by Tim Regan August 16, 2016 at 2:30 pm 0

Photo via Facebook : Heurich House OktoberfestA historic house and museum in Dupont Circle is gearing up for its annual celebration of brats, pretzels and local beer.

Heurich House (1307 New Hampshire Ave. NW) is set to celebrate Oktoberfest on Saturday, Sept. 17 from 1-4 p.m., according to a press release.

The event will feature mugs of beer from local brewers such as DC Brau, Atlas Brew Works and Hellbender. The party will also have German-style soft pretzels from Das Pretzel Haus, grilled sausages from 13th Street Meats, and sauerkraut and pickles from Number 1 Sons.

This year’s Oktoberfest will have “the same format as last year” but will include some new vendors and a special VIP tasting of the sold-out Heurich’s Lager, said Emma Stratton Bray, Director of Public Engagement at Heurich House.

“Heurich’s Lager is a limited release beer that is currently sold out, so we are thrilled to be able to offer it to our guests,” she added.

Der Germutlichkeits will play festive music during the event, Stratton Bray said. And of course, there will be dancing.

Tickets are $60 per person for general admission and $75 for VIP admission. All proceeds go toward the Heurich House Museum.

Photo via Heurich House

by Tim Regan March 9, 2016 at 1:30 pm 0

Heurich Lager

(Correction: This is Heurich’s Lager’s second incarnation, not third.) A beer inspired by the famed brewer who once lived in Dupont’s Heurich House will return to store shelves later this month.

The second incarnation of DC Brau’s Heurich’s Lager is slated to officially launch on March 24, a brewery employee told us this afternoon.

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by Tim Regan October 7, 2015 at 2:50 pm 0

Photo via Heurichhouse.org

Sonny Bono Park needs work.

That’s why its across-the-street neighbor, Heurich House Museum, set out over the summer to raise money for the public space named for the famous singer and congressman. Next Saturday, the museum will put some of that money to work during a volunteer-led beautification day.

During the cleanup — which takes place at the intersection of New Hampshire Ave., 20th St. and O St. NW and lasts from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. — volunteers will meet with professional gardener and artist Kellie Cox to rip out dead plants, scoop out excess soil and plant new flowers.

Though volunteers are encouraged to bring gardening gloves, tools and bottled water will be provided.

Photo via Heurichhouse.org

by Sean Meehan September 16, 2015 at 4:50 pm 0

Heurich House, photo via heurichhouse.org

Oktoberfest — at least here in America — is a time to celebrate German culture and beer, and few places know either subject better than the Heurich House Museum in Dupont Circle.

The historic D.C. home of German immigrant and brewmaster Christian Heurich, who built a beer empire in the District in the early 20th century, will host its fourth annual Oktoberfest this Saturday 1-4 p.m.

The festivities will occur in the garden of the house at 1307 New Hampshire Ave. NW. The museum is partnering with the D.C. Brewers Guild to supply beer to partygoers. All eight local breweries in the Guild will bring their best Fall- or German-inspired beers.

Emma Stratton, the events coordinator for the museum, says this is the second year that the Brewers Guild has sponsored the festival. She added that the Heurich House tries to highlight local beer as a way of connecting the past and present of District brewing.

“Oktoberfest is a really great way to showcase the beer scene here in D.C.,” she said. “Heurich was a member of the local brewer’s guild during his time, so there’s a nice connection to the museum

For those with an interest in beer that goes beyond drinking it, representatives from the Brewers Guild will also have an informational booth, and the museum, which documents the history of Heurich, the Districts most successful brewmaster, will be open for the first half-hour of the event.

In addition to beer, guests will also find Oktoberfest staples such as bratwurst, homemade pretzels and sauerkraut and music from German trio Die Drei.

This year’s festival will also include representatives from the German Information Center, a branch of the German Embassy. While the festival will feature plenty of opportunities to learn about D.C. history and German culture, Stratton says that beer is still the main focus of the event.

“We have many things going on, but the primary focus is highlighting the D.C. Brewers Guild members since Christian Heurich was a brewmaster here,” she said. “We always like to feature local breweries whenever we can.”

Tickets for Oktoberfest at the Heurich House are $60 and available online.

Photo via heurichhouse.org

by Tim Regan August 5, 2015 at 10:40 am 0

Heurich House, photo via heurichhouse.org

Dupont residents will be able to freely explore parts of the historic Heurich House at 1307 New Hampshire Avenue NW this Friday at 6 p.m.

The museum will admit patrons into its first floor and Brewmaster Studios as part of this month’s First Friday Dupont.

Additionally, local artist and museum gardener Kellie Cox will sell her artwork in the museum’s conservatory during the event.

The museum lies within the former home of Christian Heurich, one of D.C.’s most famous brewery owners. For more information about Heurich and his legacy, visit the museum’s website.

Photo via HeurichHouse.org

by Borderstan.com June 20, 2013 at 6:00 am 0

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Heurich House is by Caroline Angelo from the Borderstan Flickr pool.

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Today’s photo, Heurich House is by Caroline Angelo. The photo was taken June 2.

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by Borderstan.com June 19, 2013 at 11:00 am 0

From Mathew Harkins. Email him at mharkins[AT]borderstan.com.

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Beer Tasting at the Heurich House Museum (Luis Gomez Photos)

The Heurich House Museum, recently featured here for the outdoor Golden Cinema Series, is back on the calendar this week with History & Hops, featuring Heavy Seas Beer from Baltimore.

This session of the monthly event is Thursday, June 20, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at the Heurich House Museum (1307 New Hampshire Avenue NW).

The History & Hops series takes place on the third Thursday of every month and features beer tastings from different local craft brewers while offering tours of the museum. The museum itself is the former home of Christian Heurich, DC’s most famous brewer, making the pairing more than perfect.

June’s Featured Brewery: Heavy Seas

According to the website for the Heurich House, “Heavy Seas founder/Maryland brewpub pioneer Hugh Sisson and Brewer Chris Mallon will present their signature Loose Cannon Hop3IPA in a firkin (cask), along with their just released Holy Sheet Uber Abbey Ale, which has been aged in brandy barrels. Other beers on deck will be Small Craft Warning Uber Pils, and Powder Monkey – a British style Pale Ale with a slight American twist in its hop profile.”

And on top of all that beer tasting and museum touring fun, all proceeds from ticket sales go towards conservation efforts at the museum. So you can enjoy this beautiful summer weather, taste some great local beers, tour a fascinating home/museum and support a local institution at the same time. It is truly a beautiful combination of things.

Tickets for this event cost $30 and can be purchased online here. And to learn more about the Heurich House, head over to their website.

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by Borderstan.com March 5, 2013 at 12:00 pm 0

From Rachel Nania. Check out her blog, Sear, Simmer & Stir. Follow Nania on Twitter @rnania, email her at rachel[AT]borderstan.com.

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The Brewmaster’s Castle at 1307 New Hampshire Avenue NW. (specimenlife from Borderstan Flickr pool)

Who doesn’t love a little bit of Dupont history, served up with some hops?

Every third Thursday of the month, the Heurich House Museum (1307 New Hampshire Avenue NW) hosts beer tastings and walking tours of the historic Victorian house.

Coincidentally, former owner of the home, Christian Heurich, is considered one of DC’s most successful brewers. Heurich was also Washington’s second largest landowner and the largest private employer in the nation’s capital.

This month’s beer event will take place on Thursday, March 21 and will feature pours from Lost Rino Brewing Company of Ashburn, Virginia. The tour will last from 6:30 until 8:30 pm. Tickets are $30 and can be purchased online.

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by Borderstan.com December 6, 2012 at 1:00 pm 0

From Luis Gomez. Catch his photos at One Photograph A Day. Follow him on Twitter @LuisGomezPhotos.

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Heurich Museum  is offering Candlelight Christmas tours December 7-8. (Courtesy Heurich House Museum)

The Heurich House Museum, the German brewmaster’s castle located south of Dupont Circle at 1307  New Hampshire Avenue NW, is offering candlelight tours this weekend, December 7-8. The mansion will be decorated in Victorian-era holiday style and will be open for the tours from 6 to 9 pm both evenings; admission is $15 for adults and $5 for children.

Traditional German Christmas carols by the Alpine Singers and Washington Sängerbund will take place at 7 and 8 pm each night. The museum will serve traditional sweets donated by local German bakeries, and Saint Nikolaus will make an appearance on Saturday evening.

This annual event takes place in the home of a German immigrant merchant, Christian Heurich. He celebrated his achievements by building the mansion in Dupont Circle; construction began in 1892 and was completed in 1894. A technological marvel, the home was crafted by German artisans, and is considered one of the most intact Victorian homes in the country.

Heurich’s brewing company was the largest non-governmental employer in DC, and he was the world’s oldest brewer at his death at 102. He is buried in Rock Creek Cemetery at the Heurich Mausoleum.  From the time of the brewery’s closing in the 1950s, there was no other brewery in DC until DC Brau Brewing opened its doors this April 2011.

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by Borderstan.com February 2, 2012 at 6:00 am 1,100 0

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“Heurich House Museum” is by anokarina from the Borderstan flickr pool.

From Luis Gomez. You can follow Luis on Twitter @LuisGomezPhotos and at One Photograph A Day.

Photos of the Day are pulled from the Borderstan Reader Photos pool on Flickr.

Today’s photo, “Heurich House Museum,” was taken by anokarina on January 24. It was taken at 1307 New Hampshire Avenue NW.

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by Borderstan.com December 8, 2011 at 1:16 pm 0

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Heurich House Museum is open for candlelight Christmas tours December 9-10. (Courtesy Heurich House Museum)

The Heurich House Museum, the German brew master’s castle located south of Dupont Circle at 1307  New Hampshire Avenue NW, is offering candlelight tours this weekend, December 9-10. The mansion will be decorated in Victorian-era holiday style and will be open for the tours from 6 to 9 pm both evenings; admission is $15 for adults and $5 for children.

Traditional German Christmas carols by the Alpine Singers and Washington Sängerbund will take place at 7 and 8 pm each night. The museum will serve traditional sweets donated by local German bakeries, and Saint Nikolaus will make an appearance on Saturday evening.

This annual event takes place in the home of a German immigrant merchant, Christian Heurich. He celebrated his achievements by building the mansion in Dupont Circle; construction began in 1892 and was completed in 1894. A technological marvel, the home was crafted by German artisans, and is considered one of the most intact Victorian homes in the country.

Heurich’s brewing company was the largest non-governmental employer in DC, and he was the world’s oldest brewer at his death at 102. He is buried in Rock Creek Cemetery at the Heurich Mausoleum.  From the time of the brewery’s closing in the 1950s, there was no other brewery in DC until DC Brau Brewing opened its doors this April 2011.

Featured image: The Heurich House Museum photo is from specimenlife in the Borderstan Flickr pool.

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