A Journey to the Center of the Universe

Take a journey with the Center of the Universe Brewing Co. at the Black Squirrel on Thursday (June 4) at 4:30 p.m. Come along if you care. Come along if you dare. To the Center of the Universe, aka Ashland, Va., the pit stop along the I-95 corridor outside Richmond and home to the brainchild of Chris and […]

Don’t Doubt the Stout

It promises to be a fanciful, fruitful and florid night at the Black Squirrel on Friday (February 20th), starting at 5 p.m., when 12 varieties of the black stout stuff will be coursing through the venue’s tap lines. Here is the lineup: Bear Republic Big Bear Black Stout (2013, 8.1%), Elysian Split Shot Espresso Milk […]

The 18 Tapped Beers of Christmas

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

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

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

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: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/we-can-brew-it-women-in-beer-event-at-the-black-squirrel-tickets-12582068305.  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 […]