Don’t Doubt the Stout

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 […]

It’s the Only Proof You’ll Ever Need

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Cigar City and Proof, a pair of Florida-based breweries whose liquid treasure is not normally available in the D.C. marketplace, will be flowing through 10 tap lines of the Black Squirrel on Friday (May 9), starting at 5 p.m. Tampa’s Cigar City lands four lines with Jai Alai IPA, Invasion Pale Ale, Florida Cracker White Ale […]

Wild Things, You Make My Taste Buds Sing


Savor this, you Wild Things you. Representatives from the brewing companies of Funkwerks and Perennial will be touting their wacky ales at the Black Squirrel on Thursday (May 8), starting at 5 p.m. Their appearance is the ideal lead-in to the sixth year of SAVOR, a celebration of the craft beer movement that is being held Friday […]