THE SOVEREIGN’S SUMMER OF SOUR SERIES: CANTILLON: BATTLE OF THE BLENDS
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 28TH @ 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, August 28th, as we host Cantillon: Battle of the Blends. On this night, we’ll pour 4 different Lambics -- made from the same base beer -- to highlight the skill and expertise of the legendary blender, Cantillon.
Don’t miss your opportunity to taste rare bottles of Lou Pepe Gueuze, Iris and Bruocsella 1900 Grand Cru -- alongside Classic Gueuze on draft!
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 3 LIST
- Bruocsella 1900 Grand Cru (3 Year Aged Lambic; BTL Pour)
- Classic Gueuze (Gueuze; Draft)
- Iris (100% Malt Dry-Hopped Lambic; BTL Pour)
- Lou Pepe Gueuze (Gueuze; BTL Pour)
THE AREA TWO EXPERIMENTAL BREWING SHOWCASE
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11th @ 5 PM
Join The Sovereign on Wednesday, September 11th, as we celebrate DC Beer Week 2019 with the fine folks from Area Two Experimental Brewing. On this night, we’ll pour 6 wild and funky beers from the brand new Connecticut brewery!
Area Two is a sour, barrel-aging and experimental brewery from Two Roads Brewing Company and master brewer and co-founder Phil Markowski. The offshoot brewery will produce a wide range of sour beers, including spontaneously-fermented ales inspired by the legendary Lambics of Belgium.
Headlining the list is the award winning Hexotic 2019 -- a Lambic-inspired ale aged 2 years in oak barrels, then conditioned on mango, orange, passionfruit, guava, pineapple and guanabana.
There is no admission fee for this event. All Two Roads beers will be priced individually by the glass and in 4 oz. tasting pours. The menu is subject to change without notice.
THE AREA TWO EXPERIMENTAL BREWING SHOWCASE LIST
- Hexotic 2019 (Oak BA Wild Ale w/ Tropical Fruit)
- Synopsis: Black Currant (Sour Red Ale w/ Black Currants)
- Synopsis: Dark Cherry (Sour Red Ale w/ Dark Cherries)
- Synopsis: Prickly Pear (Sour Blond Ale w/ Prickly Pear)
- Tequila Barrel-Aged Persian Lime Gose (Tequila BA Gose w/ Limes)
- Urban Funk 2018 (Sour Blond Ale)
THE SOVEREIGN PRESENTS… AN EVENING WITH TRVE BREWING CO.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13TH @ 5 PM
Join The Sovereign on Friday, September 13th, as we celebrate DC Beer Week 2019 with TRVE Brewing Co. On this night, we will feature 10 out-of-market beers from the Denver, CO based brewery!
Founded in 2012, TRVE specializes in heavy metal-inspired mixed fermentation ales -- often aged in oak foeders or conditioned on local Colorado fruit. Don’t miss your chance to try this hard-to-find brewery!
Our friends at TRVE have sent us an incredible list of beers -- including standouts such as Dying Light, Heathen Reign, Starving Old Gods and Red Chaos.
There is no admission fee for this event. All TRVE beers will be priced individually by the glass and in 4 oz. tasting pours. The menu is subject to change without notice.
THE OFFICIAL EVENING WITH TRVE BREWING CO. LIST
- Cosmic Crypt (Saison w/ Mosaic & Mandarina Bavaria; Draft)
- Cursed (Sour Blond Ale; Draft)
- Dying Light (Sour Blond Ale w/ Roussanne Grapes; BTL Pour)
- Heathen Reign (Saison w/ Chokecherries; BTL Pour)
- Lower (Bière De Table; Draft)
- Novae (Mixed Fermentation Saison; Draft)
- Red Chaos (Sour Red Ale w/ Montmorency Cherries; Draft)
- Starving Old Gods (Sour Blond Ale w/ Peaches; Draft)
- Steady Now (Blond Ale; Draft)
- Stout O))) (Stout; Draft)
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12TH @ 2 PM - 6 PM
Snallygaster is the district’s beastliest beer festival, bar none. And on October 12th, the monster makes its triumphant return to Pennsylvania Ave for its eighth year as a rollicking salute to craft beer. Festival goers can expect an unbelievable array of 400+ highly sought-after brews from 150+ of the finest American and international producers, set against a backdrop of local food trucks and two stages of live music. Brought to you by the minds behind Bluejacket, ChurchKey and more, this is far and away the biggest event of the year for beer geeks of every stripe.
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SNALLYGASTER 2019 PASSES
Pay a flat fee for your admission + unlimited beer and wine tastings. Food and merch can be purchased with cash or credit card throughout the venue. There are two advance pass options:
The Kraken | General Admission | $50
Grants you entry to the festival at 2 PM, a commemorative tasting glass, plus unlimited imbibing all day long. Purchase here: giftrocker.com/krakenpass
The Basilisk | VIP | $100
Grants you early entry at 12 PM for 2 hours of first access to all 400+ beers (including the rarest, most limited supply selections), exclusive VIP amenities, a commemorative tasting glass, plus unlimited imbibing all day long. Purchase here: giftrocker.com/basiliskpass
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Follow the beast on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram [@snallygasterdc], where we’ll unleash updates on the brewers, beers, bands, food trucks + more in the coming months, and head to snallygasterdc.com for the rest of the deets.