A Washington Nationals baseball game at Nationals Park is one reason to visit the Capitol Riverfront neighborhood. Bluejacket is another. Opened in October 2013 by Greg Engert and his band of master brewers, the same team behind ChurchKey (see below), Bluejacket brews at least 80 unique beers at its 3-story site, from dry-hopped ales to barleywine. You can hang out at the bar in Bluejacket’s restaurant, The Arsenal, and sample a few homebrews, dine here, or take a tour. Bluejacket offers three options: a free tour ending in a complimentary tasting; a $29 per person taste-as-you-go tour; and a $99 per person food and beer tour, which concludes with a beer-pairing dinner served in The Arsenal.
- Elise Hartman Ford