Bluejacket is known for its diverse and always rotating lineup of 20 draft beers. Located near Nationals Park and open since 2013, the brewpub—with attached restaurant The Arsenal—has been a key part of the redevelopment of Navy Yard. The space is a showstopper and an attraction in and of itself, which you can check out on an official tour on the weekend. Try one of the core brews, such as Lost Weekend or Forbidden Planet, before venturing into one of the cask ales or any of the latest offerings. You won't find the beers in any stores, so you'll need to get your fix at the brewery, with a limited selection of take home bottles for sale on-site.
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