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There are some great beer events this week. Read on for a few of our picks, but for details on any event click on it in our D.C. Beer Events Calendar above.


Flying Dog has a dinner at Fourth Estate (at the National Press Club) on Monday and is the featured brewery at new spot Fireworks Pizza in Clarendon on Tuesday. The Fireworks dinner is sold out, but this should be the first of many beer dinners there. On Wednesday, Birch & Barley welcomes Matthias Trum and Wolfgang Theil from Brauereiausschank Schlenkerla in Bamberg, Germany, for a collaborative beer dinner. Schlenkerla is famous for producing rauchbier, a type of beer made from malt that is dried over an open flame. (You may know it as “Gouda beer” or “bacon beer” because that’s what it tastes like.)


Great Lakes Brewing Company continues their series of beer bashes this week with a launch of their we’re-so-lucky-to-have-some-here Christmas Ale at the Big Hunt on Monday evening. On Tuesday, ChurchKey will be tapping kegs of Christmas Ale and Conway’s Irish Ale.


Educational television programming should count as both, no? Dogfish Head Brewery‘s newest claim to fame is a Discovery Channel show called Brew Masters hosted by none other than looker and charmer Sam Calagione, the Delaware brewery’s founder. The show premieres on Sunday, November 21, at 10pm EST. You can watch it at ChurchKey‘s viewing party on Sunday, or if you just can’t wait that long, attend the pre-screening Tuesday at 7pm at Meridian Pint in Columbia Heights. Both events will feature several Dogfish Head beers on tap.

In regular weekly to-do’s, Room 11‘s Monday night guest tap is La Trou du Diable La Saison du Tracteur. For your trivia fix, head to Biergarten Haus on Tuesday or Meridian Pint on Wednesday.

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