Tuesday, May 31 – Doors at 5 p.m.
Out of market Virginia breweries and brewpubs
To kick off the week, we’re staying closer to home and showcasing new, small, and outstanding Virginia brewpubs and breweries:
Aslin Beer Company (Herndon) – DC DEBUT!
Redbeard Brewing (Staunton) – EXCLUSIVE IN DC!
Triple Crossing Brewing Company (Richmond) – DC DEBUT!
The Answer Brewpub (Richmond) – SECOND TIME IN DC!
and our-house favorite, Ocelot Brewing!
It’s the second time the Answer Brewpub has been poured in the District. The Answer Brewpub was opened by An Bui, Chief Beer Officer at the world-famous Mekong Beer Bar in Richmond. Brewer Brandon Tolbert’s beers have received high acclaim including several medals at the 2015 Virginia Craft Brewers Cup.
This event will mark the DC debut of Aslin Brewing and Triple Crossing!
Aslin Brewing is noted for their “Northeast-Style” IPAs, a style of IPA noted for low bitterness, and a hazy, juicy character. Aslin currently claims 6 spots in the Beer Advocate Top 150 List of New Beers!
Triple Crossing opened in Downtown Richmond in April of 2014 and has already outgrown their space! Opened by the friendship of three owners (Triple Crossing), the brewery has gained quick fame with their wide mix of beers including hop-saturated IPAs, English styles, Belgian Saisons, porters, stouts, and more. A new, larger brewery is already in planning to meet the demand!
We’ll also be featuring the first keg of Ocelot Barrel-Aged My Only Friend to be poured outside the brewery. This Barrel-Aged Russian Imperial Stout was highly limited and only released at their First Anniversary Party! Ocelot will also provide a newly-released, hyper-fresh IPA and Double IPA from their always exceptional series of rotating hoppy offerings.
Without further adieu, the working beer list:
Aslin IPA (TBD)
Aslin DIPA (TBD)
Aslin Deceiver Mexican Hot Chocolate Imperial Stout
Ocelot Barrel-Aged My Only Friend Imperial Stout
Ocelot Impression DIPA
Ocelot Sunnyside Dweller Unfiltered Pilsner
Ocelot Tomorrow IPA
Redbeard Jim Beam Barrel-Aged Moriarty Imperial Stout
Redbeard Pearson’s Mosaic Pale
Redbeard AM OG Coffee Stout Stout
Redbeard Irene English Mild
The Answer Grand Larceny Citra and Mosaic DIPA
The Answer Hard in the Paint Mosaic DIPA
The Answer Augmentation IPA
The Answer Obey Berliner with Cherries and Blood Oranges
Triple Crossing Clever Girl Citra Mosaic IPA
Triple Crossing Snaketail Ale Session IPA
Triple Crossing Falcon Smash – Falconer’s Flight and Centennial IPA
Wednesday, June 1 – Doors at 5 p.m.
Collaborative Event with Parish, Melvin, and Wicked Weed
What’s the connection between these breweries, you ask?
Nothing! Expect that all are out-of-market and all make standout beers!
Parish brewing opened in Cajun County in 2008 and found immediate fame. Their flagship offering, Canebrake Wheat, is one of Louisiana’s iconic offerings and utilizes local sugarcane syrup. They hit superstar status with the 2014 release of Ghost in the Machine, a hop-saturated, 8% Imperial IPA.
Asheville’s Wicked Weed Brewing is no secret to scores of beer aficionados who clamor for their West Coast-style IPAs and funky, sour offerings produced in the “Funkatorium.”
Melvin Brewing might be the least well-known to folks in the DC area. We’re willing to wager, however, that after you taste their beer, they won’t be soon forgotten
The Jackson Hole, Wyoming brewery sports an incredible list of accolades including 2015 GABF Small Brewpub of the Year. Their 10% flagship Double IPA, 2 X 4, has won gold at GABF, World Beer Cup, and took top honors at the Alpha King Challenge two years in a row.
Full Beer List:
Wicked Weed TBA shortly – 8-10 drafts
Parish Ghost in the Machine Imperial IPA
Parish OpusVert IPA (Mosaic and Simcoe)
Parish Envie Hoppy Pale (Citra and Galaxy)
Parish Sérendipité (Cacao, vanilla, strawberry milk stout)
Parish Rêve Coffee Milk Stout
Parish The Fuzz (Peach and vanilla wheat)
Parish 2015 Imperial Reserve Stout
Parish 2014 Bourbon Barrel Grand Reserve Barleywine
Parish Canebrake (Louisiana Wheat)
Melvin Drunken Master DIPA – Current National Imperial IPA Champion
Melvin 2×4 DIPA – Gold Medal Winner at 2013 GABF; Alpha King Champion
Melvin IPA – 2015 GABF Bronze
Melvin Hubert MPA – “Melvin Pale Ale”
Melvin The (hop) Shocker IPA – Brewed with secret and experimental YCH hops
Thursday, June 2 – Doors at 4 p.m.
New Belgium Fat Tire and Friends
New Belgium celebrates its 25th anniversary with the release of five collaboration beers reinterpreting their iconic flagship, Fat Tire Amber Ale. Fat Tire was conceived in the late 1980s during a bike ride through Belgium!
In the years following, New Belgium has become the 4th-largest craft brewery in the country.
They’ve teamed up with Allagash Brewing, Avery Brewing, Firestone Walker, Hopworks Urban Brewery, and Rhinegeist Brewery to put their creative spin and influence on Fat Tire.
This event will serve as the DC debut of these beers, with all 5 available in bottle pours!
Allagash Fat Funk Ale
Fat Tire with Belgian yeast sourced from the Poperinge region and Brettanomyces
Avery Fat Wild Ale
Fat Tire with a fruitier hop bill and a dose of Brettanomyces
Firestone Walker Fat Hoppy Ale
A West Coast interpretation of Fat Tire with an assertive hop profile and a light lager yeast
Hopworks Urban Brewery Fat Sour Apple Ale
Fat Tire with apple and lactobacillus to highlight the green apple snap in Fat Tire
Rhinegeist Fat Pale Ale
Transformed into a Belgian Extra Pale Ale with a fruity Belgian yeast strain and bready European and Colorado malts
In addition to the collaboration beers, we’ll be pouring a full list from all
6 breweries including the out-of-market Rhinegeist and Hopworks Urban Brewery!
Full beer list:
New Belgium Fat Tire Amber Ale
New Belgium Tart Lychee
New Belgium La Folie
New Belgium Juicy Mandarina IPA
Allagash Fat Funk Ale (Bottle pour)
Avery Fat Wild Ale (Bottle pour)
Avery White Rascal
Firestone Walker Fat Hoppy Ale (Bottle pour)
Firestone Walker Easy Jack
Firestone Walker Bretta Rose
Firestone Walker Parabola
Hopworks Fat Sour Apple Ale (Bottle Pour)
Hopworks Gear Up IPA
Hopworks Survival Stout
Rhinegeist Fat Pale Ale (Bottle Pour)
Rhinegeist Truth IPA
Rhinegeist Experimental Double IPA
Rhinegeist (Cidergeist) Bubblegoose-Peach
Friday, June 3 – Doors at 3 p.m.
Country Boy and Short’s Pre-Savor Party
It’s become a Savor tradition that one of our restaurants does an event with Lexington-based Country Boy Brewing!
This year is no different!
Country Boy will be teaming with the outstanding Short’s Brewing from Bellaire, MI to provide 22 lines!
We’ll be opening at 3 p.m. to accommodate your pre-Savor drinking needs!
Country Boy will be featuring a wide array of offerings including some highly-limited and barrel-aged offerings, to include:
4th Anniversary Wild Red Ale
Aged for two years in American oak barrels with wild yeast and bacteria
Mexican Chocolate Stout
10% Imperial Stout with coffee, cocoa, ancho peppers, and cinnamon. Aged in rum barrels
Double Barrel Shotgun Wedding
11% Imperial Brown ale brewed aged in rum barrels with vanilla beans
Not to be outdone, Short’s is also sending a lengthy list of gems!
Peachy Pom Pom
7% Sour loaded with peaches and pomegranates
American IPA amplified with grapefruit zest
A huge wheatwine brewed with blood orange and heavily dry-hopped with Simcoe
Country Boy Shotgun Wedding Brown Ale
Country Boy Cliff Jumper IPA
Country Boy Ghost Gose
Country Boy Alpha Experiment Mosaic IPA
Country Boy BA 4th Anniversary Wild Red
Country Boy BA Jalapeno Smoked Porter
Country Boy BA Mexican Chocolate Stout
Country Boy BA Double Barrel Shotgun Wedding
Country Boy BA Namakemono Rye Strong Ale
Country Boy Halfway Home Pale Ale
Country Boy Cougar Bait
Short’s Huma Lupa Licious IPA
Short’s Soft Parade Fruit Rye Ale
Short’s Anniversary Ale – Blood Orange Wheatwine
Short’s Hopstache Grapefruit IPA
Short’s Mr Fusion – Mint and Green Tea IPA
Short’s ControversiALE – IPA
Short’s Juicy Tree – Imperial Pilsner with Spruce Tips
Short’s Octorock – Semi-Sweet Cider
Short’s Through the Smoke Rauchbier
Short’s Snake Juice – Coffee IPA
Short’s Peachy Pom Pom – American Sour with Peach and Pomegranate
Meridian Pint celebrates 6 Years!
Friday, July 1st.
Save the date! Stay tuned for details.
Stay tuned for dates and times.
Monday, May 30th
June 3rd & 4th 2016
Look out for our week long events
KIDDO HAPPY HOUR / INDEPENDENCE DAY
July 4th BBQ
MERIDIAN PINT 6TH ANNIVERSARY PARTY
Friday, July 1st 2016
August 5th – August 21
BROOKLAND PINT 2ND ANNIVERSARY PARTY
Thursday, August 18th 2016
LABOR DAY OUTDOOR BBQ PARTY
Monday, September 5th 2016
SMOKE & BARREL 5TH ANNIVERSARY PARTY
Monday, September 26th 2016
OKTOBERFEST/COHI DAY FESTIVAL
Saturday, September 12 2016
11th Street, from Park Road to Kenyon Street
KIDDO NYE HAPPY HOUR
December 31st, 2016