Friday, August 25, 2006

Blackbeard's Kiss at the Zoo

The Friends of the National Zoo, known as FONZ, threw a party Thursday evening, to benefit the Zoo. It featured beers mostly from local breweries and food exclusively from local restaurants.

I was there as a representative for Clipper City Brewing Company of Baltimore, Maryland. Clipper City was the only brewery to bring a cask —a firkin of Loose Cannon Hop3 Ale. And, on draft, I was pouring Peg Leg Imperial Stout and Oxford Raspberry Wheat, which, in addition to pouring separately, I mixed together as a Blackbeard's Kiss.

Beer guys
Pictured, left to right:
  • David Battey, beer buyer for Whole Foods Market, Georgetown;
  • Thomas Cizauskas, Territory Manager for Clipper City Brewing;
  • Thor Cheston, manager of Birreria Paradiso.

  • More photos from the Brew at the Zoo here.