Try “Groot Beer” and Ebulon Soda Tonight at Meridian Pint
WildCraft Soda is throwing a launch party tonight at Meridian Pint from 5 to 10 p.m. The draft-only, small-batch sodas made with foraged botanicals and lightly sweetened with honey are created by longtime home brewer Nathan Zeender, who will serve as head brewer of the forthcoming Right Proper brewpub in Shaw.
Meridian Pint is the first bar to serve WildCraft sodas. There are two flavors on tap: Ebulon, a fruity and tangy aperitif soda with elderberries, hibiscus, rose hips, and pink peppercorns, and Groot Beer, a "true root beer" containing sarsparilla, licorice, burdock, ginger, and chicory roots.
The founders of New Columbia Distillers will also be on hand for Green Hat Gin drinks mixed with WildCraft's Ebulon soda. Proceeds from the evening will go to D.C.'s Family Health and Birth Center, whose midwives Zeender and Meridian Pint's general manager used to deliver their children.
Meridian Pint, 3400 11th St. NW; (202) 588-1075; meridianpint.com
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