Small Business Saturday

AS you may have heard, sandwiched between Black Friday and Cyber Monday is a day carved out for us little guys. American Express has partnered up with small businesses across the country in an effort to help locally owned businesses compete with the big box retailers and restaurants. Small Business Saturday is the perfect time for you to get some shopping done, to grab a bite to eat, and to avoid those giant chains that make us all a little bit crazy. I mean, come on. Who goes Christmas shopping on Thanksgiving day? And a midnight opening? We love all of you, but not that much.

So use your Saturday to get out of the house, spend some money and support your local economy. It’ll feel good to help the little guys.

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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.

Flying Dog Firkin! Wednesday, August 29th at 5pm.

 

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.

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 at Punk’s!

We’re still hashing out some of the details of our upcoming beer dinner, but we’ve finalized the date and the menu, so we figured it was time to let you sign up! The dinner will start at 7:00pm with a “cocktail hour” type reception, followed by five courses. There will be a beer paired with each course and we reckon it’s all going to be pretty damn delicious. Cost is $65 per person.

Tickets can be purchased online or in the restaurant. The easiest way to snag a ticket is through this link to Eventbrite – http://punksbeerdinner.eventbrite.com/ . The event is password protected, so when you hit the page that asks for a password, type in “punks” and you’re good to go. You are, of course, welcome to buy tickets at the restaurant too.  We fully expect this dinner to sell out, as every one up to this point has, so don’t sleep on this. Reservations are capped at 80.

Without further ado, the menu is below.

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Flying Dog Event Cancelled, Different Cask Secured!

Well, unfortunately the Flying Dog dueling firkin event has been cancelled. The dueling firkins will be put on hold for the moment and hopefully rescheduled for sometime in the near future.

But don’t fret, dear guests. We’ve gotten a hold of another cask to hold us over! This one comes from one of our favorite breweries, Firestone Walker in Paso Robles, CA. I’m sure that many of you have indulged in a Double Jack or Union Jack while at Punk’s, or perhaps sipped a Firestone Walker Reserve Porter (on tap now!) or a Nectar IPA. Firestone Walker makes killer beers and this cask will be no different.

We are lucky enough to have in our possession a cask of their Velvet Merlin, a ridiculously delicious oatmeal stout aged partially in bourbon barrels. It has notes of cocoa and coffee with a smooth, bourbon note in the finish. Turns out it’s also highly rated by those beer geek websites. It’s going to be killer. Here’s a link to their website with a bit more info on the Merlin – http://www.firestonebeer.com/beers/products/velvet-merlin-fall-and-winter

This beer won a gold medal at the Great American Beer Fest in 2010 and has won numerous more awards since. You won’t want to miss this one. We’ll be tapping it at 4pm on Thursday, May 17th and to keep things simple, we’ll rock discounted $5 pours and a 10% food discount. Boom!

Here’s a pic from Dave’s recent trip to the Firestone Walker Brewery!

Dueling Casks from Flying Dog on May 17th at Punk’s!

We’ve teamed up with the good folks from Dawson’s Liquors and the fine people at Flying Dog Brewery to put together what is guaranteed to be a killer event.  The Dawson’s crew and the Punk’s crew have each created our own, unique cask conditioned beers at Flying Dog. We chose the base beer, chose all the cask ingredients and we’re debuting both of the beers on Thursday, May 17th starting at 4pm. You can try them side by side and crown the champion.

Not only will it be a killer event, but you’ll be able to try two incredibly unique beers that won’t be available anywhere else, ever. That’s pretty swell, eh? And where else are you going to get delicious cask beer in Annapolis? Nowhere. And I’d put good money on the Flying Dog crew bringing some swag for the people, since they’re good like that.

To top things off, just because we like you, we’re going to offer 10% off all food purchases and $4 pints from both casks while they last. Can’t beat that deal. So let’s show this town that we love real beer and kill some firkins.

James Brown Ale Release Party!

Well, we’re up to our old tricks again, collaborating with great breweries on new beers!

Join us next Wednesday, April 18th at 5pm for the release of our newest collaboration, James Brown Ale! This tribute ale was brewed in collaboration with Oliver Ales in Baltimore and Meridian Pint in Washington, DC.  It’s a big, hoppy, American brown ale that rings in at a whopping 9% abv. It has big roasted malt notes, a nice aromatic American hoppiness and is balanced all the way through. Delicious.

The difference between this beer and our previous Oliver collaboration, Draft Punk, is that this is a limited release beer and will not be available year round. So what does that mean for you? Well, once these kegs are gone, they’re gone for good. As a result, we highly recommend you start carving out your schedule to ensure you can make it over here on Wednesday.

We’ll be tapping a few kegs as well as a pin cask, so you’ll have two variations to taste. As always with these killer parties, we will be offering $3 beers until its all gone. Since this is a 9% monster, we’ll be pouring 12oz glasses. So…what are you waiting for?