Posts Tagged ‘tasting’

Historic Brews with Lost Lagers

Posted on: May 25th, 2016 by dbh-01

Historic Brews with Lost Lagers

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

7:00-9:00 PM

Lost Lagers

Taste history with Mike Stein and Pete Jones of Lost Lagers! Join us at Dumbarton House as Mike and Pete introduce their newest historic beer, “Colonial Panic” brewed with the Pen Druid Brewing Company. Owners & brewers Jennings, Lain, and Van Carney will be on site for this program to answer your questions about brewing this historic blend. Mike and Pete are noted beer historians of Washington, DC and their latest creation, Colonial Porter, harkens back to the beers brewed at the time of the House’s construction. Imbibe their creation in a historic setting, Dumbarton House, built in the Heights of Georgetown in 1799. Learn about the process of researching historic brews and recreating recipes and be the first to try their authentic, historic beer, a truly presidential porter.

This event includes snacks and tastings of the Colonial Panic Porter and Pen Druid’s IPA. Guest must be over 21.


Mike Stein and Pete Jones have researched and brewed historically significant beers at professional breweries in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia. They have appeared on the Kojo Nnamdi Show, at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, and their work has been featured in the Washington Post and the City Paper.

Tasting at Dumbarton: A Taste of Chocolate

Posted on: October 22nd, 2015 by dbh-01


Part of the Tasting at Dumbarton Series 

Thursday, October 22, 2015 at 6 pm, $15 Members, $20 Nonmembers

Learn about the history of chocolate processing from the pre-industrial days to the modern-day. At each step in the process, participants will be given samples of chocolate representative of each era. Cacao nibs, 18thcentury style chocolate from American Heritage Chocolates, white chocolate, milk chocolate, and a variety of dark chocolates will be tasted during this scrumptious chocolate journey.

Join us for “Tasting at Dumbarton” our Fall tasting series. A special food and beverage talk and tasting will occur each month in October, November, and December.  Interested in other Dumbarton House Tasting events? Consider purchasing a Tasting Series Pass.

Attend all three programs for a discounted price of

$40 for member, $45 general public.