Young and Hungry

Franklins Celebrates 10 Years of Sandwiches, Suds & Other Stuff

Franklins Restaurant, Brewery and General Store is one of the best kept secrets in local beer. This Sunday, the Hyattsville brewpub is celebrating their tenth anniversary. If you've never been, it's a good time to try the place out. If you have been, you know it's worth the trek into Maryland for one of the joint's gargantuan sandwiches or unique craft beers.

The all-day party will feature brewery tours every two hours from noon to 8 p.m., 20 house-brewed beers including a special anniversary ale, and a free Franklins pint glass with the first beer purchase. The general store, a toy emporium with a kick-ass beer and wine shop in the back, will have free stuff for the kids and wine tastings for the adults, with sparkling wines from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and regional wines from 3 p.m. to close.

More details, full beer list and photos after the jump.

Head brewer Mike Roy's 10th Anniversary Ale is brewed with a Pilsner, Munich, biscuit and honey malts and hopped with a combination of earthy German Tettnang hops and piney, citrusy American Cascade hops. This unfiltered 5.3 percent alcohol-by-volume pale ale—not quite American but not quite English or German either—will fit in among the variety of beers featured this weekend.

Roy describes himself as "a versatile 21st century American brewer, believing that the tastes for beer in America are seemingly infinite." With this approach and more than 10 years of brewing experience under his belt, Roy has injected a healthy dose of innovation and eclecticism into the beer program since taking it over in 2010.

DRAFT LIST

Bombshell Blonde - American Blonde Ale 4.5% ABV
Rubber Chicken Red - American Amber Ale 5.0% ABV
Sierra Madre - American Pale Ale 5.5 % ABV 
Twisted Turtle Pale Ale - English E.S.B. 6.0% ABV
Private I.P.A. – IPA 6.5 % ABV
Oatmeal Stout - 5.9 % ABV
Unterhopft - Double IPA 8.0% ABV 
Dubbel Vision - Belgian Dubbel 7.2% ABV
10th Anniversary Ale - Pale Ale 5.3% ABV
Van Damme – Belgian Strong Dark 10.2% ABV
Jack the Giant Killer - Barleywine 10.0% ABV

BOTTLE LIST

Imperial Stout – 9.0 % ABV
Rauchroggen Bock – Smoked Rye Bock 7.5% ABV
Old Miser - English Old Ale-9.0% ABV
Batch 500 - Belgian Strong Ale 9.5% ABV
Don’t Believe the Hype - Double I.P.A. 8.0% ABV
Tennessee Tuxedo - Whiskey Barrel Stout 7.0% ABV
97 Pound Weakling - Wheat Wine 10.5% ABV
Highland Hugh – Scotch Ale 8.5% ABV
Pumpkin Pie Stout - Spiced Stout 5.8 % ABV
Dank U - Belgian Dark Ale 7.2 % ABV
Blasphemous – Sour Brown 8.1% ABV
Golden Opportunity - Belgian Blonde 6.5 %ABV

Franklins Restaurant, Brewery and General Store, 5123 Baltimore Ave., Hyattsville, (301) 927-2740

Photos by Tammy Tuck

Follow The Lagerheads on Twitter | on Facebook

  • Inquiring Minds

    When is your band playing again, Tammy Tuck??

  • Edward

    Best brewery in the area. Consistently producing interesting, new beer, with super reasonable prices.

  • Duane

    Stopped by last weekend after visiting DC Brau. Got some New Belguim LaFoile Sour Brown Ale and Anchorage Brewing Co. Spiced Imperial Wit in the General Store. A true local hidden gem!

  • Local_C

    I love this place! I stop-in for a pint or two of the freshest and best locally-brewed beer whenever I can. Thanks Franklin's for helping to make the neighborhood fun! Keep up the good work!

  • Dan Riley

    I live in Hyattsville and would love it if they could make the food better. The beer is great and the General Store is a treasure, but c'mon. Somebody in the kitchen needs to do something about the crap that is served there.

...