What we’re looking forward to this week: July 9-15

This week, the editors at Northern Virginia Magazine are looking forward to celebrating National Ice Cream Day at New District Brewing Company, Art Attack at Lubber Run, Jason Aldean at Jiffy Lube Live and Heritage Brewing’s Aged Wild Berry Sour release.

Photo courtesy of New District Brewing Company

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By Lynn NorusisStefanie GansRachael Keeney and Michael Balderston

A pint and a scoop
There are some days when I would probably prefer to be classy with a pairing of a nice pinot and some type of cheese, but in these dog days of summer, matching up beer and ice cream just sounds like so much more fun and refreshing. New District Brewing Company is celebrating National Ice Cream Day by pairing a flight of its beers with four minicups of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream. I wonder how New District’s 1821 Beligan-style saison will mix with Cherry Garcia, or the Follow Your Horizons porter with Oat of this Swirled. -MB // New District Brewing Co.: 2709 S. Oakland St., Arlington

Art Bombing
For those of you who grew up in the ’90s, you’ve most likely seen 10 Things I Hate About You. And I’m sure many of you thought/think the same thing I do anytime I catch it again on TBS or TNT: Why can’t we have an open-air paintball throwing course? Well … this is your chance. Art Attack at Lubber Run is allowing patrons to get in on the art action with paint bombs along with other art projects. They are ridding themselves of the old community center, but not before they let residents create their own mural with it, plus, there will be food and music. –LN // Lubber Run Community Center: 300 N. Park Drive, Arlington

“I was caller number five on a radio station // Won a four-day, three-night beach vacation”
^ I wish. But this Luke Combs song, “When It Rains It Pours,” makes me smile despite being unable to relate. Combs will be performing with Lauren Alaina and Jason Aldean at Jiffy Lube Live on Saturday, and you best believe my friends and I will be shamelessly belting out our favorites. –RK // Jiffy Lube Live: 7800 Cellar Door Drive, Bristow

Heritage Brewing’s Aged Wild Berry Sour release
I am exclusively drinking sour beers this summer. I love the funky, tart, refreshing, sometimes effervescent, always surprising taste. You can have that hop bomb all to yourself. I’m particularly curious about Heritage Brewing’s berry sour, which is wild (spontaneously fermented with brettanomyces and lactobacillus), aged in Norton wine barrels for two years, and should be bonkers. –SG // Heritage Brewing: Manasass and Arlington

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