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Right Proper Brewing Releasing SAY THEIR NAMES on Friday to Support Black Lives Matter

 

DC’s own Right Proper Brewing Co., which collaborated with Barred in DC to brew the still-available, popular Beered in DC, is doing something way more awesome.

On Friday, June 5th, the brewery will be releasing SAY THEIR NAMES, a limited release kellerbier. 100% of profits will be going to BLACK LIVES MATTER DC. At the risk of stating the obvious, this is based on the #SAYTHEIRNAMES hashtag to make sure people say and remember the names of black people who are murder victims of police brutality and other racial violence. Several of these names are on the label of the 750mL bottle.

The 5.0% ABV kellerbier (which is a German lager) will be available for sale from the Shaw brewpub and the Brookland production facility (not available at bars or in retailers).

SAY THEIR NAMES will be available in draft form pints to go/on patio ($6), 750mL flip-top bottles ($12), and 64 oz. growler fills ($17 + $15 for flip-top growler glass if you want one). Due to limited supplies, only 144 750mL bottles were produced, and they’re asking you to limit your purchase to 1 bottle per order.

Expect the bottles to be sold out in first day or two and the beer to gone pretty soon after. Note that originally RP was going to donate some of the profits to ACLU of DC but ACLU asked that all the donations goto BLM. Employees working will be donating 100% of their tips to BLM as well.

How To Buy

  • Shaw
    • Open Noon-9p F-Sat (Noon-7p Sun-Thurs)
    • order on Toast Tab for pickup or limited delivery
    • Walk-in will be available as supplies last
    • Can drink pints on-site on patio, space permitting
  • Brookland 
    • Open Noon-6p F-Sun
    • Online orders already sold out
    • Walk-in will be available as supplies last
    • Can drink pints on-site on patio, space permitting

DC law still prohibits breweries from shipping their beer directly to consumers in other states even where that is allowed. 

 

THIS IS NOT A DRILL – Beered in DC Available from Right Proper #ByDCForDC

 

Beered in DC, the collaboration beer between the DC Metro region’s recently crowned favorite brewery, Right Proper Brewing Company, Barred in DC, and Lost Lagers,  is available for purchase from both the Shaw brewpub (walk-in or order on Toast Tab for pickup) and the Brookland production facility (walk-in or order online for pickup and delivery) beginning 4p, today, Friday, May 1st. More details on how this came to be here.

Brewed #ByDCForDC, this beer was born from the votes of Barred in DC’s followers This 5.5% copper saison is not too bitter, not too sweet and just enough flowery, ester-driven yeast character to compliment the Czech and German hops that round out the rye, oats, and barley in the mash. Available in $9 (w/ tax) 500 mL (16.9 oz) bottles  #teamsaison

Limited availability at the FRESHFARM Market Brookland Saturday FRESHFARM Market Dupont Sunday. Available for delivery now for Delivery beginning Tuesday ($25 min, within 5 miles in DC only).

In addition to Mr. and Mrs. Barred in DC, Thanks to Bobby Bump (head brewer of Right Proper), Mike Stein (Lost Lagers), and our two Golden Ticket winners who helped make the beer (Kelsey M. and Matt. S).

A release party was scheduled for late March, but it has been postponed indefinitely for some reason. Hope to celebrate with you some day but this is still awesome.  Zoom happy hour details to come so make sure you buy at least two!

Right Proper Shaw: Pickup available Noon-7p Sun-Thurs, Noon-9p Fri-Sat (curbside pickup available), walk-in or order on Toast Tab for pickup

Right Proper Brookland: Pickup available (Noon-6p Fri-Sun); Delivery (noon-3p Tues-Fri; order by 10a for same day delivery, $25 order min-i.e. 3 bottles, 5 mile radius within DC), walk-in or order online for pickup and delivery

 

 

Beered in DC Release + Barred in DC 7th Anniversary Party – Saturday March 21st – 1p – Right Proper Shaw Brewpub

Beered in DC pre-fermentation


UPDATE: Get your shirts ordered by March 6th so they arrive in time for the event.

Beered in DC, the beer being brewed #ByDCForDC by Right Proper Brewing Company in collaboration with Barred in DC as well as Lost Lagers, will be released to the public on draft only on Saturday, March 21st, beginning at 1:00 p.m. (end time TBA). This free-to-attend event, held at Right Proper’s Shaw Brewpub (625 T St. NW), will also “celebrating” SEVEN years since Barred in DC ignominiously was launched on a fateful day in March 2013.  As you should know, this beer, generally in the saison style of beers, was created based on a series of Barred in DC’s not-quite-but-should-be-trademarked Twitter polls (see here for details on results).

Monday, Mr. and Mrs. Barred in DC met with Right Proper’s head brewer, Bobby Bump, and Lost Lager’s Michael Stein, as well as Matt and Kelsey, two awesome Twitter followers who won a “contest” to join them, to brew the beer. It will be copper/ruby in color; not too heavy/not too light in body; made with German/Czech hops; rye used in the brewing; and around 6.0% ABV. The beers are currently fermenting in a 5 barrel tank, which produces about 10 kegs (over 1600 12 oz beers). Expect the beer to be on tap for at least a couple weeks.

Beered in DC, logged.

Look for more details in this space as the event gets closer; there will likely be Barred in DC giveaways and hopefully some merchandise for sale. To be eligible for any giveaways, make sure you follow Barred in DC on Twitter and/or Instagram; ditto for Right Proper. We will be excited to meet everyone IRL we’ve met in person over the years while we see how wise the public was in devising the beer’s attributes.

The collaboration has already been covered by a Beer Me, a live radio show/podcast recorded on Full Service Radio and by DCist and Washingtonian.

Grains about to be Brewed

Barred in DC and Right Proper Collaborating on Beer Designed By DC, For DC

UPDATE: The Beer Will Be/Have:

  • Copper/ruby in color

  • Not too heavy/not too light in body

  • Old World hops (saaz/hallertau/tettnang)

  • Rye as an adjunct

  • 5.1%-6.3% ABV, and 

  • A Saison

Here’s the big news folks. [Now covered in a PODCAST/RADIO SHOW, BEER ME, and by DCist and Washingtonian

No, we are not moving to Clarendon. Instead, Barred in DC is teaming up with the great folks at DC’s own Right Proper Brewing Company (head brewer, Bobby Bump) as well as Michael Stein (Lost Lagers, DCBeer.com) to collaborate on a new beer designed by DC, for DC (well, our Twitter followers at least).

We’ve devised a series of Twitter polls querying DC on their preferred beer characteristics (including appearance, body, hops, other ingredients, ABV, and others). The beer will be crafted based on whatever characteristics are the top result of each poll, which will be tweeted out over the next few weeks. This may be either brilliance or madness (why not both?), but the beer will be available for all at a release party at Right Proper’s Shaw Brewpub in the coming months (TBD date).

This idea was hatched when Mr. and Mrs. Barred attended the wildly successful collaboration with Black Brew Movement for a Cuffing Saison earlier this month. Bobby and Michael have always been great supporters of Barred in DC, so this is a great fit.

Let the polling and brewing begin.

Polls

Appearance/Color (1528 votes): Copper/Ruby (33.2%), Pale/Hazy (30.4%), Pale/Clear (18.8%), Dark as Night (17.6%)

Body (733 votes): Not too heavy/too Light (39.6%), Light/Crisp (37%), Creamy/Thick/Robust (23.5%)

Type of Hops (489 votes): Old World (41.5%), New School (25.2%), Old School (22.7%), No Hops on Brew Day (10.6%)

Specific Type of Hops (328 votes): Saaz/Hallertau/Tettnang (38%), Northern Brewer/Fuggle/East Kent Golding (27%), Perle/Lublin/Fuggle (21%), Northern Brewer/East Kent Golding/Tettnang (14%)

Adjunct (498 votes): Rye (37.3%), Honey (31.5%), Flaked Barley (19.3%), Dark Candi Sugar (11.8%)

More Wild Card Ingredients (291 votes): Please no mas (46.7%), Citrusy fruit peel (26.8%), local spice blend (26.5%)

ABV (586 votes): 5.1-6.3% (41.6%), 6.4-7.6% (22.4%), 7.7-8.9% (18.8%), 3.8-5.0 (17.2%)

Favorite Right Proper Beer (203 votes): Raised by Wolves (55.7%), Haxan (18.7%), Baron Corvo (14.8%), Blanc Slate (10.8%)

Beer Style (874 votes): Saison (50.2%), Lager (49.8%)

City-State Brewing Coming to Ivy City in 2019

Credit: City-State Brewing (http://citystatebrewing.com/about/)

City-State Brewing, [Twitter, website, Instagram] which has had a name, a concept, a brewer, and some home-brewed beers since at least October 2016, has signed a lease to open in Ivy City in spring/summer 2019. City-State, which comes from James Warner, is slated to open in the Hecht’s warehouse development from Douglas Properties. Eater (Warren Rojas) reported in April 2017 that the brewery has been looking for a 30-barrel, 10,000 square foot facility.

According to its website, City-State claims to be the first all-bottle lineup in DC (though surely will sell draft beer via kegs) with 11.2 oz. Steinie bottles to differentiate from competition. The line-up is slated to have at least 5 different beers: an Abbey Dubbel, Dark Wheat, IPA, Saison, and a Maibox (all with great names and labels)

Warner has partnered with Mothersauce Partners and Nick Freshman, who co-owns Spider Kelly’s in Ballston and has partnered to open up the new The Eleanor in Noma.

As mentioned above, this spot has been in the works for a couple years as Warner and partners (some awkward back-story here) have looked for investors.

Once this spot opens a year or so from now, City-State will join DC’s other production breweries with sales off-site, after DC Brau, Atlas, 3 Stars, Hellbender, Right Proper, Bluejacket, and likely the new Red Bear coming to the old Uline Arena in NoMa (now known for REI), RIP Chocolate City!

Bardo Tries Again on the Anacostia Riverfront

Bardo’s planned spot on Anacostia (Credit: Bardo Brewpub Facebook page)

After losing its bid for a liquor license for Bardo Big River just south of Nationals Park (as first reported by Barred in DC), the folks behind Bardo are trying a different tack with ABRA. This time, instead of seeking for a bar (tavern) liquor license, the renamed Bardo River Brewery has applied for a Class B manufacturer’s license-a brewery license in other words.

Bardo will likely seek permission to sell and serve beer for on-premises consumption similar to most other breweries in DC. Manufacturer licenses, after a recent expansion in the law, allow beer to be served from 8a-midnight. It remains to be seen if Bardo will ask for the full hours as its closing time was a sticking point with the local ANC in its previous application. ABRA has requested a fact-finding hearing; undoubtedly the ANC will protest once again. Stay tuned whether Bill Stewart, Bardo’s charmingly don’t-give-a-damn owner, has figured out from the previous ABRA hearing and decision and is finally successful in bringing another cool drinking option to the Navy Yard/Capital Riverfront neighborhood.

The Brig Beer Garden Opens on Barracks Row

The Brig DC Public Beergarden, website, FacebookTwitter, 1007 8th St. SE (at L St.) opens at 4p (weekdays) 11a (weekends), HH 4-7p weekdays, est. 2006.

The Brig

The Brig

The long-awaited beer garden The Brig finally opened its doors last Friday, June 17th. The open air spot in lower Barracks Row/Navy Yard (about 10 minutes walk from the Eastern Market and Navy Yard Metro stations) first got its liquor license in January 2011 and has been under construction since November 2014 (JDLand has all the background).

The bar area at the Brig

The bar area at the Brig

Barred in DC made an early visit midweek and found a quite relaxed, chill crowd. Sporting 40 taps (a mix of both German standbys and local drafts), the Brig seats up to 210 people and can fit up to 400 people. About 15 long communal tables are shaded from the sun under huge sturdy German beer-branded umbrellas, while 25 seats front the long bar in the service building.

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Prices are fair and uniform and posted on a flat screen in the middle of the bar – all drafts are priced at $8 (for half-liters for German beers, 16 oz. for the rest) and $15 or $16 for the liter. Happy hour specials include $5 select half-liters-not too shabby. As a plus, taxes are included, a departure from most new bars in the city. Food options are limited at this time, though $5 pretzels with beer cheese looked tempting (brats were on the grill to the side). Looking forward to stopping by happy hour and seeing how the crowd evolves as the night goes on or on weekends.

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