Thursday, March 9, 2017

Red’s Table Celebrates National Beer Day on Friday, April 7th

From our friends at Red's Table...

Red's Table, a waterfront, family-owned restaurant will celebrate National Beer Day on Friday, April 7th, by offering discounted draft beer specials during lunch and dinner service. Beer enthusiasts can toast this special holiday with eight draft beers from local craft breweries, which will be offered at a discounted price of $4 each. Beers that will be poured include: Bold Rock Cider from Nellysford, VA, 4.7% ABV; Port City Optimal Wit Belgian Witbier from Alexandria, VA, 4.9% ABV; Caboose Crossroads Vienna Lager from Vienna, VA, 5.3% ABV; Mustang Sally Amber Lager from Chantilly, VA, 5.5% ABV; Hardywood Pilsner German Pilsner from Richmond, VA, 5.2% ABV; Three Notch’d 40 Mile West Coast IPA from Charlottesville, VA, 6.0% ABV; Hardywood VIPA IPA from Richmond, VA, 5.2% ABV, and the Caboose Boxcar Brown Ale from Vienna, VA, 5% ABV.

WHENFriday, April 7th, 2017 from 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM

WHERE: Red’s Table offers waterfront dining on Lake Thoreau and is located at 11150 South Lakes Drive, Reston, Virginia 20191. For additional information, please call (571) 375-7755 or visit

WHY: National Beer Day is celebrated in the United States every year on April 7, marking the day that the Cullen–Harrison Act was enacted after having been signed into law by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on March 22, 1933. Upon signing the legislation, Roosevelt made his famous remark, “I think this would be a good time for a beer.” The law went into effect on April 7 of that year, allowing people to buy, sell and drink beer containing up to 3.2% alcohol by weight (or 4.05% by volume) in states that had enacted their own law allowing such sales. People across the country responded by gathering outside breweries, some beginning the night before. On that first day, 1.5 million barrels of beer were consumed, inspiring the future holiday. Today, April 7 is recognized as National Beer Day and April 6 is known as New Beer's Eve. National Beer Day was first created in 2009 by Justin Smith of Richmond, VA. After much prodding from his friend, Mike Connolly, Justin started a Facebook page that was noticed by Colorado Beer Examiner, Eli Shayotovich. Justin's promoting of the new holiday via various social media outlets was rewarded when the beer drinking app, Untappd, created a badge for National Beer Day that rewarded participants that checked a beer into the app on April 7th. National Beer Day has since been trending every year on April 7th using the hashtag #NationalBeerDay.

Red’s Table is located at 11150 South Lakes Drive, Reston, Virginia 20191. The restaurant is located one mile from the Wiehle-Reston East Metro Station, accessible on the Silver Line. Lunch is served Monday through Friday, from 11 AM to 4 PM. Dinner is served daily, from 4 PM to 10 PM. Brunch is served Saturday and Sunday, from 11 AM to 4 PM. A late-night menu is also available nightly, from 10 PM to close. For additional information, please call (571) 375-7755 or visit