Brooklyn Brewery is taking their Mash Tour on the road again, and Washington D.C. is the next stop. Starting Thursday and running through Sunday, the New York-based brewery is bringing their brand of boozy fun to the District, with a wide variety of events – meaning there’s something for everyone, from casual beer drinkers to hardcore aficionados.
Now in its fourth edition, the Mash Tour serves to showcase the craft brewery’s offerings in a range of environments and cities around the world. Serving as the midpoint of this nine city jaunt, Brooklyn Brewery is partnering with some D.C. stalwarts to help bring their “neighborhood brewery” vibes to town.
Brooklyn Brewery Chef Andrew Gerson has teamed up with The Royal’s Chef Anna Miller to create a one-night-only menu, combining their culinary prowess that pairs rare and intriguing beers with multiple courses. Get ready to delight your taste buds, expand your horizons, and hopefully make new friends as you break bread and drink delicious beers. As Chef Gerson himself puts it:
“This menu is about exploring the versatility of our beers when it comes to food pairing. We tried to stay along the lines of the cuisine that The Royal is known for while adding some fun innovative dishes that demonstrate the complexity of the food and beer experience.”
One of the most hard-charging and controversial rock and roll acts of the past decade takes the stage at the Howard Theatre. Part of Brooklyn Brewery’s Mash Tour, and co-sponsored by Timberland, this free event is a great way to kickstart your weekend. The Black Lips are insanely fun and energetic – get ready to dance, jump, and sweat while kicking back some delicious craft beers.
After this 1-2 combo, take Friday night off to recover and catch up on your Netflix/Amazon Prime fix and some much-needed sleep. The weekend’s about to go into overdrive.
Looking for a beer festival experience that is actually pleasant and won’t leave you broke? Welcome to Beer Mansion – the weirdest, wildest, most unexpected beer festival yet, all for the price of a couple rounds. Ditch the long lines and fluorescent lights for an immersive room-by-room journey through the world of beer, complete with food, live music, games, a VR brewery tour, as well as a handful of surprises.
Each room promises a distinctly different environment and multi-sensory experiences, including a barrel room (with barrels full of rare and wonderful elixirs/beers, apparently), an IPA room (for the bitter person in your life), the Saison room (where you’ll learn beer and food pairing tips from Chef Andrew Gerson – same guy as above), and a beer garden, just in time to enjoy the cooling Fall weather (and enjoy some snacks brought to you by Cholula Hot Sauce and local food trucks). Also features beers by some of your DC favorites: DC Brau, Right Proper, and 3 Stars Brewery.
Over the last five years, Brooklyn Brewery has immersed into a series of different emerging neighborhoods, exploring the best bars, restaurants, boutiques and galleries in their hometown of Brooklyn, NY. Now, Brooklyn Brewery and Timberland are bringing back this roving neighborhood party to D.C. Sharing a like-minded dedication to urban exploration and quality craft, they have teamed up to design a pop-up bar and shop called The Trailhead to get the whole thing started.
Kick off your afternoon in Adams Morgan and check out the two sides of the Brooklyn/Timberland collaboration: a special bottling of Brooklyn Brewery’s experimental Ghost Bottles and a waxed canvas, insulated beer tote. A ticket also gets you an official Immersion Booklet, filled with beer vouchers and special deals at neighborhood bars, cafes, shops and galleries, including: Jack Rose Dining Saloon, Bedrock Billiards, Bourbon, Songbyrd, Meeps and many more.
Listen to Brooklyn Brewery’s Chef Andrew Gerson and Beer Education and Community Ambassador Gabe Barry speak about what they do (and why they love it), and answer all your brewery-related questions.