DC beer lovers just got a new reason to celebrate Spring! The countdown to the first annual SpringFest has begun! Capitol City Brewing Company will host its inaugural SpringFest at The Village at Shirlington in Arlington on Saturday, April 26 from 12:00 noon to 7:00 p.m.
Capitol City will unveil its first batch of seasonal Hefeweizen, a German-style wheat beer, at the 2014 SpringFest. The Sommer Hefeweizen is served unfiltered with distinct notes of banana and clove derived from the fermentation with a special Bavarian yeast strain. In conjunction with the Hefeweizen, Capitol City will also feature several other select handcrafted beer samples. Beer enthusiasts can listen to music spun by local favorite DJ Julius, enjoy cuisine from a variety of Shirlington Village eateries and sample tasteful offerings from more than 40 local breweries including Port City, Mad Fox, Lost Rhino, Hardywood Park Craft Brewery, Apocalypse Ale Works, Sunken City and Lickinghole Creek.
Admission is $30 (one general admission pass per person) and includes a wristband, official tasting glass and 10 drink tickets. Additional drink tickets can be purchased for $1 each, with a five-ticket minimum. The event is free for non-drinkers and children. SpringFest will be held rain or shine with tickets sold at the event starting at 11:00 a.m. Following the annual Mid-Atlantic Oktoberfest tradition that started fourteen years ago, Capitol City anticipates thousands of beer aficionados to attend and sample more than 100 different seasonal spring ales and lagers from exhibition booths set up along Campbell Avenue.
For more information on Capitol City Brewing Company, please visit: www.capcitybrew.com.
About Capitol City Brewing Company: In 1992, Capitol City Brewing Company opened its doors as the first brewpub in the nation's capital since Prohibition, giving its citizens and many visitors the freedom to enjoy some of the finest handcrafted beer in the country. On the front of the menu is the Lady Freedom, a statue found atop our namesake, the United States Capitol. Our dedicated brewers use only the highest quality hops, yeast and select malt to brew many of the world's great ales and lagers. Capitol City’s state-of-the-art craft brewing system is located in our Arlington, VA restaurant, where our talented brewers closely monitor each phase of the brewing process and provide beer within hours of completion, fresh and locally made. The popular brewpub is celebrating 21 years of brewing more than 200 different styles of beer in the national capital region.