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7.3 - 7.5

HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMERICA, FROM THE SOVEREIGN

MONDAY, JULY 3RD TO WEDNESDAY, JULY 5TH

Who doesn’t love a good birthday party? We certainly do. This year we’re celebrating America’s 241st birthday with 3-day party and everyone’s invited.

We kick things off on Monday, July 3rd with a little bit of day drinking. From 12 pm until 6:30 pm, come in for an extended version of our brand new 4x4 happy hour, which includes 4 different beers, spirits, wines and bites, all for $4 each.

On the big day, July 4th, help blow out the candles and celebrate with $4 American drafts from 12 pm until close. We’re also bringing back two of our most popular specials, Chef Peter Smith’s Beer Lacquered Ribs and The Liege Burger, topped with bacon, a fried egg, tomato jam and mustard fondue, all sandwiched between two liege waffles!

We wind things down on Wednesday, July 5th with the DC debut of American Solera. Recently crowned the best new brewery of 2016, don't miss this rare opportunity to taste this fantastic lineup, which includes Ahoma, Foederville, Amber Canyon Magik and Grissetta Stone!

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THE SOVEREIGN’S SUMMER OF SOUR SERIES: AMERICAN SOLERA DC DEBUT

WEDNESDAY, JULY 5TH @ 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 producers of Belgian-inspired sour beers from across the globe.

We kick things off on Wednesday, July 5th with the official DC debut of American Solera. Recently crowned the best new brewery of 2016, American Solera specializes in mixed-fermentation farmhouse ales aged in oak barrels. Don’t miss this incredibly rare opportunity to try Ahoma, Foederville, Amber Canyon Magik and Grissetta Stone!

There is no admission fee for this event. All American Solera beers will be priced individually in by the glass and in 4 oz. tasting pours.

THE OFFICIAL SUMMER OF SOUR SERIES: AMERICAN SOLERA LIST
Ahoma (Oak BA Brett Pale Ale)
Foederville (Oak BA Sour Blond Ale w/ Hallertau Blanc Hops)
Amber Canyon Magik (Pinot Noir BA Saison)
Grissetta Stone (Grisette w/ Mandarina Bavaria Hops)

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THE SOVEREIGN’S SUMMER OF SOUR SERIES: CANTILLON PART 1

WEDNESDAY, JULY 12TH @ 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 producers of Belgian-inspired sour beers from across the globe.

On Wednesday, July 12th, we are tapping one of our absolute favorites kegs, Cantillon Fou’Foune! A two-year-old Lambic aged on 1200 kilograms, or roughly 2600 pounds, of Bergeron apricots from France, Fou’Foune is not to be missed. Additionally, we are tapping a keg of Classic Gueuze, and pouring both Kriek and Iris from bottle!

There is no admission fee for this event. All Cantillon beers will be priced individually in by the glass and in 4 oz. tasting pours.

THE OFFICIAL SUMMER OF SOUR SERIES: CANTILLON PART 1 LIST
Fou’Foune 2016 (Lambic w/ Apricots; Draft)
Gueuze 100% Lambic 2016 (Gueuze; 1, 2 & 3 Year Lambic; Draft)
Kriek 2016 (Lambic w/ Cherries; Bottle Pour)
Iris 2016 (Dry-Hopped Lambic; Bottle Pour)

7.16

THE FIRESTONE WALKER BARRELWORKS SOUR BEER BRUNCH

SUNDAY, JULY 16TH @ 11 AM

Join us on Sunday, July 16th for a one-of-a-kind beer and food pairing experience with Firestone Walker Barrelworks. On this Sunday afternoon, we’re hosting a 4-course brunch paired with 4 barrel-aged sour beers from the Central Coast of California brewery

Expect four amazing courses from Executive Chef Peter Smith paired with Firestone Walker Agrestic, Bretta Rosé, Krieky Bones and Lil’ Opal. Sour beer aficionados won’t want to miss this exceptional event, as we showcase why these tantalizingly tart brews are the perfect way to start the day!

The Firestone Walker Barrelworks Sour Beer Brunch is $55 per person, exclusive of tax and gratuity. Reservations are required. To reserve your spot, call 202.774.5875 (and tickets are going fast!).

1st Course
Chilled Cucumber & Fennel Soup, Toasted Pumpernickel, Smoked Salmon Roe
Lil’ Opal, French Oak Barrel-Aged Saison

2nd Course
Cod Brandade, Poached Egg, Gueuze Hollandaise, Kraut Chow Chow
Agrestic, French & American Oak Barrel-Aged Sour Red Ale

3rd Course
Cherrywood Smoked Pork Ribs, Braised Pork Belly, Fried Quail Egg, Smoked Cherry Compote
Krieky Bones, French Oak Foeder-Aged Sour Red Ale w/ Montmorency Cherries

4th Course Bretta Rose
Raspberry (Lemon Thyme or Verbena) Ice Pop, Short Bread Cookie, Sugared Raspberry
Bretta Rosé, French Oak Puncheon-Aged Berliner Weisse w/ Raspberries

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THE SOVEREIGN’S SUMMER OF SOUR SERIES: BROUWERIJ ALVINNE

WEDNESDAY, JULY 19TH @ 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 producers of Belgian-inspired sour beers from across the globe.

On Wednesday, July 19th, we showcase one of our favorite artisanal producers, Brouwerij Alvinne. On this night, we’ll pour no less than 10 beers from this incredible brewery, including Kweeper, Gentleman Sour, L’Anti Batch #3 and more!

There is no admission fee for this event. All Alvinne beers will be priced individually in by the glass and in 4 oz. tasting pours.

THE OFFICIAL SUMMER OF SOUR SERIES: ALVINNE DRAFT LIST
Kweeper (Sour Blond Ale w/ Quince)
Gentleman Sour (Blend of Sour Blond Ale & Lambic)
L’Anti Batch #3 (Red Wine BA Tripel w/ Cherries, Sloeberries & Walnuts)
Sour’ire de Mortagne (Sour Brown Ale)
Borinage (Grisette)
Kriek van Mortagne (Blend of Kerasus & Cuvée de Mortagne)
Kerasus (Sour Red Ale w/ Cherries)
Wild West: Sauternes Edition (Sauternes BA Sour Blond Ale)
Wild West: Grape Edition (Red Wine BA Sour Blond Ale w/ Grapes)
Wild West: Plum Edition (Red Wine BA Sour Blond Ale w/ Plums)

7.21

THE SOVEREIGN’S BELGIAN INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION: 1/2-PRICE BOTTLES!

FRIDAY, JULY 21ST @ 12 PM

This year for Belgian Independence Day, The Sovereign is celebrating in style by popping some of favorite bottles. Join us on Friday, July 21st as we offer 21 different bottles at half price, all day and night long.

Beginning at 12 PM, The Sovereign will offer 21 of director Greg Engert’s personal picks at some truly unbelievable prices.

Highlights include some classic Belgian Gueuzes from Cantillon, Drie Fonteinen, Girardin and Tilquin. Not to be outdone, we’ll also offer Cascade Manhattan NW, Oxbow Crossfade and Jester King Provenance: Lemon & Lime.

There is no admission fee for the event. Specials will be available all day on both floors.

THE SOVEREIGN’S BELGIAN INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION LIST
Allagash Interlude 2014 (Red Wine BA Strong Pale Ale; $25)
Alvinne Wild West 2014 (Red Wine BA Sour Blond Ale; $12.5)
Anchorage Bitter Monk (Chardonnay BA Brett IPA; $12.5)
Blackberry Farm Noble Cuvée (Dry-Hopped Saison; $17.5)
Blaugies Bière Darbyste (Pale Ale w/ Figs; $11)
Bruery Terreux Oude Tart (Red Wine BA Sour Red Ale; $20)
Cantillon Classic Gueuze 2015 (Gueuze; 1, 2 & 3 Year Blend; $13.5)
Cascade Manhattan NW (Bourbon BA Quad w/ Cherries & Apricot Noyaux $32.5)
Crooked Stave L’Brett D’or: Dry-Hopped (Oak BA Dry-Hopped Sour Blond Ale; $10)
De Ranke Cuvée De Ranke 2015 (Strong Blond Ale & Lambic; $17.5)
Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze 2015 (Gueuze; 1, 2 & 3 Year Blend; $12.5)
Fantôme DMD (Black IPA; $15)
Girardin Gueuze Black Label 2016 (Gueuze; 12, 18 & 24 Month Blend; $12.5)
Jester King Provenance: Lemon & Lime (Saison w/ Lemon & Lime; $12.5)
Jolly Pumpkin La Roja 2016 (Oak BA Sour Red Ale; $17.5)
Oxbow Crossfade (Saison w/ Brett; $17.5)
Perennial Funky Wit (Oak BA Witbier w/ Brett; $22.5)
Prairie-Vous Francais (Saison w/ Brett; $10)
Stillwater O Trabalho (Oak BA Sour Brown Ale; $11)
Thiriez Vielle Brune (Oak BA Sour Brown Ale; $11)
Tilquin Oude Gueuze 2014/2015 (Gueuze; 1, 2 & 3 Year Blend; $15)

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THE SOVEREIGN’S SUMMER OF SOUR SERIES: CANTILLON PART 2

WEDNESDAY, JULY 26TH @ 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 producers of Belgian-inspired sour beers from across the globe.

Mark your calendars for Wednesday, July 26th, as we tap a keg of Cantillon Saint Lamvinus. Cantillon Saint Lamvinus is a grape Lambic produced yearly from Merlot and Cabernet Franc grapes. We are also tapping a keg of Kriek from 2014, as well as pouring Gueuze 100% Lambic from 2015 and Lou Pepe Gueuze 2013 from bottles.

There is no admission fee for this event. All Cantillon beers will be priced individually in by the glass and in 4 oz. tasting pours.

THE OFFICIAL SUMMER OF SOUR SERIES: CANTILLON PART 2 LIST
Saint Lamvinus 2016 (Lambic w/ Merlot & Cab Franc Grapes; Draft)
Kriek 2014 (Lambic w/ Cherries; Draft)
Lou Pepe Gueuze 2013 (Gueuze; 2 Year Lambic; Bottle Pour)
Gueuze 100% Lambic 2015 (Gueuze; 1, 2 & 3 Year Lambic; Bottle Pour)

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THE SOVEREIGN’S SUMMER OF SOUR SERIES: DRIE FONTEINEN

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 2ND @ 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 producers of Belgian-inspired sour beers from across the globe.

On Wednesday, August 2nd, The Sovereign will feature the unforgettable beers of Drie Fonteinen. You don’t want to miss this incredible list from one of the best Lambic producers in the world. Notables include Armand & Gaston, Hommage and more!

There is no admission fee for this event. All Drie Fonteinen beers will be priced individually in by the glass and in 4 oz. tasting pours.

THE OFFICIAL SUMMER OF SOUR SERIES: DRIE FONTEINEN LIST
Hommage 2016 (Lambic w/ Raspberries & Cherries; Bottle Pour)
Cuvée Armand & Gaston 2017 (Gueuze w/ 100% Drie Fonteinen Lambic; Bottle Pour)
Golden Blend 2014 (Gueuze; 1, 2, 3 & 4 Year Lambic; Bottle Pour)
Intense Red 2015 (Lambic w/ Cherries (40% Fruit); Bottle Pour)
Doesjel 2015 (Gueuze; 1, 2 & 3 Year Lambic w/ BTL Refermentation; Bottle Pour)
Oude Kriek 2015 (Lambic w/ Cherries; From Bottle)
Oude Geuze 2015 (Gueuze; 1, 2 & 3 Year Lambic; Bottle Pour)

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THE SOVEREIGN’S SUMMER OF SOUR SERIES: LOGSDON FARMHOUSE ALES

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 9ND @ 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 producers of Belgian-inspired sour beers from across the globe.

On Wednesday, August 9th, The Sovereign is thrilled to host the fantastic beers from Logsdon Farmhouse Ales. We’ve collected an incredible list of brews for this occasion, including rare kegs of Peche ‘n Brett and Cerasus.

There is no admission fee for this event. All Logsdon beers will be priced individually in by the glass and in 4 oz. tasting pours.

THE OFFICIAL SUMMER OF SOUR SERIES: LOGSDON DRAFT LIST
Peche ‘n Brett (Oak BA Saison w/ Peaches)
Cerasus (Oak BA Sour Red Ale w/ Cherries)
Dunkel Weisse (Dunkelweizen)
Kili Wit (Witbier w/ African Coriander)
Seizoen (Saison)
Szech n' Brett (Saison w/ Szechuan Peppercorns & Brettanomyces)
Seizoen Bretta (Saison w/ Brettanomyces)

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THE SOVEREIGN’S SUMMER OF SOUR SERIES: TILQUIN

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 16TH @ 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 producers of Belgian-inspired sour beers from across the globe.

Join us on Wednesday, August 16th, as we feature the legendary Lambic producer, Gueuzerie Tilquin. On this night, we’ll pour some of our absolute favorites, including Tilquin Oude Gueuze, Oude Mûre, Rullquin and more!

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 2015/2016 (Gueuze; Draft)
Oude Mûre 2015/2016 (Lambic w/ Blackberries; From Bottle)
Oude Quetsche a l'Ancienne 2015/2016 (Lambic w/ Plums; From Bottle)
Rullquin 2015/2016 (Sour Brown Ale; Collab. w/ La Rulles; Draft)
Oude (Gueuze)² à l’Ancienne (Gueuze; Twice Fermented & Aged; From Bottle)