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One of DC’s biggest news papers takes a look at Ivy City and the budding distilling and brewing scene in the neighborhood. Being the first distillery in the area since Prohibition, New Columbia Distillers takes center stage in the Post’s report.
George Cassidy

Bicycle Space interviews John about Green Hat Gin and his choice mode of transportation in DC

New Columbia Distillers features on WIRED’s Washington DC Must-Do list in 2014. Check out the magazine’s recommendation’s here.

We will be closed from December 24th till January 2. We will resume Tastings Tours and sales on January 3rd. We hope everyone has a wonderful holiday season.

It is that time of the year again! We are releasing Ginavit November 15th, we will have a lot of people out at the distillery for the release of our salute to the colder months. Come out and celebrate!

Poster for Green Hat Barrel Aged Ginavit  2014 Release

We are releasing every ones favorite Spring Summer seasonal gin at the distillery on Saturday 3/29! If you did not get a chance to have this seasonal last year, we are giving you another chance! This citrus and floral gin is made with cherry blossoms, clover blossoms, rose petals. rose hips and lots of citrus tied together with fresh rosemary and of course juniper. We will get the party started at 1:00 and be selling bottles and giving tours till 4:00. Come out say “hi” and get a taste of Seasonal and year round gin.

What Saturday is too far away for you? Well you are in luck, we have two seasonal preview events. On Wednesday we will be at an event at Boundary Road on H street starting at 5:00. Their awesome staff will be whipping up specialty cocktails and we will be on hand to talk gin or whatever strikes your fancy. North East not your hood? The fine folks at Meridian Pint are hosting us on Thursday. Think they are a beer bar? Well they do great cocktails with our gin and have been one of our biggest supporters. We are excited to go hang for a night with them and some cocktails.

Come join us at Trohv Friday 3-14 for a localist party. There will be a celebration of all things local. We will be making cocktails and 3 Stars will be there pouring beer.


We are open at the distillery for sales 12/19-12/20 and 12/23 9-4. Your last day this year to come for Saturday Tastings, Tours and Sales will be on 12/21 from 1-5. We will be closed from 12/24-1/1 for the holidays. Gin makes a great gift, so come down and get something special for that someone special.

The distillery will be closed Thursday-Sunday. We are teaming up with Union Market this weekend for the Thread event at Dock5. We will be making cocktails to enjoy while you peruse the rows of designers and artisans. This would be a much more civilized way to spend your “Black Friday”. The event will run Friday 1-8, Saturday 11-8 and Sunday 11-5. We will be doing several different cocktails with both our year round gin and the Ginavit, fall/winter seasonal. We will also have bottles on sale for purchase at the event.

We will be releasing our second seasonal on November 2nd here at the distillery. Our gin and aquavit hybrid aka Ginavit was then aged in used Lairds apple brandy barrells. You dont want to miss the chance to get one of the most delicious and interesting gins we have had in a long time. We will of course be open from 1-4 for tastings tours and of course sales. There will be limited distribution in DC but there is very little to go around. Hope to see you at the distillery.


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!


TIBER will be dropping on 2/20/18!!!


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. 
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.