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by PoP Sponsor June 12, 2018 at 12:15 pm 0

Summerfest DC returns to the Navy Yard as the kickoff event of the city’s Summer festival season this Saturday, June 16 and Sunday, June 17 — and the weather forecast looks spectacular!

Celebrating its fifth year in the District, the 2018 edition of the festival is packed with more features than ever. Taste more than 100 craft beers, wines and ciders included in the entry price, enjoy live music all day from the main stage, nibble from dozen food options from DC’s best restaurants and food trucks, plus try tons of outdoor games and interactive art!

Advance tickets are available for both sessions on Saturday and our Sunday “Brunch & Brews” session — use promo code POPVILLE to take $7.50 off any ticket — including the VIP options.

Get more details and purchase your tickets at www.summerfestdc.com

by PoP Sponsor May 23, 2018 at 1:15 pm 0

Summerfest DC returns to Navy Yard as the kickoff event of the city’s Summer festival season on Saturday, June 2nd and Sunday, June 3rd.

Celebrating its fifth year in the District, the 2018 edition of the festival is packed with more features than ever. Taste more than 100 craft beers, wines and ciders included in the entry price, enjoy live music all day from the main stage, nibble from dozen food options from DC’s best restaurants and food trucks, plus try tons of outdoor games and interactive art!

Advance tickets are available for both sessions on Saturday and our Sunday “Brunch & Brews” session — use promo code POPVILLE to take $10 off any ticket — including the VIP options.

Get more details and purchase your tickets at www.summerfestdc.com.

by Prince Of Petworth July 23, 2015 at 12:20 pm 18 Comments

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From a press release:

“Greg Engert, Beer Director for Neighborhood Restaurant Group, announces the opening of The Sovereign, a bar and bistro located at 1206 Wisconsin Ave NW (at the end of the alley at M St. NW & Wisconsin Ave. NW) in Georgetown later this Fall. The two-story bar and bistro will be comprised of an 84-seat first floor dining room and 47-seat bar on the second floor. Known for his award-winning beer lists at Birch & Barley, ChurchKey, Rustico and more, Greg Engert is now curating and creating a Belgian beer list unlike any other at The Sovereign alongside a menu of classic Belgian cuisine from Executive Chef Peter Smith.

The Sovereign will showcase the widest array of drafts and bottles from the very best Belgian brewers. With 50 drafts and 200+ bottles, the beer program will feature the work of Belgian brewers who embody the standards, techniques, and innovative spirit that underpins the fabled Belgian brewing culture.

Just as The Sovereign will be championing brewers that use simple, true recipes and let technique and patience yield complex flavors, so will the menu feature rustic ingredient-driven dishes of Belgian cuisine, which draws from French, German and Dutch cooking traditions. Executive Chef Peter Smith of PS7 and Vidalia has developed the menu –which will be available throughout the restaurant and bar– by combining his French training with experience gained while traveling through Belgium with Engert.

While dishes will change with the seasons and use local ingredients, Smith has also worked to source key products like domestically farmed, bottom harvested Dutch-style mussels. Diners will also find traditional small bites (such as Saucisse Ardennaise, anchovies and pickled onion, or gruyere with caraway seeds, a range of Flammkuchen or Tartes Flambé, and a variety of braises and stews such as Lapin a la Kriek or Rabbit in Cherry Beer.

The Sovereign is committed to celebrating the brewers –many of them little known and rarely found in the US –who are sustaining and evolving the brewing traditions and culture that created Belgium’s reputation as a beer mecca. An expansive breadth of selections will illuminate the flavor-driven, craft-brewed complexity that is the trademark of the best Belgian beers. Selections in constant rotation will include: (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth May 27, 2015 at 4:30 pm 1 Comment

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Photo courtesy New Belgium Brewing

From a press release:

“The Washington, D.C. stop kicks off the 2015 season of Tour de Fat and will feature eclectic entertainment, yo-yo performances and even vaudeville acts. Everyone 21 and older is invited to sample new and classic favorites from New Belgium including the brewery’s flagship brew, Fat Tire, New Belgium’s latest year-round offering, Slow Ride Session IPA, and selections from the acclaimed Lips of Faith series.

Tour de Fat is free to participants, but beer and merchandise proceeds from the Washington, D.C. stop will go to:
Washington Area Bicyclist Association
Black Women Bike DC
Fairfax Advocates for Better Bicycling
Mid-Atlantic Off-Road Enthusiasts
Phoenix Bikes

Last year, the Washington, D.C. Tour de Fat stop had approximately 7,000 attendees and raised more than $57,000 for local non-profits.

Tour de Fat – Washington, D.C. Details
Date:
Saturday, May 30

Location:
Yards Park

Main Stage: (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth January 23, 2015 at 4:15 pm 0

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1901 L Street, NW

“Best damn sandwich on the planet” and a place to get a beer too.

Melt Shop’s liquor license placard says:

“New restaurant specializing in quick-service, casual, artisanal sandwiches. Seating for 30 inside the premises and total occupancy load of 90. Sidewalk Cafe with seating for 15 patrons. No entertainment.”

Hours are listed as Sunday through Saturday 11am – 9pm.

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looking east towards 19th Street

by Prince Of Petworth July 11, 2014 at 11:55 am 3 Comments

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“Dear PoPville,

Last Saturday I was bicycling the W & OD trail and at the 25.5 mile mark (44652 Guilford Drive, Ashburn, VA) I saw a sign on the side of the trail pointing to the “Old Ox” brewpub. I figured “how bad can it be if it serves beer,” so I rode in and saw a warehouse space that’s been converted into a beer garden style pub and brewery. The place was full and just about everyone there arrived on a bike. Beer was not awful – the staff was great.”

Anyone else ever been? They’re having a party next Saturday:

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by Prince Of Petworth October 24, 2013 at 10:30 am 30 Comments

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300 Tingey Street, SE

Sometimes I say holy cow after visiting a new spot but that is simply not strong enough for this preview – a holy shit is required. Holy shit this place is awesome. The eagerly anticipated Bluejacket Brewery had a preview party last night and as expected the place is jaw dropping. Bluejacket is actually the name of the brewery – the restaurant and bar inside will be called The Arsenal (the building was part of a munitions manufacturing complex.)  It opens on Tuesday though if you live in the neighborhood keep your ears open for a neighborhood preview before then.

Here are some facts about the space:

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As always the photos do more justice than any words (though more background details are provided after the jump.) But to be honest these photos don’t even do justice to how cool the space is.  I highly recommend you check it out in the next six months before baseball season starts when this place is likely to get smashed crowded.  Two of my favorite beers from last night were the Forbiden Planet Kolsch and the Bombshell Belgian Blond Ale.  I seriously can’t wait to go back and try some more.

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Lots more photos after the jump. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth October 17, 2013 at 12:00 pm 10 Comments

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Photo courtesy of Bardo

From a press release:

“Bardo brewpub & beergarden will tap a FOURTEEN year old keg of beer Sat, Oct 26th, 3pm. The Bardo GABF award winning White Lightnin’ barleywine has been cellaring for the last fourteen years on a loyal patron’s property. It is believed to be one of the oldest beers on the planet. Aged to a fine perfection, the cask conditioned ale has fermented to approximately 13% ABV.

“We gave an old friend a keg of beer before we put the brewery in storage in the years ago and he appeared out of nowhere last July with keg in tow”, Bardo big cheese, Bill Stewart explained. “It was an old school keg, and he couldn’t find the correct tap for it”.

When asked about the rarity of a beer aged for so long, Stewart replied, “When was the last time you had a chance to taste fourteen year old beer? I, myself, can’t remember ever having that chance, how about you? I had some four year old Old Crustacean once.” referring to Newport Oregon’s Rogue Ales powerhouse Barleywine, known for a distinct Old Bay flavor.

Bardo won a silver medal at the Great American Beer Festival for their White Lightnin’ Barleywine in 1994, during their days at the forefront of the Clarendon nightlife scene in Arlington. Bardo would go on to medal in 1996 with Bundaberg Ginger Beer and 1997 with their flagship brew, Dremo Tibetan Sasquatch. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth October 7, 2013 at 10:22 pm 9 Comments

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901 9th Street, NW

901 Restaurant and Bar closed at 9th and I Street, NW back in January. Now comes exciting news of who is taking over the space – City Tap House.

‏@barredindc tweeted the news yesterday:

“City Tap House (@TapHouseDC) will be opening in the short-lived 901 space at 9th & I soon. Gastropub has location near UPenn in Philly”

And ‏@TapHouseDC tweeted that they hope to open in:

“mid November is our goal. We ‘ll keep you informed. Looking forward to having you in for some great beers!!”

In an email the folks from City Tap House write:

“Located in the bustling Chinatown district and Penn Quarter neighborhood of downtown Washington DC, within walking distance of major attractions including the brand new Washington DC Convention Center, Verizon Center sports and entertainment complex and world renowned Smithsonian American Art Museum, City Tap House DC boasts one of Washington DC’s most extensive local, national and international microbrew line ups. Complimented by our elevated American pub fare and gourmet brick oven pizza menu, City Tap House DC offers guests a rustic, comfortable dining and bar setting adjacent to our spacious open kitchen.

If you’re looking for one of the widest craft beer selections in Washington DC, City Tap House DC has you covered. Enjoy daily happy hours for the best drink specials in Washington DC, seasonal full-service patio dining, vibrant late night & weekend entertainment and monthly microbrew based special events, including seasonal launches, menu pairings and complimentary samplings.”

You can see their planned DC menu here:

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The DC beer list is being finalized but you can see the beer list from their Philly location.

Anyone ever visit the Philly location? Think it’ll be a good fit for 9th and I St, NW?

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