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!
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.
(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)
Mark your calendars for Thursday, November 15th for a killer pint night with Goose Island. We will be featuring a number of their beers on draft, including their Honkers Ale, Christmas Ale, Minx Belgian IPA, Imperial IPA and the rarest of them all, 2012 Bourbon County Stout! No one seems to care about anything else when Bourbon County is involved, but rest assured that all of these beers are going to be amazing (don’t sleep on their Imperial IPA). Festivities will commence at 5pm and roll through until close. The Bourbon County Stout will be sold in smaller tasting glasses while all other beers will be offered in pints and half pints. Happy hour until 6pm on all beers EXCEPT Bourbon County Stout.
This is the only keg of Bourbon County Stout in the area, so if you want some, we recommend you don’t miss this.
And finally, for your viewing pleasure, here is a link from Good Beer Hunting to get you excited about their barrel aged beers. If this doesn’t do it, nothing will.
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
Lot #3 IPA
Lot #6 Imperial IPA
Rise Up Coffee Stout
Jacques au Lantern Pumpkin
…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.
Mark your calendars for…TOMORROW! We just got our hands on a pin cask of Draft Punk, our tasty house IPA and we can barely contain our excitement. The fine folks up at Oliver Ales in Baltimore brew this beer for us and it’s not too often that we get a cask of it. Needless to say, we’re excited.
Here are the pertinent details:
When: Friday, September 28th at 5pm
Where: Punk’s Backyard Grill in Annapolis
What: Cask of Draft Punk, a 7% IPA brewed in Baltimore
Who: You and me and Sheila and Jon and Ronnie and Dave and Rob and Kate and Jacque and Steve and Marisa and a bunch of other cool people
Why: Seriously? Where else are you drinking a tasty cask on a Friday night in Annapolis. NOWHERE.
And here’s a cool video from our first Draft Punk brew day EVER!
We are teaming up with those fine folks at Flying Dog to bring you a cask of one of their latest creations, a single hop imperial IPA made entirely with Chinook hops. This 10% abv monster is crazy hoppy and delicious and is sure to impress you on cask. It definitely impressed us. And as you can see, it’s getting rave reviews.
We’re certain that the Flying Dog crew will be giving away some good lookin’ swag and we might throw some gift cards in the mix to raffle off. We will be offering $5 pours all night long and it’s going to be damn delicious. So call your friends, call a cab, and find your way to Punk’s on the 29th. Festivities kick off at 5pm and go until you prove your worth and kill the firkin.
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.