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DC Brau’s New Lager Cans Endorse Washington’s Esports Team in the Overwatch League

Plus, late-night oyster happy hour returns to Old Ebbitt Grill

DC Brau’s newest cans are splashed with artwork of the Washington Monument and the Capitol.
DC Brau/official photo
Tierney Plumb is the editor of Eater DC, covering all things food and drink around the nation's capital.

Local brewer DC Brau is releasing new commemorative cans of lager to promote some of the city’s pro gamers. As part of a partnership with the Washington Justice, D.C.’s representative in the Overwatch League, the Northeast D.C. brewery will sell limited edition cans of a Sip of Justice lager that will be available for curbside pickup at the taproom and at esports events later in 2021. DC Brau sells German-style Helles lager to Dacha beer garden, but it isn’t canned elsewhere. Founded in 2018 by tech entrepreneur Mark Ein, the Washington Justice began play as one of eight expansion teams a year later. The Justice will also promote the cans, decorated with landmarks like the Washington Monument and the United States Capitol, in live streams on Youtube Gaming throughout the season. The Justice opens its season Saturday, April 24, against the Dallas Fuel.

In other news...

  • D.C. officials pushed the city’s alcohol consumption cutoff back to midnight, so the Old Ebbitt Grill and the Hamilton are bringing back respective late-night happy hours for oysters and sushi (9 p.m. to 11 p.m.). Clyde’s of Gallery Place’s has late-night deals from 10 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
  • Show a COVID-19 vaccination record card at any Krispy Kreme, including the new one Columbia Heights, to get a free glazed doughnut.
  • Shaw-based gelato and sorbet shop Dolci Gelati is moving into the Booeymonger in Friendship Heights (5252 Wisconsin Avenue NW) on Monday, March 29. Dolci Gelati will have a whole section in the deli, its own entrance, and a dedicated takeout window. From 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. on the 29th, guests can grab a free cup and enter raffles to win a gelato cake or a chance to collaborate on a custom flavor for the new operation with chef Gianluigi Dellacio.
  • Potomac Paddle Club returns to the river this spring with a second passenger-paddle boat launching from the Georgetown waterfront. The popular BYO booze and food cruises are co-founded by Arlington natives Jack Maher and Jack Walten.
Potomac Paddle Club’s 16-passenger boats, outfitted with ten cycle stations, are propelled by passengers pedaling in tandem.
Potomac Paddle Club/official photo
  • Celebrity chef Carla Hall heads to Middleburg’s Salamander Resort & Spa to cook a $250-per-person dinner on Sunday, March 28, with the hotel’s new executive chef Bill Welch. The four-course spread stars herb roasted spring lamb loin, braised mustard greens, and baked rockfish.
  • HBCU grads Shantelle Dockett and Krystle Champagne-Norwood started a new quarterly wine club called Wasted Wives LLC that plays up Black-owned labels.