Photo: Atlas Brew Works
From a press release:
“The seventh annual Awesome Con returns to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center from Friday, April 26, to Sunday, April 28. Before then, guests can visit outstanding area restaurants and bars, including The Capital Burger, City Tap Penn Quarter, Espita Mezcaleria, Iron Horse Tap Room, Jackpot, Lost & Found, Morris American Bar, Moxy Washington, DC Downtown, and Penn Social.
Hop Bot is generously hopped with funky Citra and juicy Mosaic hops. Atlas adds wheat malt to the grain bill of the pale ale to give the beer a robust body and silky mouth feel that perfectly complements the floral and citrus flavors from two of the brewery’s favorite hops. The blend was derived to play off the iconic robot face that has become emblematic of Awesome Con since it began in 2012 and will be used on the cans and tap handles at participating locations.
“We’re so excited to partner with Awesome Con on this exclusive beer,” said Atlas Brew Works Founder & CEO Justin Cox. “Atlas can’t wait to host attendees at the brewery and for the DC community to try this stellar collaboration.” Ron Brister, Vice President of Events at LeftField Media, LLC, producer of Awesome Con, added that, “This convention has always been about the local fans of all kinds of pop culture. It seemed appropriate as we keep growing to partner with an outstanding brand like Atlas to bring some local flavor to the fans.”
For more information on Atlas Brew Works and a full list of venues carrying Hop Bot, visit www.atlasbrewworks.com. For more information on Awesome Con or to get tickets to the three-day event visit www.awesomecon.com.”
From the Funk Parade:
11th and Park Road, NW
From Meridian Pint’s owner John Andrade:
“MERIDIAN PINT IS MOVING TO ARLINTON, VA
We would like to take a moment to thank all our customers, staff, local breweries and overall supporters who have made Meridian Pint in Columbia Heights their home for the past 9 years.
We are honored to have served you the best American Craft Beers in the city along with having been your neighborhood gathering place for so many years.We are proud to have brought you a safe community space to cheer on your favorite teams, meet new friends, host great events, and spend time with the people you care about. We thank you all for believing in us and having made us part of what you love about being in DC.
During the last 9 years a lot has changed in regards to the evolving needs of our staff, our customers, our lives and our city. With change comes new opportunities for us all to grow in different directions. Therefore, we are very excited to announce that Meridian Pint will be moving to Arlington, VA to expand our passion for American craft beer into Northern Virginia. As a result, we are sad to announce that our Meridian Pint Columbia Heights location will have it’s final Easter Brunch on Sunday, April 21st, 2019 then permanently close at 4pm. (more…)
Photo by flickr user airbus777
From a press release:
“On the evening of Tuesday, April 9, the NoMa Parks Foundation will turn on the power for Lightweave, a dynamic and compelling light installation in the L Street NE railway underpass. Comprising six spiraling lattices of stainless steel and bent LED tubing suspended above the underpass sidewalks — three above each passageway, hung from freestanding armatures — the artwork will light up the space 24 hours a day, with LED colors changing and moving in response to sound waves from the sidewalk spaces and vibrations from trains passing overhead. Lightweave is the second of the NoMa Parks Foundation’s planned underpass “art parks” to open and was designed by interdisciplinary San Francisco art and design firm FUTUREFORMS. The first art park — Rain, in the M Street NE underpass — opened in October 2018. (more…)
From All Purpose (79 Potomac Ave, SE):
“All-Purpose in Capitol Riverfront will be launching their new “Head to Head Series” for the Nationals Opening Weekend March 28 – 31.
For select series in the 2019 season, All-Purpose will pit local brews from DC Brau against a brewery from the city of the visiting team in a friendly competition at the restaurant before and after the games.
The first series is March 28 – 31 when the Nationals face the Mets and All-Purpose Capitol Riverfront will feature DC Brau’s Joint Resolution and Full Count as well as New York-based SingleCut Beersmith’s Weird & Gilly IPA and Plaintop Pilsner.
All-Purpose in Capitol Riverfront will now be open Monday – Friday at 5pm and will open two hours before the first pitch for all weekday home games”
From Bluejacket (300 Tingey St, SE):
“Opening at 10am, we’ll have no fewer than 5 classic lagers on tap, including a brand new Dunkel, They Both Melt. This dark lager is crisp and refreshing, with toasty, nutty malt richness punctuated by herbal German hop notes. Subtly nuanced and balanced, They Both Melt has been traditionally lagered for 6 weeks and is naturally carbonated.
Bluejacket will pour an array of hop-forward juicy brews (5-6 total) on Opening Day as well, with a fresh batch of Perfect Places, our hazy IPA brewed exclusively with Nelson Sauvin hops, leading the list. For the second year in a row, we are releasing Perfect Places on draft and in a special, commemorative can for Opening Day. We’re also debuting Keener Sounds, a tart blond ale finished with key limes and vanilla beans. Nats fans can expect a few more fruited sours to round out this list as well (including new batches of Hurricane Alley, our Passionfruit sour ale, and Wallflower, a sour ale dry-hopped with Citra and Galaxy).
Chef Marcelle Afram will fire up the outdoor grill for the occasion, and we’ll have a handful of special cocktails and wines by-the-glass, as well.
Grill Menu: (more…)
3rd and H Street, NE
From Craft Beer Cellar:
“In its ongoing efforts to bring amazing beer to people, Craft Beer Cellar DC will begin offering crowlers for sale beginning
Wednesday, March 27. Friday.
Crowlers, or can-growlers, are 100% recyclable one-use containers that are filled and sealed, allowing consumers to transport draft beer home for later consumption.
Craft Beer Cellar DC worked with DC City Council Ward 6 Councilmember Charles Allen and the Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration (ABRA) to amend the law to allow off- premise retailers to sell crowlers. Previously, retailers were only allowed to sell draft beer to go in growlers, a reusable container. (more…)
625 T Street, NW also bordering Florida Ave
This is in that little triangle parking lot across the street from the Howard Theatre and Right Proper. I passed by while Voodoo Brewery were setting up Saturday morning out of that shipping container and was told they’d be there this weekend and next weekend and possible longer. Did anyone happen to stop by?
Here’s what they were serving: (more…)
courtesy Atlas Brew Works
“Join the team at Atlas Brew Works tomorrow, March 8 for Ponzi Day as they raise a glass to their favorite scam artist, Charles Ponzi!
For his birthday they’ve sent out seven kegs of Ponzi IPA filled today to their friends at Roofers Union, The Blaguard, City Tap Dupont, Pizzeria Paradiso Georgetown, Pizzeria Paradiso Dupont Circle, City Tap Penn Quarter, and Penn Social. The bold and fruity IPA named after Charles Ponzi is made with five varietals of hops including Mandarina Bavaria and Centennial, followed by hints of Munich malt. The Atlas team will be visiting each location to lift a pint and hand out free swag! For more information visit facebook.com/AtlasBrewWorks.”
3178-B Bladensburg Road, NE
From an email:
“The beer community’s 5th annual HopFest returns Saturday, March 9th from 1pm to 5pm at DC Brau Brewing Co (3178 Bladensburg Rd NE) in Northeast DC. Proceeds from HopFest 2019 — the only DC beer festival by local brewers, for local brewers — benefits the DC Brewers’ Guild (dcbg.org).
Tickets for HopFest 2019 are now available online here. The $40 ticket includes a special DC Brewers’ Guild tasting glass and unlimited pours of dozens of hoppy beers. Advanced ticket sales end at 11:59PM on Friday, March 8th. A limited number of tickets will be available at the door for $45.
Confirmed Breweries (more added daily!): (more…)
14th and S Street, NW via IG
Garden District‘s first day of the season was yesterday!!
“we are open mon-thurs at 5pm, fri at 1pm, and sat/sun at 12pm
we close early for bad weather and when we run out of bbq”