San Francisco, California
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What better way to cap off a fantastic DC Beer Week than with a glimpse of the future?
As a sort of finale for the weeklong celebration of Craft Beer in the District, Bluejacket will host the first ever soiree at our soon-to-open brewery. The Bluejacket Sneak Preview BBQ will be a rare and unique opportunity to visit our upcoming brewery, slated to officially open in early September.
We've been long eager to share the fruits of our team's tireless efforts, stretching back over the last few years, and come Sunday the 18th, we invite you to join the Bluejacket team for a good ol' fashion Sunday backyard BBQ. This intimate gathering, hosted by Beer Director Greg Engert and Brewmaster Megan Parisi, will feature a number of Bluejacket brews, some never tasted before, as well as a selection of backyard BBQ eats served up by your grillmaster for the day, Executive Chef Kyle Bailey. Once you've had a taste of Bluejacket, you'll then get a look at the operation itself with a guided tour of our 3 vessel brewhouse, barrel-aging platforms and 19 different fermentation vessels, all encompassed within our multi-leveled 11,000 square-foot space.
The Bluejacket Sneak Preview BBQ takes place Sunday, August 18th from 3pm until 7 pm. Tickets for the event are priced at $65 per person and include all food and beverage. Tickets are limited, so book now.
When & Where
Bluejacket was built to be a brewery without boundaries, allowing Beer Director Greg Engert, Head Brewer Josh Chapman and their team to create beers across the broadest range of styles and flavors possible. At Bluejacket, understanding of and respect for the traditions and techniques of classic brewing coexist with a spirit of constant experimentation, innovation, and collaboration, leading to delicious beers that showcase seasonality, culinary inspiration, and historic interpretation. Expect beers that range from intensely flavored to subtly nuanced; that offer something distinctive and satisfying for every palate and every plate; and that reflect equally the past, present, and future of genuine craft brewing. Soon, the brewery will begin shipping to carefully selected restaurants, bars, and retail outlets throughout the region.
Bluejacket’s home restaurant and bar, the Arsenal, will feature a constantly rotating selection of twenty Bluejacket beers and five Bluejacket cask ales, all poured at the appropriate temperature, and many available only on-site. The menu, by Executive Chef Kyle Bailey of Birch & Barley/ChurchKey, updates, refines and extends the classic fare of beer halls and public houses by featuring the best locally sourced products available and highlighting house-made specialties such as charcuterie, pastas, a robust bread program, and hearty offering of various homemade pies for dessert.
The space that Bluejacket occupies is as distinctive as the brewery itself. Built in 1919, the building—known as the Boilermaker Shops—was part of the Navy Yards ship and munitions manufacturing complex, and it is one of the few true, industrial buildings remaining in Washington, DC. We hope you find it as inspiring as we do as we add a new, very different chapter to its manufacturing history.
Please note: with a packed house when the Nationals play in our neighborhood, we do not offer any brewery tours (including free tours) on home game days. For FAQs and more information about our brewery tours, please visit our tours page.