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…)
can designed by Josette Matoto, courtesy DC Brau
From an email:
“The Pride Pils will debut at a “Yappy Hour” on the patio at Town (2009 8th St, NW) on June 7th, including prizes for best rainbow or unicorn PET costume.”
And the full press release:
Pilsners are quickly becoming a favorite style among craft beer drinkers in the States. Since introducing BRAU PILS into its lineup of year-round offerings in 2015, DC Brau’s take on a German-style Pilsner has eclipsed its flagship Citizen Belgian Pale Ale as its third best-selling brand with even stronger sales projections for 2017. (more…)
From a press release:
“The Bullpen is thrilled to announce that it will be open for the 2017 season. The venue begins the season on Friday, March 31st at 1pm for the Nationals v. Red Sox Preseason game at Nats Park. On Monday, April 3rd, The Bullpen will be open at 10am for the Washington Nationals’ home opener against the Miami Marlins. (more…)
25 Potomac Avenue, SE
Big news from Bardo on Monday:
Though also of note, on Tuesday, Bardo tweeted:
“NO NIGHTLIFE at Navy Yard. ANC6D has adopted a policy of opposing ALL ABRA license applications with closing times after 10pm.”
“ANC6D rejecting ALL Navy Yard ABRA applications closing after 10pm. Questions @bluejacketdc 3am close -expect opposition to license renewal.”
Stay tuned on all fronts.
2427 18th Street NW
From an email:
“The 12 (Or More) Beers of Christmas at The Black Squirrel, Friday, Dec. 9th
Starting at 5:00 p.m.
On the ninth day of December, your true love sent to you: five Christmas Ales, four winter warmers, nine ladies dancing, and one Black Squirrel. It is that time of year again — time to shout to the skies and have a glass, or three, of holiday cheer at The Black Squirrel on Friday and Saturday (December 9th and 10th).
Some of this season’s Christmas beers are: (more…)
Wunder Garten with the good news:
“Grand Opening Party: Our Indoor Pavilion is ready
Wednesday, November 30
It’s official! We’ve installed a heated tent at Wunder Garten so that we can be open year-round for our guests.
And that is reason to celebrate!!!
Wednesday, November 30, doors open at 4 PM. [Located at 1st and L Street, NE.]
Join us for the biggest #LaunchParty of the year. First 100 guests will receive a free beer! Come and enjoy beers, food and DJ Lehi on the turntables. “
2427 18th Street, NW
From an email:
“Attention Peter, Peter pumpkin drinkers: The Black Squirrel’s Eighth Annual Smashing Pumpkin Beer Fest commences Friday, October 14th, starting at 5pm. Join the Squirrel for a night stuffed with all things pumpkin.
Pumpkin beers will be flowing featuring the following line-up:
• 21st Amendment He Said Pumpkin Triple (8.2%, San Francisco, California)
• Anderson Valley Pinchy Jeek Barl Wild Turkey Bourbon-Barrel-Aged Pumpkin Ale (8.5%, Boonville, California)
• Aviator PumpkinBeast Marzen-Infused Pumpkin Lager (6.2%, Fuquay Varina, North Carolina)
• Ballast Point Pumpkin Down Scottish Ale (5.8%, San Diego, CA)
• Blue Mountain Spooky Bourbon-Barrel Aged Pumpkin Ale (8.2%, Afton, Virginia)
• 2015 DC Brau/Epic Fermentation Without Representation Pumpkin Porter (8%, Denver, Colorado)
• Nebraska Wick For Brains Pumpkin Ale (6.1%, Papillion, Nebraska)
• New Holland Ichabod Ale (4.8%, Holland, Michigan)
• Rogue Pumpkin Patch Ale (5.6%, Newport, Oregon)
• Schlafly Pumpkin Ale (8%, St. Louis, Missouri)
• Smuttynose Pumpkin (6.5%, Hampton, New Hampshire)
• Southern Tier Pumking (8.6%, Lakewood, New York)
• Troegs Master of Pumpkins Ale (BTL, 7.4%, Hershey, Pennsylvania)
• Weyerbacher Imperial Pumpkin Ale (8%, Easton, Pennsylvania)
Treat yourself to the Chef’s all-pumpkin menu that includes: Roasted Pumpkin Soup, Pumpkin Veggie Burgers, and the famous….Pumpkin Mac and Cheese!
The celebration continues until the pumpkin stock is depleted. This is so much better than a pumpkin latte.”
From Boundary Stone (and don’t forget their 5 year anniversary bash tonight!):
“5 PM – 8 PM
Four of the top breweries in DC have been barrel aging an ale for a minimum of one month. On Tuesday the 27th, these breweries will unveil their concoction at the Boundary Stone. There will be judges and a popular vote to calculate who will take home the trophy, as well as win a dedicated line for a year on our back bar. Admission is $20 ahead of time or $25 at the door, which will get you a 5oz tasting from each brewery, and a pint of “5-Spot”!
The breweries battling will be DC Brau Brewing Company, Atlas Brew Works, 3 Stars Brewing Company, and defending champs Port City Brewing Company.”
116 Rhode Island Ave, NW
3319 Connecticut Ave, NW
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, for those who live in this part of North Country, thank God for Nanny O’Briens.
From an email:
“We are kicking off DC Beer Week 2016 with our friends at RAR Brewing! Join us Sunday afternoon September 25 starting at 1pm and enjoy 6 unique brews from this fantastic Maryland brewery. On tap we’ll be featuring recent brewery exclusives like like 1st Meal Breakfast Stout, Albino Shades Pale Ale, Pulp American Pale and Wood’r American Wheat. We’ll also have two exclusive collaboration brews: Walk of Shame Blonde Ale with Aslin Beer Company out of Virginia and Hoof RAR’ted DIPA with Hoof Hearted Brewing out of Ohio the latter is an exclusive to the District for Beer Week! These beers pair perfectly with all of that day’s NFL games on our 7 flatscreens and 2 projectors. A representative will also be on hand around 6pm to talk shop and hand out swag. Hope to see you then and cheers to Maryland beer in DC!
On September 28th come join us for our second On the Wings Wednesday event of the year, this time celebrating DC Beer Week! For this go around our pals in the District DC Brau Brewing Company will be splitting our taps with Delaware’s Dogfish Head Beer starting at 5pm coinciding with our tasty, weekly 50¢ wing special. All beers will be on special for $7 until 10pm with four from Brau including On the Wings of Armageddon DIPA, Oktoberfest, Pils and Nitro Corruption IPA and four from Dogfish including 120 Minute IPA, Punkin Ale, Festina Pesche Berliner Weisse and 60 Minute IPA. Live music from Zachary Cutler and Alison Carney will set the atmosphere while representatives from both breweries will be on hand answering questions and handing out swag. Hope you can come hang with us for the best #WingWednesday of the year!”