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Holiday for the Hounds

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This December we’re all about the holidays! Show your pup a little extra love and bring them out to Shipgarten December 16th from 1-6pm for our Holiday for the Hounds festival 🍻🐾 Try deluxe homemade treats from our doggie vendors, play in our dog park, or give your pup something from our special dog menu. Enjoy sampling over 40 breweries, compete in festival events for prizes, or take pictures in our photo booth- there’s something for everyone!

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

This December we’re all about the holidays! Show your pup a little extra love and bring them out to Shipgarten December 16th from 1-6pm for our Holiday for the Hounds festival 🍻🐾 Try deluxe homemade treats from our doggie vendors, play in our dog park, or give your pup something from our special dog menu. Enjoy sampling over 40 breweries, compete in festival events for prizes, or take pictures in our photo booth- there’s something for everyone!

DONATE A TOY TO THE TOY DRIVE! ALL TOYS WILL BE DONATED TO THE SECOND STORY FOR HOMELESS YOUTH!!

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

EVENT SCHEDULE:

♫ B12 (12:00 PM – 3:30 PM)

♫ Jason Hibler (4:00 PM – 7:30 PM)

2:00 PM Best Trick

3:00 PM Best Dressed Dog

4 :00 PM Candy Cane Claw Machine

5:00 PM Blindfolded Snowball Scoop

♫ Live DJ (8:00 PM-2:00 AM)

8:00 PM UFC 296 Watch Party Edwards vs Covington

College Bowl Games ALL DAY

College Basketball ALL DAY

♫ Live DJ (8:00 PM-2:00 AM)

 

Click Here for Festival Menu

✪ Featured Breweries ✪

BEER

Bell’s Kalamazoo Stout

Stout – American / 6% ABV / 221 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.

Caboose Hobo Imperial Stout w/Vanilla Bean

Stout – Imperial / 8% ABV / 24 IBU / 240 CAL / Vienna, VA /

One of the first beers ever brewed at Caboose. Made with a blend of roasted, chocolate, black and Munich malts, then aged on real Madagascar bourbon vanilla beans. Toffee and caramel notes give way to the smooth, yet rich flavors of coffee and vanilla. Where did the name come from? The name is a nod to the hobos who used to freight hop from town to town.

Crooked Run Fermentation Scorpion

IPA – American / 7% ABV / 60 IBU / 210 CAL / Sterling, VA /
West Coast Style IPA with Centennial, Colombus, & Amarillo Hops. Dank and piney hop character with a sharp clean finish.

Delirium – Huyghe Deliria

Belgian Strong Golden Ale / 8.5% ABV / 32 IBU / 255 CAL / Melle, Vlaanderen /

Colour and appearance: a pale blonde colour and fine creamy-white head which clings to the glass. Flavour: A pleasant sparkling carbonate content produces a soft, full taste perception. The aroma is very balanced with a fruity, flowery background and an initial Chardonnay impression which evolves into a spicy, mild aroma of hops. Taste: Full-bodied and balanced with fruity tones of apple and Chardonnay grapes. Deliria has a fine, mild bitterness in its aftertaste and a splendid, round feel in the mouth which evolves well. Special beer brewed once a year to mark International Women’s Day.

Delirium – Huyghe Delirium Nocturnum

Belgian Strong Dark Ale / 8.5% ABV / 24 IBU / 255 CAL / Melle, Vlaanderen /

Color and Sight: Dark Chocolate Brown with a compact foam, white-yellow, stable and creamy. Odor Touches of caramel, mocca and chocolate. Spices such as licorice and coriander are also present. Taste: Initially a very pleasant sensation in the mouth of alcohol and softness. It is followed by a growing bitterness, which comes partly from hops, but also from roasted malt and chocolate malt. Towards the end, pleasant balance between bitter, sour and sweet notes.

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.

Right Proper Håxan

Porter – Other / 7% ABV / 210 CAL / Washington, DC /

Named after the silent era Scandinavian documentary on witchcraft, Håxan is brewed with an assortment of roasted malts and oats. Full bodied with round notes of coffee and dark chocolate.

Right Proper Li’l Wit

Wheat Beer – Witbier / 5% ABV / 150 CAL / Washington, DC /

Li’l Wit is a refreshing Belgian-style White Ale brewed with an abundance of red wheat, white wheat, torrifed wheat, and oats. The beer was gently hopped with Tettnang and Perle, then finished with juniper and the classic spices coriander and orange peel.

Right Proper Senate Beer

Lager – American / 4.7% ABV / 141 CAL / Washington, DC /

Senate Beer is a recreation of the Christian Heurich Brewing Company’s flagship lager of the same name. The recipe was developed by Oregon State’s Department of Fermentation Sciences, based on a 26-page laboratory report from 1948. The first batch was produced at Right Proper Brewing in Shaw. The 4.7% post-Prohibition lager is brewed with flaked corn and hopped with Oregon varietals available in the 1940s.

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 Dr. Juicy

IPA – New England / 6.9% ABV / 207 CAL / Silver Spring, MD /

After earning his M.D. and Ph. D, Juicy turned to his life’s true work: having fun in the sun and spreading good vibes! Like a beer-loving Midas, he can’t help but transform everything he touches, leaving Gemütlichkeit and chill goodwill in his wake. Treat yourself to a tropical breeze of citrus aromas and notes of sweet, tangy fruit

Silver Branch Glass Castle

Pilsner – Czech / 5% ABV / 150 CAL / Silver Spring, MD /

A delicate balance of spicy Czech hops and golden malt make Glass Castle flavorful, yet eminently drinkable. We use soft water, imported floor- malted barley, Saaz hops and traditional brewing techniques to give you a classic Bohemian Pilsener that is smooth yet flavorful.

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.

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.

Tröegs Independent Mad Elf Grand Cru

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

We’ve been wanting to do this for a while now. Twenty years in just feels right. If you know Tröegs, you know The Mad Elf, the mischievous belle of the holiday beer ball that helped put our little brewery on the map. In your hands is the Director’s Cut. Tart Balaton cherries – loads of them – make all the difference. Bottle-conditioned and flush with notes of cinnamon and clove, this beer begs to be shared. Take a bottle home, gather your friends, and cherish the cherries.

Väsen Immolator

Bock – Doppelbock / 7.8% ABV / 234 CAL / Richmond, VA /

This smoked doppelbock will transport you to a firepit in the woods. Toffee and smoked beechwood come through on the nose. The smell comes through in the taste with a very smooth malty lager finish.

Väsen Okolnir

IPA – New England / 6.5% ABV / 26 IBU / 195 CAL / Richmond, VA /

Grab a pour of this juicy, tropical IPA and imagine yourself in Okolnir, a place of everlasting warmth where the souls of Norse warriors enjoy beers with the primeval giant Ymir. Motueka, Citra, and Azacca hops contribute aromas of ripe mango, pineapple and grapefruit, while Norwegian farmhouse kveik yeast add flavors of peach and tangerine.

Väsen Solža

IPA – Farmhouse / 7.4% ABV / 26 IBU / 222 CAL / Richmond, VA /
This hazy IPA packs a punch with an impressive bite while still tropical. Passionfruit and orange have come to party!

Väsen The Mango Tango Otter

Sour – Fruited Gose / 5.5% ABV / 7 IBU / 165 CAL / Richmond, VA /

We’ve brewed a lively, effervescent gose to brighten up your winter with tropical flavor. Citra hops, a combination of European and Indian coriander, and hundreds of pounds of mango and tangerine conribute well-rounded and surprisingly complex fruity flavors to this extremely smooth sour ale.

CIDER

Ace Cider (The California Cider Company) HIGH! Imperial Berry

Cider – Other Fruit / 8% ABV / 240 CAL / Sebastopol, CA /

How High? Pie in the sky. Blackberry, Raspberry, and Strawberry sunsets. A triple berry blast of rich yumminess. Swimming in an imperial, 8.0% abv cider. Rose colored glasses for the soul.

Buskey Cider Dry Cider

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

Ciderboys Hard Cider Peach County

Cider – Other Fruit / 5% ABV / 150 CAL / Stevens Point, WI /

The ice chill of the bottle smiles at the heat of the day. Thirst quenching apple and ripe fuzzy peach collide in a fantasy blend. Crank up the piano keys Dance if you want to. When summer breezes soar under the light of a crescent moon, this is your party.

Downeast Cider House Winter Blend

Cider – Herbed / 6.5% ABV / 195 CAL / Boston, MA / Aged on toasted oak chips with cinnamon & nutmeg

Potter’s Craft Cider Sod Cutter

Cider – Dry / 5.5% ABV / 165 CAL / Charlottesville, VA / Pineapple Margarita Gose Cider

WINE

Cavit Merlot Trentino

Dark Horse ‘Brut Bubbles’

The Original Dark Horse Sauvignon Blanc

Cavit Pinot Grigio Valdadige

Cavit Pinot Noir delle Venezie IGT

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