The impending arrival of Pope Francis in the District of Columbia has security, transit and government officials tirelessly making preparations. And some local watering holes are getting in on the action.
Brookland Pint in Northeast D.C. is just a few blocks form the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception at Catholic University, where the pontiff is going to celebrate Mass on Sept. 23. At the Mass, Pope Francis will also canonize Fr. Junipero Serra, whose likeness is also enshrined in a statue in the Capitol, as the first canonization of a saint to take place on U.S. soil.
According to the bar's website, starting on Sept. 20, Brookland Pint will begin serving "religious themed beers." Some of the libations include "No Pope Til Brookland" by Franklins Brew Pub and DC Brau's "On The Wings of Armageddon." The establishment will also serve half a dozen Trappist beers, which are brewed by Catholic Trappist monks in central Massachusetts. The monks are famous in Europe for brewing the beer, and the Massachusetts brewery is the first official Trappist beer brewed outside of Europe.
The Brookland establishment could have a large spike in customers, as more than 25,000 people are expected to attend the pope's mass at Catholic University.
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