1517 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20036 Just Above Dupont Circle Q St. Metro Exit  


First Friday Social

June 6, 4-10 p.m.

$5 for all beer & wine, 4-10 p.m. in our bar
In the spirit of Dupont Circle's neighborhood-wide First Friday event, when many art galleries hold opening receptions, we are offering this special.

Our bookstore is featuring the staff's personal recommendations for books on art and artists on the shelves, and here: http://bit.ly/StaffPicksArt

We are also sponsoring the wine being served at the opening reception at Hillyer Art Space, 6-9 pm, 9 Hillyer Court NW, Washington, DC 20008: http://hillyerartspace.org/programs-and-events/



Past Events

KRAMERBOOKS & AFTERWORDS CAFE
Fire in the BayouInvites You To Join Us For
Book-Signing/Meet the Author Event

Meet Howard Feinstein
Author of
Fire On the Bayou: True Tales From the Civil Rights Battlefront

Tuesday, March 4, 6-8pm
On the Mezzanine


The publisher of Fire On the Bayou, Foxhead Books says:
"For the first time in print, a federal hate crimes prosecutor takes the reader inside the grand juries, courtrooms, and killing fields of the Deep South... Fire on the Bayou is an emotionally-candid, self-effacing and plain-spoken account. Howard Feinstein tells true tales from a time many would rather forget. Secrets once thought buried forever resurface in this engaging memoir of a young attorney thrust 'behind the lines' into a cauldron of hate and violence." For more information: http://foxheadbooks.com/product/fire-on-the-bayou/

In addition to signing books, Howard, (AKA "Hurricane Howie"), a longtime Cafe music performer will be playing piano and accordion. All book purchasers will get a free "Hurricane Howie" CD.

Our full menu will be available during the event.



KRAMERBOOKS & AFTERWORDS CAFE
Invites You To Join Us For
DC Beer Week Beer-Tasting Event

DMV DOES BEER:
A Celebration of Breweries From
The District, Maryland & Virginia

Monday, August 12, 6-10pm

1517 Connecticut Avenue NW o In the Bar
Washington DC 20036


Representatives from DC Brau, Evolution Craft Brewing, Lost Rhino Brewing, and Hop & Wine Beverage will join us to answer questions about our featured brews. We will be serving individual 7-oz. tasting pours ($4 each) and four themed flights. Each flight is a group of three 7-oz. pours ($10) with two flights featuring a selection from each of the DMV breweries.

Featured Beers ($4 per 7-oz. taste):

DC Brau Brewing Company (DC):


The Tradition: A special-release golden ale brewed in collaboration with DC United, this selection is a low ABV, low-hopped ale, perfect for a summer session or tailgate outside RFK Stadium.

Heurich's Lager: A collaboration between DC Brau, the Heurich House Museum, and DC Homebrewers, this special release is a historical recreation of Christian Heurich Brewing Company's pre-prohibition classic American Pilsner.

Evolution Craft Brewing Company (MD):

Lot #3 India Pale Ale: This American style IPA is aggressively hopped at a rate of over 2 lbs. per barrel. Big notes of citrus and pine compliment a reserved, but firm malt backbone.

Lot #6 Double IPA: Think of this as Lot #3 on performance-enhancing malt and hops. At 9.3% ABV, this beer is loaded with tropical fruit and citrus notes. It is deep gold in color with assertive bitterness, and a big hop flavor and aroma.

Lost Rhino Brewing Company (VA):

Face Plant India Pale Ale: This American style IPA is dominated by the flavor of whole cone Cascade and Centennial Hops. Unfiltered and amber in color, this ale has a penetrating herbal mouth feel and pleasing floral nose backed by Pale, Vienna, and Crystal malts.

It's Not My Falt Altbier: This limited release is a German-style brown ale with a chocolate sweetness and spicy finish. Don't let the murky pour fool you, this is one delicious offering!

Flights ($10 for three 7-oz. tastes):

DMV-Hop Spectrum:
DCBrau's The Tradition
Lost Rhino's Face Plant IPA
Evolution's Lot #6 Double IPA

DMV-Old Style Flight:
DC Brau's Heurich's Lager
Evolution's Lot #3 IPA
Lost Rhino's It's Not My Falt Altbier

IPA Flight:
Lost Rhino's Face Plant IPA
Evolution's Lot #3 IPA
Evolution's Lot #6 Double IPA

Brewmasters' Select Flight:
DC Brau's Heurich's Lager
DC Brau's The Tradition
Lost Rhino's It's Not My Falt Altbier

For more details about Brooklyn Brewery and the individual beers we will be pouring, please visit: www.brooklynbrewery.com

DC Brau Brewing: http://www.dcbrau.com/

Evolution Craft Brewing: http://evolutioncraftbrewing.com/

Lost Rhino Brewing: http://lostrhino.com/

For more info on DC Beer Week: http://dcbeerweek.net/



KRAMERBOOKS & AFTERWORDS CAFE
Invites You To Join Us For

THIRD ANNUAL BROOKLYN BRAWL
Brooklyn Brewery Beer & Cheese Tasting

MONDAY, AUGUST 13, 6-10 pm
1517 Connecticut Avenue NW o In the Bar
Washington DC 20036

Brooklyn Brewery's DC representive, Ryan Reaske, will join us to answer questions about Brooklyn's brews.
Paired cheeses with each selected brew.
6-oz. beer-tasting pours range in price from $7 to $10 each.

Brooklyn Brewmaster's Reserve Gold Standard
Big floral hop aroma, followed by refreshingly bold bitterness and beautiful rounded malt flavors
Humboldt Fog Goat Cheese

Brooklyn Blast
Maris Otter and German Pilsner malts bring solidity, balance and beautiful flavors to a golden beer that's ludicrously hoppy
Manchego

Brooklyn Soriachi Ace
Lemongrass, lemon zest aroma, crackling dry, hoppy golden farmhouse ale with a clean malt flavor
Humboldt Fog Goat Cheese

Brooklyn Post Road Pumpkin
Orange-amber color, pumpkin aroma, light biscuit malt center and crisp finish
Oak Spring Derby

Brooklyn Lager
Amber-gold, displays a firm malt center supported by refreshing bitterness and floral hop aroma; caramel malts show in the finish
Manchego

Brooklyn Local 1
Alluring aroma, dynamic complex of flavors, Belgian flair, Brooklyn fortitude, a dusting of their special yeast; 100% bottle re-fermentation
Triple Cream Camembert
Brooklyn Black Ops
“...Aged for four months in bourbon barrels, bottled flat, and re-fermented in the bottle with Champagne yeast”—Beer Advocate
Maytag Blue Cheese

Flights:
Full-Tasting Flight ($53):
All selections, as detailed above

Lighter Side of Pale ($21):
Brooklyn Brewmaster's Reserve Gold Standard
Brooklyn Lager
Brooklyn Local 1

5-7-9 ($22):
Brooklyn Lager: 5% ABV
Brooklyn Soriachi Ace: 7.6% ABV
Brooklyn Local 1: 9% ABV

Around the World: Brewing-Style Influences ($22):
Brooklyn Brewmaster's Reserve Gold Standard: Germany
Brooklyn Soriachi Ace: Belgium
Brooklyn Blast: USA

Extreme Beers ($22):
Brooklyn Blast: Imperial IPA
Brooklyn Black Ops: Bourbon Barell-Aged Stout
Brooklyn Post Road Pumpkin: Fruit & Spice Beer

6-oz. beer-tasting pours range in price from $7 to $10 each

For more details about Brooklyn Brewery and the individual beers we will be pouring, please visit: www.brooklynbrewery.com

1517 Connecticut Avenue NW
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Washington DC 20036

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Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe is Washington's only full-service restaurant and complete bar combined with an independent bookstore. Located at the Dupont Metro Q Street station since 1976, we are open early and late seven days a week and, 24 hours on Fridays and Saturdays. The restaurant offers breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as brunch on Saturdays and Sundays. We offer a full, widely varied dinner menu until closing time, as well as cocktails, coffee drinks and fabulous desserts.



KRAMERBOOKS & AFTERWORDS CAFE
Invites You To Our DC Wine Week Tasting Event:
Does Terroir Really Make a Difference?

Tuesday, October 18, 6-9 pm


1517 Connecticut Avenue NW
In the Bar


Does Terroir Really Make a Difference? Flights of 3 Sauvignon Blancs and/or 3 Pinot Noirs from 3 distinct wine regions.


Taste the difference when soil, climate and environment come into play.
Is a California Sauvignon Blanc really different from one from New Zealand?
Are all Pinot Noirs the same?
Join us on the 18th and taste for yourself.

The Flights:

Matua Sauvignon Blanc - Marlborough, New Zealand
Girard Sauvignon Blanc - Napa Valley, California
Hess "Allomi" Sauvignon Blanc - Napa Valley, California

Greg Norman Pinot Noir - Santa Barbara County, California
Matua Pinot Noir - Marlborough, New Zealand
Llai Llai Pinot Noir - Bio Bio Valley, Chile

A flight of 3 is $10 (3 fl oz each).
Full glass of each featured wine will be specially priced at $5.

Our tasting event is held in the citywide spirit of the inaugural DC Wine Week, October 15-22: www.dcwineweek.com




KRAMERBOOKS & AFTERWORDS CAFE
Invites You To Join Us For
TWO DC BEER WEEK EVENTS

MONDAY, AUGUST 15, 7-9 pm
&
THURSDAY, AUGUST 18, 6-8 pm

1517 Connecticut Avenue NW
In the Bar
Washington DC 20036


MONDAY, AUGUST 15, 7-9 pm
2nd Annual Brooklyn Brawl


Brooklyn Brewery
Beer & Cheese Tasting
Brooklyn Brewery's DC representive, Junior Acevedo will join us to answer questions about Brooklyn's brews. Paula Wesley of International Gourmet Food, Inc. paired cheeses and other accoutrements with each selected brew.

Brooklyn Brewery Beers:
Oktoberfest:
Full-bodied and malty, with a bready aroma and a brisk hop bitterness
Post Road Pumpkin: Orange-amber color, pumpkin aroma, light biscuit malt center and crisp finish
Weisse: Hazy, refreshing, brisk, banana, clove, melon
Concoction: Peaty Scotch, ginger-infused honey, and lemon juice
Black Ops: Coffee and chocolate, rich vanilla-bourbon notes
Sorachi Ace: Lemongrass, lemon zest aroma, crackling dry, hoppy golden farmhouse ale with a clean malt flavor
Local 2: Dry complex melody of rich chocolate, hints of spice, dark fruit and caramel.
6 oz. beer-tasting pours range in price from $7 to $9 each, which includes an individual taste of a paired cheese & accoutrement.

For more details about Brooklyn Brewery and the individual beers we will be pouring, please visit: www.brooklynbrewery.com

THURSDAY, AUGUST 18, 6-8 pm
Meet & Greet and Beer-Tasting with
The Owners & Brewers of 3 Stars Brewing Company


DC's own 3 Stars Brewery Company founders Dave Coleman and Mike McGarvey will be on hand to "walk people through each grain and try to help them find a deeper understanding and appreciation for the beers that they are drinking." Both beers featured at this event were collaborations, designed by both participating breweries and brewed on their systems: Evolution for The Syndicate; and, Oliver Ales for the B.W.Rye. Stephen Jones of Oliver Ales will join Coleman & McGarvey to explain the nuances of their collaboration.

3 Stars Brewery Beers: Syndicate Saison: Hazy gold, light, effervescent, banana citrus aroma, medium hop bitterness with pepper notes. Brewed in collaboration with Geoff Debisschop and Joe Lemnah of Evolution Brewing Company.

B.W.Rye: Amber, sturdy carbonated body, bright hops kissed with pine, bitter finish mellowed with rye spice. Brewed in collaboration with Stephen Jones of Oliver Ales. 6 oz. beer-tasting pours, $5 each.

For more details about 3 Stars Brewery and the individual beers we will be pouring, please visit www.threestarsbrewing.com

We hope you can join us on these evenings, and that you will help spread the word!



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