October 19th: History & Hops with Greg Kitsock

History & Hops takes on Heroes and Villains with Greg Kitsock


On Thursday, October 19th from 6:30-8:30pm, Greg Kitsock will host History & Hops at the Heurich House Museum, featuring beer from Virginia brewery Heroic Aleworks.

Kitsock, the founding editor of Mid-Atlantic Brewing News and contributing editor of Beer Advocate Magazine, chose to feature Heroic Aleworks at this month’s event. This will be one of the only times the brewery has been served in DC.

Based in Woodbridge, Virginia, Heroic Aleworks was conceived as a geek culture epicenter, comprising of comic books, gaming, and their own comic book universe. Every beer they create represents a superhero or villain. Their flagship team of heroes is complemented by a supporting, seasonal and special release cast of villains and allies. Each original character is illustrated by international and local comic artists, whose work is then integrated into an ongoing storyline published online and in limited print editions.

In addition, the museum will be hosting tours focused on the history of the Chr. Heurich Brewing Co., the largest, historic brewery in Washington, DC. Tickets for this event include drinks, snacks, and tours.

To purchase tickets, click here. Guests must be 21 or older.

All proceeds benefit the preservation and growth of the Heurich House Museum.

About Heurich House Museum

Since 2011, when new leadership took control of the Heurich House Museum, the organization has been transformed into a modern and sustainable museum whose mission celebrates local DC history and creative economy in one of the city’s most important architectural landmarks. The mansion, located at 1307 New Hampshire Avenue NW in Dupont Circle, was built in the 1890’s by German immigrant, local brewer, and philanthropist Christian Heurich. Recognized as Washington, DC’s most successful brewer, he ran the Chr. Heurich Brewing Co., the city’s longest-operating brewery, until his death at 102. 

The individual programs the Heurich House Museum has established not only sustain the organization and support its mission, but also help uplift other DC communities. The Museum operates an arts and humanities incubator, Brewmaster Studios, which provides low cost or space-for-trade to local makers, entrepreneurs, and scholars, and has formed deep relationships with the local craft beer community that provides tremendous support through partnership programs like Oktoberfest and History & Hops. For more information about the Heurich House Museum, visit heurichhouse.org and follow on social media @HeurichHouse.