DC Beer week is upon us and beer lovers are presented with a plethora of excellent events to attend. While nearly every single one is appealing, you’re only one person and can only attend so many. Hence, I’ve created a handy guide to help you choose what to do and where to go. My guide is by no means exhaustive and I’d encourage you to check out the full list of events before you decide where to go. There are some really great options, and all that really matters is that you go to at least one of them. But, should you choose to heed my advice, I’ve got three rules to make this Beer Week perfect: attend a beer dinner, find the values, sample the rare goods. I’ve selected a few events to coincide with each rule to help you decide what to attend.
As a beer lover there’s something so interesting that pairings do to the way you experience beer. You still think about the malt characteristics and the quality of the yeast as you drink, but you get the added element of how your beer is cutting or complimenting your food. You experience whole new flavors and elements of the brew that the food enhances. You’re continually surprised by how reality contradicts your intellectual supposition of how a certain beer with pair with a particular food. Continue reading