It’s a new month, so it’s time to change things up a bit. That’s right, I am suggesting you take a break from your usual brunch haunts and brunch drinks and switch them out for brunches that specialize in beer. Some people say that beer before noon is too early, and I say its time we break that stigma. Any time is a great time to enjoy a brew, and why not accompany it with brunch food? Whether you love lagers, IPAs, or sours, grab a pint with a side of pancakes this weekend and enjoy a change in your usual brunch routine.
Found in the heart of Adam’s Morgan, Roofers Union offers brunch on Saturdays and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.. Their beer menu boasts categories like that of, “Tart to Weirdly Awesome to Incredibly Complex,” to “Simple.” Their brunch menu features dishes like Eggs Benedict and their “Hot Mess,” which includes peppers, onions, fried chicken, sausage gravy, and a sunny egg. Added bonus: they have a rooftop so you can enjoy your brews while looking over the rest of Adam’s Morgan.
This ticketed brunch (for $25) is from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, featuring brews from Oskar Blues. Georgetown’s Pizzeria Paradiso hosts a “CAN-tinental” brunch that will pair Oskar Blues cans with brunch pizzas. I repeat: brunch pizzas. Oskar Blues head brewmaster Tim Matthews will be at the restaurant to talk through the beer and food pairings. Here are the beers being paired with dat sweet brunch pizza: Dales Pale Ale, Beerito, Koalafied Belgian IPA, and Simcoe Saison. (Dagga Belgian Pale, Pinner, and nitro Ten Fidy will also be in the house.)
Located right by Logan’s circle, Birch & Barley has a full draft and bottle list that has a variety of brews from hoppy, to crisp, smokey, and more. Their Sunday brunch is from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and features items such as friend chicken & waffles, French Toast Monte Cristo, and more. If you refuse to stray from tradition and NEED your weekly mimosa, they have a “boozy brunch special,” which includes doughnut holes, a choice of two brunch cocktails, bottomless tea/coffee, and choice of an entree for $30.
From 11 a.m. to close on Saturday, City Tap House will celebrate four decades of craft beer with a representative brewery from the ’80s (Deschutes), ’90s (Dogfish Head), ’00s (The Lost Abbey) and ’10s (Wicked Weed). Sunday they will be hosting the “Locals Only Brunch” from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. featuring only local brews on tap. Don’t forget to check out their brunch specials like their house smoked salmon hash or roasted veggie quiche.
Brunch is offered from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the weekends and includes salads, burgers, seafood, and classic brunch dishes. This Saturday they will be featuring drafts from Spencer Trappist Brewery along with their usual brunch drinks. Spencer Trappist Brewery is the first and only Trappist certified beer producer in the United States. Their beer is made by the monks of St. Joseph’s Abbey. The Sovereign will be hosting the brewery’s Father Isaac and pouring its Trappist Ale, IPA, Feierabendbier, and Imperial Stout.
For more beer and brunch options, consult our Savor Week Preview.