Bethesda’s Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery has a special menu and new brew this month as part of a fundraising effort for a Maryland firefighter charity.
The restaurant (7900 Norfolk Ave.) revealed its “fiery” menu and Fire Chief Ale on Thursday with a tasting event in Woodmont Triangle.
Until March 30, a portion of Fire Chief Ale sales will go to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, a Frederick County-based nonprofit that assists family and co-workers of firefighters who die on-duty.
The limited-time menu includes 3-Alarm Brisket Chili, a slow cooked beef brisket-based chili topped with cheddar, pepper jack and sour cream.
There’s also a Tequila Lime Shrimp Salad, Cowboy Burger, Campfire Shrimp, Jalapeno BBQ Brisket Stack and Small Bite Triple Chocolate Brownie, complete with vanilla ice cream, caramel sauce and hot fudge.
Rock Bottom will also offer a Grilled Lime Margarita to go along with the Ale:
Brewed in-house, Fire Chief Ale is a medium-bodied, auburn colored ale that gets its sweet side from the caramel and crystal malts and has a little toasty character for balance. The hand-selected hops from the Pacific Northwest lend a crisp and refreshing finish.