Next weekend is a big weekend in DC!
Not only will we be releasing Rosé du Gose and L’Attitude, but it’s the weekend of SAVOR — one of the swankiest beer festivals in the country, and Ryan will be taking part in the Brewers Association’s annual Hill Climb.
So, while Ryan is busy working on behalf of New Jersey’s breweries, talking with our legislators and imploring them to support legislation to help us out — like… killing that tariff on steel so our keg prices don’t go through the roof — the rest of the Brew Crew will be livin’ it up federal government-style in DC!
Boundary Stone, May 31st
When we were down in DC for the Brew Day of Rosé du Gose, we had the chance to visit Boundary Stone. Not only do they love — like… loooove — DC Brau, two of the owners there have a connection to Cape May.
Colin and Pete McDonough — part owners of Boundary Stone — spend most of their summers in Cape May.
“My Nana, Rose McDonough, moved to West Cape May in the 1950’s,” Colin tells us, “and my entire family has been going there ever since. My parents and my dad’s siblings live next to my Nana’s house. My cousin Max is in the Bastard Sons, my other brother Pat is a bartender at the barefoot bar. Currently, I think of the McDonough/McMahon family tree, seven households call Cape May home full-time. So, yeah, it’s home.”
We knew we’d found the best place possible to kick off the collaboration release.
At Boundary Stone’s Endless Summer Kickoff Party, from 7 to 10pm patrons will be able to sample both brews — Rosé du Gose and L’Attitude — as well as Cape May IPA and The Bog. In addition, hometown band — and Colin and Pete’s cousin — Bastard Sons of Captain Mey will be on hand for the party.
Bar Deco, June 1
You can’t beat a good rooftop party, and when the rooftop is overlooking one of the most beautiful and inspiring cities in the country, it’s a good party, indeed. Join crews from both Cape May and DC Brau at Bar Deco to continue the party for both of our collaboration brews, Rosé du Gose and L’Attitude!
Inspired by the art deco period and America’s industrial roots, Bar Deco brings simple food and drink to the next level. Mixing traditional preparation with globally-inspired flavors, Bar Deco is one of the hottest bars in town. Executive Chef Shane Henderson spent 25 years working in kitchens throughout the country, creating versatile menus that complement the style of the restaurant.
The fun starts at 5pm and going until the wee hours of the morning, pouring Always Ready in addition to the two collaboration beers. Don’t miss out!
SAVOR, June 1 and 2
SAVOR is one of the highlights of the festival season, with 90 independent craft breweries, each pouring two of their best brews paired with a small plate designed to make your taste buds dance with excitement.
Held in one of the most beautiful halls on the planet — the National Building Museum — the greatest beers in the country will be alongside some of the greatest architecture to have ever been created in our nation.
Hosted by the Brewers Association, Executive Chef Adam Dulye pairs each brew with the perfect dish. He’s paired Coastal Evacuation with a whipped triple crème: “Big hops are held off the palate by the whipped triple crème, leaving time to explore the full intensity of the beer on the palate.”
He’s also paired Phantom Crew with a duck rillette: “Rich duck and brioche are cut away from the palate by the combination of the pickled cherry and the sour notes from the beer.”
Both sound absolutely delicious.
If you’re in DC this weekend, be sure to stop by these events and say hello!