It’s not the summer of rosé. Or frosé. It’s the summer of beer because Friday marks two major openings—an enormous American beer hall at the top of the 14th Street NW corridor and, less than a mile away, the return of Neighborhood Restaurant Group’s beer garden Canteen.
Canteen served the Golden Triangle community last summer, but this year the roving beer garden will pour pints in Shaw (1923 9th Street NW). It will be open Thursdays through Sundays for eight weeks in partnership with the development company Ditto.
The beer list curated by Greg Engert ranges from German-style lagers and Belgian ales to hoppy brews. Engert will also pour Bluejacket’s own Forbidden Planet. In addition to suds, there will also be cider, wine, and bourbon slushies. Some of the opening day drafts include:
Bluejacket Forbidden Planet (Galaxy Dry-Hopped Kölsch)
Charles Towne Fermentory Double Dry-Hopped Sungazer (IPA)
De Ranke Simplex (Belgian Blond Ale)
De la Senne Taras Boulba (Belgian Blond Ale)
Grimm Cube: Cuvee #4 (Oak Barrel-Aged Sour Blond Ale with Lemongrass, Chamomile & Motueka Hops)
J. Wakefield Stush (Berliner Weisse)
Mahrs Bräu Kellerbier Ungespundet Hefetrüb (Kellerbier)
Ocelot Loaded Questions (IPA with Citra & Kohatu Hops)
Singlecut Softly Spoken Magic Spells (Imperial IPA)
The Veil BHUMBL (Imperial IPA with Citra & Enigma Hops)
The Veil Sitdwn (IPA with El Dorado & Galaxy Hops)
Upland Cursed Kettles (Oak BA Sour Red Ale with Figs & Black Cherries)
To pair, there will be some food for sale from Red Apron Butcher, but also expect food trucks to park alongside the beer garden. It opens at 4 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays and noon on Saturdays and Sundays.
Canteen, 1923 9th St. NW; facebook.com/CanteenDMV/