Tap Your Inner Outlaw


The Lonerider Brewing Company, the Raleigh, N.C.-based entity that courts “the outlaw in all of us,” will be featured in the Tap Room of the Black Squirrel on Tuesday (April 22), starting at 7 p.m. Lonerider plans to showcase its staples: Peacemaker Pale Ale, Sweet Josie Brown Ale and Shotgun Betty Hefeweizen, plus two specialty quaffs exclusive to the […]

This Plans to be a Barrel of Fun


Add wood and bring on the flavor. The Black Squirrel celebrates the age-old tradition of barrel aging beer on Friday (March 7), starting at 5 p.m., with 24 rare barrel-aged beers on tap and by the bottle.  The line-up includes: Alewerks Bourbon Barrel Aged Porter (draft, 9%); Bear Republic Wild Racer (bourbon-barrel-aged Racer 5 IPA, draft, […]

Hopslam vs. Nugget Nectar


Bell’s Hopslam and Troegs Nugget Nectar will vie for hop supremacy on the main floor of the Black Squirrel this Friday (Feb. 14), starting at 5 p.m. Both highly coveted seasonal beers pack a wallop, with Hopslam reporting at 10 percent ABV and Nugget Nector at 7.5 percent ABV. You be the judge on which […]

A Serious Bout of Stouts


It promises to be a dark and stormy night at the Black Squirrel on Friday (Feb. 7), starting at 5 p.m., when 15 varieties of the black stuff will be pouring from the tap lines. Here is the line-up:  DuClaw Naked Fish Chocolate Raspberry Stout; Elysian Dark O’ The Moon Pumpkin Stout; Elysian Split Shot […]

Ho-Ho-Ho and a Splash of Holiday Cheer


Have a pint or bottle of good cheer while indulging in Christmas ales aplenty at the Black Squirrel this Friday and Saturday (Dec. 6 and 7). A drum roll, please, for those quaffs that will be featured: Great Lakes Christmas Ale (Cleveland, Ohio, 7.5%);  Hoppin Frog Frosted Frog Christmas (Akron, Ohio 8.5%);  Troegs The Mad Elf  (Hershey, Pa., […]

Moonshiner to Unveil His Product

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Tim Smith, star of the Discovery Channel’s “Moonshiners” that is in its third season, will appear at the Black Squirrel and Libertine restaurants on Friday, Nov. 22, starting at 7 p.m. Smith will be on hand to promote the contents of his newly opened and legal distillery in Climax, Va. “We’re incredibly happy to have Tim back this […]

It’s the Spocktoberfest

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The Spocktoberfest will be featured on the main floor of the Black Squirrel this Friday  (Sept. 20), starting at 5 p.m. Douse some of Mr. Spock’s October favorites, such as Marzen-style suds, which go good with bratwurst. Those vulcans, with the proper galactic quadrant I.D., eat for free. All card-carrying Trekkies are welcome to attend, to toast […]