Beer says “I Love You” more than Chocolate

heart_beer.jpgDC Metro-ites, sing, rejoice and be, um, plastered on Valentines Day. The venerable DC beer institution (and Guinness World Record holder), The Brickskeller, is celebrating it’s 50th anniversary in 2007, and has scheduled a year full of great beer events.

Culminating next week is the annual “Craft Brewed Strong Ale” tasting, on February 14th and 15th at RFD (Regional Food & Drink – also managed by the Alexander family). This is quick on the heels of last month’s “Lovefest” with Russian River (CA) and Allagash (ME) breweries at the Brickskeller’s upstairs tap-room. Call 202-289-2030 for tickets, they do sell out fast, as this is one of the annual highlights of the “beer tastings“. Support craft brewing and regional brewers such as Capitol City, Sweetwater Tavern, The D.C. Chophouse and others by trying something out of the ordinary with your sweetheart.

Also on “tap” this year for “The Brick” is a series of lectures and tastings about the Philosophy on Tap series in conjunction with the Smithsonian Institution entitled – “What Is the Nature of the Mind?”. Also, “The Beer Hunter”, Michael Jackson is set to return for a fundraiser for Parkinson’s Disease (which he, himself, just revealed he has been battling) later this spring. If you think a Budweiser, Miller or Coors is all there is to beer (really, they are NOT beer), I highly recommend trying something out of the ordinary with your sweetheart this Valentines Day. (and at the very least, with a batch of strong ales [> 9% abv], you can forget about the evening’s events if they go south!)

6 Comments so far

  1. Frankly Scarlett (unregistered) on February 8th, 2007 @ 12:11 pm


    Can I get a heart shaped package with beer in it this year instead of chocolate!? Now THAT”S my idea of an ‘i love you.’

  2. RedShirt (unregistered) on February 8th, 2007 @ 12:23 pm

    “If you think a Budweiser, Miller or Coors is all there is to beer (really, they are NOT beer)…”

    What!? What about PBR?

  3. Tom Bridge (unregistered) on February 8th, 2007 @ 1:20 pm

    I *love* the strong beer tastings! Best way ever to drink awesome beer and get plowed: in the company of OTHER beer lovers! Hooray for BeerGuy Dave and Bob Tupper!@

  4. sa-ra (unregistered) on February 8th, 2007 @ 2:23 pm

    need to find a-vodka-like-beer.

  5. David (unregistered) on February 8th, 2007 @ 2:32 pm

    1) Even PBR is not beer…
    2) Strong beer good, but in moderation…
    3) Um, don’t they have that Smirnoff crap? But then again, it ain’t beer either…

    You can always try an even higher alcohol content beer, such as Dogfish Head 120 Minute IPA or World Wide Stout (19% and 21% abv respectively)

  6. sa-ra (unregistered) on February 9th, 2007 @ 12:31 pm

    the more i metroblog, the more i learn…
    there is even a beer-like-shampoo. omg.


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