I know this isn’t beer I just love the photo
Ed. Note: I recognize I’ve been giving Glen’s alotta love lately. That’s because I love them. And the love is warranted. Nothing more nothing less.
While I don’t generally advocate morning drinking, I’m gonna make an exception today for this! The fine folks at Glen’s are offering “All day Wednesday, take a load off at our bars with $2 Port City Brew Optimal Wit” And since Optimal Wit is both delicious and has a relatively low abv of 4.9% – I say go for it! See you there. (2001 S Street, NW in Dupont and 1924 8th Street, NW in Shaw.)
From 3 Stars Brewing Company:
“Sun, December 17, 2017
1:00 PM – 6:00 PM
6400 Chillum Place, NW
Join us for our 6th Annual Artists & Artisans Holiday Extravaganza. Every year we bring together some of the best local beers, local chefs, local makers, local artists, local musicians and more for our all local holiday market. We’ve got live performances from School of Rock, The Iris Bell, & DJs Keenan and Smudge, a crazy list of beers from both; our cellars and our friends, rare limited releases and a few surprises. The price of admission covers the cost of entry, a custom glass, and your first two drink tickets. There will be tons of great food from some of the hottest chefs in town including the teams behind ChiKo, Bantam King, French Exit, Ivy City Smokehouse, Rosario, Chef Jen Carroll and more. (more…)
2nd, Delaware and M Street, NE
Thanks to Shelley for sending from the NoMa BID:
“Exciting news: NoMa will be getting a brewery in 2018! Red Bear Brewing will establish its first location, a 100-150-seat taproom, in the ground-floor retail space at Uline Arena next to the REI flagship store. The brewery, which expects to open its doors late next summer, was founded by three fellows from Washington State who now call the Washington, D.C., area home (one of them even lives in NoMa).”
“The brewery will occupy the retail space on the M Street side of the Uline Arena next to the entrance to the REI and La Colombe Coffee. It will feature a 150-to-200-person taproom and about 15 seats in an outdoor patio, Raspet said.”
Red Bear Brewing’s Facebook says:
“Craft Beer created as a fusion of both Washingtons. Bringing the Pacific Northwest styles to Washington DC.”
5015 Connecticut Avenue, NW
From Politics and Prose:
“American Brewing History: In Your Glass and at the Smithsonian (17121-D)
In The Den @ P&P, on Wednesday, November 15, 8 p.m.
Beer and brewing have always played a central role in America’s culture and cuisine. Now, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History has a new initiative to build an archive of beer in America, with a special focus on the stories of home brewing and craft beer. What can we learn about American history through beer? How is the museum constructing its brewing archive and who will use it? Join the historian of the American Brewing History Initiative to explore the history of beer and brewing in America and discuss the Smithsonian’s work. During our conversation, we will sample four beers of particular significance to America’s recent brewing past.
Beer samples are included in registration cost. (more…)
“Five Beers – Three Courses – $40
Wednesday, August 30th @ 7pm
1610 U Street, NW
Otra Vez Gose -4.5%
Sidecar Orange Pale Ale -5.3%
Sautéed mussels with smoked corn and broth
Pale Ale -5.5%
Tropical Torpedo -6.7%
Beef and pork meatballs with creamy polenta
Dry hopped barley wine -9.4%
Warm ginger pudding”
12th and Jackson Street, NE
From an email:
“On August 23 (Wednesday), Brookland’s Finest will celebrate 2017 DC Beer Week with a special collaborative menu with beer cocktail pairings from Republic Restorative Distillery and Denizens Brewing Co. Partner/Executive Chef Shannon Troncoso will serve a three-course menu featuring seared foie gras with roasted beets and candied bacon, porcini rubbed prime rib with sweet corn polenta and bourbon glazed carrots, and chocolate avocado mouse with dragon fruit. The dinner, priced at $35, starts at 5 p.m. and reservations are not required. Full menu details can be found here:
From a press release:
“Fans have traveled far and wide for experimental and barrel-aged beers from The Bruery since the independent craft brewery opened its doors in Orange County in 2008. From homebrewing roots and an unassuming corner unit in a business complex that housed the company’s first brewhouse and Tasting Room, the company has methodically grown its footprint and capabilities. This includes the build out of three distinct brands – The Bruery, Bruery Terreux and Offshoot Beer Co. – in addition to state-of-the-art enhancements in brewing and production, expansion into new markets and opening a second Tasting Room at the sour & wild Bruery Terreux facility.
The company has a reputation for pushing boundaries, such as creating a new category for bourbon barrel-aged imperial stouts, one that hovers around 20% ABV, and Society membership programs for fans to connect with their favorite breweries on an even deeper level. But there is one thing that the company has never been bold enough to attempt: establishing a brick-and-mortar presence east of the Mississippi. That is, until now.
This fall, The Bruery is branching out and bringing beer directly to the East Coast by opening a premier retail store that’s within driving distance for thousands of fans of independent craft beer. Located in the heart of one of Washington, D.C.’s most exciting urban villages, The Bruery Store at Union Market District will provide easy access for Society members to pickup online purchases, along with onsite bottle and can sales, rotating taps for growler fills, merchandise and gifts for the general public. (more…)
Courtesy DC Brau
From a press release:
“Before prohibition, American lagers were flavorful, big beers that incorporated hearty ingredients like flaked maize that contributed a pleasant “grain-like” sweetness to the finished beer – something that’s typically missing in today’s mass-produced American lagers.
Once again this year, DC Brau has revived its Heurich’s Lager, a nod to Chr. Heurich Brewing Co.’s original recipe crafted with Michael Stein, Joshua Hubner and Peter Jones of Lost Lagers. (more…)
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: (more…)
From an email:
“DC Brau Presents:
JIMMY VALENTINE’S TOTAL VICTORY
A special release to commemmorate JV’s 10 year anniversary
this is a crisp, smooth & easy pale weizenbock w/ light fruit flavors (think of it like a strong hefeweissen). Soft pear & hints of banana emerge as it warms but it remains a deadly-fast drinker for the 7.8% ABV.
Tallboys of this limited release are available now at JV’s (1103 Bladensburg Rd, NE) & Miss Whiskey’s (1104 H St NE), & will hit the rest of DC next week for as long as it lasts.
Our good friends at DC BRAU were incredibly kind to make this for us
ALL HAIL BROTHERS BRAU!
Here’s their back story and description for the beer: (more…)