“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…)
Now I’m not one who gets easily excited by new… ok, just kidding, I get very excited about new openings all the time. Having said that Right Proper is the real freaking deal. I believe this has the potential to be the coolest thing to come to Shaw since Duke Ellington used to hang out here. And I’ll be honest, I meet a lot of nice people opening places. A few are a bit douchey but the vast majority are extremely nice. The guys behind Right Proper are the nicest of the nice. It’s hard to explain, and you’ll get it immediately when you meet them, but they just have a genuineness and kindness without pretense that makes you want to root for them. And the fact that this is a brew pub makes me want to root for them even more. Fortunately as you’ll soon see from the photos – they don’t need my rooting – this place is already awesome and it’s opening December 10th (if all goes according to plan, knock wood, knock wood.)
We will revisit when all is cleaned up but this will give you a taste of the space. There is room for 155. When you walk in you’ll see a small bar, another small bar then in the back a large bar with a view into the brewing area. The back will also have proper tables. There will be 6 right proper brews and two guest taps that will rotate. And you can buy beer to go! And murals. And awesome details. Well have a look:
“Saturday, November 2nd from 1-9pm
2052 West Virginia Avenue NE Suite 102
We are hosting an All Souls Day party. We have a special license to allow us to sell $5 Atlas pints at the brewery just in time for the Halloween season. We have great views of the spooky Mt. Olivet cemetery, food from the DC Sliders Truck, music from DJ ‘Zo, and will have a costume contest with prizes taking place at 8pm.”
Ed. Note: You can see all events here and you can schedule your own event listing here.
For the past two years we have been pestering Boundary Stone to feature a cheesesteak special. The idea itself is conceptually mind-blowing…….DC’s very own Boundary Stone Public House of Note, relying on their Philadelphia roots, to produce a cheesesteak the likes of which DC has never seen.
Chef Vin and Co. always insisted they would love to do it but one detail kept them from creating this gift for the people…….THE BREAD. Chef Vin insisted a cheesesteak without a roll from Sarcone’s Bakery would never come out of his kitchen. This was indeed the truth.
Seasons past, springs turned to summers and summers to falls. Finally, we could bear it no longer. DC Brau co-founder and fellow Cheesesteak Enthusiast, Brandon (More-Cheese-Please) Skall agreed to drive to Sarcone’s in Philadelphia and pick up the freshly baked righteous rolls and drive them poste haste DIRECTLY to The Stone.
now boundary stone and dc brau give you…
THE BARREL AGED BRAU AND CHEESESTEAK BONANZA
Catoctin Creek Grape Brandy Barrel Aged Citizen (1 of 6 kegs)
Red Wine Barrel Aged Yonder Cities Farmhouse IPA (debut/1 of 6 kegs)
On the Wings of Armageddon – fresh batch, kegged two days prior
Alpha Domina Mellis – BRAND NEW DIPA kegged 1 day prior (unreleased, sneak preview)
Penn Quarter Porter (nitro pour)
“The Oktoberfest Brewery Bicycle Tour, sponsored by Bardo Brewpub and beer garden, starts at the Metropolitan Branch Trail & Brookland-Catholic University Metro station at 1pm. Then on to DC Brau, the Arboretum and New Columbia distillery for tours and tastings. Finally, the tour will head to the Bardo beer garden at 1200 Bladensburg Road for pints, Oktoberfest beers, cornhole and a food truck.
Riders are encouraged to wear their best dirndls, lederhosen, swiss alpine hunting hats and anything else they feel indicative of Oktoberfest.
The ride (including stops) will cover 6 miles plus the Arboretum section of 2 miles. Riders will make it to Bardo by 4 p.m., with “one hour of riding and two hours of stopping”, according to grand marshal Bill Stewart.
Bardo opened in July and is, for now, an entirely outdoor brew pub. A wide selection of craft brews on draft appeal to even the snobbiest of beer geeks. Bardo is 100% dog friendly every day with 15,000 square feet in our beer garden to roam off leash and a house dog who loves to play.”
“In exactly one month, the team behind acclaimed beer destinations such as Birch & Barley, ChurchKey, Rustico and Bluejacket will host their second annual craft beer festival, Snallygaster. Named for the fearsome and mythical dragon-like beast said to terrorize the region at the turn of the century, this year’s festival will feature an even more expansive and stylistically far-reaching list of no less than 200 artisanal craft beers all handpicked by famed Beer Director Greg Engert. This year, Snallygaster is going to be held at Union Market (located at 1309 5th Street NE) on Saturday, October 19 from 1 to 6 PM. It is an event to benefit Arcadia Center for Sustainable Food & Agriculture.
This year, Snallygaster will tap 200 unique beers on the grounds of Union Market. Beer director Greg Engert has been busy sourcing an unbelievable array of craft ales and lagers for the festival all of which will be revealed leading up to the event.
The highlights include:
§ Over 75 different seasonal selections like Oktoberfests, Pumpkin Ales and Fresh-Hop Harvest brews
§ 16 singular rubber-clad gravity kegs sourced from Franconia, Germany; the largest one-time collection ever assembled for our region
§ 6 distinct wood-clad gravity kegs serving German & Austrian specialties, including one five-foot tall 90-liter wood-clad gravity keg making its regional debut
§ No fewer than 10 authentic cask ales, featuring classic selections, as well as, cask debuts from both established and new British & American producers
§ An ever-growing list of crazy scarce drafts from across the USA and beyond
§ The DC debut of rare brews from a number of new local brewers
§ At least 25 kegs and casks never before seen in the District (more…)
WHAT: The American Homebrewers Association (AHA) hosts a series of AHA Rallies across the country to give homebrewers the chance to check out some of their local breweries and connect with other beer enthusiasts and homebrewers in their area. This upcoming Rally will be held in Washington, DC, at the at the 3 Stars Brewing Co., and offers the opportunity to go on a VIP tour of the brewery, meet brewery staff and win great prizes from the brewery and the AHA.
There will also be a barrel making demonstration by local barrel cooper George Riesling, and representatives from Bootleg Biology, an open source yeast project, will be on hand. Participating homebrew clubs include DC Homebrewers, Brewers United for Real Potables (BURP), The Homebrew Outreach & Participation Sisterhood (HOPS).
WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 14
5 to 8 p.m.
WHERE: 3 Stars Brewing Company
6400 Chillum Place NW
COST: Rallies are free for current AHA members. Non-members can join online, or sign up for a discounted member rate at the Rally. Please RSVP for the event.”
DC Brau’s reach has expanded throughout Maryland and Virginia and the brewery’s output has nearly tripled. Community outreach is the key to success for any small brewer, but DC Brau has just put on a clinic for breweries looking to fill their city’s beer void.”