The Inaugural Bluejacket Feature: 5 Bluejacket Ales on Draft - Including 3 Debuts
Wednesday, August 01, 2012 - 6pm
ChurchKey1337 14th St NW
Washington, DC, USA 20005
The Inaugural Bluejacket Feature: 5 Bluejacket Ales on Draft - Including 3 Debuts + the First Signature Bluejacket Brew!
We’ve had many milestones at ChurchKey over the years, but Wednesday, August 1 will surely go down as one for our special scrapbook as we host the inaugural draft for Bluejacket, our forthcoming brewery.
Beer Director Greg Engert and Head Brewer Megan Parisi spent the summer not letting silly little things like not having a brewery stop them from crafting some amazing beers. Instead, they traveled around the country to collaborate with some of the best breweries out there and now, for the very first time, five Bluejacket beers will be featured together on the ChurchKey tap lines.
Three new brews that have yet to see daylight will join the wildly popular Snack Attack, the Cigar City & Funky Buddha collaboration and Black Berliner Techno Weiss, a collaboration with Devils Backbone that made their debut during SAVOR week.
The aptly named Washington O.C., a collaboration with California’s The Bruery, is a Belgian Quad style ale made with plums. Also from California, and not too far down the I-5 at Pizza Port Ocean Beach, Bluejacket paired up to create a sweet and slightly smoky Scotch Ale with a touch of smoked malt and molasses they’ve deemed Burns’ Night. Our good friends at Pizza Port Ocean Beach have also sent 2 never-before-poured-in-DC drafts we will tap alongside all 5 Bluejacket brews! You’ll get the chance to taste their amazing, sessionable English Mild--called Skid Mark Brown--during the event, as well as The Jetty, Pizza port Ocean Beach’s inimitable house IPA!
ChurchKey will also be pouring Bluejacket’s first signature beer, the Sidewalk Saison, timed perfectly to remedy the scorching dog days of summer. Brewed at Iron Hill Brewery in West Chester PA, the Sidewalk Saison is a traditional Belgian Saison with black pepper, coriander, lemon and orange peels, as well as some local violet wood sorrel foraged by Chef Kyle Bailey.
All Bluejacket beers will poured beginning at 6 PM and will be available in 4 oz tasters and full-glass pours. There is no admission charge for the event.
The Inaugural Bluejacket Draft Feature List:
Sidewalk Saison - Bluejacket (Brewed at Iron Hill Brewery, West Chester, PA)
Washington, O.C. - Bluejacket & The Bruery
Burns’ Night - Bluejacket & Pizza Port (Ocean Beach)
Snack Attack! - Bluejacket, Cigar City & Funky Buddha
Black Berliner Techno Weiss - Bluejacket & Devils Backbone