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Taste the First Guinness Brewed Stateside in Over 60 Years This Weekend, Plus More Intel

D.C. cider maker Anxo is ramping up production

The temporary Guinness taproom in Halethorpe, Maryland.
Photo: Guinness

Adventures in Drinking

Though its first U.S. brewery in decades remains in the works, global icon Guinness is opening a temporary taphouse Friday, October 27, to whet beer lovers’ appetites for what’s to come. Washington Business Journal reports that the the pop-up pub, which will take up residence between D.C. and Baltimore (5001 Washington Boulevard, Halethorpe, Md.), is scheduled to operate on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from now until the actual brewery comes online. [WBJ]

The Shutter

Retiring neighborhood watering hole Liberty Tree has set a closing date: Friday, October 27. Frozen Tropics reports that the final dinner service for the Atlas District standby (1016 H Street NE) is scheduled for 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. [FT]


Washington City Paper reports that budding drink maker Anxo plans to produce even more cider ASAP. The immediate goal is to crank out 22,000 gallons of the dry sparkling beverage to meet increasing demand. Next up: renovating the new tasting room in Brightwood to accommodate a proper restaurant. [WCP]


East MoCo reports that construction has begun at a new brewery in Silver Spring, Maryland. There’s also been some deconstruction: the owners dropped an “e” from the proposed name, shortening things to Astro Lab Brewing (“people were having too much difficulty pronouncing the original ‘Astrolabe’ moniker”). [EM]

Anxo Cidery & Tasting Room

711 Kennedy Street Northwest, , DC 20011 (202) 722-2696 Visit Website

The Liberty Tree

1016 H St NE, Washington, D.C. 20002 (202) 396-8733 Visit Website

ANXO Cidery & Pintxos Bar

300 Florida Avenue Northwest, , DC 20001 (202) 986-3795 Visit Website