Tuesday, March 31, 2015

City Tap House Hosts "Black is the New Wit" Release Party

From our friends at City Tap House...

WHAT:  City Tap House, the craft beer-focused restaurant located at 901 9th Street, NW, 20001, will host the release party for Terrapin Beer Company and New Belgium Brewing Company's new collaboration brew, "Black is the New Wit," on April 6th. Terrapin Beer Company from Athens, Georgia, and New Belgium Brewing Company, from Fort Collins, Colorado are joining forces to create the perfect wit beer for summer. Attendees will be one of the first to try the traditional Belgian wit, which gets its absence of color from intensely roasted wheat and dehusked barley. As an added bonus, guests will have the opportunity to interact and discuss the beer with representatives from both breweries from 5:30-7:30 PM.

Additionally, City Tap House will fill their tap lines with seasonal and year-round brews from both breweries. Standouts not to be missed include: Oscar Worthy Coffee, the Slow Ride Session IPA, Ranger IPA, Wild2 Dubbel, the Abbey, and The Skinny Dip fromNew Belgium Brewing Company, as well as the Hopsecutioner IPA, HI-5 IPA, Rye Pale Ale, Liquid Bliss Chocolate Peanut Butter Porter, Mosaic Red Rye IPA, and the Hop Selection IPA from Terrapin Beer Company. These beers will be poured from their draft lines until they are sold out.

WHEN:  Monday, April 6, 2015. Brewery representatives will be present from 5:30-7:30 PM.

WHERE:  City Tap House is located at 901 9th Street, NW, Washington, DC, 20001. Hours of operation are Sunday through Wednesday from 11:30 AM to Midnight; Thursday from 11:30 AM to 1:30 AM, and Friday and Saturday from 11:30 AM to 2:30 AM. Brunch is served from 11 AM to 3 PM on Saturday and Sunday. For reservations or additional information, please call (202) 733-5333 or visit www.citytaphouse.com.

WHY:  Black is the New Whit is an “8.2 percent ABV wit beer that incorporates six different malts along with lemon drop, Mandarina Bavaria and Sorachi Ace hops, coriander and bitter orange peel into the brew. The breweries say the dark color of the final beer was achieved by using both dehisced roasted barley and black wheat in the mash. The beers are identical with the exception of how they were aged. New Belgium’s version is being aged on cedar, while Terrapin will include sassafras in the aging.”