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June 16 ~ Heurich House Museum’s “History & Hops” Series Continues

Thu., Jun. 16 (6:30-8:30pm): Heurich House Museum (New Hamp. Ave. at 20th St., NW), the former Dupont Circle home of DC’s most successful brewer Christian Heurich, will be spotlighting DC Brau’s Heurich’s Lager. This brew is an historic re-creation of the Chr. Heurich Brewing Co.’s Lager Beer, which had been produced brtween 1873 and 1956, initially at the company’s brewery at 20th and M Streets, NW and then relocated to a much larger brewery in Foggy Bottom, now the site of the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

First brewed in 2013 by DC Brau in conjunction with local homebrewers and the Heurich House Museum, Heurich’s Lager is back after more than 60 years — now in cans! Those over 21 are invited you to join in a tasting event,

The $30 charge includes tastings, snacks, and tours of the historic home of DC’s most successful brewer, Christian Heurich. Weather permitting, garden games will be available. Guests must be 21 or older. All proceeds benefit the house’s continued preservation and the museum’s programs.For more information, call (202) 429-1894 or email to info@heurichhouse.org.

Heurich’s Lager is, for all intents and purposes, a traditional pre-Prohibition lager. It differs slightly due in that it incorporates flaked rice as well as flaked corn making it almost a hybrid of pre- and post- Prohibition lager styles. It has a deep, golden color with brilliant clarity, and attractive lacing created by the lively carbonation. The beer’s flavor is one of distinction in which the mild sweetness of the corn is noticeable but plays well with the malt-forward base of this strong lager. If you want to enjoy your beer like Christian Heurich did, one needs to let the beer warm up to experience all the nuances that this lager has to offer.

These monthly “History & Hops” events Every third take place on the third Thursday between 6:30 and  8:30pm when the museum partners with a local craft brewery for house tours and beer tastings. Guided tours through Heurich’s well-preserved Victorian mansion feature guides telling about his brewery and the metro region’s rich brewing history.