2020 has definitely kept us on our toes, but DC Brau is not slowing down as we move headlong into the holiday season. Here’s what the brewery has planned for the rest of the year.
The pandemic can’t stop the annual post-Thanksgiving release of Wake Up in the Future. This year’s vintage of the barrel-aged Imperial Stout has been soaking in bourbon barrels for the last nine months and will be available in single 16oz cans for $9.99 starting on Black Friday.
The team has cellared a limited amount of the 2018 and 2019 vintages to offer a special mixed 4-pack vertical, featuring one 16oz can each of the last two vintages with two cans from this year’s release. The WUITF vertical will be available for PRE-SALE STARTING November 5th at dcbrau.com/order for $49.99. There are only 200 available, which can be picked up at the brewery on Black Friday, that will likely sell out well before then!
For the uninitiated, Wake Up in the Future’s crushing amounts of chocolate malt and character from the barrel bring this prodigal stout home at 15.5% ABV. Its concentrated nose of raisin, orange marmalade, and black strap molasses gives way to a palate of roasted cacao, malted milk balls, and decadent Dutch chocolate interspersed through layers of toffee and vanilla. Thick and silky with a smooth, yet warming impression, this is a gem enjoyed now…or in the future.
The second installment of DC Brau’s barrel-aged sour Harmonious Funk series will also be offered via pre-sale starting tomorrow for pick up at the brewery on November 27. Harmonious Funk #2 is a 6.9% ABV Saison with Brett aged for two years in Sauvignon Blanc barrels and dry-hopped with Mandarina Bavaria just prior to bottling. Each 500ml bottle costs $10.99 and will be sold exclusively through the brewery. Pre-order online at dcbrau.com/order.
Fans of ON THE WINGS OF ARMAGEDDON will be seeing a new batch of 4-packs on shelves at Giant grocery stores around the region starting the week of November 16th, just in time for Thanksgiving. OTWOA will also be available on the brewery’s website at dcbrau.com/order for pick-up and District delivery around the same time.
Turkey is fine, but we all know the best part of Thanksgiving is the pie. DC Brau is partnering with our friends at Whisked! for a special beer and pie pairing with an accompanying tasting sheet — perfect for socially-distanced gatherings during the holiday. The $39.99 package includes a six-inch Chocolate Chess Pie, a six-inch Pumpkin Pie, a six-pack of Penn Quarter Porter, and a four-pack of Barrel-aged Stone of Arbroath, which won’t be available to anyone else until its official release in early December.
The Whisked! Pie Pairing package is available now for pre-order through November 16th at dcbrau.com/order, with pick-up at the brewery on Sunday, November 22, 2020.
DC Brau. Address: 3178 Bladensburg Rd NE suite b, Washington, DC 20018. Phone: (202) 621-8890.