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Shirlington Brewery to Mark First Anniversary With Limited-Release Beer

(Updated at 4:55 p.m.) A brewery in Shirlington is planning to celebrate its one-year anniversary with a special beer release.

New District Brewing Co. (2709 S. Oakland Street) will officially kick off its four-day birthday celebration later this evening, said general manager Anna Waigand. The brewery opened its doors last January.

Abbey Ale bottle (photo courtesy of New District Brewing Company)But the focal point of the festivities will be Saturday, when the brewery begins selling bottles of a spiced Belgian beer dubbed “Abbey Ale.” The beer is the first to be made and bottled in Arlington in nearly 100 years, Waigand said.

The limited-release beer is $11.99 per bottle, and each patron is limited to buying just two.

New District’s employees spent all day last Saturday bottling and corking the beer.

“We bottled them all by hand,” said Waigand. “Saturday was a very long day. We all needed a beer at the end of that one.”

The brewery will also hold a beer-themed trivia night later this evening, revive one of its most popular IPAs on Friday and sell growlers at a discount on Monday.

“It’s like a thank-you to our community,” Waigand said.

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