Thursday, August 6, 2015

Upcoming Events

Maryland’s famous blue crab is taking over Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa and Marina this August 7th - 22nd, with two weeks of crab-filled feasts, activities and fun. Join local watermen for a crabbing cruise, learn to catch crabs and indulge with the Feelin’ Crabby Food Truck or dinner at J.M. Clayton, the world’s oldest crab factory. Overnight guests who stay during the Eastern Shore resort’s annual Crab Week can save up to 45 percent off regular rates with the resort’s new Take the Credit package, which includes $200 in daily resort credits.

“Stoudt’s Tap Takeover”will be held Sunday, August 9th from 11 AM to Close. City Tap House will host a brunch with Carol Stoudt, founder of Stoudt’s Brewing Company out of Adamstown, Pennsylvania and will load their beer lines with the best year round, seasonal, and brewer’s reserve style beers. Featured drafts - all of which follow the Bavarian purity laws allowing nothing but barley, hops, water and yeast to be used - include Pils,GoldLager, Scarlet Lady ESB, American Pale Ale, Fourplay IPA, Karnival Kolsch, Hefe, andMultiple Personality Disorder. Prices range from $6 to $10 per draft. 

It’s DC Beer Week (DCBW), and come party with DC Brau on Monday, August 10 as they pair up with the Quarterdeck restaurant in Arlington for their 4th annual DC Beer Week Crab Fest! This event will feature all you can eat crabs and DC Brau $1 drafts & $5 pitchers. There’s no better way than spend a hot summer evening than cracking crabs and drinking beer! The event begins at 5:00pm and costs $45 pp (plus the cost of any purchased DC Brau beers). For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit

DC Beer Week celebrations continue on Tuesday, August 11 with Port City’s BEACH party being held at the National Building Museum. The “beach” installation exhibit at the National Building Museum will be open for a special night to celebrate DC Beer week. Featuring music by Taylor Carson, this event will feature Port City’s limited-edition Metro (double red ale) brewed especially for DC Beer Week. Dirty South Deli (food truck) & Union Station Snack Bar will also be there with food for purchase. Tickets include three beers and attendees may purchase more; a Port City Pint Glass & National Building Museum Koozie; and a cheese tasting with District Cheese. Don’t miss this amazing event which begins at 6:00pm. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit

“How to Start a Brewery”will be held Wednesday, August 12th from 6 PM to 7 PM.’s Co-Editor Chris Van Orden will host a panel discussion about how to start a brewery with local brewers including Jeff Hancock fromDC Brau Brewing Company, Mike McGarvey from3 Stars Brewing Company, Justin Cox from Atlas Brew Worksand Josh Chapman from Bluejacket Brewery. Space is limited, and those interested in attending are encouraged to RSVP via email at:

Since the early 19th century of the Edo period, it has been a Japanese custom to eat eel during the hot summer months, to regain energy and stamina. With its high protein content and excellent digestive properties, eel can stimulate the appetite even during the blazing heat of summer. To honor this Japanese tradition, Sushiko is serving Una-jyu, a popular dish made of broiled eel and rice, as a featured special on its a la carte menu. Brothers Piter and Handry Tjan, co-executive chefs at Sushiko, are preparing their traditional version with tamaki rice and kinome, a Japanese herb from a Szechuan Peppercorn tree. Sushiko’s Una-jyu is priced at $28, and will be available throughout the month of August during both lunch and dinner service.

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