Come drink the extinct! Start out DC Beer Week with a taste of and talk on the beer your great grandparents drank. On Sunday August 20, at Gordon Biersch Navy Yard 100 M St SE, Washington, DC 20003, event starts at 6:30 with two rare and exquisite beers offered alongside appetizers at a steal for $15.
Pale and dark pre-prohibition lagers are available at the Gordon Biersch Navy Yard. Pale: DC Brau's Heurich's Lager, a beer first brewed in the 1870s and produced into the 1950s. Dark: Gordon Biersch Rockville's Potomac Porter, a porter brewed with lager yeast, sometimes called Pennsylvania Porter," this beer was historically a product with an English name, manufactured by German immigrants in English breweries.
Did you know that Anheuser-Busch ran a bottling plant on Virginia Avenue, SW? Or that Schlitz owned a bottling plant in Eckington? Start off DC Beer Week with an exhuming of old beer and the historic breweries as we serve some of the best pre-prohibition style beer.
Attendees will immediately learn about the historic breweries and beers of Washington, D.C. Guests will be encouraged to further their understanding of history by visiting our cultural institutions that preserve DC's beer history such as the Heurich House Museum. Guests will also be encouraged to visit and other historically-minded modern-day breweries like the Portner Brewhouse, Right Proper and DC Brau. Notable speakers include Michael Stein and Peter Jones of Lost Lagers.
Michael is President of Lost Lagers, a beverage research firm, and writer for the Washington City Paper and DC Beer. He has served his historic beers at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History’s Food History Program and serves as the historian at DC Brau Brewing Company, LLC, the first production brewery in DC since 1956.
Peter is CEO of Lost Lagers and a beer historian, certified beer judge, and long time homebrewer. He’s contributed to recipe formulation and brewing of over one dozen commercial historic beers celebrating everything from DC’s Christian Heurich Brewing Company to the Polish Embassy’s Constitution Day Celebration.