FREDERICK—The women of Flying Dog brewery put on their pink boots today to brew a beer called Alternative Facts. It’s a German-style beer or Altbier (get it?), and the reasons behind this special edition brew are two-fold. “We wanted to bring awareness to the Pink Boots Society and really bring awareness to women who work in breweries,” Flying Dog’s Emily Greene told Eater DC. “And we’re going to make a fricking delicious beer,” she added.
Created under the direction of Flying Dog production wizards Emily Bobotas and Lisa Adams, the brew will be super crushable with nutty, earthy notes and a bit of molasses. Alternative Facts will only be available in the brewery’s tasting room and a portion of the proceeds will go towards the Pink Boots Society. Flying Dog also plans to host a rager of a release party when the beer is out in April.
PENN QUARTER—José Andrés is partnering with the World Wildlife Fund to help save the monarch butterly. Next week (March 13 through 19), Oyamel will offer special dishes and donate a portion of its proceeds to WWF. The Monarch Week menu will include items like grilled achiote-marinted quail with a mole blanco and a crispy fried butterfly cookie. Here’s a fun fact: millions of monarch butterflies journey each year to the forests of central Mexico, home to the restaurant’s namesake Oyamel fir trees.
ST PATRICK’S DAY—Grubhub crunched the numbers, analyzing its order data to see how D.C. refueled the day after St. Patrick’s Day partying. The answer to green beer is apparently French toast. There was a 222% spike in orders from Washingtonians during post-St. Patrick's Day hours in D.C., along with a 222% spike in dolma orders and a 44% spike in hydrating beverages.
Speaking of, the Celtic House Irish Pub & Restaurant on Columbia Pike earned the top spot on a Yelp list published by Travel + Leisure ranking the 50 best bars in the US to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day [Grubhub, T+L]