Taking a Gander at Goose Island

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What is good for the goose is good for the gander. Or, to put it another way, what is good for a man is equally good for a woman. Goose Island Brewing Co. and the Black Squirrel Restaurant concur with an exclamation point in presenting the art of mixing beer and spirits, with a powerful […]

Atlas — No Shrug


It is local but hardly sustainable, the buzz-worthy, bedlam-inducing launch of the District-based Atlas Brew Works at both the Black Squirrel and Libertine restaurants on Sept. 8, a Sunday, which just so happens to be Adams Morgan Day and the first NFL Sunday of the season. The frenzy starts at 11 a.m. Atlas Brew Works plans to […]

A Fete Fit for Maryland’s Breweries

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The Black Squirrel will fete the Old State Line breweries of Stillwater, Monocacy, Brewer’s Alley, Union, Brewers’ Art, Oliver, Burley Oak, Evolution, DuClaw, and Baltimore Beer Works on Wednesday, August 14, starting at 5 p.m. And you cannot have a Maryland specialty beer event without including a crab fest. This event will feature the launch of the Stillwater […]

Celebrating Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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Let’s punctuate D.C. Beer Week with an exclamation point by showcasing the Great Lakes Brewing Co. on Saturday, August 17th, at The Black Squirrel, starting at noon. Celebrate 25 years of Great Lakes’ exceptional brewing, as exemplified by the suds on tap:  Oktoberfest (release party, served in one-liter steins);  Christmas Ale;   Class of 88 Smoked Imperial Porter (Deschutes collaboration); […]

It’s a Salute to Michigan

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The Black Squirrel plans a night-long toast to  Michigan on Friday, August 16th, starting at 5 p.m., when representatives from the breweries of Founders, Bell’s and New Holland unleash their liquid goodies. The Wolverine State will showcase, among others, the following beer:  from Kalamazoo-based Bell’s comes Deb’s Red Ale (an exclusive) and Double Cream Stout;   from Grand Rapids-based Founders comes Kentucky Breakfast […]

A Tar Heel State Invasion

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North Carolina southern hospitality is coming to The Black Squirrel on Tuesday, August 13th, starting at 5 p.m. The suds will be flowing, a string band will be playing, and Carolina-style barbeque is on the menu. To kick off the D.C. Beer Week festivities, The Black Squirrel has received commitments from six breweries:  Foothills Brewing (Winston-Salem) Jade IPA […]

A Wild and Crazy Ride Beckons

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Pucker up: New Belgium is unleashing its wood cellar of rare wild ales during two sour beer blending workshops in the Tap Room of The Black Squirrel on Thursday, August 15th, starting at 6 p.m. The second session ensues at 9. Lauren Salazar (pictured left), New Belgium’s sensory specialist regarded as a leading expert on wild ales, […]