Bluejacket and the Arsenal

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Bluejacket and the Arsenal, by the Numbers

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Our long national nightmare is over. No, not the government shutdown. The wait for the folks behind ChurchKey to open their absolutely gargantuan brewery and restaurant. They go by the names Bluejacket and the Arsenal, respectively, and they open Tuesday afternoon on the Southeast Waterfront. Here’s a data-rich breakdown:

95: Age, in years, of this giant, glass-enclosed building where the Navy once made boilers.

1: On-site laboratory for tinkering with yeasts.

2: Barrel-aging rooms—one for sours and one for beers in wine and whiskey barrels.

20: House-brewed beers on tap, including The Butcher, a spiced doppelbock.

5: House-brewed beers in casks, including Figure 8, inspired by the pastry chef’s figgy toffee pudding.

22: Seats at the zinc-topped, riveted bar.

5: Communal tables in the bar area, where you’ll order fried pig tails and tots smothered in gravy.

4: Burgers on the menu.

3: Types of tours they’ll offer on Fridays and Saturdays, where you’ll walk across the maze of catwalks and mezzanines.

1: Tour that ends in a four-course tasting menu.

162: Days until the Nats’ home opener.

6: Approximate number of first pitches you’ll miss next season because you won’t want to leave here.

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