From a press release:
“Atlas Brew Works today announced that it will host the chamber ensemble All Points West at its Ivy City facility [2052 West Virginia Ave NE] on Saturday, February 15 from 1 – 6 PM. The group will hold an open rehearsal in the brewery to promote its upcoming appearance at the Atlas INTERSECTIONS Festival to be held at the Atlas Performing Arts Center on March 1. Admission to the rehearsal is free, and tastings and pints are $5. Visitors will also have the opportunity to purchase tickets to any of the Atlas INTERSECTIONS Festival events.
All Points West is a D.C. based chamber ensemble “hell-bent on transforming the classical concert back into a fun, social experience.”
Atlas INTERSECTIONS Festival gathers innovative artists and richly diverse audiences for eight days of over 100 boundary-crossing arts performances and events from February 21 to March 8 at the Atlas Performing Arts Center. For more info: www.intersectiondc.org.
Atlas Brew Works is a production craft brewery distributing artisanal beer throughout the District of Columbia.”
Thanks to a reader for sending from the February ANC 6E Meeting agenda:
“923-25 5th Street, NW (Dacha Beer Garden 2): Request for Support for Stipulated and Permanent Restaurant Class T Liquor Licenses for New Outdoor Beer Garden (Daci, Inc.)”
Dacha Beer Garden’s first location opened in Sept. 2013 in Shaw at the corner of 7th and Q Street, NW:
Photo via craftbeerfestdc
From a press release:
“The Hand Crafted Tasting Company is proud to announce that the DC Craft Beer Festival comes to the DC’s Walter E. Washington’s Convention Center on Saturday, March 8th for two sessions, one in the afternoon, and one in the evening. The Spring Seasonals tasting will showcase spring releases from 75 of America’s best Craft Breweries, with a special focus on Breweries from DC, Maryland, and Virginia.
There will be approximately 150 selections, along with wonderfully prepared food designed specifically to be consumed while enjoying the tasting sessions from DC restaurants, Hawk ‘n’ Dove, Senart’s Oyster & Chophouse, and Willie’s Brew and Q. (more…)
300 Tingey Street, SE
Washington Post reports:
“Megan Parisi, the veteran brewer who was hired at Bluejacket with considerable fanfare in 2012, has parted ways with the brewery and restaurant less than three months after the operation opened near the Navy Yard. Her last day was Friday, Jan. 17.”
Ed. Note: Earlier this month we looked at a review of the Arsenal restaurant in the Bluejacket Brewery.
2218 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
I totally forgot about this when I spotted the architectural plans for Mad Fox Brewing Company coming to the former Mayfair and Pine space. From the press release back in August:
“Mad Fox Brewing Company announced that it will expand to Washington, DC, with plans to open a 4,590 square foot taproom at 2218 Wisconsin Avenue, NW in Glover Park. Mad Fox Brewing Company Taproom (Mad Fox Taproom), a 127-seat neighborhood establishment, is slated to open by the end of first quarter 2014, depending on the renovations needed and the permitting process.”
Since demo hasn’t started yet, looks like it’ll likely open after the 1st quarter of 2014. Updates when they get closer.
From 3 Stars Brewing:
“Our Reserve Society guarantees our members access to 5 limited release beers throughout 2014, a 10% discount on purchases in the DC Homebrew Shop, special growler fills in our Tasting Room and invitations to our quarterly special events before tickets go on sale to the public. Our specialty beer allocations vary depending on our production levels, but Reserve members are typically guaranteed the ability to purchase our exclusive and hard to find beers via special release as they go on sale throughout the year.
The Illuminati Reserve Society is ideal for people who want to ensure they can get access to our specialty and one off releases.
The $100 membership pays for itself as it easily covers the cost of the 5 special releases and any other exclusive merchandise that may be offered to members in 2014.”
UPDATE: “200 memberships sold in under an hour and a half!!!”
1537 7th Street, NW
“The Team from Ivy And Coney is happy to announce our official opening date will be January 1st/New Years Day!
To get things started we will open early at 10am for our version of brunch with a small bowl of Fruit Loops – possibly milk- and a shot of Jameson and all the Hot Dogs you can eat!
We will have all the liquor we promised (including Malort) and on tap 312, Two Hearted, Old Style-ish, and Strohs in Cans. Prices start at $3 and stop at $6!
The home of Mediocre Beer and Great Hot Dogs is ready for you!”
back seating (including TV and nintendo)
The no frills spot is getting rarer and rarer in these parts so I’m super psyched for this spot. It doesn’t hurt that it comes from one of the owners of KBC (among others).
So a quick layout – it’s located on the second floor – you walk up the stairs and there is a big bar toward the right with some additional seating facing 7th Street. In the back is a lounge area that also has a tv – there are three big tvs for Cubs and Tigers fans. Of course they will show other sports but those folks have preference. In the summer there will be a roof deck off the back. To start there will be hotdogs but you can see the menu here (including drinks.) You will find no artisanal goat cheese here – you will however find some sweet sweet wallpaper. A welcome addition to the revival to the Shaw!
Tons more photos after the jump. (more…)
Check out the menu:
You can make reservations here.
The Pig is located at 1320 14th Street, NW.
3720 14th Street, NW
Progress continues at Lyman’s Tavern coming to 14th and Quincy St, NW next to Red Derby. They’re completed a huge roll down window:
Gonna make for a sweet side patio:
From an email:
“On Black Friday (Nov. 29) at
9 a.m. 11am ET Connecticut Ave. Wine & Liquor (1529 Connecticut Ave NW) in DC will begin offering a variety of 2013 Goose Island Bourbon County Brand barrel-aged beers to eager consumers including two new offerings – Barleywine and Backyard Rye.
During last year’s Black Friday release in Chicago, more than 400 people lined up outside a local retailer to purchase the 2012 offering of these barrel-aged beers.
The originator of the entire bourbon-barrel aged beer category, BCBS is an imperial stout that was first produced in 1992 in honor of the 1,000th beer batch at Goose Island’s Clybourn brewpub. Since that inaugural BCBS brewing, Goose Island has released several Bourbon County Brand variants, including Coffee, Vanilla, Bramble Rye, and Cherry Rye. The Friday after Thanksgiving, craft beer connoisseurs can begin experiencing the brewing-and-aging expertise in the 2013 vintage of the following selections of Bourbon County Brands (more…)