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Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Clipper City and American Craft Beer Week

It's American Craft Beer Week, and the flu knocked me from my first event on Monday: the Spring Beer Tasting at the Hard Rock Café in Bethesda, Maryland.

As part of our celebrations, Clipper City Brewing will also be at SAVOR -- the first ever national exposition of beer and food -- both Friday and Saturday, and then at the Virginia Beer Festival in Norfolk on Saturday.

Hugh Sisson, the owner of the brewery, will be conducting a demonstration of mid-Atlantic/Chesapeake fare for the Saturday afternoon session, with the executive chef of Phillips Seafood Restaurant.

This was originally intended to feature recipes for duck, rockfish, crabs, and oysters. But, as the Mellon Auditorium --the venue for this expo on beer and food-- does not allow cooking on premises, the choices and demonstration have been limited. No cooking for a food exposition? Go figure!

Prior to the SAVOR, several DC-area beer bars and restaurants have pulled out the stops, offering special events and beer dinners. Since Clipper City Brewing is from Baltimore, I'll just mention one, home boy Max's TapHouse, which has scheduled a very large assortment of American craft beers on draft, some local, some rare:

  • Allagash Curieux
  • Allagash Four
  • Avery Collaboration Not Litagation
  • Avery Czar
  • Brewers Art Green Peppercorn triple
  • Brewers Art Seven Bueties
  • Brewers Art Sour Cherry
  • Brewery Art Tiny Tim
  • Cape Ann Greenhorn Double IPA
  • Cape Ann Tea Party
  • Cape Ann Kolsch
  • Dogfish Head 120 Minute
  • Dogfish Head Aprihop
  • Dogfish Head Fort
  • Dogfish Head Golden Era
  • Dogfish Head Palo Santo
  • Dogfish Head Red & White
  • Dogfish Head World Wide Stout
  • Dominion Millenium
  • Eugene City 3 Bills Golden
  • Eugene City Track Town 100 Meter IPA
  • Great Divide Espresso Yeti
  • Issaquah Rye In The Eye
  • Lagunitas Gnarleywine
  • Lagunitas Hop Stoopid
  • Lancaster Maibock
  • Lancaster Milk Stout/Hop Hog Blend
  • Lancaster Fruit Hefeweizen
  • Magic Hat Chaotic Chemisrty
  • Magic Hat Midland Mild
  • North Coast #38 Stout
  • North Coast Brother Thelonious
  • North Coast Le Merle
  • North Coast Old Stock Ale
  • North Coast Pranqster
  • Ommegang Chocolate Indulgence
  • Ommegang Ommegeddon
  • Ommegang Three Philosophers
  • Oskar Blues Ten Fidy
  • Rogue Brewer
  • Rogue Double Dead Guy
  • Rogue XS Imperial Porter
  • Sierra Nervada Southern Hemipshere
  • Sierra Nevada Torpedo
  • Southampton Biere De Mars
  • Southampton Imperial Porter
  • Southampton Cuvee De Fluer
  • Southampton Maibock
  • Southern Tier Back Burner
  • Southern Tier Gemeni
  • Southern Tier Chocolat
  • Stone Anniversary
  • Stone Old Guardian 2007
  • Stone Old Guardian 2008
  • Stone Vertical Epic 2008
  • Thirty Dog Cerberus
  • Thirty Dog Ortheus
  • Troegs Nugget Nectar
  • Troegs Special Release
  • Troegs Special Release
  • Victory Abbey Six
  • Victory Braumeister Pils
  • Vixctory Old Horizontal
  • Victory Scarlet Fire
  • Victory St Boisterous
  • Victory V12
  • Weyerbacher Blasphemy
  • Oxford Class(Cask)

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