Exclusive Pilsner Urquell Brew at Farmers & Distillers

Last night, we shared a very special unfiltered brew created by the expert brewers at historic Pilsner Urquell. This exclusive brew, Pilsner Urquell Nefiltrovaný, was flown all the way from the Czech Republic especially for us. We are the only bar in the DC metro featuring this remarkable Pilsner Urquell brew. 

The free tasting featured lots of beer samples and special pours, beer expertise, and even branded mugs and additional swag from our Pilsner Urquell partners. But most important of all, guests got an exclusive taste from the legendary pilsner giant. 

The 175 year-old Pilsner Urquell brewery, located in a remote town in the Czech Republic, is widely known as the creator of the very first pilsner lager, the most popular golden brew on the planet, which has been adopted and adapted over the years by breweries around the globe. If you like lager, you can thank Pilsner Urquell. Our Beverage Director, Jon Arroyo, made the trek to the brewery and said, “I can die now,” after tasting their lager directly from the cask in the cavern where it’s brewed.

It goes without saying that Jon and his team are delighted to be able to share this special, original taste with our guests.

This spectacular pilsner is still available at Farmers & Distillers, as long as our special delivery lasts.

Of course, Farmers & Distillers is usually known for its distillery, Founding Spirits, and our tasty craft cocktails, but we have a pretty rockin’ beer program as well. With multiple taps, our program is styled from light to bold, lagers and ales, making it easy for guests to not only navigate their favorites, but also try something new. We serve our beer upon order, by the glass, generally ranging from $8 to $10 for a 10 oz to 16 oz pour. 

Stop by for a taste of the special pilsner, while supplies last… or any of our tasty brews.

Farmers & Distillers Unique Beer Program

At Farmers & Distillers, and across our company, we have a unique and robust beer program. Developed with our source-matters, high-quality, earth-friendly mission in mind, we most often partner with like-minded breweries that care not only about great tasting beer, but also about the importance of their ingredients and operating sustainably.

Our Beverage Director, Jon Arroyo, and Assistant Beer Director & Bar Manager, Melinda Koepke (both pictured), are always on the look out for new partners and tasty new brews. We work to provide an array of brands, some highly recognizable and some not. We have cultivated long-term partnerships with Devils Backbone and Flying Dog who also pursue responsibly minded business practices. Their brews can usually be found in our taps. In addition, we serve selections from the brew masters at: 

  • Sierra Nevada, including an as yet to be rescheduled Sierra Nevada beer dinner, which will feature five of the brewery’s favorites perfectly paired with our delicious, scratch-made food. 
  • Hellbender, noted as the first brewery on the East Coast to invest in a mash filter, which radically increases efficiency, allowing this smart brewhouse to brew around 25% faster from start to finish, while using about 18% less grain and 30% less water per batch than most breweries in the world.
  • Warsteiner, an impressive ninth-generation, family-owned premium brewery, world renowned as the originators of the Bavarian Purity Law, a major turning point in beer brewing history and most notably the founding family of Germany’s famed Oktoberfest. We feature their Konig Ludwig Weissbier beer, one of the first “hefeweizen” beers ever brewed. 

Our bar houses multiple taps, styled from light to bold, lagers and ales, giving guests some ease in navigating their go-to beers and inspiring them to try something new and different. Beers are served by the glass, generally from $8 to $10 for a 10 oz to 16 oz pour. 

Farmers & Distillers may be best known for our craft cocktails using small-batch spirits from our very own in-house distillery, Founding Spirits, but we think our beer program is pretty awesome too. 

Come in and check out our beer menu (and our fun bar-specials chalkboard) or ask our bartenders and servers what we have on tap. And stay for a meal. We promise, you won’t be disappointed. As always, we recommend making a reservation.

Sierra Nevada Beer Dinner at Farmers & Distillers

*Update: Due to snow/weather conditions today in the DMV area, we have cancelled this evening’s F&D/Sierra Nevada Beer Dinner, but are planning to reschedule this special event. Stay tuned!

We’ve teamed up with craft beer pioneer Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. to create a very special four-course, paired dinner at Farmers & Distillers. Five of their iconic Northern California brewery craft brews will be perfectly matched with some of our Farmers & Distillers favorite menu selections.

THE MENU

 Welcome Beer

  • Sierra Nevada Southern Gothic Unfiltered Pils

First Course

  • Sierra Nevada Brut IPA
  • Crispy Shrimp Spring Rolls and Kung Pao Chicken Pan-Fried Dumplings

Second Course

  • Sierra Nevada Hazy Little Thing IPA
  • Italian Sunday Salad Topped with a Hazy Citrus Ceviche Shrimp

Third Course

  • Sierra Nevada Pale Ale
  • Signature Cumin Lamb Hand-Pulled Noodles

Dessert

  • Sierra Nevada Chocolate Chipotle Stout
  • Vanilla Ice Cream Affogato Served with a Maple Glazed Donut

Join us on February 20th, 2019 at 7pm for a great tasting experience. The price for the entire evening, including tax and gratuity, is $68.50. Tickets must be purchased in advance here.

Sierra Nevada representatives will be on site to provide tasting notes and insight into the brewing company’s award-winning operations. *Please Note: If you have any allergies or dietary restrictions, please email: EHough@frg.co PRIOR to purchasing tickets. Please understand that these menu pairings have been specially developed for this specific event and as such, last minute requests, variations, or substitutions may not be possible.

SAVOR & Sip Six Selections from Alewerks

Great news, beer lovers. Farmers & Distillers is pre-gaming what The Washington Post describes as “the gold standard” of beer festivals, SAVOR.

On Tuesday, May 29th from 5-7pm, we are hosting a Tap Takeover featuring six selections from Alewerks Brewery Company to celebrate. Three Alewerks brews will be available for tasting: Superb IPA, Chesapeake Pale Ale, and Tavern Brown Ale. And we will offer three limited releases for purchase on draft: Jalapeño Weekend Lager, Pancake House Stout, and Secret Admirer DIPA.

Head on down to DC’s Mt Vernon Square to our bar and Pleasure Garden on Tuesday night for a small taste of what will be coming your way at SAVOR.

This year’s SAVOR – held June 1-2 at the nearby National Building Museum – will host 90 small and independent craft breweries from around the country showcasing 181 beers, each one thoughtfully paired with a small plate that will dazzle your palate. Tickets are available online.