Tractor is (finally) releasing three new canned ciders that have been a staple of their taps for a while now. Their Berry Cider, which has recently undergone a slight update, hits all the notes of what you think a berry cider should be, while still holding a little of that traditional cider magic on the back end. The Blood Orange Cider is the kind of late summer-style drink you’ve been missing in your life. Let the blood orange love in, and you won’t be able to turn back. Finally, the Rosé Cider rounds out the pack with some light and fresh flavors you expect from a rosé, with the sweeter hints of cider and other fruity notes. Be a part of the cider revolution, while enjoying live music from CW Ayon Combo. You can catch a piece of the action atTractor Brewing in Wells Park on Thursday, March 21, starting at 5pm.
St. James Tearoom (320 Osuna Rd NE) is hosting a month-long Dublin’s Fare celebrating the contributions Arthur Guinness made to the world. The famous dark stout is now a staple of any solid St. Patrick’s Day celebration, but is even more so a fantastic way to add a kick to traditional food favorites. Offering up three teas to pair with a number of savories, breads, and sweets, you’ll find yourself leaving more than satisfied. With options like a Beef & Ale Pot of Gold with Cheese Biscuit, Guinness World Record Irish Soda Bread with Whiskey Butter, and a Créme de Menthe Chocolate cake, you’ll find something to make the most out of your post–St. Patrick’s Day blues (or greens, if you want to avoid a pinching). For more information or to make a reservation, check out stjamestearoom.com.
Ramen, Coffee, Beer
Listen, while it may not be recommended to have all three at once, we’re not here to tell you how to live your life. Oni Noodles will be popping up at Sidetrack Brewing and Zendo (413 Second St SW) on March 23 from noon to 4pm, bringing their amazing ramen as well as steam buns to anyone hanging out and having a drink. We can say from personal experience that it’s hard to find something that doesn’t pair well with craft beer, so make sure to find a new favorite combo that you didn’t expect this weekend.
Marble Heights Brewery (9904 Montgomery Blvd NE) will be hosting Beer Ed: IPA History Edition on March 26, starting at 6pm. This free event will dig deep into the the history behind IPAs, while offering tastes to complement the lessons. Learn more about your hoppiest favorite and show off to your friends next trivia night.
Your favorite comfort food and local brewery, Nexus, is now open at their third location, Nexus Blue Smokehouse (1511 Broadway SE). They’re trying their hand at BBQ but still plan on providing guests with favorites like Chicken and Waffles, New Mexico Hot Chicken, Fried Catfish and Fish Tacos. If their BBQ is anything like their other menu selections, look forward to another home run restaurant to enjoy.