“City-State Celebrates Equal Marriage with Same-Sex Ceremonies at the Taproom”

From a press release:

City-State Brewing Co. is celebrating the day same-sex marriage became legal in DC with a day of wedding ceremonies for couples whose union honors the historical milestone. On Dec. 18th, couples will say their vows, tie the knot and toast their love with — what else? — City-State’s Equal Marriage® dark wheat, a beer of harmonious unions for joyous occasions.

Couples can get married at City-State with the team’s inimitable General Manager Gene Barnett officiating. An arch and photo station will be provided so couples can capture the occasion.

The ceremonies will be free, which will ensure couples have a long and happy marriage (one study by Emory University professors showed a correlation between inexpensive weddings and long-lasting marriages). To honor the occasion, each couple will receive a pint of City-State’s Equal Marriage beer on the house.

Weddings will be conducted in 15-minute intervals starting at 2 p.m. on Dec. 18th. Here’s what couples need to know:

  • Couples need to have their marriage certificate before the event.

    • If you live in DC, you can apply online. Here is a link to the application, and here is a link to the explainer. (The license will cost more than the wedding — $35.)

  • Sign up for a ceremony time on Eventbrite here.

    • Capacity is limited to 24 couples and pre-registration is required.

Couples who are already married or can’t make it to the taproom that day can still celebrate at restaurants, bars, and retail stores that carry City-State’s Equal Marriage, like The Freshman in National Landing and The Eleanor in DC and Silver Spring.

City-State’s Equal Marriage® dark wheat is 5.5% ABV beer that evokes notes of chocolate, coffee, clove, and banana from a devoted blend of diverse ingredients and traditional techniques.

Revelers are invited to stick around for a festive holiday market at the taproom featuring the local artisans and the Kam and 46 food truck, from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.

WHO Couples in the DMV looking to tie the knot.

WHAT Individual weddings officiated by City-State’s taproom manager in honor of Equal Marriage Day. The lucky couples also get to toast their nuptials with complimentary Equal Marriage beer, a dark wheat with notes of chocolate, coffee, clove and banana.

WHERE City-State Brewery

                       705 Edgewood Street NE

WHEN Saturday, Dec. 18 from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. “

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