As mentioned earlier on Saturday, the boys of DC Brau hosted an event with Art Whino featuring the work of Pixel Pancho. With a clear schedule, I hopped on the bus (and Orange line) DC Brau-bound. Momentarily I would be surrounded by music, an in-session live art installation, and DC Brau’s staple brewski’s. And to my surprise, Red Apron Butchery was in attendance serving franks six ways. I gave into the “Friend’s Hot Sister” dog which was a spicy brat with spicy aoili, spicy bologna over a New England style split top roll. Moments after one bite, my chubby heart cried for another one of Nathan Anda’s creations or even seconds of the “Friend’s Hot Sister.” But with three drink tickets left and a long commute home, I opted out of a possible incoming food coma. It’s times like these I wish I had a hungry pal tagging along.
For those that attended today’s event and have never been to DC Brau headquarters before, you’re a) going to ask around for help or b) figure things out on your own (hopefully without causing a scene and saying “I didn’t do it” a la Bart Simpson). I chose the latter. After checking in, I went to greet Brandon and Jeff. Brandon advised that I should take the tour of the brewery, but as seen in the pics below, I did a bit of my own exploring. With a long line waiting to be served the Public Pale Ale, Penn Quarter Porter or Citizen Belgian Ale, one could easily just admire (and purchase) the artwork brought in, check on the wall randomly to see updates to the live painting or even approach Pixel Pancho to pick his brain (like Graham Jackson of 88 did).
For a last minute social gathering filled with Pixel Pancho’s steam punk, voodoo doll mechas, rusted robo-versions of our favorite super heroes and villains, I’d say this three way collaboration was a huge success. I didn’t stay long, but did wish I had purchased a growler, “Movember” tee or a six pack. But there’s always next time as DC Brau Brewery seems very engaged with arts and music to complement their select brews. On a side note, Pixel Pancho’s work can be purchased on Art Whino and a time-lapse video of Saturday can be seen here.