New and Now Availables is a [I don't know, pick a timeframe that seems reasonable to you, dear reader[ feature here at DCBeer.com. In an effort to keep readers informed about the newest beers (local and otherwise) appearing in the market and on beer menus, we'll be sharing the beer submissions we get from breweries and brewpubs. These may be brand new beers or they may be beers returning to rotations (e.g., seasonals, limited releases), or they may be one-offs. Notably, this list isn't comprehensive, but really how could it be? It relies on submissions from breweries. Are you a brewery with a beer you'd like to see here? Use our form. Cheers and thanks for reading!
Brewery Name: Atlas Brew Works
Beer Name: Dance of Days (American Pale Ale / 5.8%)
Beer Description: Dance of Days is a pale ale generously hopped with beautiful and bright Citra and Mosaic hops. We add wheat malt to the grain bill of the Pale Ale to give the beer a robust body and silk mouth feel that perfectly compliments the floral and citrus flavors from two of our favorite hops. Named in homage to the DC punk scene, this well balanced Pale Ale has hop flavor and aroma for days.
Release Date: August 25
Format: Draft, 12oz Cans
Availability: Select On-Premise Accounts, Select Off-Premise Accounts, Brewery Release
Brewery Name: DC Brau
Beer Name: Oktoberfest (German-Style Oktoberfestbier / 5.50%)
Beer Description: DC Brau’s German-Style Oktoberfestbier returns for a third season starting this weekend in the tasting room. This traditional style brau has a classic light amber to copper hue that is topped with intense German malt aromas of toasty bread, light caramel and faint biscuit. It's supported by a traditionally light Noble hop aroma that complements the rich malty notes. The mouthfeel is smooth and creamy with a medium body that gives it a pleasing richness. The hops perfectly compliment the dominant malt character to form a very refreshing Oktoberfestbier that can be enjoyed all thru the fall months.
Available in 12-ounce cans and on draft, Oktoberfest will be released in the DC Brau tasting room over Labor Day weekend, with a release party scheduled at Dacha Beer Garden (1600 7th Street NW) on Saturday, September 2nd from noon to 7pm. The seasonal beer will be distributed into the market starting September 5th.
Release Date: 9/2/2017
Format: Draft, 12oz Cans
Availability: Broad On- and Off-Premise Release