne Taras Bulba, Freigeist Abraxxxas Peated, Kissmeyer Black IPA, MikkellerIt’s Alive, New Belgium/ Dieu du Ciel! Heavenly Fiejoa Tripel, Nogne Ø India Saison, Nøgne-Ø / Terrapin Imperial Rye Porter, Prairie Artisan Ales Prairie Ale, Trois Damesl’Amoureuse Rouge, Trou du Diable La Grivoise de Noel
"VEG OUT" with Brewery Ommegang and Granville Moore's - Granville Moore's - 5pm
Join us as we kick off CBC 2013 on Monday March 25 when Granville Moore's "veges out" with Brewery Ommegang. We will be offering three vegetarian specials, in addition to our regular menu, paired with Brewery Ommegang's fine ales for $8 each. No reservations needed, but quantities will be limited. Specials include:
BBQ Jackfruit Sliders
Hickory Smoked Jackfruit, Root Vegetable Slaw, Three Philosophers BBQ (vegan)
paired with Three Philosophers
Curried Croquette (vegeterian)
Yukon Gold Potatoes, Chick Peas, Dill, Candied Walnuts, Feta, Olive and Tomato Relish
paired with Witte
Shrimp Cocktail
Old Bay “Shrimp”, Cocktail Sauce (vegan)
paired with Hennepin
Cheese & Beer Event with Janet Fletcher - Cowgirl Creamery - 6-8pm
Cowgirl Creamery is pleased to welcome Janet Fletcher, author of the brand-new guide, Cheese & Beer. Janet’s weekly cheese column for the San Francisco Chronicle has made her a nationally recognized cheese authority, and we’re the first store in the nation to have her beautiful new book. Come meet Janet at this private, walk-around tasting. You’ll sample a selection of the best American craft brews expertly matched to their cheesy soul mates. Ticket price ($40) includes a signed copy of Cheese & Beer. Space is limited, so reserve now. Tickets here!
Blue Mountain Tap Takeover - Columbia Firehouse - 6pm
Our commitment to all things Mid-Atlantic has long influenced our culinary and craft beer approach, so it is only natural that we dedicate our draft lines and our cask engine on Monday, March 25 to the craft-brewed creations of Blue Mountain Brewery, our neighbors from Nelson County, VA. For this very special occasion, Blue Mountain is sending a fresh cask of their delicious Full Nelson Pale Ale, as well as some kegs rarely seen outside of the brewery: Red Zeppelin Red IPA, Hibernator Doppelbock and Mythical Beast Black IPA! 8 more drafts from their portfolio will round out the collection... The full Blue Mountain crew will be in the house as well,giving away some of their brand new Blue Mountain mason jar glasses! Come say hello, share some brews, and take a cool glass home.

The Blue Mountain Total Tap Takeover Draft List: Full Nelson (Cask), Red Zeppelin, Mythical Beast, Hibernator, Barrel Aged Dirty Belgian, Dark Hollow, Kolsch, Local Species, Blitzen, Mandolin, Weizen, Lager

Seder Beer Dinner - The Big Board - 6:30pm
A Traditional NON Traditional Passover Meal" @ Big Board (421 H St. NE).  5 courses, 5 beers.  Think bacon wrapped Matzah balls paired w/ a Helles Lager.  Hosted by Steve Grossman.  Tickets are $65 and there are a limited number remaining.  Please call Big Board to make your reservation.  Starts at 6:30p
The Craft Brewers Conference Beer and Food Experience - Birch & Barley - 7pm
5 Course Tasting Menu w/ 8 Rare Beers from 8 Craft Brewers
$73 per person, exclusive of tax & gratuity
Dinner brews:
  • Bluejacket, Allagash & Peakskill Share the Rainbow
  • Maui Ginger Saison
  • Surly Smoke
  • DC Brau Barrel-Aged Ghouls Night Out
  • Avery Odio Equum
  • Flying Dog Black Stallion
  • Firestone Walker XV
  • Cigar City Huhnapu Imperial Stout
Notable guests: Bluejacket: Greg Engert (Beer Director & Partner) & Megan Parisi (Brewmaster), Maui: Garrett Marrero (Founder & Owner), Surly: Omar Ansari (Founder & Owner), DC Brau: Brandon Skall (Founder, Owner & CEO) & Jeff Hancock (Founder, Owner & Brewmaster), Flying Dog: Matt Brophy (Brewmaster & COO) & Jim Caruso (CEO), Firestone Walker: David Walker (Founder & Owner), Cigar City: Joey Redner (Founder & Owner)
East Coast vs West Coast Punk Rock Brew Tour - Meridian Pint - 7pm-12am
Batten down the hatches, and get on the bus or get out of the way! CBM21 Media andGreatBrewers.com present the 3rd Annual East Coast vs. West Coast Punk Rock Brew Tour. A beer and music event, the ECvWCPRBT features a soundtrack of punk and hardcore paired with great craft-brewed beer. Come on down and drink the finest American craft beers while moshing out to a soundtrack of punk and hardcore that will include bands from Scissor Fight to Bad Brains and from Black Flag to Suicidal Tendencies. From the East Coast, Smuttynose Brewing Company (the event’s founder) will be joined by their perennial sidekick, Victory Brewing Company. Also this year, newcomer Sixpoint Brewing Company will join the fray. Each brewery will showcase their India Pale Ale and one other draft. Like Punk, the IPA is a beer style invented by the British, but made wholly American in subsequent years by brewers in the U.S. At the helm of the West Coast is Lagunitas Brewing Company (an original East Coast/West Coast founding member) and their trusty compadres, Ballast Point Brewing Company. Oskar Blues Brewing Company and Sierra Nevada Brewing Company round out the roster. The East Coast vs. West Coast event will be hosted by representatives and brewers from many of the participating breweries. Event attendees will be able to have their questions about beer and beer-making answered by several breweries, all in one evening, all the while rampaging to a hardcore soundtrack. East Coast vs. West Coast punk: Who wins? You decide! There is no admission for this event, which is located in the basement. This event starts at 7 PM and overlaps with Wild Ales with Leelanau Brewing & Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales.
Ballast Point: Sculpin IPA, Victory at Sea
Lagunitas: IPA, Sucks
Oskar Blues: Deviant Dale's, G'Knight
Sierra Nevada: Blindfold Black IPA, Ruthless Rye
Sixpoint: Bengali Tiger, Sweet Action
Smuttynose: Big A IPA, Finestkind IPA
Victory: Ranch Double IPA (Simcoe), Swing Saison


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Monday, March 25, 2013 (All day)