(NATIONAL HARBOR, Md., Sept. 2, 2020) –The Capital Wheel is open rain or shine, 365 days a year; and is always a perfect 72-degrees inside each private, climate-controlled gondola. “The Perfect Day” from True Respite Brewing was inspired by that vision of a perfect ride on The Capital Wheel and is being released today in follow up to the previous related brew in the series called It’s Too Foggy. The inspiration behind the name of the beer and the story on how they were developed tells the tale of a visit postponed and finally being fulfilled for the Brewery’s owner and family, the O’Leary’s.
The story began around Father’s Day 2019 when brewery Co-Founders Brendan and Bailey O’Leary took their kids, Aidan and Aislinn to National Harbor to ride The Capital Wheel. When they arrived they found the harbor was too foggy for viewing sites and they didn’t take the ride; the kids were devastated. From then on, each time Brendan or Bailey said “no” to something Aislinn wanted, she would mutter to herself that “it’s too foggy.” That phrase came to represent her unique experiences dealing with disappointment and searching for understanding. Brendan and Bailey decided to name an Inner Circle Series beer after her and released It’s Too Foggy in fall 2019.
National Harbor’s marketing team discovered the brew and story behind it and wanted to help fulfill Aslinn’s desire to experience that perfect day to ride The Capital Wheel. Fast forward to summer 2020, the O’Leary’s collaborated with National Harbor and The Capital Wheel to create a follow up brew to celebrate a perfect day riding The Capital Wheel at National Harbor. The Perfect Day brew is a Hazy DIPA (8.2%). “Riding The Capital Wheel is part of a perfect day of fun experiences guests can expect when visiting National Harbor, pair it with a tasty beverage, great dining and shopping and an overnight stay, makes for a fun Harborcation getaway” said Jackie Saunders, AVP marketing, National Harbor.
The Capital Wheel is including the new brew in an experience package and is open daily with tickets available online. The Elevation Celebration Package feature includes 2 tickets for The Capital Wheel, 2 The Perfect Day Beers and 2 Souvenir Cups (other beverages available as well.)
About The Capital Wheel
Located at the end of a pier overlooking the Potomac River at National Harbor, The Capital Wheel is a large-scale observation wheel. The iconic attraction is 180-feet high with 42 climate-controlled gondolas each seating up to eight passengers. For more information www.thecapitalwheel.com
About National Harbor
National Harbor is a community unlike any other. Situated close to the nation’s capital, National Harbor takes full advantage of one of the country’s most historic rivers. Rising from the banks of the Potomac River, just south of the Woodrow Wilson Bridge in Prince George’s County, Md., National Harbor is a 350-acre mixed use development with seven hotels (including the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center and MGM National Harbor), offices, residential, tree-lined streets with more than 160 shops including Tanger Outlets and more than 40 restaurants, iconic attractions such as the Capital Wheel and National Harbor Carousel, and much more. The community provides easy access to Washington, D.C. and Alexandria, Va. and features an array of waterfront activities, events, and spectacular sunsets. For more information, www.nationalharbor.com
Debbie Evans, The Capital Wheel
Vicki Bendure, National Harbor