RAMMYS Beer Showcase Week spotlights set of great beer programs around D.C.
When one great beer event ends, another begins. A few days after the conclusion of Savor—An American Craft Beer and Food Experience, which is being held May 17, the Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) , a Washington, D.C. restaurant advocacy group, announced a series of events from Monday, May 20, through Friday, May 24, celebrating RAMMYS 2019 Beer Program of the Year Finalists. D.C.-area restaurants and bars, Pizzeria Paradiso – Dupont, B Side, Caboose Tavern, Republic, and Roofer’s Union are holding special tastings and offering special deals and events throughout the week.
It’s a week of showcasing great beer in the D.C. region.It’s also a great time to snag free tickets to the 2019 RAMMY Awards Gala, which is set to take place at the Walter E. Convention Center June 30. Guests who post photos while at a beer program finalist location using the Instagram handle @RAMWdc and hashtags #RAMMYSbeer and #RAMMYS19 will be entered to win a pair of RAMMYS tickets.
A month later, the RAMMY Award for Beer Program of the Year will be awarded to one of the finalists at the June RAMMYS Gala and Awards Ceremony.
Pizzeria Paradiso – Dupont
Pizzeria Paradiso will offer a different beer flight each day of the week. Each beer flight is a nod to the restaurant’s and guests‘ favorite events, or to one of the main pillars of the beer program at Pizzeria Paradiso. Expect to see some of Pizzeria Paradise’s nostalgic themes, including Beer Floats and Fresh2Death!
2003 P Street Northwest, Washington, D.C. 20036 | eatyourpizza.com
B Side has a plethora of special events and deals during RAMMYS Beer Program of the Year Showcase Week. All evening deals and events start at 4 p.m.:
Monday, May 20: The Happiest of Happy Hours
Kickoff night offers $4 deals on all 12 drafts during happy hour.
Tuesday, May 21: Beer is the Answer
It’s a tap takeover by Virginia brewery The Answer. Enjoy Hazy IPAs, Pastry Stouts, and Fruited Sour Ales. Beer afficionados can look forward to a minimum of four draft pours and additional surprises.
Wednesday, May 22: From Grape to Grain: Beer for Wine Lovers
Convert your favorite wine drinker. Special somm-like selections from their collection of barrel-aged sour ales.
Thursday, May 23: BYOV Throwback Thursday – Old-School Hip-Hop Night w/ Pale Fire Brewing
Continuing a Thursday tradition of guests bringing their favorite vinyl. Said the announcement, “On May 23, they’ll celebrate old school hip hop featuring classics from Nas, Biggie, De La Soul, A Tribe Called Quest and more. As a bonus, they’ll pour four beers from Pale Fire Brewing including The World Is Yours, brewed for the 25th anniversary of Nas’ iconic album “Illmatic.”
Friday, May 24: California Dreaming w/ Modern Times Beer
B Side celebrates the end of week with “San Diego sunshine”and Modern Times Beer on Friday, May 24. The restaurant is hosting a grill on the patio with some California-inspired specials to pair appropriately with Modern Times drafts and cans.
B Side, 8298 Glass Alley, Fairfax, Va. 22031 | bsidecuts.com
There’s a bounty of special deals and selections this week as Caboose Tavern highlights a beer each day and new beer pairings. Here are all the specials in the Caboose team’s own words:
Special Burger Night – Monday, May 20
Enjoy special burger night, paired with a beer of Caboose Tavern’s choosing. Guests will enjoy happy hour pricing all night long with the selected beer.
Ruff Tuesdays – Tuesday, May 21
Guests are invited to bring their dogs to Caboose Tavern for extended happy hour from 4pm to 9pm. The team recommends the Citra Session IPA, perfect for summer evenings on the patio.
Wing Wednesday – Wednesday, May 22
Enjoy Wing Wednesday, paired with a beer of Caboose Tavern’s choosing. Guests will enjoy happy hour pricing all night long with the selected beer.
Steal the Pint Night – Thursday, May 23
Starting at 6pm, order Caboose Tavern’s new beer, the Difficult Run Saison, and take home a brand-new Caboose-branded pint glass.
Firkin Friday! – Friday, May 24
Each Friday at Caboose Tavern, the team puts a spin on one of their classic beers. This allows their brewers to experiment with different flavor profiles and ingredients, while also allowing their customers to engage with the brewers. On Friday, May 24, close out the week with Caboose’s Citra Session IPA with Cedar and Whole Cone Cascade Hops.
520 Mill Street Northeast, Vienna, Va. 22180 | caboosebrewing.com/vienna-va
All week long, all pints of Republic’s #AlwaysLocal self-distributed beers will be $5 from 9:30 p.m. to close. If it sounds familiar, that’s because it is an extended version of Republic’s weekly Pint Night Special, which takes place every Wednesday starting at 9:30 p.m.
6939 Laurel Avenue, Takoma Park, Md. 20912 | Republictakoma.com
At Roofer’s Union, Geek night turns into Geek Week. The restaurant’s Tuesday night tradition is extended and offers guests all bottled beers at half price during RAMMYS Beer Program of the Year Showcase Week.
2446 18th Street, Northwest, Washington, D.C. 20009 | Roofersuniondc.com
Photo credit: Juliana Molina for Pizzeria Paradiso (featured), Eatery Pulse Media (inline)
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