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The 2014 season of History & Hops kicks-off with the newly opened Right Proper Brewing Company, a brewpub featuring southern comfort food, which is located in the Shaw neighborhood of Washington D.C. next door to the historic Howard Theater.
Established on the spot where Frank Holiday’s Pool Hall once stood (and where Duke Ellington learned how to play jazz as a teenager), Right Proper is the creation of D.C. beer guru Thor Cheston (Sir Cheston to you, after his induction into the Knighthood of the Brewers' Mashstaff). Head brewer Nathan Zeender brings a unique perspective to his craft after his experience creating botanical sodas from wildcrafted ingredients in his business WildCraft Soda.
Guests will get to taste different Right Proper brews and have a chance to chat with Thor and Nathan.
Heurich House staff and volunteers will provide tours of the Brewmaster's Castle with a focus on its owner and the history of the historic Chr. Heurich Brewing Co.
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.
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Heurich House Museum
The Heurich House Museum preserves local Washington, DC history and educates the public through Christian Heurich's legacy and mansion. 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.