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Renaissance Festival at Shipgarten

November 18, 2023 @ 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM


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Join us at Shipgarten on November 18th for our Renaissance Festival! We will have live music from 12 – 7:30, plus TONS of games and competitions. Costumes contest with cash prize and a knight sword show. We will also have a special Medieval menu! The festival runs from 1:00-6:00 PM on November 18th – make sure you don’t miss it!


1ST PRIZE $100

2ND PRIZE $50 Gift Card

3RD PRIZE $25 Gift Card

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


1:30PM Arrow Shooting 🏹

2:00PM Jousting

2:30PM Tug of War

3:00PM knight Sword Show

4:00PM Axe Throwing 🪓

4:30PM Stein Hoisting 🍺

🎵 12 -3:00 PM – Zach Jones

🎵 4-7:30 PM – B12

♫ 8:00 PM-2:00 AM – Shipgarten After Dark

Shipgarten offers 2-155″ TV Walls, 8 TVs, 2 outdoor projectors & 3 indoor to watch ALL the college football! 🏈

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➳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)

➳ Bratwursts, Pretzels, Wings, & Special of the Day!

➳ Outdoor Games & Activities

➳ Giveaways, Competitions & Prizes

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

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✪ Featured Breweries ✪

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.

Athletic All Out Extra Dark

Non-Alcoholic Beer – Porter / 0.5% ABV / 10 IBU / 90 CAL / Milford, CT /

Inspired by days on the slopes and nights by the fire, All Out is a delightfully smooth and soul-warming stout. Each sip delivers a silky, full-bodied mouthfeel and pleasantly toasty finish, along with delicate notes of coffee and bittersweet chocolate. Given the depth of flavor, it’s surprisingly light and refreshing, making it the perfect beer for any time of year. We like to pair it with warm, savory dishes in winter and light but sweet treats in warmer weather.

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.

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!

Brasserie Dupont Saison Dupont

Farmhouse Ale – Saison / 6.5% ABV / 30 IBU / 195 CAL / Tourpes, Wallonie /

Saison Dupont is a world classic beer and the yardstick for one of Belgium’s most important beer styles. It is the most admired AND imitated Saison in the world. A strong, vital yeast is key to full attenuation and thus to the style. Saison Dupont is straw colored with a dense creamy head. The nose is alive, like fresh raised bread, estery with citrus and spice notes. Full-bodied and malty, it sparkles on the palate and finishes with a zesty hop and citrus attack. Incredibly compatible with food!

Brasserie d’Achouffe Houblon Chouffe

IPA – Belgian / 9% ABV / 47 IBU / 270 CAL / Achouffe, Wallonie /

The gnomes of Fairyland may be little, but they have big, very big, personalities. HOUBLON CHOUFFE matches their impish spirits. All gnomes, with their innate good taste, are in full agreement about HOUBLON CHOUFFE, which is flavoured by three different types of hops. This India Pale Ale is appreciated for its pronounced bitterness combined with the fruity tones of traditional Achouffe beers: it softens the strongest of characters.

Brasserie d’Achouffe La Chouffe Blond

Belgian Strong Golden Ale / 8% ABV / 20 IBU / 240 CAL / Achouffe, Wallonie /

Among the mythical characters living in Fairyland, some are more unusual than others. Malcolm, for example, is different because of his accent and his kilt: when it comes to beer, his favourite is Mc CHOUFFE. The delicious flavours of aniseed, liquorice and toffee tickle his taste buds. If you listen to him, he will boast of its ruby sparkle, its smooth bitterness and its strong character, worthy of his native Scotland. Although robust, Mc CHOUFFE goes down as easily as LA CHOUFFE.

Brasserie d’Achouffe Mc Chouffe

Belgian Strong Dark Ale / 8% ABV / 20 IBU / 240 CAL / Achouffe, Wallonie /

Among the mythical characters living in Fairyland, some are more unusual than others. Malcolm, for example, is different because of his accent and his kilt: when it comes to beer, his favourite is Mc CHOUFFE. The delicious flavours of aniseed, liquorice and toffee tickle his taste buds. If you listen to him, he will boast of its ruby sparkle, its smooth bitterness and its strong character, worthy of his native Scotland. Although robust, Mc CHOUFFE goes down as easily as LA CHOUFFE.

Cölner Hofbräu Früh Früh Kölsch

Kölsch / 4.8% ABV / 19 IBU / 144 CAL / Cologne, Nordrhein-Westfalen /

From the recipe by Peter Josef Früh of the family brewery, this top-fermented specialty beer features the best ingredients and is brewed according to the German Purity Law. A favourite beer of Cologne, which became one of the city’s original.

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.

Downeast Cider House Winter Blend

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

Duvel Moortgat Duvel 6,66%

Belgian Blonde / 6.66% ABV / 20 IBU / 199.8 CAL / Puurs, Vlaanderen /

666, a hell of a combination. Let yourself be swept away by the dance of the hop devils, inspired by the fruity aroma of the hops and a zest of orange.

Malt: Malted barley, malted wheat.

Hops: 6 refined hop varieties

Duvel Moortgat Duvel Single Fermented

Belgian Strong Golden Ale / 6.8% ABV / 204 CAL / Puurs, Vlaanderen /

Duvel Single is a 6.8% ABV draught variant of Belgium’s best-selling specialty ale Duvel 8.5% ABV. The Single Fermentation refers to the fact that it undergoes just one fermentation process. This gives it a gentle hoppiness, a mild aroma, and a subtle, fruity bite. Brewery Staff at Duvel Moortgat have enjoyed Duvel Single Fermentation 6.8% for decades and have traditionally cold filtered a small portion of this beer for sale, at a few select locations in Belgium, and more widely in the UK and USA. Created by the Moortgat family, bottled Duvel is one of Belgium’s favorite ales. The secret of its success lies in using only best-quality ingredients, and in the well-balanced, very specific, complex brewing and refermentation process that takes over 90 days. After brewing and first fermentation – which takes about 30 days – the beer is tasted by the brewmaster and his staff. At this stage this beer is called “single-fermented.” Typical Duvel flavors and aromas are already emerging, but the beer is lower in alcohol and carbonation, and the taste is slightly lighter and crisper.

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

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 Hog Life Amber Lager

Lager – American Amber / 6% ABV / 180 CAL / Ashburn, VA /

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!

Perennial Artisan Ales Pharmacy Porter

Porter – Other / 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.

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Medieval Hot Drinks Menu

Hot Cocktails

Spiced Apple Hot Toddy 🍎🍋🍯

Tincup whiskey, honey, cinnamon stick, lemon juice, apple cider

Irish Coffee 🇮🇪

Bushmills whiskey, simple syrup, coffee, whipped cream

Cardis Hot Chocolate

Bacardi rum, butterscotch schnapps, hot chocolate, marshmellows

Hot Apple Pie 🥧

Tuaca liquer, apple cider, whipped cream

Warm Comfort

Chamomile tea, Jose tequila, lemon juice, agave

Mulled Wine

Red wine infused with a variety of fruits and mulled spices

Heated Affair

Tequila, apple cider, heavy cream, cinnamon stick

Hot Pink

Tequila rose, hot chocolate topped with whipped cream


Spiked Tea

Whiskey Green

Bushmills whiskey and green tea

Minty Bourbon

Tincup whiskey, lemon juice, mint medley tea, mint leaves

Chamomile Gin

Gin, honey, cinnamon stick, chamomile tea



Hot chocolate

Orange & Spice Tea

Earl Grey Tea

Lemon Lift Tea

Moroccan Mint Tea

Lemon & Ginger Tea

Raspberry Hibiscus Tea

Premium Green Tea

Chai Spice Tea


Medieval Menu

Turkey legs 🍗

Root Beer floats

Chicken on a stake


November 18, 2023
1:00 PM - 6:00 PM




7581 Colshire Dr
McLean, VA 22102
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