Sparkling Cocktail List for New Year’s Eve

We are having a low key affair on New Year’s Eve, keeping our regular hours with a little extra love at the bar. We figure you all have soirees and galas to attend, but we want to get you properly primed to ring in the new year. To do that, we are offering a sparkling wine cocktail list with some special prices that will help get the last night of 2012 kicked off right.

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We will be offering a special cocktail happy hour with $2 off all of these drinks until 7pm. That’s a pretty sweet deal, if you ask us.  Read up and get excited, these drinks are delicious.

From Russia With Love: Hammer and Sickle Vodka, Campari, Lemon, Mint, Sparkling Wine – $8

French 75:  Tanqueray Gin, Lemon, Simple Syrup, Sparkling Wine – $7

Swiss Mistress: Smirnoff Vodka, Lemon, St. Germaine, Sparkling Wine – $7

Merry Monk: Bluecoat Gin, Green Chartreuse, Lime, Dandelion Bitters, Sparkling Wine – $8

Old Jamaican: Appleton VX Rum, Lime, Velvet Falernum, Sparkling Wine – $7

Sparkling Mojito: Don Q Rum, Appleton VX Rum, Mint Syrup, Lime, Sparkling Wine – $7

The Lion’s Mane: Woodford Reserve, Allspice Dram, Zirbenz Stone Pine, Lime, Lazzaroni Amaretto, Sparkling Wine $9

Expanded Bar!

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In case you missed it, we recently expanded our bar area adding more draft beer lines and giving ourselves a bit more space. It’s been a long time coming.  The demand for craft beers in the Annapolis area has been growing substantially over the last few years and we figured y’all needed someone to step up to fill the void.

The new bar area gives us lots of great new options. We now have twenty draft lines – 19 craft beers lines and 1 red sangria line – that will be rotating on a regular basis. We will continue to try to bring unique and interesting beers to Annapolis that you can’t find at very many other places. We will also make sure that the beers remain accessible and freaking delicious. We also have more room for liquor and wine now which means you’ll see an expanded cocktail list and an expanded wine list in the next few months. So keep an eye out for that.

At the end of the day, we think it’s a pretty solid change. Sheila is sad that the tree and the umbrella are gone, but we think she’ll get over it. Dave is sad that we couldn’t fit in 9000 more draft beer lines, but we think he’ll get over it. Isaias wanted Patron Silver on tap, but we vetoed that idea. And our bartenders wanted to make the entire restaurant one big bar, but we vetoed that too. We think you’ll be happy with the change, but there is only one way to find out. Cheers!

Don’t Forget – Dominion Pint Night Thursday, Dec. 20th!

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Our next pint night has nearly arrived! On Thursday, December 20th at 5pm we will be tapping four kegs and cracking one bottle from Dominion Brewery in Dover, DE. The beers that we will have on hand are Hop Mountain Pale Ale, Millenium Barleywine, Espresso Stout, Baltic Porter and the 2009 Whiskey Barrel Aged Millenium Barleywine. Phew, that’s quite a lineup. We’re pretty excited about the whole thing and are certain you are going to want to be in attendance.

Happy hour runs until 6pm and we will be offering $2 off all beers until then. The Dominion crew will have some glassware to giveaway plus some interesting swag for y’all. Get here early and stay late. That’s the best advice we have for you.

Dominion Pint Night – Thursday, December 20th!

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(This is an old picture of our bottle list, but i think it’s a cool picture, so I’m using it) 

We have another pint night in the works, this time with the folks from Dominion Brewing in Dover, DE. They’re breaking out a few delicious gems for us that you’ll definitely want to taste, including a 2009 version of their barleywine aged for 18 months in Jack Daniels barrels. Should be some tasty stuff. We will be cracking all the beers at 5pm on Thursday, December 20th. We recommend you hold off on your holiday shopping until that day, therefore giving yourself another excuse to spend more time here!

Beers will include:

Millenium Barleywine 2012 (draft)

Morning Glory Espresso Stout (draft)

Hop Mountain IPA (draft)

Baltic Porter (draft)

2009 Millenium Barleywine aged in Jack Daniels Bottles (12oz bottle)

Evolution Pint Night! October 17th

It’s time for another pint night, ladies and gentlemen. We’re staying local, as we often like to do, and pairing up with Evolution Craft Brewing Co out of Salisbury, MD. The brewery is pretty sweet and they make some killer beers.  We have a fantastic lineup of Evo beers for your drinking pleasure.  Here are the details:

Wednesday, October 17th
4:00pm – 9:00pm

The beers:

Lot #3 IPA
Lot #6 Imperial IPA
Rise Up Coffee Stout
Jacques au Lantern Pumpkin
Menagerie #7
…and a yet to be determined cask!

The good people from Evolution will be here with cool swag and prizes.  Don’t forget that Happy Hour is 3pm – 6pm, so come early and get $2 off any of these delicious beers.

Pint Night With Dawson’s Liquors! Thursday, July 26th, 4pm – 8pm

We’re back at it with a fresh pint night for ya!

We will be teaming up with Dawson’s Liquors, serving up two of their collaboration beers for a mere $4 each. The beers we will be pouring, in addition to our regular lineup, are Monk Czech and The Big D. Monk Czech is a Czech pilsner fermented with Belgian yeast, made in conjunction with Old Dominion Brewing in Delaware. The Big D is a double IPA brewed with orange peel, lemon peel and orange blossom honey, brewed at Oliver Ales in Baltimore. Both of these beers are limited and they won’t be around for long. The Dawson’s folks will be on hand with prizes and whatnot for your enjoyment.

The event will run from 4pm – 8pm on Thursday, July 26th at Punk’s Backyard Grill.

June 14th Beer Dinner – Backpacking Through Europe

Ever wanted to backpack through Europe?  How about backpacking through Europe without having to actually carry a backpack and getting to sleep in your own bed?  Well, you’re in luck.  A ticket to our next beer dinner is like a Eurail ticket, only with much better food.

The June 14th beer dinner at Punk’s will feature a whole mess of ridiculous European beers.  We’ll stop in Italy, Norway, Denmark, Scotland, The Netherlands, and Germany.  We’ve got a killer lineup in store for you, including some favorites from gypsy brewers, some collaborations, and some beers you’ve never heard of but won’t know how you lived without.

Chef Dean has created, as usual, a fantastic menu to pair with these stellar brews.

Here is the menu:

Reception
Passed small bites: Tomato-basil bruschetta, Grilled flatbread with avocado salad,Punk’s grilled spicy peanut chicken satay, Steak tartare on toast, & Mini potato soufflé
Brewdog 5am Saint | American Amber | 5.0% | Scotland

1st course
Warm roasted and grilled beets with goat cheese, arugula and tangerine dressing
Nogne O Tiger Tripel | Belgian Tripel | 9.0% | Norway

2nd course
Punk’s house smoked trout, horseradish crème fraiche, granny smith apple, potato crisps
Aecht Schlenkerla Oak Smoke | Doppelbock | 8.0% | Germany

3rd course
Spicy grilled salmon, panzanella salad, green goddess dressing
Almond 22 Pink IPA | Pink Peppercorn IPA | 6.2% | Italy

4th course
Jerk grilled chicken, soft fontina-sage polenta
Evil Twin Yang | Imperial IPA | 10.0% | Denmark

Dessert
Coupe Ellery, whipped white chocolate mousse, rhubarb compote, salted almonds
BFM Cuvee Alex Le Rouge | Dark Sour Imperial Stout | 10.2% | Switzerland

You know the drill, the first course of beer and passed appetizers begins at 7:00pm, and we’ll eat and drink our way around Europe until dessert.

And to make this beer dinner even more fun, every ticket holder will be entered into a raffle for the most awesome souvenirs ever…backpacks full of beer!  And you won’t even have to clear customs on your way home.

Tickets are available at punksbeerdinner.eventbrite.com (password is “punks”), by calling the restaurant at 410-571-7744, and in person at the restaurant.