A Serious Bout of Stouts

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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

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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 […]

Whitledge, Brunch Debut at Libertine

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Two dead grandmothers and a swimmer’s background equals a pastry chef with a delicate sense of all things baking, whether breads or patries. That would be Lauren Whitledge, who brings the work ethic of a long-distance swimmer and the baking passion of her grandmothers to the culinary arts. “I have no doubt that my background in swimming has aided my […]

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

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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 […]