Beer lovers will gather at IOTA Club and Cafe (2832 Wilson Blvd) in Clarendon tonight for the official Arlington launch of draft beers from New Belgium Brewing of Fort Collins, Colo.
The launch party, which is being held from 5:00 to 9:00 pm, will feature brewery representatives and five New Belgium beer varieties on tap. Among the planned draught offerings: the brewery’s popular Fat Tire Amber Ale, the Hoptober Golden Ale, 1554 Enlightened Black Ale, Ranger Indian Pale Ale and Clutch Dark Sour Ale. Numerous New Belgium bottled varieties will also be offered.
Up until very recently, New Belgium beers were not available in the DC area. Tonight’s event will celebrate the arrival of New Belgium to DC and Arlington. Admission is free, but attendees must be 21 or over.
New Belgium fans will be able to buy beer for consumption on or off premises. Draft beer can be brought home in IOTA’s “Clarendon Growlers,” which are available for purchase.
In addition to the launch party, IOTA is hosting a number of musical performances tonight, including blues rocker Jason Ager and the usual Wednesday open mic night.