Raise Your Glass (& Fill It)


No surprise at the unique libations coming out of DC Area distilleries, bars, and restaurants

NEW:  Atlas Brew Works
The solar-powered craft brewery, Atlas Brew Works has released Amtrak Joe Pilsner and Madam Veep’s IPA ahead of Inauguration, launched its craft beer club subscription for DMV residents, expanded its direct-to-consumer shipping to Marylanders and Ohioans, and added virtual tasting dates. 2052 West Virginia Ave NE #102; 202.832.0420;

Bammy’s recently added two new hot cocktails to their menu, their “Hot Buttered Rum” made with Hamilton pot still rum and spiced butter and their “Mulled Red Wine” with red wine, Hennessy, earl grey, mixed citrus, and clove. They’re also offering the Mulled Red Wine in large format bottles ($35), which means you can get this wine for five delivered directly to your home. 301 Water Street SE; 202.599.2400;

Brasserie Liberte
Brasserie Liberte is offering mimosa kits, which include a bottle of sparkling wine and seasonal juices for $35. For guests who prefer just the sparkling wine, a bottle of Veuve Clicquot “Yellow Label” is $75 or a bucket mini bottles (4) of Le Grand Courtâge Rosé are available for $40. 3251 Prospect Street NW; 202.878.8404; libertedc.com

Cameo World Tour Coffee Club
NRG Provisions is now offering Cameo World Tour Coffee Club. There are offerings from Parlor (NYC), Luna (British Columbia), Coffee Collective (Copenhagen), Cirque (Tulsa, OK), Tim Wendleboe (Oslo) and more. Each month, members will receive one bundle, including two single-origin coffees. Each bundle will also include a bonus gift like Cameo sundries, exclusive cupping and brewing classes, cocktails and beers from partner restaurants, and more.

NEW:  Churchkey
Churchkey Beer Shop has introduced two different magnums and a host of rare lambic packs. Plus  fresh cans including - Drekker (North Dakota), Non Sequitur (NYC), Humble Forager (Wisconsin) and Aslin (Northern Virginia). 300 Tingey Street, SE;

DC Brau
DC Brau is re-brewing a batch of The Citizen, their Belgian-style Pale, and the popular VOTE Kristallweizen for distribution ahead of the inauguration. Both special brews are available through the brewery’s curbside pick-up or delivery, as well as restaurants and retail outlets throughout the DMV. 3178 Bladensburg Rd NE suite b; 202.621.8890;

NEW:  Guinness
The brewers of the Guinness Open Gate Brewery have combined talents with Black beer enthusiasts Jacquelyn Wonsey and Courtney Holden to create a beer inspired by family tradition and increasing the presence and visibility of Black people in the beer community, hence the beer’s name “See Us.” The limited-edition brew is a brown ale with sweet potato, lactose, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice and vanilla with a 7% ABV and is available in 16oz cans and on draft. The side of the cans read, From collaborators Jacquelyn and Courtney: “We show up as our whole selves. Beautiful, human, complex, unique; See Us for who we are." The series is part of the Guinness Gives Back Baltimore Community Fund, a million dollar commitment to support three key focus areas in the Baltimore region’s Black community: economic justice, community empowerment, and equal representation. 5001 Washington Blvd, Halethorpe, MD;

Santa Lucia 
Santa Lucia is now offering beans to the dining public via E-commerce Santa Lucia Estate Coffee. The product is by the pound or a complete commercial package for a restaurant or hotel with freshly roasted coffee, brewing equipment and hands-on coffee education, equipment training and service. Save 10% off your purchase with code (TheList2020). 202 S. Tower Avenue; 360.807.9600; santalucia.coffee

Shilling Wine
Shilling Canning Company and Möet Hennessy USA are opening a wine shop to bring revelers a variety of bottles. The shop includes a mix of reds, whites and bubbles selected to pair with the restaurant’s seasonally-focused cuisine. The shop will rotate with selections from within the Möet Hennessy portfolio and offer light bites and special pairing suggestions selected by the Shilling Canning Company team. 360 Water Street SE; 202.554.7474;


Photo: DC Brau