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Beer and Fondue Festival

Beer and Fondue Festival

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Free Admission

Chocolate Fondue is back by popular demand!! Come out to Shipgarten on March 2nd from 1-6 pm for our Chocolate and Beer Festival. Enjoy sampling over 40 breweries, compete in festival events for prizes, or take pictures in our photo booth- there’s something for everyone! Shipgarten is 100% dog-friendly, whether on-leash or in our off-leash dog park! We offer lots of treats such as Pup Cups and Kongs filled with peanut butter so the whole family can enjoy a treat.

*Each beer/cider sample comes with 1 fondue dip. Fondue for 21+ only*

***Shipgarten opens at 11 AM & the festival runs from 1 PM until 6 PM. The restaurant closes at 2 AM***

EVENT SCHEDULE:

2:30 Minute Jenga Tower Building Contest

3:30 PM Candy Chopstick Challenge

4:30 PM Marshmallow into Stein Toss

5:30 PM Guess How Many Candies In Jar – Winner Announced

♫ Frontier Duo 3:30PM-7:30PM

♫ ARMY March K-Pop Night feat. DJ EPX 8:00 PM-2:00 AM

ADDITIONALLY:

➳40+ beer & cider samples from local breweries to choose from

➳ Photo Booth with Accessories

➳Great food

➳Dog Friendly (Check out our Dog menu, play in the dog park, or just bring your pup along)

➳ Outdoor Games & Activities

➳ Giveaways, Competitions & Prizes

➳ Kids Corner with Face Painting, Moon Bounce, Crafts, and more!

Click Here for Festival Menu

✪Featured Breweries✪

BEER

2 Silos Gingerbread Ale

Winter Ale / 7.2% ABV / 22 IBU / 216 CAL / Manassas, VA /

This holiday season we’re bringing back our fan favorite Gingerbread Ale! Available in limited release, this spiced winter seasonal is crafted with ginger, cinnamon and clove. These nostalgic holiday spices, complimented with biscuit and caramel specialty malts, are perfect for any festive occasion.

Captain Lawrence Peach Cobbler

Brown Ale – Other / 8.5% ABV / 255 CAL / Elmsford, NY /

Imperial Brown Ale brewed with peach and graham cracker.

Center Of The Universe Pocahoptas

IPA – American / 6.8% ABV / 72 IBU / 204 CAL / Ashland, VA /

Pocahoptas is a hop forward India Pale Ale that features four different hops from the Pacific Northwest combined with a base of imported English 2-row barley and Crystal malts. It is dry-hopped for additional hop flavor and aroma.

Honor Lady Liberty

Wheat Beer – Fruited / 5.5% ABV / 10 IBU / 165 CAL / Arcola, VA /

Belgian style American wheat beer that is brewed to be crisp, refreshing, and drinkable. Brewed with Pilsner and wheat malts, American yeast, and one pound per gallon of fresh tart and sweet cherry puree.

Honor Sonic Boom

IPA – Imperial / 8% ABV / 70 IBU / 240 CAL / Arcola, VA /

Prepare to be blown away by this double IPA dry-hopped with insane amounts of dank and juicy Mosaic, Citra, and Azacca. A light golden haze of wheat and oats support a burst of hops on the nose and palate. A swift punch of flavor, directly to your taste buds!

Juicy Brewing Luminous – CE – Citra Ekuanot

IPA – American / 7.2% ABV / 40 IBU / 216 CAL / Herndon, VA /

A refreshing new take on a timeless classic, featuring only the highest quality German malts and meticulous layers of Hop Character added from 5 separate hops used to brew this beer. Mango, Citrus, and Peach dominate the aromatics. Upon first sip grapefruit, melon, subtle pine, and a light malty toast dance on the palette in harmony. Finishing surprisingly smooth with clean hop character.

Juicy Brewing Mega Fresh – MBPM Mango Blackberry Peach Marshmallow

Sour – Smoothie / 6% ABV / 180 CAL / Herndon, VA /

Mango Blackberry Peach Marshmallow smoothie sour. Made with real fruit. Contains lacto. Mega Fresh is a series showcasing real fruit smoothie like sour creations.

Left Hand Milk Stout Nitro

Stout – Milk / 6% ABV / 25 IBU / 180 CAL / Longmont, CO /

POUR HARD! Dark & delicious, America’s milk stout will change your perception about what a stout can be. Pouring hard out of the bottle, Milk Stout Nitro cascades beautifully, building a tight, thick head like hard whipped cream. The aroma is of brown sugar and vanilla cream, with hints of roasted coffee. The pillowy head coats your upper lip and its creaminess entices your palate. Initial roasty, mocha flavors rise up, with slight hop & roast bitterness in the finish. The rest is pure bless of milk chocolate fullness. Famous for their Nitro series, Left Hand Brewing was the first craft brewery to release a bottled nitrogenated beer. For the best experience, pour hard at 180 degrees into a 16oz glass. Different gas, different pour. Cheers! #PourHard

Left Hand Pumpkin Spice Latte Nitro

Pumpkin / 7% ABV / 210 CAL / Longmont, CO /

Pumpkin ale with spices and coffee

O’Connor El Guapo Agave IPA

IPA – American / 7.5% ABV / 70 IBU / 225 CAL / Norfolk, VA /

El Guapo — which, translated, means “the handsome one” — looks sexy, smells beautiful, and tastes great! It is a medium-bodied, agave-infused India Pale Ale, with a grassy, citrus nose and notes of sweet caramel, that finishes with a smooth but strong bitterness.

Old Ox Black Ox

Porter – Other / 6% ABV / 20 IBU / 180 CAL / Ashburn, VA /

A robust rye porter with hints of coffee and chocolate nicely balanced with a subtle hop influence. A substantial, malty ale, complex and flavorful with a medium body and a slightly roasty finish. The rich dark color is deceptively refreshing. The spice in the rye clears the palate. A sip will explain why we say this is a delightful combination of sweet and spicy!

Perennial Artisan Ales Pharmacy Porter

Porter – Baltic / 6% ABV / 180 CAL / St Louis, MO /

Though rare the German Porter found its beginnings in the early portion of the 20th Century. Brewed with a base of Munich I and Vienna, with additions of Caramunich and Carafa for color and depth. Magnum and Spalt hop additions in the kettle and finally fermented at chilly temperatures with Bock yeast. Lagered for 12(!) weeks, this beer reminds us of our favorite watering holes, cool days in August, and Bavarian chocolate chip raisin cookies. Brewed in collaboration with our friends at Pharmacy.

Port City Optimal® Wit

Wheat Beer – Witbier / 4.9% ABV / 15 IBU / 147 CAL / Alexandria, VA /

GABF: 2013 & 2021 Gold, 2015 Bronze, 2018 Silver, in the Belgian-style Witbier category.
Unfiltered Wheat Beer with Orange Peel, Coriander, and Grains of Paradise (relative of ginger root). A light and refreshing beer, with a balance of drinkability and complexity. Crisp, citrus flavor with spice and a subtle pepperiness on the finish.

Sierra Nevada Hazy Little Thing

IPA – New England / 6.7% ABV / 35 IBU / 201 CAL / Chico, CA /

As brewers, we get the privilege to sample our beers straight from the tanks in all their raw glory. Some beers need a little polishing to get ready to go out into the world, while others—the hop-heavy, rowdy, crowd-pleasers—should just be left alone. We wanted to share this brewery-only treat with you, so we present this Hazy Little Thing, our unfiltered, unprocessed IPA, straight from the tanks and into the can.

Sierra Nevada Wild Little Thing

Sour – Fruited / 5.5% ABV / 7 IBU / 165 CAL / Chico, CA /

This slightly sour Wild Little Thing has just the right smack of tartness for serious refreshment, while guava, hibiscus and strawberry lend fruity-sweet depth and a bright pop of color.

Silver Branch Cloud Nine

Wheat Beer – Hefeweizen / 5% ABV / 150 CAL / Silver Spring, MD /

A traditional German Weizen yeast gives our Hefeweizen complex flavors of banana and clove, while finishing crisp and satisfying. Pour one today to help you reach your own personal Cloud Nine.

Silver Branch Gnome For the Holidays

Farmhouse Ale – Saison / 7.6% ABV / 228 CAL / Silver Spring, MD /

The Gnomes LOVE the holidays and have long been frustrated that elves are seen as the official holiday “diminutive being”, but they don’t let it get them down! Instead, they celebrate with this strong holiday Saison, brewed with Belgian candi sugar for a bit of caramel complexity alongside the classic Saison pepper and spice yeast character.

Solace Partly Cloudy

IPA – New England / 7.5% ABV / 40 IBU / 225 CAL / Dulles, VA /
A double dry-hopped, New England style IPA. Hopped exclusively with El Dorado and Citra. This is our juiciest IPA yet!

Tröegs Independent Mad Elf

Belgian Strong Dark Ale / 11% ABV / 15 IBU / 330 CAL / Hershey, PA /

It’s time! The Mad Elf is here with its nuanced blend of sweet and tart cherries, Pennsylvania honey, chocolate malt and a hint of mischief. The essence of this legendary holiday ale, along with its ruby red glow, is born from five varieties of tree-ripened cherries. Local wildflower honey sweetens the celebration, and a spicy Belgian yeast adds subtle notes of cinnamon, clove and allspice. It’s not the holidays until you’ve had your first Mad Elf.

Vibrissa Beer Gracious Living

IPA – American / 6.6% ABV / 34 IBU / 198 CAL / Front Royal, VA /

CIDER

Brooklyn Cider House Little Wild

Cider – Traditional / 5% ABV / 150 CAL / New Paltz, NY /
Little Wild is a semi-sweet, wild-fermented cider that is tart, earthy and bursting with fresh apple, citrus and honey aromas.

Brooklyn Cider House Raw

Cider – Traditional / 6.9% ABV / 207 CAL / New Paltz, NY /

Brooklyn Cider House Rosé

Cider – Rosé / 5.8% ABV / 174 CAL / New Paltz, NY / Fruity, bubbly, off-dry

Buskey Cider Cascade Dry Hop

Cider – Traditional / 6% ABV / 180 CAL / Richmond, VA / Off-dry cider crafted with cascade hops.

Downeast Cider House Maple Waffle

Cider – Sweet / 5% ABV / 150 CAL / Boston, MA /

Our newest taproom exclusive is Maple Waffle. Inspired by the only two elements of a boozy brunch, it’s maple flavored and waffle flavored, which is how we landed on the name.

when?

March 2, 2024 @ 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Where?

Shipgarten

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