‘Southampton CuvÃ©e des Fleurs’
courtesy of ‘Bernt Rostad’
I’m a sucker for beer dinners. Call me a fan boy, but I’m a genuine believer that beer and food were made to be paired. That’s why I pass on to you, dear reader, any scoop I get on one that’s happening in the near future. I happen to have such a scoop, now. Commonwealth Gastropub in Columbia Heights is hosting a dinner highlighting the beers of New York based Southampton Publik House. Southampton is a fairly recent addition to the DC beer scene and makes a wide variety of regional styles. Commonwealth is featuring their IPA, Double White, Altbier and Cuvee de Fleurs. I’m particularly excited about the Double White, a Belgian Wit, that is supposed to be one of Southampton’s best offerings. Along with the beer, Commonwealth is offering a four course meal to compliment each beer. The menu includes a red grapefruit salad, mussels, grilled pork, and ricotta in honey. The event is tomorrow at 6:30 and will run you $45.