The Drunken Intellectual presents his Best of Baltimore Beer Week, featuring his favorites from each day of the extravaganza. Today, we examine Tuesday, October 11th.
Perhaps the most troublesome fact about beer festivals is the inevitable incredible inebriation. Some might not view this as a bad thing, but such people are usually the ones the rest of us are trying to avoid – those sad souls being carried out by their friends, or being escorted out by security, at the end of the day. No, the point of craft beer is not mind-erasing drunkenness. Rather, it is the enjoyment of a variety of quality brews with quality people. This is why it helps to make sure you eat before, or at least during, a session of intense drinking. It is also why I have chosen this event for Tuesday, October 11th: the Flying Dog Beer Dinner & Pint Night at Alewife.
So, pairing great beer with great food is not exactly brand new, but it is definitely growing more popular these days. And the combination of Alewife’s excellent chef and Flying Dog’s phenomenal brewer sounds too good to pass up. Can’t wait to taste what these two concoct, each course a complementary blend of cuisine and craft brews. Not sure what the menu will be yet, but the promise of a preponderence of Maryland seafood sold me right away. And as a bonus, it’s pint night, so you get to keep the glass if you order a Flying Dog brew! This is what the craft beer lifestyle is all about right here…
Now if I could only get a foot massage while eating, this might be the perfect evening!
DRUNKEN INTELLECTUAL’S FAVORITE EVENTS #6
- What: Flying Dog Beer Dinner & Pint Night
- Where: Alewife
- When: Tuesday, October 11th
- What Time: 6:30pm (pint night starts at 4pm)
- How Much: $80
- Beer Tasting and Trivia at Wharf Rat
Had to give a shout out to one of my favorite activities – bar trivia! Throw in the Wharf Rat’s laid-back vibe and 3 beers for $6 all day and you’ve got me on board.
- Pints for Poe at Creative Alliance
This is a great event to raise money for the Edgar Allen Poe House in Baltimore at one of my favorite venues. Plus you get a pint glass and a free Raven beer with your donation, so everybody wins!