Italian Craft Beer and Cheese Tasting

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photo used under CC, flickr user jenny downing

Join us as we head to Maple Restaurant and Bar for an educational yet delectable craft beer and cheese tasting Saturday, August 17.  The event, part of DC Beer Week, will feature craft beer produced in Italy, the birthplace of the Slow Food movement.

Where: Maple DC, 3418 11th St. NW, Washington, DC 20010 (near Columbia Heights metro)
When: Anytime between 2:30-4:30; this is a mix-and-mingle event
Tickets: $30 tickets are available now

Maple, the intimate yet casual Italian-influenced restaurant and wine bar on 11th Street in Columbia Heights, focuses on highlighting quality ingredients with simple preparations. A local favorite, the restaurant was a 2012 recipient of the Snail of Approval Award.  They have graciously offered to host an event to benefit our chapter, which relies on events such as this to support the work our all-volunteer board does.

With a strong tradition of using local, seasonal ingredients, Italy’s craft brewers honor this tradition using herbs and even wine in their hand-crafted beers. This event will feature four beers from three breweries:

Baladin Isaac, spiced Belgian white ale
Birra del Borgo ReAle Extra, IPA
Baladin Nora, Egyptian ale
Birrificio del Ducato La Luna Rossa, wild ale barrel-aged with cherries

The only thing better than enjoying beer like this on a summer afternoon is enjoying it with some delicious local cheese while learning the finer points of beer tasting. Maple will be showcasing some cheese to pair with these beers, but feel free to stay for dinner after the event ends!

Our organization can’t survive without the support of our members. We hope to see you here as you help our chapter offer exciting, affordable events in the future!

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