Punk’s Will Be Closed on Thursday at 4pm

Just a heads up that we will be closed on Thursday evening for our sold out Brewmasters Beer Dinner. We will be closing at 4pm Thursday and we will reopen on Friday morning at 11am.

If you need your Punk’s fix, get in here for Thursday lunch or you’ll have to wait until Friday.  And next time, join us for the beer dinner!

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$2 Sierra Nevada Pale Ale Pints

What a deal! We’re in the mood to celebrate. There really isn’t anything to celebrate right now though. Maybe back to school or end of summer or this heat wave. But when we’re in the mood, you can’t stop us.

So we’re selling pints of Sierra Nevada Pale Ale for only $2 on Monday, August 22nd. We know you need an excuse to drink on a Monday, and this is Punk’s, coming through in the clutch. We have one keg of Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, so this will be in effect from 3pm – 9pm on Monday, unless it kicks before that. Come down and celebrate one of the original American craft breweries and have a pale ale loaded with these:

From these guys…

Beer Class at Punk’s Backyard Grill: Hops

This month’s beer class is right around the corner and our topic of discussion (and drinking) is everyone’s favorite thing, hops!  We’ll be tasting five beers, all with different types and different applications of hops.  There will be dry hopped beers, bitter beers, aromatic hoppy beers, IPAs, IPAs and more IPAs. It won’t all be IPAs, as we’ll be discussing the use of hops for their preservation and balancing qualities as well, but there will certainly be some hoppy beers in the mix. We will also have some dried hops and hop pellets so we can compare and contrast flavors and aromas.  Mmmmmm, just imagine how good this place is going to smell when it’s filled with delicious hops!  Here are the details:

What: Hops Class at Punk’s Backyard Grill

When: Sunday, May 29th at 5pm

Where: Punk’s Backyard Grill in Annapolis

Cost: $30 per person includes a (generous) tasting of five beers, snacks, and a whole boatload of fun.

Who: You? And a bunch of other like minded individuals.

Why: Seriously? A class about hops and IPAs where you drink and eat and hang out with cool people doesn’t require more convincing.

These classes generally sell out, so RSVP now by calling us at 410-571-7744 or emailing us at dmccabe (at) punksbackyardgrill (dot) com

SAVE THE DATE: May 5th Beer Dinner at Punk’s Backyard Grill

We’ve started planning our next beer dinner at Punk’s, so mark your calendars for Thursday, May 5th! Everyone had a blast at the last dinner and we fully intend to make this one even better.  New menu and new beers, more people and more fun.  We’re finalizing the menu and the beer list this week, so stay tuned for details in the very near future.  We’ll be focusing on reserve stash and limited release beers, so don’t expect to see anything run of the mill at this party.

Tickets will be $50 per person again and we’ll be starting with a “cocktail hour” type gathering followed by five courses, for a grand total of six courses and six beers.  Think you can handle it?

Once again we’ll be teaming up with the good folks over at Dawson’s Liquors and we’re expecting a full house.  You’ll need tickets in advance so if you’re interested give us a call at 410-571-7744 or stop by the restaurant.

And just to get you excited, here are a few pics from Dave’s personal stash 🙂

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Collaboration Beer with Oliver Ales and Pratt St. Ale House

If you haven’t yet heard, we are officially working with Oliver Ales and Pratt St. Ale House in Baltimore on a collaboration brew! We’re going to get together and brew a 7 bbl batch of a special beer that will be exclusive to Punk’s, Pratt St., and a few other select spots in the area.  We’ll be releasing this batch in both keg format and cask format for all of you “real ale” folks out there.

The plan is to do an American style IPA around 6.5% abv.  It will be bittered with Chinook and Cascade hops, then finished and dry hopped with whole leaf Cascade hops.  Cascade hops are best known from their use in Sierra Nevada Pale ale and they’ll give our beer a great hop aroma and flavor.

Our collective goal is to have this beer ready for consumption by mid May and we’ll be throwing a bad ass release party at Punk’s with a dry hopped cask, some cool giveaways, and happy hour prices all night! You can’t beat that. Stay tuned for more details and some pictures from brew day when it arrives.

Here is a nice shot of some Cascade hops on the vine.

Wheat Beer Class

Springtime is upon us, and it is time to shift our focus away from hearty winter brews and towards delicious warm weather grains.  To us, nothing says warm weather like an unfiltered wheat beer…except maybe an unfiltered wheat beer and a burger outside.   To celebrate the changing of the season, we’re holding a wheat beer class at Punk’s! We’ll be tasting variety of different styles of wheat beers from five different producers.  Different brewers and different cultures use wheat in vastly different ways and the five beers that we’ll be tasting will display variety in character, flavor and complexity.

More details are below this picture of delicious wheat.

What: Wheat Beer Class

Where: Punk’s Backyard Grill, 2188 Annapolis Mall, Annapolis, MD 21401

When: Sunday, March 27th at 5:00pm EST

Details:  The world of white beers is vast and delicious. Break away from the Blue Moon, and experience the refreshing wheaty, yeasty flavors of fantastic white beers known as Hefeweizen, Weisse, Witbier, and Belgian White. Learn about the history of white beers and the brewing process while tasting five different styles of white beers with Punk’s co-owners and beer-lovers, Dave and Sheila.

Cost: $30 per person, includes tasting of five beers and snacks.

RSVP: To reserve your spot, call the restaurant at 410-571-7744.  Space is limited and classes sell out, so a credit card is required to hold the reservation.

Belgian Beer Class, Take Two

With our heating system fully functioning and the new year nearly upon us, it’s time to talk about Belgian beers! The Belgians have a remarkable brewing tradition, so much so that breweries all over the world constantly strive to perfect the various Belgian styles. We’ll be holding a Belgian Beer class where you will learn about and taste some of our favorite Belgian beers from award-winning breweries in Belgium (of course) and the U.S. We’ll be providing snacks and delicious beers, you just need to rsvp and show up.

Cost is $30 per person and classes tend to fill quickly, so please make your reservations early. Call us at 410-571-7744 or email us at dmccabe @ punksbackyardgrill.com with questions or reservation requests. Obviously, you must be 21 years of age or older to participate.