Restaurant Week hasn’t even ended and plans are already beginning to leak out for next months 3rd Annual Beer Week. Pints, Putters, & Pink Balls, a golf outing scheduled for Saturday August 18th is the kick off to a week of celebrating beer culture. According to organizers Rob Strong and Joe Waizman, “This is a fun as sh*t charity event with all proceeds benefiting Local Chapter Breast Cancer Foundation. 18 holes on the par 3 course at Kittyhawk Golf Center, Kitty Course. ”
. The Basic Rules for the outing are:
1. 36- 2 person teams using 2 clubs per person (no sharing of clubs) and may only play with provided pink balls.
2. Basic scramble playing best ball (does not apply to worst ball scramble hole).
3. $30 per person includes 2 pink balls (replacements available for $5 each) and sandwich/snacks from 5th Street Wine and Deli at check in. Carts are a la carte.
4. 1:00 p.m. Shotgun start, registration at 12:30 p.m. Sharp.
5. Hand selected craft beer available for purchase on the course.
6. Signup sheets available at Thai 9, Trolley Stop, Blind Bob’s, South Park Tavern, Lucky’s and Fifth Street Wine and Deli. Fees due at sign up, cash only.
7. Awards for longest drive off an empty beer can, lowest score on worst ball scramble hole, and tournament winning team.
8. No golf gloves, spikes, or golf bags.
9. Lefty/Righty 7 for $1, longest shot gets 50% of pot.
Then Dayton Beer Week officially begins with the “Beer Pride Parade” in the Oregon District on Sunday, August 19. The parade begins at The Dublin Pub and will work it’s way down 5th Street to Thai 9 for the Opening Ceremonies for Dayton Beer Week. The festivities will include a series of unique events, tastings and dinners held at various locations throughout the greater Dayton region. In 2011 there were over 50 beer centric events all over the Miami Valley and it looks like you can expect even more in 2012.
One of the first new events to be released is the Dayton Art Institute’s 6 course craft beer dinner featuring courses presented by 5 area chefs, each paired with beers brewed at a Trappist monastery under the supervision and responsibility of the monks. Worldwide, only seven Trappist beers remain. Six of these come from Belgium, one comes from The Netherlands, and that is La Trappe, which will be the beers presented at the Brewer’s Art Dinner on Wed, August 22nd.
Tickets for this special event will be $60 in advance, with a $5 discount for DAI members. Participating Chefs include Jay’s Seafood’s Chris Cavendar, Chef Jeff from the Culinary Company and Chef David Glynn.
The Beer Week Finale will be the 14th annual Ale Fest, held from 2 to 6 pm on Saturday, August 25 at Carillon Historical Park. Featuring over 350 different beers from more than 150 different breweries – including a gluten free beer zone, new in 2012. Many of the exact details for this year’s event are still being finalized and tickets will soon be on sale for $35 in advance. As in the past, tickets get you entry to the event, a sampling guide, 20 craft beer samples and a commemorative sampling glass.
Stay tuned for more beer week events, we’ll keep adding them to our calendar as we hear of them! And in the meantime check out our MostMetro Calendar for Beer Events in the area.