Washington DC 2012 Details

Explore Your Craft: DC

Widmer Brothers Brewing and Draft Magazine Present an Unforgettable Night of Handcrafted Widmer Brothers Beer Paired with Gourmet Food, Live Music, Onsite Brewing and Artist Demonstrations.

Wednesday, October 3rd at Long View Gallery
1234 9th St NW
Washington, DC 20001

Event will include:

  • Live artist demonstrations and live music alongside an interactive art experience for patrons
  • Meet Widmer Brothers Brewers and partake in a home brew demonstration alongside Widmer Brothers brewers
  • Unique setting at Long View Gallery, an urban and upscale space that is host to a number of local and regional artists on its exhibit walls
  • All inclusive tickets include tastings, entertainment, souvenir glass, and event guide with beer diary


DC’s Featured Beers Include:

  • Hefeweizen
  • Rotator IPA – Falconer’s IPA
  • Drifter Pale Ale
  • OKTO Festival Ale
  • Nelson Imperial IPA
  • Pitch Black IPA
  • Milk Stout
  • Embalmer Barleywine ’12
  • SXNW Dark Ale
  • Barrel Aged Brrrbon ‘12
  • Marionberry Hibiscus Gose


Each Explore Your Craft event features local chefs and Widmer Brothers brewers working in collaboration to create a customized menu exclusively for each event. The chef and the brewer have carefully selected ingredients that will showcase the many facets of the Widmer Brothers collection, all the while, creating a menu rich in variety and flavor.


Station 1

Lobster Beignets
Ceviche – Rock Fish, Tarro Taco Shell
Short Rib Vindaloo, Stilton, Lemon and Honey Donuts

Marionberry Hibiscus Gose
Pitch Black IPA
Old Embalmer Barleywine ‘12

Station 2
Cider Brined Chicken
Fingerling Potato Hash, Smoked Bacon
Hazelnut Gateau with Frozen Praline Parfait

Drifter Pale Ale
SXNW Dark Ale

Station 3
Sweet Chili Glazed Pork Tenderloin with Citrus and Coriander
Sweet Pea Fritter, Apple/Mint Chutney
Chipotle Spiced Butternut Squash, Maple Goat Cheese
Spiced Pumpkin Seeds

Nelson Imperial IPA
OKTO Festival Ale

Station 4
Sticky Toffee Pudding
Gala Cup with Brie Mousse and Rosemary Shortbread

Milk Stout
Falconer’s IPA
Brrrbon ’12
Raspberry Russian Imperial Stout


Patrick Owens

Patrick Owens is a chalk artist from Washington, DC. He began his craft eight years ago when, working as a bartender, started recreating elaborate fonts for the bar’s chalkboard in his spare time. What started out as a hobby quickly turned into a career of creating unique display boards, murals, and signs for restaurants, bars, offices, and private events (including weddings).

Some of his past commissions include Pizza Paradiso, Union Pub, American Ice Company, Smith Commons, Bourbon and Union Market. www.chalkartdc.com

Justin Trawick

Justin Trawick is not just another man with a guitar. He’s a multi-talented performer, balancing between roles as a soloist and band frontman while on the side running the nationally touring songwriter series “The 9”. His self-described brand of “Urban Folk Rock” inspires comparisons with troubadours such as Bob Schneider, Ryan Adams, and G. Love.

The 29 year old from Arlington, Virginia invokes on stage a deep sense of raw emotional energy stemming from his incredibly personable lyrics and captivating delivery. Seamlessly balancing between the musical loner persona of a singer-songwriter and as the front man of his collective, The Justin Trawick Group, this versatility allows Trawick to rock out in clubs with his band to performances in intimate acoustic venues with just his guitar and his voice.