Monday, April 13, 2015

Granite City Food & Brewery To Open in National Harbor

From our friends at Granite City Food & Brewery...

Brew-Pub Brings Thirst-Worthy Brews, Satiable Entrees to National Harbor

Beer hounds and foodies alike, get ready to wet their whistles and enjoy a meal at Granite City Food and Brewery Ltd in National Harbor, MD. The St. Cloud, Minnesota-based restaurant and brew-pub will open its 34th location in National Harbor on Wednesday, May 6th at 200 American Way.

“We’re pleased to open the DC Metro area’s first Granite City Food & Brewery in National Harbor,” said Rob Doran, Granite City Food & Brewery CEO. “It’s an honor to bring our award winning, hand-crafted beers and made-from-scratch meals to a whole new audience of hungry diners.”

The 10,881 square foot restaurant will seat approximately 260 patrons in the dining room, 27 at the bar and 64 in the private dining room. It will also feature an outdoor patio with additional seating for 20 to 30 people. The modern-designed space, features, an open kitchen and an on-site brewery, creates an inviting ambiance with its dark wood and granite accents. For added convenience, the restaurant will feature family restrooms, purse hooks and USB and electrical outlets underneath the bar for tech savvy guests in need of a charge.

“This is a very exciting time for us,” said Andy Rosenberg, executive chef of Granite City Food & Brewery in National Harbor. “In preparation for the National Harbor opening, we created a newly expanded menu to supplement the Granite City favorites fans have come to know and love. We look forward to sharing these delectable new tastes with the local community.”

Patrons will enjoy a satiable menu that features made-from-scratch recipes and fresh, high-quality ingredients. Signature dishes include ponzu salmon, braised bison short ribs, pulled pork waffle sandwich, burgers, flatbreads, salads, steaks and more, as well as a regionally-defined seasonal menu sourced from local food producers.

The brew-pub’s handcrafted beers –also available in growlers - are moderately priced and offer unique styles and flavors not typically produced by major breweries. The patented brewing process, known as Fermentus Interruptus, makes replicating the same great taste simple and efficient throughout all Granite City Food & Brewery restaurants. Signature brews include The Duke, Pale Ale; The Bennie, a German Altbier; The Northern, an American Golden Ale; The Broad Axe, an Oatmeal Stout and Batch 1000, Double IPA. Seasonal brews are also created onsite and featured throughout the year, in addition to a selection of other locally-produced craft brews.

Always on tap:
The Northern
The Bennie
The Duke
Batch 1000
Broad Ax
Prairie Vixen

May: Blueberrian - Blueberry Lager
June: Gold Fever - Belgian Strong Ale
July: Lazy Lake - Kolsch
August: Alablaster - Belgian Wit
September: Oktoberfest - Marzen
October: Blue Eyed Brunette - Bourbon Brown Ale
November: Zug Zwang - Vanilla Porter
December: Freezer Burn - Winter Warmer

As an added incentive, patrons who visit the National Harbor location on May 6th will receive a complimentary Brew Rewards membership, which allows patrons to collect points on all food and tap beer purchases. Brew Rewards points can be redeemed for discounts on future purchases.

Granite City Food & Brewery is located at 200 American Way and will be open 8 to 11 am for breakfast with full menu served 11 am to 11 pm, Monday through Thursday; Saturday, breakfast 8-11 am with full menu available 11 am-midnight; and Sunday breakfast 8-11 am with full menu available from 11 am to 11 pm. Reservations can be made by phoning 240-493-3900. For more information, visit