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

NEW:  All Purpose Shaw
Happy hour is back at All Purpose Shaw, with local beer like Port City's Optimal Wit, DC Brau's In Session, or Black Flag's Kelly Kapowski. Or guests can enjoy wines by the glass and Negronis, Old Fashioneds, Margaritas, Aperol Spritzes. 1250 9th Street NW; 202.849.6174;

NEW:  Bammy’s 
In honor of the great weather and in celebration of the return of NATS baseball, Co-Executive Chefs Gerald Addison and Chris Morgan are offering a special Washington Nationals Game Day menu on their riverside patio for GAME DAYS ONLY.  Drinks include rum and coke, tropical sangria, and Red Stripe Beer and a shot of Appleton. 301 Water Street SE; 202.599.4400; 

Bardstown Bourbon 
Bardstown Bourbon distillery is at Union Market to share samples of their award-winning bourbons in a tiny home-inspired mobile bar. Brand new mobile tasting bar, tour activations include sampling opportunities, bottle engravings and giveaways are available. 1309 5th Street NE; 

Cascade Wines 
Cascade wines is now featuring rosé. Cascade Collection features six expressive wines from Washington’s prestigious wine country. The collection features Hints of strawberry, cantaloupe, and rose hips, and more. Each mini bottle holds a single glass of wine. 

Churchkey Beer Shop 
Churchkey is offering new releases from Vitamin Sea, Hudson Valley, Civil Society, Oxbow, Torch & Crown and more. They are also featuring a new brewery debut: The Drowned Lands. Based out of Warwick, New York, The Drowned Lands was named one of the 10 Best New Breweries by both Hop Culture and USA Today. 1337 14th Street NW; 202.567.2576; churchkeydc.com

Cork Wine Bar & Market Summer Wine Packs
Cork Wine Bar is offering a variety of new wine packs featuring the BBQ pack, French Tour Rosé, and Iberian Penninsula White. The French Tour Rosé features Domaine less Mesclances, IGP Méditeranée Rosé 2020, Domaine la Manarine, Côtes du Rhône Rosé 2020, Domaine de Bagnol, Cassis Rosé 2020 from Rosenthal Wine Merchant. 1805 14th Street NW; corkdc.com 

NEW:  Crooked Hammock Brewery
Crooked Hammock Brewery has a lineup of new fresh and fruity summer beers. Four new beers are out this month at Crooked Hammock Brewery and all of them are inspired by summer fruit favorites. Pass the Sauce: Peach Cobbler is a fruited sour doused with juicy peaches and a handful of spices for a tart treat. Pass the Sauce: Key Lime Cheesecake is also inspired by a favorite summer treat. Small World is brewed with over 100 lbs. of vanilla ice cream and ripe pineapple puree. Shark Party is sour, aged on ripe raspberries and juicy blackberries creating a tart and bold beer. 

Jim Rutledge
Bourbon legend, Jim Rutledge has introduced his first straight rye whiskey, High Plains Rye Straight Rye. The J. W. Rutledge Distillery team has been working on High Plains Rye for more than a year. This multi-state blend includes five straight rye whiskeys from four states – Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio and New York (listed alphabetically). Each straight whiskey used in High Plains Rye has its own unique recipe—varying from 51% rye grain to 100% rye—and yeast strain. This generates a very distinct flavor profile and weighs in a 48.5 ABV.