Saturday, September 24th; 12-4pm
Oh, you like India Pale Ales, huh? Well, Blind & Bitter is your chance to try 20 of the best IPAs and Double IPAs available -- although often hard to find -- in the DC market. For the fourth year running, the brewski gurus at DC Beer have rounded up a collection of breweries sure to tickle hopheads’ palates, from local hop masters (Ocelot, Union, DC Brau) to nearby up-and-comers (Cambridge’s RAR, Richmond’s Triple Crossing) to industry heavies (Founders, Great Lakes, Firestone Walker). They’re all competing for the title of best IPA, and you’re the judge. On this Saturday afternoon at ChurchKey, sample a selection of the beers or go H.A.M. on all 20, then vote for your favorites. The twist? It’s a blind tasting, so check the hype and preconceptions at the door, and let flavor, aroma, and (maybe) clarity be your guide.