THE SOVEREIGN’S SUMMER OF SOUR SERIES: TILQUIN
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 15TH @ 5 PM
Starting in July, and continuing all summer long, the Sovereign is rolling out a slew of rare sour beers every Wednesday. Join us each week as we showcase some of our favorite Belgian producers of sour beer.
Join us on Wednesday, August 15th, as we feature the outstanding Lambic blender, Gueuzerie Tilquin. On this night, we’ll pour some of our absolute favorites, including Tilquin Oude Gueuze, Oude Quetsche and Rullquin on draft!
There is no admission fee for this event. All Tilquin beers will be priced individually in by the glass and in 4 oz. tasting pours.
THE OFFICIAL SUMMER OF SOUR SERIES: TILQUIN LIST
Oude Gueuze (Gueuze; Draft)
Oude Quetsche (Lambic w/ Plums; Draft)
Rullquin (Sour Brown Ale; Collab. w/ La Rulles; Draft)
Oude Mûre (Lambic w/ Blackberries; From Bottle)
(Gueuze)² à l’Ancienne (Gueuze; Twice Fermented & Aged; From Bottle)
THE VEIL BREWING COMPANY SHOWCASE
MONDAY, AUGUST 20TH @ 5 PM
Join The Sovereign on Monday, August 20th, as we celebrate DC Beer Week 2018 with the fine folks from The Veil Brewing Company. On this night, we’ll pour 10 beers from the Richmond, VA brewery!
The Veil has sent us an incredible list of beers, including a trio of mixed fermentation farmhouse ales from The Veil’s highly vaunted barrel aging program. Headlining the list is the only keg of Brenner Pass: Grand Cru ever served outside of The Veil or Brenner Pass. This farmhouse inspired ale is brewed with French Saison yeast and aged in freshly dumped French oak barrels.
Other notables include Concentric, their collaboration with Oxbow Brewing Company; and Raspberry All That You Are, conditioned in French oak barrels with whole raspberries.
Not to be outdone, we’ll also pour Soft Style, a Double IPA hopped with Citra, Simcoe, Galaxy and Nelson Sauvin; and bluemiata, an IPA featuring Galaxy and Amarillo hops.
There is no admission fee for this event. All beers from The Veil will be priced individually by the glass and in 4 oz. tasting pours.
THE VEIL BREWING COMPANY SHOWCASE BEER LIST
- bluemiata (IPA w/ Galaxy & Amarillo)
- Brenner Pass (Oak BA Saison)
- Brenner Pass: Grand Cru (Red Wine BA Saison)
- Child Support (Pilsner w/ Loral)
- Concentric (Red Wine BA Wild Ale; Oxbow Collab.)
- Dub Razz Tastee (Sour Red Ale w/ Raspberry & Lactose)
- Headless (Double IPA w/ Galaxy, Nelson Sauvin, Motueka & Enigma)
- New Sun (Saison w/ Spelt & Wheat)
- Raspberry All That You Are (Oak BA Mixed Fermentation Saison w/ Raspberry)
- Soft Style (Double IPA w/ Citra, Simcoe, Galaxy & Nelson Sauvin)
AN EVENING WITH FUNKWERKS & CO-FOUNDER GORDON SCHUCK
FRIDAY, AUGUST 24TH @ 5 PM
Join The Sovereign on Friday, August 24th as we celebrate DC Beer Week 2018 with our friends from Funkwerks. On this night, we’ll pour 7 out-of-market drafts from the Colorado brewery and host co-founder Gordon Schuck!
Founded in 2010, Funkwerks is a small, Saison-focused brewery located in Fort Collins, CO. You don’t want to miss this event; these award-winning Belgian-inspired beers are available in DC for a limited time only!
Highlights from the list include Sauvin Reserve, a white wine barrel-aged Saison brewed with Nelson Sauvin hops; and Saison d’Brett, a Saison aged in oak foeders with Brettanomyces.
There is no admission fee for this event. All Funkwerks will be priced individually by the glass and in 4 oz. tasting pours.
THE OFFICIAL EVENING W/ FUNKWERKS DRAFT LIST
- Pineapple Provincial (Sour Ale w/ Pineapple)
- Raspberry Provincial (Sour Ale w/ Raspberry)
- Saison (Saison)
- Saison d’Brett (Oak BA Saison w/ Brett)
- Sauvin Reserve (White Wineine BA Saison w/ Nelson Sauvin Hops)
- Tropic King (Imperial Saison)
- White (Witbier)
CANTILLON ZWANZE DAY 2018
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 29TH @ 10 AM
The Sovereign is incredibly honored to once again host Cantillon's Zwanze Day on Saturday, September 29th. One of our favorite days of the year, we are humbled to join 70 of the best beer bars and breweries from across the globe in pouring Zwanze 2018.
As in year’s past, we will open our doors at 10 AM to presell tickets for pours of Zwanze 2018. We will not tap the keg until 3 PM sharp, when we join the other Zwanze Day breweries, bars and bottle shops in a worldwide toast.
This year's Zwanze blend is an homage to Cantillon’s great friends from Italy, who were among the first in Europe to promote and protect traditional Lambic. The upcoming release was aged exclusively in Italian wine barrels – specifically Sangiovese, Amarone and Chianti. After two years of aging, each type of barrel produced a different Lambic. The Amarone barrels had birthed a delicate Lambic, the Sangiovese had a superb fruitiness, and the Chianti had developed a dry, tangy, vinous quality. Blended together, Zwanze 2018 is a fruity beer with notes of mango and citrus, with a fine, lingering mouthfeel. Its wine-like character is not only evident, but accentuated by a slight woodiness.
Beginning at 10 AM, we will presell tickets for pours of Zwanze 2018, which will not be served until 3 PM. All other Cantillon drafts will be tapped and available for purchase at 10 AM. There is no admission fee for this event. Tickets and seating will be available on a first come, first serve basis.
THE OFFICIAL CANTILLON ZWANZE DAY 2018 LIST:
**Tickets available at 10 AM; Tapping at 3pm**
- Zwanze 2018 (Lambic Aged in Italian Wine Barrels)
**Tapping at 10 AM**
- Bruocsella 1900 Grand Cru (Lambic)
- Gueuze 100% Lambic (Gueuze)
- Kriek (Lambic w/ Cherries)
- Nath (Lambic w/ Rhubarb)
- Rosé de Gambrinus (Lambic w/ Raspberries)