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Event Preview | One Holy Toast (Washington D.C)

Event Preview | One Holy Toast (Washington D.C)
Stacey Goers

Photo credit: Author’s recent visit to the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.

The hype over the visit of Pope Francis to the nation’s Capitol on Sept. 23 is steadily growing — or rather, brewing.

(Yes, a cheesy joke at which any kind Catholic aunt would giggle.)

To commensurate the visit and his address, the beer-focused restaurant, Brookland Pint, is offering a week of creative and delicious papal-inspired brews.

Brookland Pint is located steps from Catholic University’s campus, near the stunning Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. The neighborhood, for years, was mostly brick row houses, residential units and not a standard destination for tourists (or residents, really).

But the neighborhood has kicked up a new life and Brookland Pint has played notable role, espousing environmental sustainability (local brews, local foods, composting and wind energy). It’s a fitting place to honor the pope with an incredible lineup of papal themed beers. Here’s their line up, kicking off Sept. 20:

Religious Themed

Goose Island – Matilda
Franklin’s Brew Pub – No Pope Til Brookland

Brewer’s Art – Resurrection
Evil Twin – Even More Jesus
DC Brau – On The Wings of Armageddon

4 Hands – Resurrected IPA
Avery – The Reverend
Avery – Salvation

Epic – Big Bad Baptist
Duclaw – Sweet Baby Jesus

Duclaw – Mad Bishop
Unibroue – La Fin Du Monde
Founders – Blushing Monk

Trappist/Brewed by Monks

Spencer Trappist Ale
St. Bernardus Tripel
St. Bernardus Quad
St. Bernardus Extra 4
La Trappe Witte
Chimay Red, Blue, White


Avery – 5 Monks
Evil Twin – Double Barrel Jesus
Duclaw – Divine Retribution #3
Sierra Nevada – Ovila BA Dubbel

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