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Cupid Festival

February 17 @ 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM

FREE TICKETS 

Stay cozy this Valentine’s Day with one of our delicious hot drinks! February 17th from 1-6 pm come out to Shipgarten for our Cupid Festival. Try sampling from 40+ breweries, take photos with your sweetheart in our photo booth, or bring a date to compete for prizes! 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.

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

EVENT SCHEDULE:

2 PM- 3-Legged Race
3 PM- Loud Charades – Put earbuds/plugs in and have one partner mouth or act out a phrase to another
4 PM- Honeymooners Game
5 PM- Stein to Stein Pour

🎵3-6PM Mike Setti Duo 🎤

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 ✪

Aslin Esperante

Lager – Mexican / 4.5% ABV / 135 CAL / Alexandria, VA /

Here to improve the transition into your weekend is Esperante Mexican-style Lager. Slightly sweet, with notes of graham cracker, refreshing lemon-lime, & floral hints. A supreme pair with a slice of lime, & a meal straight off the grill.

Aslin Totally Cannon

Sour – Smoothie / 5% ABV / 150 CAL / Alexandria, VA /

Our collaboration with Hidden Springs Ale Works! Totally Cannon is a Sour Ale with raspberry, hazelnut, chocolate, & milk sugar. The tart from the raspberry is balanced out nicely from the chocolate & hazelnut with a nice creamy mouthfeel from the milk sugar.

Bell’s Kalamazoo Stout

Stout – American / 6% ABV / 180 CAL / Comstock, MI /

Named after the city where it all began, Kalamazoo Stout is one of our most classic recipes. This smooth, full-bodied stout offers a blend of aromas and flavors of dark chocolate and freshly roasted coffee, balanced with a significant hop presence.

Blue Mountain Whizkey Sour Ale

Sour – Fruited / 5% ABV / 150 CAL / Afton, VA /

Sour ale fermented with German hefeweizen yeast, aged in Buffalo Trace bourbon barrels on sweet cherries and sour cherry puree. A unique twist on the classic cocktail!

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..

Juicy Brewing Kuzy 777

Lager – Vienna / 5% ABV / 150 CAL / Herndon, VA /

Evgeny Kuznetzov joined brewers at Juicy Brewing in Herndon to brew a limited release beer. The Kuzy 777 is a tribute to Evgeny’s inevitable next milestone of 777 points. It has more color and flavor than a lager, but is exceptionally drinkable. Amber in appearance with a fuller body from all natural grain brewing and the long lagering required for a beer of this class. The beer has been slightly dry hopped for better natural perfume and pleasant bitterness. The strata hops give it strawberry and citrus aromas.

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

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!

Old Ox Bye Dan

IPA – American / 7% ABV / 210 CAL / Ashburn, VA /
The Washington Commanders have sold! Tastes like 23 years worth of bitterness…

Old Ox Keg Nog

Spiced / 8% ABV / 240 CAL / Ashburn, VA /

We’ve brewed up one Dickens of an ale. Wheat, oats, and lactose contribute to a silky mouthfeel while nutmeg, vanilla and cinnamon add just the right amount of spice. Images of Fezziwig will dance in your head!

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 Sunny Little Thing

Wheat Beer – Other / 5% ABV / 10 IBU / 150 CAL / Chico, CA /
Bask in the sunny little thing, a wheat ale made with citrus for radiant flavor that’s bold yet easy going, and balanced by a soft and smooth finish.

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.

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!

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 Dry Cider

Cider – Dry / 6.9% ABV / 207 CAL / Richmond, VA /
Completely dry. Crafted from 100% Virginia apples. Refreshing, tart, and awesome.

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.

Details

Date:
February 17
Time:
1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Website:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cupid-festival-tickets-769926419647?aff=oddtdtcreator

Organizer

Shipgarten

Venue

Shipgarten
7581 Colshire Dr
McLean, VA 22102
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Phone
7037127481
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