The sign and liquor license application for Batch 13 is up at 1724 14th Street NW. In the front window is a New Belgium Brewing sign promoting the brewery, which is based in Fort Collins, Colorado. It includes a bicycle in the window, which is part of the company’s logo. But, the liquor license application in the side window lists the applicant as Batch 13. Borderstan has contacted New Belgium Brewing and Batch 13 to determine if there will be direct connection between the liquor store and the brewery. Or is it a promo by Batch 13 for the store? (If so, a very catchy and clever one.)
DCBeer.com first reported last August that the craft beer brewery’s brands — which include Fat Tire Pale Ale — would be available in DC-area stores. The company (employee owned) announced last week that it is opening a second brewery in Asheville, North Carolina. Then, the Prince of Petworth reported October 11 that Batch 13 would open a liquor store in the space.
The 14th Street storefront location was formerly home to the Dogs by Day dog daycare center. Dogs by Day and Green Pets (which was located in the storefront to the south) moved to 1711 Florida Avenue NW and now operates under the Planet Pets name.