There’s always something new brewing when it comes to D.C.’s beer scene. This week, three events usher in the area’s latest labels and pours:
It’s a second birthday party with an adults-only restriction: To mark its anniversary, Port City will tap the first keg of its limited-edition smoked imperial porter, TWO, from 3 to 9 p.m. Friday. Can’t make it to the festivities? TWO will be available in the Tasting Room throughout February. Port City Brewing Company, 3950 Wheeler Ave., Alexandria; 703-797-2739.
Gordon Biersch is a national chain, but brewers at each location keep the taps individualized. At the Chinatown location, brewer Scott Lasater is introducing his Belgian Tripel, an effervescent and aromatic beer with a golden color. Be among the first to taste it at a tapping party from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday. Gordon Biersch, 900 F St. NW; 202-783-5454.
Lebanon’s only craft label makes its D.C. debut from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at ChurchKey. Pictured above, 961 produces lager, red ale, witbier, porter and pale ale. Founder Mazen Hajjar will attend to field questions. One you need not ask: What’s with the name? 961 is Lebanon’s international dialing code. ChurchKey, 1337 14th St. NW; 202-567-2576.