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Words and photos: Jason Dixson

Flying Dog and DC Brau teamed up and took over the taps at Jack Rose Dining Saloon last night for their “Micro de Mayo” event.  Both breweries had 10 of their beers on tap, using all 20 of Jack Rose’s tap lines in an event that kicked off “SAVOR Week” in DC.  All drafts were $5, a hefty discount to go with the happy hour-priced Mexican fare that was being served up.

My favorite pours that night were DC Brau’s Barrel-Aged NATAS Imperial Belgian Porter, and Flying Dog’s Exclusive JRDS SAVOR Edition Double Barrel-Aged Horn Dog Barleywine.  Both these beers, along with 18 others, flowed from Jack Rose’s state-of-the-art draft system, which is impeccably maintained to ensure the best possible quality in the final stages of a beer’s delivery to your glass—Jack Rose beer director Nahem Simon gave me a tour of all their recent upgrades and efforts to deliver excellence with every pour.

The event was heaven for anyone who’s a fan of these two great breweries, with the convenience, comfort, and style of Jack Rose’s covered terrace.