DC Brewer’s Guild’s Kathy Rizzo to host History & Hops at the Heurich House Museum
Kathy Rizzo hosts the next installment of the Heurich House Museum’s all-star History & Hops series. On Thursday, May 18, 2017 from 6:30-8:30pm, the DC Brewers’ Guild Executive Director will host the monthly beer-themed after-hours event, giving visitors the chance to mingle with a DC beer insider while also touring through the historic Brewmaster’s Castle.
The DC Brewers’ Guild is the first modern brewers guild in DC and was founded in 2014 at the Heurich House Museum, home of DC’s most successful Brewmaster. When the Chr. Heurich Brewing Company closed in 1956, the production of beer for distribution was halted in Washington, DC. It wasn’t until 2011, with the founding of DC Brau, that beer production and distribution manufacturing returned to the district. Focused on connecting local craft beer producers and fostering community development and pride, the DC Brewers’ Guild has gone on to host annual events such as DC Beer Week and Hopfest. At History & Hops, visitors will be able to enjoy local beer in the room where the DC Brewers Guild was formed.
Kathy Rizzo has spearheaded the development of the DC Brewers Guild, expanding its role in local beer promotion. Growing up in the food service business, Kathy’s love of hospitality and the food and beverage industries have given her particular insight into the world of DC Beer. Now, she’ll share this wealth of knowledge, and a few of her favorite local beers, with History & Hops visitors as they gain unparalleled access to mingle and discuss her years of experience with the DC Brewers’ Guild and craft beer in the District of Columbia.
Tickets for History & Hops hosted by Kathy Rizzo are $30 per person and include tastings, snacks and tours of the Heurich House Museum. Guests must be 21 or older. All proceeds benefit the preservation and growth of the Heurich House Museum.
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About History & Hops: History & Hops is a monthly series at the Heurich House Museum that highlights the home’s brewery-related history. The museum preserves the former Dupont Circle home of D.C.'s most successful brewer Christian Heurich (1842-1945) and enriches the cultural life of Washington, DC. Every third Thursday from 6:30 to 8:30 pm, the museum partners with local beer insiders for house tours and beer tastings. Self-guided tours through Heurich’s well-preserved Victorian mansion will feature information about his brewery and the D.C. region’s rich brewing history. All proceeds benefit the preservation and growth of the Heurich House Museum.
Tickets are non-refundable. If you purchased tickets to an event and are no longer able to attend, we thank you for your support of our museum. Please be advised that we may refuse service to anyone who appears intoxicated upon arrival or during the event.
HOPFEST is back - the only D.C. beer festival by local brewers and for local brewers! This year 25 local DC, MD & VA breweries will pour over 20 of the hoppiest, local craft beers to raise money for the D.C. Brewers' Guild! Brews on tap will include old favorites, rare hard-to-finds and one-offs brewed just for Hopfest. Hopfest will be inside Hellbender's Brewery, with plenty of outdoor seating to relax with your favorite beer. All proceeds from D.C. Hopfest 2017 go to benefit the D.C. Brewers' Guild!
Participating Breweries: Hellbender, Atlas, DC Brau, 3 Stars, Right Proper, Blue Jacket, Gordon Biersch, Denizens, Adroit Theory, Fairwinds, Caboose, Port City, Ocelot, Union Craft, Manor Hill, Beltway, 7 Locks, Bad Wolf, Mad Fox, Devils Backbone + more!
Tickets are on sale now! Click here to purchase.
Unlimited 3oz Pours
25 local breweries will pour hard to find and one-off IPAs and other hop-forward beers
Guests will receive a complimentary 13.5oz DC Brewer's Guild tasting glass
Timber Pizza will be onsite selling wood-fired pizza
The Arcade will be here to screenprint custom t-shirts
D.C. Brewers Guild will be selling individual Enthusiast memberships (comes with an awesome DCBG shirt!)
Check out the BYT wrap-up of last year's Hopfest
***Must be at least 21 years of age to participate.
Local isn’t just about an address; it’s about being part of a community. Once again this year, DC Brau is teaming up with Think Local First DC (http://thinklocalfirstdc.com/) to celebrate the creative entrepreneurial spirit of the Washington, DC community with their annual Made in DC Holiday Marketplace.
Come shop LOCAL with even more fantastic artists than ever before! Enjoy beer in the tasting room, food trucks and live music,and get a jumpstart on your holiday shopping direct from the craftspeople who make a few of our favorite locally-made things!
Celebrate this year's release of the Atlas Brew Works La Saison des Fetes at Wicked Bloom.
Join us at Gordon Biersch Navy Yard where 26 different versions of this classic summertime German ale will be poured, tasted, and voted upon by all event attendees. The top 3 winning Kölschbiers will be announced at 3:30pm. Tickets are $25, which includes a kölsch glass & unlimited samples, and are available here: www.kolschcup2015.eventbrite.com
A portion of the proceeds from ticket sales for this year’s event will go to benefit the DC Brewers’ Guild.
For more information, please call 202.484.2739.