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 Wednesday'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
Craft Brewers Conference will bring brewers and their beers from all over the country to Washington, DC. To showcase the growth of craft beer across our nation, the Pint will feature the wares of four breweries geographically as distant from each other as possible while still being American. Ballast Point (San Diego, CA), Founders (Grand Rapids, MI) and Hardywood Park (Richmond, VA) are each bringing at least seven drafts, a cask, and their whole crew. Jester King (Austin, TX) will also be present with two drafts and four different bottle offerings available in 8-oz pours or full bottles. This event is open to the public and begins on both floors at 3 PM.
Ballast Point: Sculpin IPA
Hardywood: Dry-Hopped Imperial IPA
Ballast Point: Dorado Nitro Double IPA, Even Keel Session IPA, Fathom IPL, Sculpin, Sculpin Habanero, Thai Chili Wahoo Wheat, Victory at Sea
Founders: All Day IPA, Breakfast Stout, Canadian Breakfast Stout, Centennial IPA, Old Curmudgeon 2011, Old Curmudgeon 2013, Porter, Red's Rye
Hardywood:Bourbon Cru, Hoplar, Chocolate Heat, Sidamo Coffee Stout, Bourbon Sidamo Coffee Stout, Singel, Raspberry Stout, Hansom Cab ESB
Jester King: Funk Metal, RU55
Bottles (8-oz pour or full bottle):
Jester King: El Cedro, Noble King, Salt Lick, Boxer's Revenge
The Debut of Bluejacket-Three Floyds-Revolution-Half Acre Collaboration Brew + a Slew of Drafts & Casks from each Brewery - ChurchKey - 4pm
Pouring the collaboration brew, an unbelievable American-style India Pale Ale called Fistcal Cliff, and many more kegs and casks from Bluejacket, Three Floyds, Revolution & Half Acre.
The Beer List:
Bluejacket, Half Acre, Revolution & Three Floyds Fistcal Cliff IPA (Brewed for CBC 2013! World Premier!)
Bluejacket, Allagash & Peakskill Share the Rainbow
Bluejacket & Mystic Vespula Mysticus
Bluejacket & Mad Fox Instigator
Three Floyds: Zombie Dust, Alpha King, Toxic Revolution, Arctic Panzer Wolf, Dreadnaught, Gumball Head
Half Acre: Space IPA, Chocolate Camaro, Daisy Cutter, Akari Shogun, Lager, Half Acre & Three Floyds Annica
Revolution: A Little Crazy, Working Woman, Moby Wit, Samadhi, Anti-Hero IPA, Bean Jean
North Carolina Craft Night at ChurchKey - ChurchKey - 4pm
The North Carolina brewing scene is one of the hottest in the USA. ChurchKey will have 20 different drafts and casks from 10 of the finest NC brewers.
Olde Hickory: The Event Horizon (Cask), Redeemer Imperial IPA (Draft)
Foothills: Seeing Double IPA (Draft), Sexual Chocolate (Draft)
Duck-Rabbit: Bourbon Barrel-Aged Baltic Porter (Draft), Bourbon Barrel-Aged Scotch Ale (Cask)
NoDa: Imperial Coco Loco Porter (Draft), Bourbon Barrel-aged NodaRyeZ'd (Draft)
Trophy: Best in Show Citra Saison (Draft), Rosemary Gose (Draft)
Mother Earth: Tripel Overhead (Cask), Pilot Batch – Session Pale Ale (Draft)
Mystery Brewing: I Cannot Tell a Rye (Draft), Fawkes (Draft)
Fullsteam: Beasley’s Honey White (Draft), The Common Good (Draft)
Asheville Brewing: Jackpot IPA (Draft), Fire Escape (Draft)
Catawba Valley: Le Sexxxy Saison with Brett (Draft), Le Vanilla Saison (Draft)
Between these three bars, there will be 60+ beers on offer, all at just $3 a pop when you buy a $20 wristband here
($25 day of). Throw in door prizes, brewer meet & greets, and late night deals to help kick the keg at the Penn Social after party and you've got yourself a shindig.
Old Dominion Spotlight and Meet the President - The Big Hunt - 4pm
Sour Project, Double "D" Double IPA, Hoodwinked, and Cherry Blossom Lager on tap. Jim Lutz (Dominion President) will be in-house.
Goose Island Tap Takeover featuring Bourbon County Variants - Smoke and Barrel - (Ticketed event beginning at 3:30 p.m.; Opens to the public at 5)
Yes, you ready that correctly. The Barrel will be receiving ultra-rare kegs of Bourbon County Coffee
and Bourbon County Cherry Rye.
This event will kick off with a private tasting from 3:30-5 featuring 4oz. pours of Night Stalker, Bourbon County Coffee, Cherry Rye Bourbon County, and 2012 Bourbon County Stout. Tickets will cost $45 and they plan to sell only 16. This is a rare opportunity to try these beers side-by-side as well as chat with Goose Island head cellarman/brewer Brian Taylor. Chef Logan McGear will provide two pairing plates for these huge stouts, one savory and one sweet. Tickets will go on sale March 13 and they will go fast. Stay tuned on twitter (@BeerBBQBourbon) for how to purchase.Full draft list:
2012 Bourbon County, Bourbon County Coffee, Cherry Rye Bourbon County, Night Stalker, Big John, Pepe Nero, Père Jacques, Matilda, Sofie, IPA, Urban 312, Honkers Ale
The sister restaurants will host 9 out-of-market breweries featuring over 40 beers both on draft and in bottle, including a collection of rare offerings almost never available in DC. Representatives from each brewery will be in attendance to drink and talk about beer. Tickets or reservations are not required for this event. Featured beers will be specially priced for the event. To see the full (and extensive) beer list, click here.
Participating Breweries: Falling Sky - Eugene, OR, Foothills - Winston-Salem, NC, Fullsteam - Durham, NC, Funkwerks - Fort Collins, CO, Gigantic - Portland, OR, Haymarket - Chicago, IL, Oakshire - Eugene, OR, Odell - Fort Collins, CO, Two Brothers - Warrenville, IL
Bourbon puts on a showcase of 20 of the best beers from the furthest state east: Maine. Specialty beers from Oxbow, Maine Brewing Co, Bunker Brewing, and Allagash will be featured along with complimentary bites inspired by New England's gem. $2 tasters and $5 glasses.
- Allagash Black - Belgian Stout
- Allagash Bourbon Barrel Black - Belgian Stout
- Allagash Confluence
- Allagash Dubbel
- Allagash Fluxux 2012
- Allagash Grand Cru
- Allagash Interlude 2012
- Allagash James Bean
- Allagash Triple
- Allagash White
- Bunker Peninsula Pale Ale
- Maine Mean Old Tom
- Maine Peeper Pale Ale
- Oxbow Farmhouse Pale Ale
- Oxbow Freestyle #10
- Oxbow Freestyle #13
- Oxbow Freestyle #30
- Oxbow Loretta
- Oxbow Saison Noel
- Oxbow Space Cowboy
Patio Bar with Dr. Bill Sysak, Jenn Litz, Stone Brewing, and New Belgium - Meridian Pint - 5pm-10pm
Jenn Litz is the editor of Craft Business Daily, a publication for beer supplies, distributors and retailers. She recently traveled to Fort Collins to produce a unique brew with New Belgium Assistant Brewmaster Grady Hall. The beer, Sins & Chronic, is a take on a gin & tonic beer cocktail. Sorachi Ace hops, juniper & citrus spice-blend and even some quinine were employed in the production of this rarity. Jenn will be out on our patio at a satellite bar along with New Belgium staff talking about the beer as well as pouring it along with New Belgium Tart Lychee. Joining them is Dr. Bill Sysak, Craft Beer Ambassador & Beverage Supervisor at Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens. Dr. Bill broke into his world-renowned cellar and will be pouring two special drafts from Stone Brewing Company: 2011 Imperial Russian Stout & 14th Anniversary Emperial IPA.
Gnommegangnam (Duvel Moorgat) Style - Jack Rose Dining Saloon - 5pm
The Jack Rose Terrace features $6 drafts and prizes for the best Psy costumes and dances!
- De Konick
- De Konick Winter Ale
- Duvel Single
- d'Achouffe La Chouffe
- d'Achouffe McChouffe
- d'Achouffe Houblon Chouffe Dobbelen IPA Tripel
- d'Achouffe N'ice Chouffe
- d'Achouffe Biere du Soleil
- Liefmans Cuvee Brut
- Liefmans Goudenband
- Maredsous Triple
- Ommegang Abbey Ale
- Ommegang Art of Darkness
- Ommegang Duvel Rustica
- Ommegang Hennepin
- Ommegang Iron Throne
- Ommegang Gnomegang
- Ommegang Rare Vos
- Ommegang Three Philosophers
- Ommegang Witte
Half price drafts at the bar from 5-7pm.
Draft list: Cuir, Hottenroth, Humulus, Lokal Red, Mischief, Oude Tart, Rueuze, Rugbrod, Saison de Lente, Smoking Wood, Sour in the Rye, White Oak
Half price drafts at the bar from 5-7pm.
Draft list: Milk Stout Nitro, Sawtooth, 400Lb Monkey, Fade to Black Vol. 4, Wake Up Dead, Polestar Pils, Stranger, Ambidextrous #2, Twin Sisters, Black Jack Porter
A cask beer competition and pizza pairing. Flying Dog has a cask of Doggie Style Pale Ale with tangerine peel, Simcoe hops, and oak. Pizza P has filled a cask of Doggie with cedar, apple wood, grains of paradise, Citra hops, and grapefruit peel. Which will kick first?
You can also meet the brewers of Trou de Diable and sample Buteuse, Dubai, Epoque Opaque, La Grivoise, La Grivoise de Noel, Schieve Tabarnak. Half priced beers from 5-7pm downstairs.
Brooklyn Brewery Meet & Greet & Pint Glass Give-Away on the Main Floor - The Black Squirrel - 5pm
Meet the crew from Brooklyn Brewery, talk shop and drink beer on Wednesday, March 27. The first 48 folks will get a free Brooklyn pint glass. Beers on tap will include Brewmaster’s Reserve Brooklyn Silver Anniversary Lager Dopplebock and There Will Be Black Ale. Starting at 5:00 p.m.
Our neighbors to the north are rolling up with some of their finest stuff. You'll see beers from the Brewer's Art, Union Craft Brewing, Oliver Ales, and Stillwater, as well as crews from at least the first three. And Balto-bred Chef Brad will relive his youth by cooking up some tasty B-more treats.
Brewer's Art: Tiny Tim (brewed with buckwheat honey and hibiscus flowers and "dry hopped" with Rosemary), Green Peppercorn Tripel (Belgian-style tripel finished with Madagascar green peppercorns)
Oliver Ale: Strongman Pale Ale (dry-hopped with Sorachi Ace), Dark Horse (dark mild), Winter's Wolves ("heavy metal in liquid form")
Union: Yonder Cities IPA (new collaboration with DC Brau), Duckpin Pale, Rye Baby (rye IPA with farmhouse yeast)
Oliver Ale/Evolution EVOL (5% dark ale single hop Bramling Cross, fermented with Saison yeasts)
Bottles and Cans:
Stillwater Stateside (saison), Brewer's Art La Petroleuse (bier de garde), Brewer's Art Ozzy (golden strong ale), Brewer's Art Resurrection (Belgian-style brown ale)
Dominion Brewing will be on hand, dishing out the local.
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.
Music By: DJ Skim
Mike McGarvey & Dave Coleman // 3 Stars Brewing Co.
Ted Whitney // Avery Brewing Co.
Larry & David Bell // Bells Brewery Inc
Taylor Smack, Mandi Smack & Matt Nucci // Blue Mountain Brewery
Erika Rietz, Chris Staten & Trevor Cravens // Draft Magazine
Tom & John Knorr // Evolution Craft Brewing Company
Dave Engbers // Founders Brewing Co.
Patrick Conway // Great Lakes Brewing Company
Brett VanderKamp & Dave White // New Holland Brewing
Chad Melis & Jim Weatherwax // Oskar Blues Brewery
Mitch Steele // Stone Brewing Co.
21st Amendment Brewery and Crux Fermentation Project Party - Farmers Fishers Bakers - 7-9pm
FFB is hosting a special beer release party for 21st Amendment and Crux, wherein each brewery will offer five of their top brews, including Watermelon Wheat, Two Lane Blacktop, and Lord & Master from the former and Outcast IPA, Imperial Triskel, and Scotch Ale from the latter. Both brewery crews will be on hand to talk abou their newly released beers and meet guests. Beers are individually priced/pay-as-you-drink.
Anchor Brewery Dinner at Mayfair and Pine - Mayfair and Pine - 7pm
Executive Chef Emily Sprissler and Brew Master Mark Carpenter will be your hosts during this elegantly casual evening. Chef Sprissler has chosen her pairings to develop a unique experience to create palate pleasing plates! Each course is accompanied by seasonal and perennial favorites crafted by Brew Master Mark at America's first craft brewery in their traditional copper brewhouse. Souvenir Anchor Brewing Pint glass included! $55 includes tax, gratuity separate. Menu and tickets at the link above.
Firestone Walker Barrelworks & Funkwerks (FW & FW) - The Black Squirrel - 7pm
A night of barrel-aged fun and funk featuring rare and special treats from Colorado and the Central Coast of California on Wednesday, March 27. Meet and greet the brewers.
Firestone Walker Brewing Company: Reginald Brett Wild Ale, Bretta Weisse Berliner Weisse, and SLOambic Lambic, along with out-of-market Firestone Walker standards such as Velvet Merlin Oatmeal Stout, Pivo Pils, Pale 31, and Double Barrel Ale.
Funkwerks: Tropic King Saison, Saison Belgian-Style Ale, Bastogne Belgian Dark Ale, and Dark Profit Belgian Strong Dark Ale.
Chef Gene Sohn will prepare an Oak Barrel Pizza featuring smoked tomatoes and smoked Gouda cheese with caramelized onions and arugula. Starting at 7:00 p.m.
Feast of the Iron Throne Dinner - Jack Rose Dining Saloon - 7:30pm
Game of Thrones themed beer dinner replete with wenches, trenchers, and maybe beheadings. $75 per ticket (plus tax and gratuity). 6 course feast with beer pairings. Only 35 tickets for sale at feastoftheironthrone.eventbrite.com.
Widmer Brothers Georgetown Bar Crawl - Various - 7:30pm
Join Widmer Brothers for a bar crawl through historic Georgetown. The first stop is Thunderburger at 7:30pm, then J. Paul's at 8:45pm and finally Old Glory at 9:45pm.
DC Brau, Ska Brewing, and Country Malt Group present The Pietasters - The Black Cat - 8pm
It's been some time since their last release, but the grandfathers of Ska-Rock-and-Soul are back. The Pietasters have managed to be one of the few bands to weather the rise and fall of the ska genre in the late 90's. This is because the band was never a gimmick. They play passionate music inspired by real life, and that makes them relevant in any era. Not only are the Pietasters appearing on the Mainstage, but DC Brau and Ska Brewing will be unveiling a new beer - Taster's Choice Coffee Doppelbock. Inspired by the Pietasters themselves, this epic new beverage will be taking over a tap and definitely helping to make the night much more memorable. Tickets here.
Come on down to meet the brewer and taste some of Dominion Brewing's offerings.