The Black Squirrel’s Seventh Annual Smashing Pumpkin Beer Fest


Attention Peter, Peter pumpkin drinkers: The Black Squirrel’s Seventh Annual Smashing Pumpkin Beer Fest commences Friday, October 9th, starting at 5pm. Join the Squirrel for a night stuffed with all things pumpkin. Pumpkin beers will be flowing on 18 of the 57 tap lines, featuring the following line-up: 21st Amendment/Elysian He Said Pumpkin Belgian Triple […]

The New Kids On The Block


Those locally based brewers looking to show they have the right stuff — you can make all their dreams come true, to borrow from Donnie Wahlberg — plan to kick off D.C. Beer Week at the Black Squirrel, Sunday, August 9, starting at 4 p.m.  That comes out to 11 breweries, all kinds of beer styles and the tiniest […]

A Journey to the Center of the Universe


Take a journey with the Center of the Universe Brewing Co. at the Black Squirrel on Thursday (June 4) at 4:30 p.m. Come along if you care. Come along if you dare. To the Center of the Universe, aka Ashland, Va., the pit stop along the I-95 corridor outside Richmond and home to the brainchild of Chris and […]

Don’t Doubt the Stout


It promises to be a fanciful, fruitful and florid night at the Black Squirrel on Friday (February 20th), starting at 5 p.m., when 12 varieties of the black stout stuff will be coursing through the venue’s tap lines. Here is the lineup: Bear Republic Big Bear Black Stout (2013, 8.1%), Elysian Split Shot Espresso Milk […]

The 18 Tapped Beers of Christmas

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On the fifth day of December, your true love sent to you: five Christmas Ales, four Holiday Saisons, three Noels, two Mad/Bad Elfs and one Black Squirrel. It is that time of year again — time to shout to the skies and have a glass, or three, of holiday cheer at The Black Squirrel this Friday and […]

Miracle on 18th Street

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One of the annual miracles performed by the Great Lakes Brewing Company in Cleveland, Ohio, is the changing of water into Christmas Ale, a highly sought refreshment that will fill the tap lines of The Black Squirrel and Libertine restaurants on Friday (Nov. 21) at 4 p.m. This is the initial release of the coveted brew in […]

Spocktoberfest — Vulcans Never Bluff

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Let’s try to drink like no man has drunk before at The Black Squirrel this Friday (September 19th) at 5 p.m., when we will be holding our annual Spocktoberfest in honor of First Officer Spock, who, by the way, was the first Vulcan to utter, “Live longer on lager.” So let’s consume vast quantities of Mr. Spock’s […]