Thursday, October 22, 2009

B&B/C opening tonight in WDC

Better than word on the street, here's the word from Greg Engert, beer director for the Neighborhood Restaurant Group:

We are opening today Thursday, 22 October]: at 5 pm in Churchkey, and at 6 pm in Birch & Barley. We are all excited, and cautiously optimistic.

Washington DC 'food' blogger Metrocurean has a pre-opening write-up at her site, with photos.
the looong-awaited Birch & Barley and its massive upstairs beer haven ChurchKey are finally opening the doors for business Thursday at 1337 14th Street NW [Washington, D.C.]

According to Metrocurean, the main restaurant —downstairs at Birch & Barley— will feature Chef Kyle Bailey's modern American menu. The upstairs beer bar —Churchkey— will feature four sections: Fresh, Pressed, Roasted, and Fried.

And the beers? Available upstairs and down, a rotating list of 500 bottles, 50 drafts, and 5 cask-conditioned ales. The drafts are served via an impressive manifold of outer-lined copper pipes, that has already been nicknamed the 'beer organ,' after the majestic musical instrument it resembles.

UPDATE: Story and photos from opening night here.

Why the name 'Churchkey' for a beer pub? Rob Kasper at the Baltimore Sun tells us what a churchkey is, here.

1 comment:

  1. Re The Beer Organ: I'd love to "pull those stops"


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