Wednesday, August 25
Heavy Seas beer—a Baltimore-based brewery—made only two oak casks of its Loose Cannon IPA, and ChurchKey has one of them to tap tonight. In total, there are six cask-condition beers and one vintage barleywine, including the bourbon-barrel-aged Hang Ten, the West-Hopped Loose Cannon with locally grown hops, and the Peg Leg stout. The bar is also giving away beer glasses. 6 to 9.
Thursday, August 26
Phil Greene of the Museum of the American Cocktail and Jerry LeNoir, cofounder of Mr-Booze.com, are teaching a mixology class, “The Home Bar: The Basics and Beyond,” at Occidental Grill & Seafood. The seminar, from 7 to 8:30, gives an introduction to spirits, cocktail recipes, and bar tools. For tickets ($45 in advance, $50 at the door), which include five cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, click here.
Friday, August 27
As part of Columbia Heights Day, a group of bloggers organized the DC State Fair, which takes place tomorrow at Tubman Elementary Field (11th and Irving sts., NW). There’s a kickoff party tonight at 1314 Kenyon Street, Northwest, where judges will bestow the first homemade-goods award for the best beer. Monday is the last day to enter as a homebrewer. The party runs from 7:30 to 10. For more information and a full schedule of events—including judging for best pies, cupcakes, and biggest and funniest-looking vegetables—click here.
Saturday, August 28
Learn how to make fruit-based desserts at Sur la Table in Arlington. In a hands-on class, which starts at 10, participants will make peach-and-blackberry cobbler, nectarine-and-plum tartlets, and apricot-cherry shortcakes. For more information and to purchase tickets ($69), click here.
Sunday, August 29
Linganore Winecellars in Mount Airy is putting on a two-day festival (Saturday and today) with food vendors, winetastings, live bands, and a tour of the vineyard. Events run from noon to 3 and from 3:30 to 6 both days. Admission is $15 for ages 21 and up, $10 for ages 18 to 20, free for those under age 18. For more information, click here.
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