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 […]

Let’s Paint the Town Pink

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The Black Squirrel is hosting a Brew Queen Pink Pint Fest on Saturday (Aug. 23) at 1 p.m. in the Tap Room. This is a ticketed event, with speakers set to orate at 2. You can click the headline to open the story and then click the following link to purchase a ticket:  The […]

Beer Week Sealed with an Exclamation Point


This is the Black Squirrel and the Great Lakes Brewing Co. delivering the exclamation point to D.C. Beer Week, starting at noon on Saturday (August 23th). From the Cleveland-based brewery comes this: Blackout Imperial Stout, Oktoberfest (served in one-liter steins),  Wandering Pelican Black Ale (collaboration with Cigar City), Highlander (brew pub exclusive) and The Wright Pils (seasonal). The chef plans to […]

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. […]