Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Take a firkin break from cooking tonight

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.

Loose Cannon firkin
  • 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.

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