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Holiday Beer Tasting

Beer/spirits tasting
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Editorial Review

Birch & Barley and ChurchKey turns a joint holiday beer-tasting into a fundraiser for Martha’s Table. Birch & Barley chef Kyle Bailey pairs seven hard-to-find seasonal beers with seven small bites in the main floor restaurant. Tickets cost $45, and dinner begins at 7. Call 202-567-2576 to reserve a spot.

Upstairs, ChurchKey is putting 24 holiday beers on tap and one on cask, and the list is loaded with names that will make beer-lovers salivate, such as Mikkeller and De Struise. And it includes all seven Christmas beers from England’s Ridgeway Brewing Company, which progress from Bad Elf to Seriously Bad Elf to Criminally Bad Elf. Click to our full listing to see all the beers that will be available, and a portion of all sales will be donated to Martha’s Table.

ChurchKey Holiday draft list
De Struise - Tsjeeses 2011
De Struise - Tsjeeses Reserva 2010
The Bruery - 4 Calling Birds 2011
To Øl - Snowball Saison 2011
Great Lakes - Christmas Ale 2011
Mikkeller - From Via To 2011
Mikkeller - Santa's Little Helper 2011
Mikkeller - Ris a la M'ale 2011
Géants - Noël des Géants 2011
Emelisse - Winterbier 2011
Evil Twin - Soft Xmas aka Pretty Please With A Cherry On Top 2011
Dubuisson - Scaldis Noël 2011
St. Bernardus - Christmas Ale 2011
D'Achouffe N'Ice Chouffe 2011
Silenrieux - Noël de Silenrieux 2011
Van Steenberge La Bière du Boucanier Christmas 2011
Roman Ename Cuvée 974 2011
Ridgeway - Bad Elf 2011
Ridgeway - Seriously Bad Elf 2011
Ridgeway - Criminally Bad Elf 2011
Ridgeway - Warm Welcome 2011
Ridgeway - Lump of Coal 2011
Ridgeway - Reindeer Droppings 2011
Ridgeway - Pickled Santa 2011
Mahr's - Christmas Bock 2011 (cask)