Wednesday, October 03, 2007
Did I mention the Brickskeller is turning 50?
The Brickskeller's 50th anniversary was already on my "anniversary list" that I published yesterday. Here's some more details from the man himself. Looks like they're not gonna let this mark pass without recognizing it. Yowzah, just check out some of the draft beers to come over the next few weeks! If you're in the D.C. area, this seems to be something that you owe it to yourself to stop by and check out. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Sunday October 7th is the Brickskeller FIFTIETH anniversary! We’ve tried to ignore it but it’s swallowing us up whole. From the dictionary. fiftieth - position 50 in a countable series of things. As we proudly reach position 50 we offer a special menu and the beginning of an incredible lineup of kegs from our vault. SUNDAY OCTOBER SEVEN FROM OPENING AT SIXPM TIL WE SAY GO HOME, ONE NIGHT ONLY SPECIALS! From the kitchen we’ll be offering a special one night menu featuring items from the original 1957 menu including frog’s legs, onion soup, a dish we called halfchicken/halfribs and pie a la mode. We’ll also offer some items we’re known for and associated with at specially discounted prices. From the bottle list we will have a selection of beers WE HAVE BEEN SELLING FOR FIFTY YEARS!!!!! Now offered at turn back the cost of living discounted prices (while they last people. while they last.) Additional discounts available for those paying with real American 1957 vintage silver dimes and quarters! See Dave! These imports we’ll offer for $1.75 a bottle (plus tax) - Asahi, Bass, Carlsberg, Fosters, Guinness, Heineken, Kirin lager, Kronenbourg, Labatt’s, Molsons Ale, Peroni, Pilsner Urquell, San Miguel and you know it from the US’o’A for $1.50 (plus tax) in longneck bottles - Budweiser and Miller High Life. Let’s talk TAPS! We’ll take this opportunity to begin draining our vault. Ladies and Gentlemen please start your droolers. For the remainder of the year we will be designating several of our taps to the incredible list of craft brewed giants you’ll find below. Outrageous beers I’ve been stashing in the cold box under tons of stacks of vintage beer cases for a longlong time! I can promise you we’ll have several heretofore though extinct gems in bottle and keg as well as a whole rack of weirdo’s I’ve been trying to hide from the staff! When I can dig my way to them, we’ll print out table cards of the taps and cases offered almost that soon I promise. I apologize to our buddies in faraway places for putting this list in front of them. Surely we will lift a glass to those unable to sample for themselves. If we think of it at the time. We’re NOT going to be able to tell you what beer is online when because you gotta drink ‘em to change ‘em! Fortunately for you lucky craft beerios they are all just plain unbelievable super rare you gotta be kidding gems. Here is the nearly accurate list of kegs fighting for taps from our in house aged keg cold storage. All are examples of the finest beers the craft beer revolution has produced. As many special beer tasting guests can attest, England’s JW Lees aged Harvest Ale ages into the flavor profile of a vintage port. Many of the crafties age just as well. I have more but I need to dig deeper into the piles to find them! The other taps will be offering the best of what’s out there too like the incredible strong golden lager, Krusovice for starters. Here is the Brickskeller nearly complete almost accurate FIFTIETH Anniversary keg dumping program. Beers poured in order of which are closest to the cooler door. ALLAGASH Curieux, Four ANCHOR Old Foghorn 01, 02, 04 ANCHOR Xmas 01, 04, 05 BELL’S Hopslam, Batch 8000 CLIPPER CITY Hang Ten, Holy Sheets DOGFISH Burton Baton 06, Chateau Jiahu DOGFISH HEAD Raison d'eXtra 05, 06 DOGFISH World Wide Stout 05, 06 DOGFISH HEAD 120 Minute IPA 06 GREAT DIVIDE Old Ruffian Barleywine HE'BREW Genesis 10:10, Lenny Bruce R.I.P.A. JW LEE Harvest Ale (regular keg) JW LEE Oak Barrel Vintage Harvest Ale 1999 in real oak cask PORT BREWING Old Viscosity PORT BREWING Older Viscosity ROGUE Hop Heaven RUSSIAN RIVER Perdition 05 RUSSIAN RIVER Temptation 05 SAMICHLAUS 04 SIERRA NEVADA Bigfoot 01, 05 STONE 11th Anniversary STONE Double Bastard STONE Oak Aged Arrogant Bastard VICTORY Old Horizontal 03, 04 And of course we always have 3 or 4 Belgian Ales on tap as well. On another note: The casks of real ale are going to be arriving from England very soon. Many we have not had before and are anxious to try! When they arrive we’ll start prepping them for sale. It takes a several days to properly bring a cask into condition so we’ll begin the process the day they arrive. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~