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Green Hat Distilled Gin

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Hey folks! It is finally Saturday, which means we are open today from 1-4pm for FREE tours and FREE tastings. Come in and spend your Saturday afternoon with us and enjoy happy hour priced cocktails and good tunes on the speakers.

It’s almost the afternoon, which means we’ll be opening the bay door at 1pm. Stop in for a free tour, free tastes and happy hour cocktails!

Did you know that all of our shirts and tanks are only $12?! And we have adorable baby onesies and toddler shirts , so your littles can be even more adorable. You can have matching Green Hat shirts!

1-4pm, no reservations, just smiles and good will. Come get a bottle of Summer.
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Come celebrate our Summer Cup 2017 release at Ivy City’s own Big Chief this Friday, April 28th from 6-9, for a special Pre-Release Summer Cup Station on their awesome rooftop bar! There will be Caliburger food truck, other Green Hat cocktails and music starting at 9pm. The weather is going to be just lovely, so come out to Ivy City for an evening of rooftop fun and delicious cocktails at our friendly neighbors, Big Chief!

We were featured in GQ magazine for the 2nd time in an article titled “Nine Bottles to turn Gin Haters into Gin Lovers ” !  We are very flattered and honored to be in this list and to have a shout-out from GQ!

We walked away from the recent ADI 2017 awards with a Gold medal for our Summer Cup Cordial, and Bronze medals for our Ginavit and Year ‘Round Green Hat Gins! We are so honored and humbled by the ongoing support we receive from the folks of D.C. and from the American Distilling Institution. 

Come out to Ivy City to celebrate of our third annual release of our adored cordial, Summer Cup. We’ll be playing some great summertime music, offer our free tours, free tastings and delicious Summer Cup and Gin cocktails.

Our Summer Cup:
We’re the first commercial producers of a Summer Cup in the United States. It took us a long time to get the recipe right and it continues to be a crowd favorite and perfect patio drink companion. It combines our Navy Strength Gin with Capitoline White Vermouth and a blend of fruits, herbs and spices that includes cucumbers, black tea, citrus zest, lemon balm, lavender, rose-hips and a few secrets. It’s delightfully complex and refreshing, with less sweetness than some other well-known cups out there. It’s perfect when topped with cucumber, strawberries and lemonade.

The ADI Gin Summit begins tomorrow, and it’s usually a big deal, so if you are interested, you should attend. In correlation with the ADI Gin Summit, we have joined forces with One Eight, Jos. A Magnus. District Distilling Co. and Republic Restoratives for a DC collaboration Gin  that will be released this weekend.
D.C. Gin will be released in partnership with The Boutique-Y Gin Co. and all proceeds will go to Malaria No More. The 375 ml bottles will sell quickly, due to the limited quantity, each distillery will get a very small allotment, so plan accordingly. Check social media for updates on how to get a bottle. 
We are excited to be involved in ADI’s first Grain-to-Glass Gin workshop hosted here at our distillery on Monday, April 3rd. Space is limited, so if you are interested, make sure you check it out. 

John and Michael will be joined by International Gin consultant, David T. Smith to discuss the theory and practice of fermentation, the distillation of base spirit for gin, as well as the rectification of the spirit with botanicals. Other topics covered include: an overview of botanicals, recipe development, making botanical cuts, distillation methods (pot vs vapor vs vacuum), choice of base spirit, and day-to-day production.

Hey everyone! We know you do not need a reminder that today is Friday (Thank Gin it’s Friday), it’s been a long and cold week. Good news; We will be open tomorrow (3.25) from 1-4 pm for FREE tours and FREE tastings and $5 Happy Hour cocktails! The weather is going to be PERFECT tomorrow, so our big bay door will be open to let the sunshine in. So come and grab a bottle of Spring/Summer and have a few of DC best priced cocktails. Make sure you visit our distillery first, as we close before every one else.  If you didn’t make it to the distillery last weekend for the Spring Summer release, don’t worry, we have plenty left. See you tomorrow.

Happy Snow Day, Pi-Day, or a regular Tuesday to all our Gin friends.
Only 4 days until you can get your hands on our most anticipated Seasonal Gin release! March 18th between 1-4pm, come show your Green love and grab yourself a bottle full of spring. Let’s make this release party the best to date!
As always we will offer our Free tours, Free tastings, $5 happy hour cocktails and Spring/Summer Gin!

Added bonus: District Baking Company will be here selling her perfect spring – inspired cookies and cupcakes! District Baking Co. 

As always, our distillery release events are free and require no reservations. So bring every one out to Ivy City decked in green and come ring in Spring with us the only way we know how…with some floral cherry blossom and clover notes, the aromas of sun-baked rosemary, and a bright zestiness from fresh citrus. I bet just reading that made you excited. Hooray for Spring!

 

Perfect weather calls for Happy Hour Cocktails! Join us tomorrow, Saturday February 18th for FREE tours, FREE tastings and the yummiest and cheapest cocktails in Ivy City! $5 gets you a cocktail of your choice (we usually have about 4 cocktail options), so make sure you don’t miss out on tomorrow’s fun and sunny day at the distillery. We will be there with smiles on our faces and gin in our hands.

Please plan your Ivy City day accordingly. We are only open from 1-4pm, so make sure you visit us first, and then swing around to the other distilleries, Atlas and the yummy food options Ivy City has to offer.

CHEERS!

Upcoming.

Peter and Kat have been working on something new for the last several months, and we are happy to announce the newest member of Capitoline’s line-up has arrived!

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TIBER will be dropping on 2/20/18!!!

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What is Tiber, you ask? Capitoline Tiber is a blend of bitter, citrus, spice, and ginger.  Named after Rome’s great riverand Washington’s own buried and forgotten Tiber Creek, this unique Apertivo is inspired by the long tradition of Italian bitter liqueurs.  Meant to be enjoyed in any of your favorite cocktails, such as a Negroni or a Bouldevardier or simply over ice with seltzer.

Peter and Kat’s inspiration for Tiber comes from many years of drinking classic Italian bitter liqueurs in their many iterations. Peter first encountered a Campari & Soda in the late 70’s in Rome where it was poured from the iconic pebbled-glass bottle of the time. Kat spent many an hour drinking and mixing with the classic Campari, as well as many Amari, throughout her years managing cocktail programs in restaurants here in DC. Once Capitoline Vermouth was released here at the distillery, we were missing just one vital  ingredient for an in-house, all DC Negroni. After several months of mixing, tinkering, tippling, and testing, Tiber was born. 
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The official release party for Capitoline’s Tiber will be Saturday, February 17th from 1-4pm at our distillery.

 

The official, “out on the town” Tiber celebration will be held at 2 Birds, 1 Stone on February 20th, 6pm-midnight. So please, join us at 2 Birds, 1 Stone on 2/20 for a Best Friends Gang gathering of Tiber and other Capitoline Vermouth cocktails.

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