The holdiaze are in full swing and January is just around the corner…

We hope that the Holiday’s are treating you well!  Thanks for all your support over the past year, we are looking forward to serving you in the new year.  We will be pulling a few goodies from the cellar for New Year’s eve, we are currently deciding on just which beers we will pour.  We will be opening a large bottle from Reuben’s Brews and one from Outlander (our neighbor)  to ring in the New Year with a proper beer toast.  Please come down and join us.

Just a heads up we will be closed both December 24th and 25th so our employees can enjoy the holiday.  We hope you enjoy yours.  While we are talking about being closed we will also be closed January 1st ( again for the holidays), Sunday, January 12th (for our employee holiday party) and will reopen January 13th at 3pm.

We are in the process of planning events for the New Year, we have a couple of events scheduled:
Thursday, January 9th @ 6pm Telegraph Brewing Launch Party, we will be posting more details about exactly what they are bringing soon.

We have tentatively scheduled a Breakside Brewers Event on Thursday, January 16th @ 6pm.  More details are being worked out for this event as well.

We are planning a great Scotch and Beer event with Stone Brewing hosted by Dr. Bill Sysak on Thursday, January 23rd @ 6pm.  We are picking 6 beers and pairing them with Scotch, we are also working on some food specials to go along with these pairings.  We have a tentative list that is subject to change that will follow below.  This is going to be a fun event with some rare Stone beers on draft.

-Ardbeg Uigeadail  years old paired w/ Southern Charred (ISLAY)
-Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban paired w/ Arrogant Bastard aged in Templeton Rye Barrels (HIGHLAND)
– Balvenie Double Wood 12 year old paired w/ Stone OAKED SMOKED Old Guardian BW (SPEYSIDE)
-Talisker 10 year old paired w/ Stone 11.11.11 Vertical Epic Ale (SKYE)
-Glenlivet Nadurra 16 year old paired w/ 2010 Imperial Russian Stout aged in Bourbon Barrels (SPEYSIDE)
-Highland Park 12 year old paired w/ Double Bastard Ale w/ Dark Toasted Oak (ORKNEY)
-Macallan 15 year old Fine Oak paired w/ Stone Reason be Damned Belgian Style Abbey Ale aged in Red Wine barrels (HIGHLAND)

We are proud to host the first of 5 Triple Ipa events in February, to be exact Monday, February 17th @ 6pm, we will be pouring 10 Locally brewed Triple Ipa’s.  For more information on this event Kendall of the Washington Beer Blog has put together a nice post.  
We will have beers from :

– Airways
– Bainbridge
– Black Raven
– Elysian
– Georgetown
– Naked City
– Pike
– Populuxe
– Reuben’s
– Stoup

Mark your calenders, The 12th Annual Hardliver Barleywine Fest is scheduled for Saturday, March 15th at 11am, this is not for the faint at heart.    This is last years logo, for those of you that don’t know this is one of our biggest festivals.  We replace every tap with a delicious Barleywine.  We have quite a few vintage barleywines hanging out in our cooler already, and are compiling the list as I type this.   Mark your calenders now and start planning.