Finally legal, Capitol City Brewing Company’s downtown DC location celebrated its own 21st birthday this week by having its first drink. The District’s first brewpub since Prohibition held a momentous Birthday Beer Tapping Party to taste CapCity owner David von Storch’s first original brew, the “Honey 21.”
Crafting the anniversary beer during a daylong brewing tutorial alongside CapCity’s Brewmaster/Director of Brewing Operations Kristi Griner (also above with Lead Brewer Matt Ryan), von Storch’s said the honey wheat beer combines his personal favorite flavors of smooth honey, citrus coriander and zesty orange peels.
The seasonal offering, offered at CapCity only until the batch is gone, fermented for over a month, and was officially tasted for the first time just an hour before the big bash!
Friends and fans of Capitol City Brewing Company enjoyed $2.10 pours of Honey 21, as well as specials on other favorites, and chances to win growlers, bar tabs and gift certificates to the Capitol City Brewing dining room to continue celebrating the brewpub’s big birthday year.
*Images credit Michael Woestehoff, The Ellsworth Agency