San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Celebrate DC Beer Week at History & Hops featuring Mad Fox Brewing Company!
Hailing from Falls Church, Virginia, Mad Fox Brewing Company was established in 2008. All of Mad Fox's craft beers are brewed on-site in their 15-barrel Premier Stainless brewing system, using the finest ingredients sourced from across the country and internationally as well. At their brewpub, Mad Fox showcases up to ten standard, house-brewed draught beers on tap as well as a rotating selection of seasonal brews in German, English, Belgian and American styles.
The brewers will be serving:
Sandy Eggo IPA - 7.9% ABV, 83 IBU
Brewed with English pale and crystal malts, kettle hop additions of the American varietals Simcoe, Columbus, Centennial and Amarillo from the Pacific Northwest are blended, then added four separate times. Two dry hop additions of the same hops are added post fermentation to brighten the hop flavor and aroma. Sharp piney hop flavors jump out in the aroma, followed by silky caramel and citrus peel. Hop flavors reminiscent of rosemary, grapefruit peel meld with caramel malt backbone. Makes for a truly euphoric West Coast style hop experience, hence the name.
Praha Pils- 5.2% ABV
Our interpretation of a Czech Bohemian Pilsener, inspired by a trip to the Czech Republic by our brewer. Brewed with authentic Bohemian Pilsener malt made from the heirloom Hanka barley varietal and imported Czech Saaz hops. This beer has a spicy herbal Saaz hops aroma that follows through to the hop enhanced flavor, backed up by smoother malt flavor and a dry finish.
Abbaye des Chutes (Special Edition Cask)- 8.0% ABV
A Belgian style Abbey Ale made with imported English Pale malt, German Munich and Belgian Special B malts. The kettle addition hops were a light addition of the German Perle varietal that is barely discernible. Juicy malt notes combine with fruit flavors of ripe peach, pear, dried apricot and a pleasant peppery finish to showcase the complex nature of the yeast strain used to ferment this brew. Dankuwel!
About History & Hops: History & Hops is a monthly series at the Heurich House Museum, the former Dupont Circle home of D.C.'s most successful brewer Christian Heurich. Every third Thursday from 6:30 to 8:30pm, the museum partners with a local craft brewery for house tours and beer tastings. Guided tours through Heurich’s well-preserved Victorian mansion will discuss his brewery and the D.C. region’s rich brewing history. All proceeds will benefit the preservation and growth of the Heurich House Museum. Guests must be 21+.
When & Where
Heurich House Museum
The Heurich House Museum is the steward of Christian Heurich's legacy, connecting the story of his family, mansion, and brewery to the community with authenticity and innovation. The mansion was built from 1892-4 by German immigrant, local brewer, and philanthropist Christian Heurich (1842-1945). Recognized as Washington, D.C.’s most successful brewer, he ran the Chr. Heurich Brewing Co. until his death at 102. The mansion is notable for its technological innovations, original interiors, and rich archival collection of one of the most important local families.
The museum, located at 1307 New Hampshire Avenue in Dupont Circle, is open for regular public events and public tours Thursday through Saturday at 11:30 a.m., 1:00 and 2:30 p.m. Private tours and event rentals are also available. For more information, visit heurichhouse.org or call 202-429-1894.