961 is Lebanon’s only craft brewery. Its beer will be available at ChurchKey.
There’s always something new brewing when it comes to D.C.’s beer scene. This week, three events usher in the area’s latest labels and pours:
It’s a second birthday party with an adults-only restriction: To mark its anniversary, Port City will tap the first keg of its limited-edition smoked imperial porter, TWO, from 3 to 9 p.m. Friday. Can’t make it to the festivities? TWO will be available in the Tasting Room throughout February. Port City Brewing Company, 3950 Wheeler Ave., Alexandria; 703-797-2739.
Gordon Biersch is a national chain, but brewers at each location keep the taps individualized. At the Chinatown location, brewer Scott Lasater is introducing his Belgian Tripel, an effervescent and aromatic beer with a golden color. Be among the first to taste it at a tapping party from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday. Gordon Biersch, 900 F St. NW; 202-783-5454.
Lebanon’s only craft label makes its D.C. debut from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at ChurchKey. Pictured above, 961 produces lager, red ale, witbier, porter and pale ale. Founder Mazen Hajjar will attend to field questions. One you need not ask: What’s with the name? 961 is Lebanon’s international dialing code. ChurchKey, 1337 14th St. NW; 202-567-2576.