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Canteen “roving summer beer garden” returning Friday at 9th and U Street, NW

by Prince Of Petworth June 7, 2017 at 11:30 am 7 Comments


1923 9th Street, NW

From an email:

“Canteen, NRG’s roving summer beer garden, will return this Friday, June 9th.

This summer, it’s home will be at 9th & U streets in Shaw, where it’ll run Thursdays-Sundays for eight weeks. As you know, Canteen was stationed at 2100 M Street serving the Golden Triangle community last year. We’re excited to bring the beer garden to 1923 9th street NW in Shaw, and make it bigger and better with 20 beer drafts (twice as many as last year) as well as two additional handles dedicated to ciders, a selection of summer sipping wines (white and rosé, naturally), and the infamous bourbon slushy will return.


Last year at 2100 M Street, NW

Guests can expect the very best craft beers sourced locally, nationally, and from overseas. We will be pouring classic German-style lagers, like Mahrs Bräu Kellerbier Ungespundet Hefetrüb; bone-dry Belgian ales, including De Ranke Simplex and De la Senne Taras Boulba; outstanding local hop-driven offerings, The Veil’s Sitdwn and BHUMBL among them, not to mention a fresh, rare keg of Double Dry-Hopped Sungazer, from Charles Towne Fermentory in South Carolina; and some delicious sours, like Grimm Cube: Cuvee #4, J.Wakefield Stush, and Upland Cursed Kettles.

Here is the Canteen opening list so far:

Bluejacket Forbidden Planet (Galaxy Dry-Hopped Kölsch)
Charles Towne Fermentory Double Dry-Hopped Sungazer (IPA)
De Ranke Simplex (Belgian Blond Ale)
De la Senne Taras Boulba (Belgian Blond Ale)
Grimm Cube: Cuvee #4 (Oak Barrel-Aged Sour Blond Ale with Lemongrass,
Chamomile & Motueka Hops)
J. Wakefield Stush (Berliner Weisse)
Mahrs Bräu Kellerbier Ungespundet Hefetrüb (Kellerbier)
Ocelot Loaded Questions (IPA with Citra & Kohatu Hops)
Singlecut Softly Spoken Magic Spells (Imperial IPA)
The Veil BHUMBL (Imperial IPA with Citra & Enigma Hops)
The Veil Sitdwn (IPA with El Dorado & Galaxy Hops)
Upland Cursed Kettles (Oak BA Sour Red Ale with Figs & Black Cherries)

Red Apron will once again curate a few food items, but we’re also planning on having local food trucks join us all summer long. Plus, given the amazing offerings by our new neighbors, we’re encouraging Canteen guests to bring in outside food from spots like Kyrisan, Glenn’s Garden Market, and Haikan.

Canteen will open at 4pm on Thursdays & Fridays and at noon on Saturdays & Sundays.”

  • dlabog

    Pretty disappointed they moved this over to 9th and U, there’s a few good options over there for outdoor beer drinking already, either right on U or a few blocks in any direction, this location was so convenient for me. I realize that’s not how the world works but still bummed.

  • MadMax

    It was a hot mess of operations last year. Hopefully having a year under their belt they’ve made some serious improvements.

    • atlas

      wasn’t there an issue where the restrooms were in one of the office buildings down the block?

      • MadMax

        Yeah that was certainly one major inconvenience, I was a little more upset by them serving way too warm beer (especially for really good product) in tiny plastic cups for the same price or more than some of their better bars.

  • kd21

    I don’t really get the value prop at 9th and U – a beer garden is much less of a novelty or a draw in a neighborhood full of bars. My guess is that the landlord at 2100 M St got a big head about what they could do with the space and demanded way too much money for NRG to “rove” there for another year.

    • Anonymous

      ” a beer garden is much less of a novelty or a draw in a neighborhood full of bars. ”

      I agree. That said, I am betting it will be packed.

  • ShawLife

    Stopped by last night . . . long line to wait to pay $12 for an average beer out of a plastic cup and to stand around on some hay in an abandoned lot. Was really excited until I saw how underwhelming the space is and how absurdly expensive the beers were, especially when you can sit at Glenn’s or All Soul’s around the corner.

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