In one corner: yours truly. In the other: European wine importer Siema Wine. And you get to reap the benefits of our battle at Pizzeria Da Marco in Bethesda, Maryland. 

On Tuesday, May 8, we’re hosting a unique pairing event where one beer and one wine goes head-to-head with the same dish. Here’s a look at the menu: 


  • Prosciutto and melon skewers
    • Beer pairing: Woody Creek Belgian White Beer-mosa
    • Wine pairing: Da Marco Bellini


  • Mini sweet peppers stuffed with sausage, breadcrumbs, and cheese
  • Panzerotti (fried mini calzone filled with ricotta, prosciutto, and fontina)
  • Eggplant Parmigiana (oven-baked eggplant with mozzarella, tomato, basil, and parmesan
    • Beer pairing: Doggie Style Classic Pale Ale
    • Wine pairing: Bebe Rose

Middle Course

  • Orange Salad (arugula, fresh oranges, fennel, red onions, olive oil, and chilli flakes)
    • Beer pairing: Wildeman Farmhouse IPA
    • Wine pairing: Lovisolo Gavi


  • Gorgonzola with Speck (fresh mozzarella, gorgonzola, basil and speck)
  • Margherita al Pesto (tomato sauce, fresh mozzarella and pesto sauce)
  • Pizza al Granchio (tomato sauce, crab, spinach, goat cheese, gorgonzola, and basil)
    • Beer pairings: Raging Bitch Belgian-Style IPA and UnderDog Atlantic Lager
    • Wine pairings: Odoardi Savuto (red) and Buso Pinot Grigio (white)


  • Moscato Zabaione (chilled Zabaione with Moscato topped with fresh strawberries, chocolate truffles)
    • Lodali Moscato

    • Disobedience Abbey Dubbel

Dinner will be served at 6:30 pm is just $30 per person (tax and gratuity not included). There are only 45 spots available, so call Pizzeria Da Marco today to make your reservation: 301-654-6083.



Eat and drink local! Our brewer Jamie Long is hosting a 5-course local beer dinner at Local Chop and Grill House in Harrisonburg, VA on Thursday, April 19.

And the menu looks incredible. Here’s a glimpse to tempt and tease: 

1st Course

  • Local rosemary-brined baby octopus salad with orange coriander-whipped mango, local cabbage, and local radish kim chee 
  • Paired with Doggie Style Classic Pale Ale

2nd Course

Amber butter-grilled razor clams, house grown spicy micro greens, and bbq’d local oyster mushrooms
  • Paired with Old Scratch Amber

3rd Course (an IPA Duo!) 

  • Snake Dog tempura-battered Rappahhanock River Oysters with red curry remoulade, sesame crusted grapefruit supremes and local cilantro foam paired with Snake Dog IPA
  • Cocoa nib-crusted duck carpaccio, wasabi, local blackberries, and local honey juniper-spiced local carrots paired with Raging Bitch Belgian-Style IPA 

4th Course 

  • Vanilla chipotle dusted Buffalo Creek Beef strip steak, crab apple smoked potato salad puree, porter-battered local onion rings with a local rhubarb and roasted shallot demi-glace
  • Paired with Barrel-Aged Gonzo Imperial Porter

5th Course 

  • Cinnamon-brown sugar duck fat fried banana, jerk spiced plantain chips, Virginia rum toffee with saffron and local molasses ice cream

  • Paired with Horn Dog Barley Wine

Dinner will be served at 6 pm and is $70 per person. Seating is limited and reservations are required, so make yours today by calling Chop and Grill House at 540-801-0505.



2012 marks the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic. To commemorate that fateful night, we’re hosting a Ghosts of the Titanic beer dinner at The Rockfish and recreating the 10-course last supper for the 1,517 souls who met their demise at sea. 

This epic event, on Saturday, April 14, begins with a cocktail hour at 6 pm and seated dinner at 7 pm. Without further pomp, circumstance, and ado, here’s a look at the menu:

First Course: Paired with Garde Dog Biere de Garde 

  • Prosciutto and Melon
  • Oysters

Second Course: Paired with In-Heat Wheat Hefeweizen

  • Comsomme Olga
  • Cream of Barley

Third Course: Paired with Doggie Style Classic Pale Ale

  • Poached Salmon with Mousseline Sauce
  • Cucumbers

Fourth Course: Paired with Raging Bitch Belgian-Style IPA

  • Filet Mignons Lili
  • Saute of Chicken Lyonnaise
  • Vegetable Marrow Farci

Fifth Course: Paired with Snake Dog IPA

  • Lamb, Mint Sauce
  • Roast Duckling, Apple Sauce
  • Sirloin of Beef, Chateau Potatoes
  • Green Pea
  • Creamed Carrots
  • Boiled Rice
  • Boiled New Potatoes
Sixth Course: Made with Woody Creek Belgian White
  • Punch Romaine 
Seventh Course: Paired with Wildeman Farmhouse IPA
  • Cornish Game Hen
Eighth Course: Wildeman Farmhouse IPA
  • Cold Asparagus Vinaigrette

Ninth Course: Disobedience Abbey Dubbel 

  • Pate de Foie Gras
  • Celery
Tenth Course: Paired with Horn Dog Barleywine and Barrel-Aged Gonzo Imperial Porter
  • Waldorf Pudding
  • Chocolate and Vanilla Eclairs
  • French Ice Cream 
Dinner is $125 per person and $450 for a table of four. Reservations are required, so make yours today by calling The Rockfish at 410-267-1800.



We’re partnering with UncurbedDC to bring you the District’s first food truck beer dinner! This epic two-night event will take place at a pop-up restaurant space at 1134 18th Street NW. Both nights will be from 7 pm to 9:30 pm.

Here’s a look at the menu:

First Course: DC Empanadas Truck

  • Poached pear and Brie empanadas
  • Paired with Raging Bitch Belgian-Style IPA
Second Course: DC Slices Truck 
  • Proscuitto and caramelized onion pizza with ricotta and mozzarella
  • Vegetarian option: Spinach instead of proscuitto 
  • Paired with Wildeman Farmhouse IPA 
Third Course: TaKorean Truck 
  • Korean-style roasted pork TaKo with Kimchi radish slaw, pork cracklings, and TaKorean toppings
  • Vegetarian option: Caramelized tofu TaKo with Napa and Romaine slaw and TaKorean toppings
  • Paired with Old Scratch Amber Lager
Fourth Course: The Rolling Ficelle Truck 
  • “The Davis” chicken salad sandwich with house-made lemon aioli, almonds, avocado, and Romaine lettuce
  • Vegetarian option: “The Perelli” sandwich with eggplant, red pepper, and tomato caponata with fresh mozzarella and house-made garlic aioli
  • Paired with Doggie Style Classic Pale Ale 
Fifth Course: Curbside Cupcakes Truck
  • Snickerdoodle and Red Velvet cupcakes
  • Paired with Gonzo Imperial Porter
Dinner is $47 per person and is by pre-purchase only. To get your tickets, go to UncurbedDC.EventBrite.com



Wednesday, January 11 at Victoria Gastro Pub in Columbia, MD 

Our annual beer dinner at Victoria Gastro Pub gets better with each year. To tempt and tease, here’s a look at the menu for this year’s dinner on Wednesday, January 11:

Smoked Salmon and Roasted Beet Salad

  • Watercress, citrus vinaigrette 
  • Paired with Garde Dog Biere de Garde (our Spring seasonal)
Seared Sea Scallops
  • Carrot, orange and ginger coulis
  • Paired with Brewhouse Rarities Imperial Hefeweizen
Roasted Duck Breast
  • Cornbread and chorizo stuffing, piquillo pepper sauce
  • Paired with Oak-Aged Double Dog Double Pale Ale
Porter-Braised Lamb
  • Parsnip mash, baby spinach, and sour cherries
  • Paired with ESG: Extra Special Gonzo with Brettanomyces 
Chocolate Dessert 
  • Paired with Kujo Imperial Coffee Stout
Dinner will be served at 6:30 pm and is $85 per person. (VGP Beer and Cork Club members get 10% off.) Reservations are required, so make yours today by calling 410-750-1880 or emailing heather@victoriagastropub.com.



For our first beer dinner at Frederick’s newest craft beer bar, Roasthouse Pub, Chef Kevin put together a fantastic five-course menu paired with five of your favorite Flying Dog brews. Here’s a look at the menu to tempt and tease. Read on and then join us on Tuesday, December 6:

First Course: Baked oysters paired with Pearl Necklace Oyster Stout

Second Course: Polenta chili bowl served with sour cream and queso fresco paired with Doggie Style Classic Pale Ale

Third Course: Au jus-braised short ribs with leek puree and wild rice mushroom stuffing paired with our K-9 Cruiser Winter Ale

Fourth Course: Pepperoni-, ground pork-, and chorizo-stuffed cabbage paired with Raging Bitch Belgian-Style IPA

Dessert: Baked apple stuffed with mascarpone, cream cheese, and dried blueberries paired with Barrel-Aged Gonzo Imperial Porter 

Dinner will be served at 6:30 pm and is $60 per person (tax and gratuity included). Reservations are required and can be made at the Pub or by calling Roasthouse at 301-418-6098.



Didn’t get your fill at Thanksgiving dinner? Good. Sam’s on the Waterfront has you covered with a beer dinner with yours truly on November 30 in Annapolis.

Here’s a look at the menu:

  • First Course:  Amuse-bouche paired with K-9 Cruiser Winter Ale
  • Second Course:  Frisée Salad with Duck Confit paired with Old Scratch Amber Lager 
  • Third Course:  Goat Cheese Ravioli with Hop-Infused Pesto paired with Doggie Style Classic Pale Ale 
  • Fourth Course:  Herb-Encrusted Local Blue Catfish with Roasted Pepper and Habanero Coulis paired with Raging Bitch Belgian Style IPA 
  • Fifth Course:  Imperial Bread Pudding with Bourbon Crème Anglaise paired with Gonzo Imperial Porter

Dinner begins at 6 pm and is just $37 per person. Reservations are required, so make yours today by calling Sam’s at 410-263-3600.



Our CEO Jim Caruso is hosting a special beer dinner with Iron Abbey Gastro Pub in Horsham, PA Wednesday, October 19.

The menu looks amazing and seating is limited, so make a reservation soon! Here’s the full menu to tempt and tease:

First Course

  • Seared scallops over a micro green salad with sour orange vinaigrette and cilantro oil
  • Paired with Tire Bite Golden Ale

Second Course

  • Shredded rabbit quesadilla with all the trimmings
  • Paired with Doggie Style Classic Pale Ale

Third Course

  • Linguica mussels in a Raging Bitch, tomato, pepper, and onion broth
  • Raging Bitch Belgian-Style IPA

Fourth Course

  • Grilled pork loin served with a vanilla and bourbon demi glaze with parsnip puree and roasted baby carrots
  • Paired with our Gonzo Imperial Porter

Fifth Course

  • Salt roasted pears topped with a Gonzo caramel and sweet mascarpone cheese
  • The Fear Imperial Pumpkin Ale

To make your reservation, call Iron Abbey at 215-956-9600.



For their first beer dinner ever, Frisco Tap House is featuring amazing pairings with some extra-special Flying Dog brews. Check out Chef Keith’s menu for this 6-course extravaganza:

First Course

  • Woody Creek Belgian White
  • Herb goat cheese and chicken sausage roulade with taragon-arugala salad and jalapeno jelly gastrique

Second Course

  • Secret Stash Harvest Ale
  • Petite crab cake with local sweet creamed corn and vine ripened tomatoes

Third Course

  • Old Scratch Amber Lager
  • BBQ beef brisket on house made pretzel bun with German potato salad

Fourth Course

  • Barrel-Aged Gonzo Imperial Porter
  • Mole beef short rib over sweet potato cake and crispy plantains

Fifth Course

  • Horn Dog Barleywine
  • Crispy corn fritters stuffed with apricots, cherries and raisins served with warm apple butter

Sixth Course

  • The Fear Imperial Pumpkin Ale
  • Fall pumpkin cake with caramel apple two ways

Contact Frisco at 410-312-4907 to make your reservation. Only 25 spots are available, so act quick!



We’re hosting a beer dinner with the single man in mind at Golden West Cafe for Baltimore Beer Week. The 4-course meal is just $35 and includes:

  • Chicken Ramen with In-Heat Wheat Hefeweizen
  • Knockwurst Mini Bites with Dogtoberfest Marzen
  • Chicken Fried Steak and Garlic Mashed Potatoes and Gonzo gravy with Doggie Style Classic Pale Ale
  • Ho Ho’s with Barrel-Aged Gonzo Imperial Porter

To make your reservation for our beer dinner, call Golden West Cafe at 410-889-8891. This will sell out, so make your reservation today!

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