WASHINGTON, DC, August 7, 2013 – Seven local brewers are bringing a dozen beers to NoMa Beer Fest on Saturday, August 17, including specialty beers such as Heurich’s Lager and Brimstone&Clover! The free outdoor festival during DC Beer Week features a smattering of delightful food vendors, live music, bocce, corn hole, games for the whole family, and more. All-local breweries include DC Brau, Chocolate City Brewing Company, District Chophouse, Capital City Brewing Company, Three Stars Brewing Co., The Brewer’s Art and Right Proper Brewery (opening soon in Shaw).
-Early Bird Specials: Through August 13, get three beer tickets for $13. (Tweet #DCBW2013)
–Bringing your friends? Through Friday, Aug. 9 only: Reserve your own umbrella table + six chairs, with 20 beer tickets, for $220. Quantity is limited, so act quickly!
-First 100 people in line at 2 pm get a free tasting ticket!
Hear music by Mission South, a DC-based Roots Rock/Blues band, DJ Grey Goon, and local R&B favorite Johnny Artis. Bring your A-game for corn hole, bocce, and bear pong (that is not a typo!) coached by your friends at DC Bocce League. For the kiddos, SCRAP-DC and CNU DC Chapter is organizing a chalk mural, face painting, magnet crafts, and sprinklers to beat the heat. Join the Washington Area Bicyclist Association for a Met Branch Trail ride and clean-up Saturday morning, then relax at NoMa Beer Fest.
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Beer Fest Details
Date: Saturday, August 17, 2 pm to 8 pm (Last call 7:30 pm)
Rain or Shine
Location: Parking Lot at 1250 First Street, NE (at First & N Streets)
Metro/Bus: NoMa/Gallaudet U (Red Line), or 90/92 Bus on Florida Avenue
Admission: FREE. Purchase your beer tickets online now to bypass lines at the event, but you may also purchase beer tickets at the event: $5 beers and four tasting tickets for $10. Early Bird Specials: Through August 13, buy beer tickets online to get three beers for $13 (Tweet #DCBW2013)
Under 21? Children and friendly leashed dogs are welcome. IDs will be checked at the gate. This event is free and open to the public.
The Beer List
Capitol City Brewing Company
–AMBER WAVES: American-style Amber ale with a lovely red hue and citrusy aroma from Columbus and Cascade hops. A fine balance of hops and sweet malt flavor. 5.6% ABV
-HONEY 21: Our 21st birthday beer is as lovely as your first legal libation! Brewed with white wheat and honey malt, lowly hopped, and zipped up with clover honey, coriander, and sweet orange peel, this fragrant beer is a great start to your good time! 5.3% ABV
-HEFEWEIZEN: This beer starts with Pilsener Malt and Wheat Malt, with a touch of Caramel Malt for color. There is little to no hop character present. The star of the show is the yeast in this beer. During fermentation, aromas are produced using a special yeast from Wiehenstephan in Germany. Notes of banana, bubble gum, circus peanuts, and ripe fruit abound. A medium bodied and very refreshing beer, great in warmer weather. 5.6% ABV
-SOLIDARITY SUMMER ALE: This beer style was chosen to be brewed specifically for DC Beer Week. DC Brau hosted a collaboration brew and then any brewery could create their own version. This is an English Style Summer Ale, light in body with some malt presence and toastiness and finishes dry with a light crisp hop aroma. This version is single hopped with Amarillo, which adds nice grapefruit and citrus aroma. 5.6% ABV
-THE TRADITION: A unique, one-of-a-kind brew, crafted specifically for D.C. United and its fans to enjoy. Only 1,000 gallons of the beer was produced. A Golden Ale that will please a broad spectrum of palettes.
-HEURICH’S LAGER: DC Brau presents Heurich’s Lager starting August 12 – available at only a few spots during DC Beer Week, including at NoMa Beer Fest! DC Brau collaborated with DC Homebrewers and the Heurich House Museum to create Heurich’s Lager, a historical recreation of the pre-prohibition beer created by the Christian Heurich Brewing Company. Just as most DC residents are closely acquainted with DC Brau today, there was a time in recent history when many Washingtonians knew of Christian Heurich, his successful Foggy Bottom brewery, and his iconic mansion below Dupont Circle. The last time anyone tasted a Heurich beer was 1956, the year his brewery closed and made way for the Kennedy Center. The Chr. Heurich Brewing Co. had been the District’s last production brewery, and no others existed in the city until DC Brau opened in 2011.
NoMa Beer Fest presents the last three kegs available anywhere of “BRIMSTONE&CLOVER,” the first creation of Right Proper Brewing Company, which opens this fall in DC’s Shaw neighborhood. Right Proper collaborated with The Brewer’s Art in Baltimore to create Brimstone&Clover, a smoked gruit-style beer fermented with a saison yeast strain from Belgium.
The Brewer’s Art: The Brewer’s Art is a fine dining restaurant and brewpub in Baltimore, MD, set in an elegant Mt. Vernon townhouse.
-OZZY: Reminiscent of the Belgian devil beers (i.e. Lucifer, Duvel, etc.). Both rich and dry, this beer is all too easy to consume in large quantities. Hopped with Styrian Goldings.7.25% ABV
-BIRDHOUSE: An earthy, hoppy tribute to the Baltimore Orioles. This pale ale is the sort of session beer found in most bars in Belgium or Holland. Well balanced and mild, it is their most accessible beer. 5% ABV
-FIRST COAST BOHEMIAN PILS: This Czech-Styled Pilsner has a rich gold Pilsner body, slight spice from a touch of rye and is aggressively hopped with Saaz Hops.
Three Stars: Stay tuned: details coming soon!
Savory: Capital Chicken & Waffles, Red Hook Lobster Pound, and Altis BBQ (Carolina-style BBQ smoked right here in the District). The dynamic duo at Milk Cult bring you a sous vide savory concoction of the day.
Snacks, Sweets & Beverages:
The Lady Chefs of Thunder Pig Confectionary, DC Patisserie, and Rare Sweets at Union Kitchen have joined forces to bring a collective of sweet and savory snacks, including a lemonade berry shandy with DC brew and, of course, a non-alcoholic lemonade.
District Doughnuts: The team at DD bring their handmade and internationally inspired gourmet doughnuts, served off the bright purple food truck.
Running Byrd Iced Tea: Hand-brewed teas defined by the freshest flavors of the season.
Capital Kombucha: Healthy, refreshing and built with subtle flavor, this probiotic strong beverage features organic and seasonal fruits and vegetables.
Milk Cult brings you cold-brewed coffee, innovative ice cream sandwiches, perfect for a hot day.
To show your neighborhood pride, you’ll be able to purchase colorful prints including the all-new NoMa neighborhood map by the artistically inclined ladies of Cherry Blossom Creative!
Organized by the NoMa BID. Hosted by The JBG Companies. Sponsored by First + M, Harris Teeter, Union Kitchen, Trilogy NoMa and 77H Apartments. Thanks to our partners Washington Area Bicyclist Association, DC Bocce League, Uber, SCRAP-DC, CNU DC Chapter, DC Brau, District Chophouse, Capitol City Brewing Company, Right Proper Brewing Company (opening soon in Shaw), Chocolate City Beer, Three Stars Brewing Company, The Brewer’s Art (Baltimore) and Think Local First DC.
NoMa is a vibrant, growing neighborhood north of Union Station and the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. In the last seven years, private developers have invested more than $5 billion in the 35 blocks within the NoMa BID boundary, and have plans to develop more than 20 million square feet of office, residential, hotel, and retail space. With a capital investment of $50 million from the DC government, NoMa will soon have great new parks and public spaces as well. NoMa is now home to 40,000 daytime workers, with 4.5 million SF leased in the last 5 years. More than 3,900 apartments have been recently completed or are under construction. NoMa has 13 modes of transportation, including two Red Line Metro stops, and the best biking facilities in D.C., with the only East Coast Bikestation, the 8-mile Metropolitan Branch Trail, and access to six Capital Bikeshare stations. NoMa is the most connected neighborhood in Washington, D.C. The NoMa BID organizes more than 50 free award-winning community events each year to connect friends and neighbors. For more information about NoMa, visit nomabid.wpengine.com and sign up for our bimonthly newsletter. Follow us on Twitter @NoMaBID and like us on Facebook.
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Rachel L. Davis
Director of Marketing & Events
NoMa Business Improvement District
1200 First Street NE, Suite 310
Washington, DC 20002
(P): 202 289-0111 ext. 3
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