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Fifteenth Annual Robert Burns Dinner

We're sold out! Sorry to those of you who were planning to attend, but didn't get around to buying tickets. Our next event is Oysters & Stout on February 6.

Robert Burns was born on January 25, 1759. Had he been born today, there is no doubt he would have had rock star status around the globe. He's considered the poet laureate of Scotland and for good reason. Burns was a hopeless romantic; he loved his drink and his women; quite poor, then quite famous; a member of "the society of secrets" and politically active. Perhaps best known for writing Auld Lang Syne, a required song on New Year's Eve thoughout the world, he also wrote some of the most memorable poetry in history. Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men borrows from one of Rabbie's poems.

We celebrate this complex man for the fifteenth time on Saturday, January 25, 2014. You will be treated to some fine libations, you'll enjoy a four course Scottish-inspired dinner and you may even learn a little something as we recall tender, romantic, spirited and even baudy poetry. Scottish bagpipes and drums wil also make for a memorable evening. We ask that you get to the bar no later than about 5:45 PM and wait for the Piping of the Haggis. We'll come out of the kitchen with bagpipes at full volume with haggis on a silver platter, preceded by crossed bottles of single malt scotch (that you'll be drinking later.) You'll follow the parade into our private Robert Burns Tap Room, where the room has been transformed for the evening. As you take your seats, the haggis will make its way to the podium where we'll recite An Address the Haggis, written by Rabbie, of course. The night has just begun...

The evening's menu::

The Single Malt Scotch Whiskys:

Tapping of Robert Burns Scottish Export Ale in the firkin:

More poetry, more fun, more blue... if you've been to this event before, you're bored reading this because there is no way to describe how fun the evening is. If you've never atteneded before, you'll have a great time. You're also likely to be called a Rabbie Virgin by the others. You can purchase your tickets at the brewpub for $60, including tax and gratuity, or you can purchase on line for just $62. Your tickets will be waiting for you to pick up the next time you're in. See you there, and one more thing...Johnnie lad, cock up your beaver!