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What’s #DCBrews Up to This 4th of July?

This whole having a holiday in the middle of the week thing is really messing me up. I can’t remember ever having a holiday in the middle of the week like this. Going to work Tuesday, then day off Wednesday filled with boisterous merrymaking, then going back to work Thursday? What is this?

Anyway, tomorrow is a day off, and it’s our Independence Day, so you can expect bars to do some serious business. Oddly, there aren’t a lot of events/special tappings/etc. tomorrow for the 4th of July. Here’s what we’ve been able to compile on the craft beer front.

At The Big Hunt, they’ll tap both Oliver Ales War of 1812 IPAs. These beers use the same amount of ingredients (same amounts of malt, hops, etc.) but have different characteristics. Rule Britannia is “the English side of our War of 1812 Bicentennial pale ale competition…this one [uses] all UK sourced malt, hops and yeast. Brewed by our resident Englishman and brewmaster Steve Jones.” On the other side is God Bless America, “the American side of our War of 1812 Bicentennial pale ale competition…this one [uses] all American sourced malt, hops and yeast. Brewed by Pennsylvania native and assistant brewer, Derek Davis.”

At DC 9, they’ll be teaming up with DC Brau to simulate a backyard barbecue on their roof. $4 DC Braus (at least two varieties), DJ Bill Spieler as well as DC Brau’s very own Brandon Skall and Jeff Hancock on the decks. And finally DC 9 will be grilling up some meat for your gastronomic and patriotic enjoyment.

Tryst has a number of specials, including half price pie all day long. Mmm. Pie. On the craft beer front, order “The Patriot,” a 21st Amendment beer and a shot of Jim Beam for $8.

Finally, over the river in Virginia, Mad Fox will tap a cask of Hawaiian Saison as part of their Wednesday cask tapping.

If we find anything else, we’ll update this post. Happy Independence Day!

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