Here’s a Salute to Michigan


Join the Black Squirrel in toasting the brewers of Michigan on Friday (August 22), starting at 5 p.m., when representatives from Founders, Bell’s, New Holland and Jolly Pumpkin will be on hand to tout their treasures. The following beer is featured:  from Bell’s, Kalamazoo Hopsolution Imperial IPA. Mercurial Belgian-Style Pale Ale and Wedding Golden Ale brewed with coriander and orange peel (three […]

It will be Raining Fire in the Sky

cheech and chong

Here comes the Cheech-and-Chong brigade. There goes the neighborhood. It is going to be a hop-fueled, “Rocky Mountain High” of a time on Thursday (August 21) at 5 p.m. at the Black Squirrel. Six breweries from the Cannabis State — Oskar Blues, Left Hand, Great Divide, Breckenridge, Epic and Avery — are planning a big-time party. No, no, no. […]

Don’t Doubt the Stout

stout beer

It promises to be a fanciful, fruitful and florid night at the Black Squirrel on Wednesday (August 20) at 5 p.m., when nine varieties of the black stout stuff will be coursing through the venue’s tap lines. Here is the list: 2012 Goose Island Bourbon County, Epic Big Bad Baptist, Hardywood Sidamo, Port City Revival, Bear Republic […]

Pennsylvania’s Pick Three Contest

sly fox

Pennsylvania brewers, start your burners. Four notable brewing companies from Ben Franklin’s state –Troegs, Sly Fox, Victory and Stoudts — will hold a rock-’em, sock-’em, let-‘er-rip Happy Hour in the Tap Room of the Black Squirrel on Monday (August 18), from 5-8 p.m. This kicks offs their down-and-sudsy, six-day competition, the Trifecta of D.C. Beer Week. Or […]

Camping Out with Devils Backbone

devils backbone

Camp out with the Devils Backbone Brewing Company and the Black Squirrel Restaurant on Saturday (Aug. 16), starting at noon, and brush up against those who practice the lifestyle of the sustainable and farm-to-glass.  Meet those who ply their trade in a bucolic part of the Blue Ridge Mountains, on Route 151 in Roseland, Va., […]

It’s Christmas in July

GL X-Mas Ale

Ho-ho-ho. Make that hot-hot-hot.  It is Christmas in July at the Black Squirrel, where 10 highly coveted holiday beers will be unveiled on Friday (July 11th), starting at 5 p.m. Beer drinkers, naughty and nice, will be rewarded with the following cheers:  Great Lakes Christmas Ale brewed with ginger and spices (7.5%, Cleveland, OH, 2013); Sly […]

A Cool Hand to Steady the Beer

great lakes

He is the Cool Hand Luke of Cleveland – otherwise known as Luke Purcell, the head brewer of the Great Lakes Brewing Company – and he will grace the Black Squirrel with his presence on Saturday (May 10th),  starting at noon. Meet this one Cool Hand and pick his brain on all things beer, while […]