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Blue Jacket Releases Limited-Series Cans Friday

Greg Engert, Beer Director and Partner of Neighborhood Restaurant Group (NRG), announced the launch of Bluejacket’s award-winning craft beers in cans will be available in the DC area beginning March 2.

The cans mark a new chapter for the District brewery, which will release 100 cases each week available for purchase exclusively from Bluejacket’s bottle shop every Friday starting at 12 p.m. The limited availability of cases for sale will allow Engert and his team to deliver a constant rotation of only the freshest and best tasting beers in cans every week.

Fans of the Navy Yard brewery can expect plenty of hop-forward beers (pale ales, IPAs, double IPAs) along with a host of crisp, refreshing, low ABV selections such as classic pilsners and lagers. That list is rounded out by a selection of fruited sours, porters and stouts. ‘Lost Weekend’, Bluejacket’s popular citra-hopped IPA, will be the first in the cans and available March 2. A four-pack of 16-ounce Lost Weekend cans will be priced at $15, with prices for future release to range from $12 to $18.

Engert and Director of Brewing Operations Ro Guenzel have been fine tuning the canning production for the past six months, and are thrilled to start putting Bluejacket mainstays, along with a slew of debut beers, in cans.

Each Friday’s can release will be announced on the Monday prior via @bluejacketdc on all the brewery’s social media channels. In order to maintain quality and optimal freshness, can releases will start off with one or two brands per week, with plans to expand production to three distinct beers in cans available each Friday.

“Everything we do at Bluejacket is in service of the beer drinking experience. Our goal is fresh, vibrant and focused flavor via whatever vessel you’re drinking from, and that philosophy will absolutely extend to our can releases,” says Engert.

The six limited-series release Bluejacket cans will each feature original art. Courtesy: Bluejacket Brewery/NRG
Kris Mullins, NRG’s Creative Director and the force behind the company’s acclaimed creative design work at Red Apron, ChurchKey, Snallygaster, and throughout NRG, has developed original artwork that is intended to be unlike any beer labels currently on the market. The artwork is designed to showcase the style, story and personality of the beer itself, through imagery that veers from figurative to pop and abstract.

Weekly can releases will be announced via Bluejacket’s Twitter and Facebook accounts every Monday.

Bluejacket opened in October 2013 in the Navy Yard neighborhood of Washington, DC. Built as a brewery without boundaries, Beer Director Greg Engert, Director of Brewing Operations Ro Guenzel, and their team of brewers create beers across the broadest range of styles and flavors possible. The brewery itself is housed in a one of the few true industrial buildings remaining in the District, at 300 Tingey St. SE.

Located in the same building, Bluejacket’s restaurant and bar The Arsenal features a constantly rotating selection of twenty Bluejacket beers and five Bluejacket cask ales alongside a menu of refined and classic beer hall fare. The Arsenal at Bluejacket is open Sunday through Thursday from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. and Friday & Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., serving lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch.

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