There are just a few events on the calendar to get you through those long three days before Thanksgiving. What better time to seek out winter and holiday beers? Read on for The Lagerheads take on what to do in beer this week but for details on any event, click on it in our D.C. Beer Events Calendar above.
Starting at 4pm today (hope you can get off early) ChurchKey is pouring 1.5 ounce servings of a very limited amount of two special beers from BrewDog in Scotland. Both former Strongest-Beer-In-The-World title holders Sink The Bismarck and Tactical Nuclear Penguin, the Penguin is a 32%-ABV “Uber” Imperial Stout aged for 16 months in two different whiskey casks and then frozen to boost the alcohol level by removing water (as ice), and the Bismarck is a 41%-ABV Quadruple IPA that is frozen and decanted four times.
Starting Tuesday at Belga Café diners can take away free glassware when ordering from a special beer pairing menu for dinner. Beers featured on the menu include some outstanding Belgian Christmas ales like De Ranke Père Noël, Delirium Tremens Noël, Gouden Carolus Noël, and Corsendonk Christmas Ale. If this talk of strong, sweet Belgian holiday beers makes your mouth water but you won’t be able to make it to Belga, check out Brasserie Beck’s recently updated seasonal beer list, as Fritz Hahn at the Washington Post suggested last week.
Or if you were intrigued as we were by all the hubbub around Great Lakes Christmas Ale and haven’t had any yet, Meridian Pint is tapping a keg of it on Monday. Check last week’s post for what other drinkers think of it and updates on places to find the popular domestic Christmas ale. And if you missed the premiere of Dogfish Head Brewery‘s new Discovery Channel show Brew Masters, it is being re-aired tonight at 8pm and 11pm EST. Finally, Room 11‘s Monday night guest tap is Smuttynose S’muttonator, a strong, malty doppelbock-style beer that takes 30 hours to brew.
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