Washington, DC

14th and Irving Street, NW entrance on Irving. Photo’s courtesy Lou’s City Bar

From the folks at Lou’s:

“We’ve now enclosed the heated outdoor patio at Lou’s City Bar and turned it into a winter beer garden. We are doing launch events all month with different breweries during the NFL playoffs, starting with a Port City takeover today through the weekend and followed by Heavy Seas next weekend and Bell’s the following. The Winter Beer Garden is fully enclosed, heated, and pet friendly, with outdoor TVs and our patio bar. Read More


From an email:

“For the 8th year in a row, we are hosting our massive Holiday Extravaganza at the brewery, this year on December 15th from 1- 6 pm. [6400 Chillum Place NW]

As always, we will have a ton of rare and limited releases on draft, specialty can offerings, and a few surprises. Also joining the festivities will be food trucks, DJs, live performances, and much more.

General Admission tickets are $15 and include admission, custom glass, and your first drink ticket. Read More


Photo courtesy DC Brau Brewing

From a press release:

“Fans of hard seltzer will be able to demand transparency and drink local this holiday season! DC Brau Brewing, Washington DC’s premier brewery, is expanding its beverage offerings with the introduction of a full line of hard seltzers under the FULL TRANSPARENCY brand. All four flavors of the new seltzers will be available in 12 ounce cans starting this Saturday, November 16th at the brewery with wider distribution rolling out later this month. Read More


label for “86 Years is a hazy double IPA double dry-hopped with Galaxy”

Here’s one from Bluejacket (300 Tingey Street, SE): “The Navy Yard brewery will tap a brand-new double IPA for the occasion: 86 Years. A reference to how long it’s been since a Washington baseball team has made it to the World Series, 86 Years is a hazy double IPA double dry-hopped with Galaxy – it’s a juicy fruit bomb of a brew that shows intense notes of passionfruit, peach and orange, and it goes on draft Tuesday in time for Game 1. Plus, we’ll have the following food + beer specials available during watch parties for all away games:

$5 Cans
Solidarity Brew 2019 – Kellerbier
Controlling Interest – Golden Ale

$5 Drafts
Turning Road
For The Company
Object Lesson
Palace at 4am

Cheddar & Togarashi Popcorn $4
Smoky Onion Rings with curry mayo $5
Fried Chicken Bites with fermented chili aioli $7
Peel & Eat Shrimp with old bay, charred lemon aioli $12
Short Rib Nachos with beer cheese, black beans, pico de gallo, sour cream $10”

Standby for many more. With likely late hours too.

From ABRA:

“Congratulations to the Washington Nationals for sweeping the 2019 National League Championship Series and clinching their first trip to the World Series!

If you are an ABC licensee interested in hosting a Watch Party or related event and want to extend your approved hours of operation, you must file a One-Day Substantial Change Application. Read More


Back in February 2016 I officially proclaimed RAR’s Naticoke Nectar the best beer I’d been drinking. I still love it. And I still love almost everything they put out – especially their one offs. Ed. Note: Nanny O’Briens usually has the rare stuff on tap. Anyway, let’s get right to it, I don’t have a lot here but a very good source tells me that RAR Brewing has signed a lease in Navy Yard – not sure if it’s gonna be a brewpub/taproom or what not but if they are coming – this is very good news indeed! Stay tuned.

In the meantime – Navy Yard is becoming quite the beer hub with Gordon Biersch, Bardo, Bluejacket and Atlas coming too.

From RAR’s website:

“Based in Cambridge, MD on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay, local boys brewing local beers. Read More


1306 G Street, NW

Ed. Note: this is the former Mackey’s Public House space (briefly) and Laughing Man Tavern before them.

From a press release:

Astro Beer Hall, a two-level beer hall and full-service coffee shop, will open for lunch at 11:30 a.m. starting on Friday, October 4th, 2019. This project is a collaboration between the owners of Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken, Elliot Spaisman and Jeff Halpern, and Tin Shop – a creative bar and restaurant development group founded by Geoff Dawson and Peter Bayne. Located at 1306 G Street, NW, next door to the original Astro Doughnuts, Astro Beer Hall will serve lunch, happy hour and dinner in addition to an extensive catering menu; a separate breakfast menu and full La Colombe coffee service will debut in the coming weeks. Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken’s original location will remain take-out only, with the ability for guests to dine-in at Astro Beer Hall.

A number of opening specials and giveaways, starting on Friday and available throughout the weekend include: Read More


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