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DC Brewing Tour

Saturday, August 23, 1 – 4 p.m.


Join us for a guided bus tour of DC brewing sites, past and present, led by Garrett Peck, author of Capital Beer: A Heady History of Brewing in Washington, D.C. and Prohibition in Washington D.C.: How Dry We Weren’t

A bus will pick you up at Politics & Prose at 1 p.m. and bring you to Heurich House Museum, also known as the “Brewmaster’s Castle,” for a tour of the Victorian home of brewer Christian Heurich. Built in 1892, the house is one of the best preserved Victorian houses in the country. 

Next, we’ll visit the Washington Brewery site at the Navy Yard—the first brewery in DC to be captured in an image.

We’ll then journey to Historic Congressional Cemetery, the quirky Capitol Hill final resting spot for many of the city’s early brewers. 

Our brewery tour and tasting will take place at Atlas Brew Works.

After that it’s a short quarter mile walk to New Columbia Distillers, whose Green Hat Gin is named after Congressional bootlegger George Cassiday, “The Man in the Green Hat.” You’ll have a chance to sample the beer and gin, fill up a growler, and buy a bottle of gin.

The bus will then whisk you back to Politics & Prose, where you are invited for happy hour near the bookstore. 

Remember to bring your ID.

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Promotional Period: 
Aug 23 2014
DC Brewing Tour
Model: BrewTour

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