My friends at the Evening Star Café —in the Del Ray neighborhood of Alexandria, Virginia— celebrate the evening before Thanksgiving.
Tonight they also continue their three-year old tradition: tapping a fresh cask of Loose Cannon Hop3 Ale. A special tradition indeed: This is their only cask each year.
After work today, I've planned a mad, mad visit to the grocery store. Afterward, I'll be happy to be at the Evening Star, for beer. I'll need it. I tap the firkin at 6pm.
- Update: photos here.
- Loose Cannon is an IPA (India Pale Ale), 7.3% alcohol by volume (abv), hopped more for citrusy/fruity aroma and flavor than pure bitterness. (A hop is, after all, an herb!) It's brewed by the Clipper City Brewing Company of Baltimore, Maryland.
- A Facebook description of the evening's music and food specials: here.
- Caveat lector: I sell the beers of Clipper City as an employee of a northern Virginia beer and wine wholesaler.