DC Beer Week is an eight day festival that celebrates the DMV's amazing craft beer community. Below we have highlighted some of the best events that will be happening over the next eight days!
Sunday, August 20
Learn how to homebrew with DC Homebrewers: Interested in brewing your own beer but not sure how to get started? The DC Homebrewers club will be brewing a batch on the Brookland Pint patio. Join them for a beer and learn how you can begin brewing in your home or apartment. (12 - 4 p.m.)
Brewers on the Block: Kick off DC Beer week with Buffalo & Bergen, Suburbia and Link Strategic Partners on from 2-5 p.m. as they host the region's 20+ top breweries, cideries, and meaderies at Union Market.
Sip & Slurp: Join Homestead DC & Devils Backbone for a Sunday of day drinking and oysters! There will be bay education and a chance to donate to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. Oyster Shucker onsite and pours of Striped Bass Pale Ale and Vienna Lager to drink. (2 - 6 p.m.)
Drink the Extinct: Start out DC Beer Week with a taste of and talk on the beer your great grandparents drank. On Sunday August 20, at Gordon Biersch Navy Yard 100 M St SE, Washington, DC 20003, event starts at 6:30 p.m. with two rare and exquisite beers offered alongside appetizers at a steal for $15.
Women in Beer: This event is for the ladies! Join other females in the industry for a meet & greet at The Black Squirrel to kick off DC Beer Week. (6:30 -9:30 p.m.)
Monday, August 21
Solidarity Beer Release Party: Celebrate the release of this year’s Solidarity Brew at host brewery Right Proper Brookland! Grab a pint from 4-9 p.m.
Churchkey Presents the Cigar City Showcase: Join ChurchKey on as they welcome their good friends from Cigar City Brewing Company. On this night, they’ll pour 10 very special drafts from the Tampa, FL brewery! ( 4- 11 p.m.)
Tacos & Takeovers at Taqueria & Rosticeria Fresca: A night of specialty house made tacos paired with a line up of Atlas Brew Works beers brewed right down the street! (5 - 9 p.m.)
Off Flavor Tasting Class at 3 Stars Brewing Company: Join 3 Stars Brewing Company for an educational class on detecting off-flavors in beer. Ticket includes an off-flavor tasting panel and class followed by a great tasting beer that is perfectly to spec! $20/person. (6-8 p.m.)
Beer & Wine Dinner with Port City & Proof: Join Port City Brewing Co. and Proof Restaurant for a twist on the classic beer/wine dinner. Guests can enjoy a three-course meal from Chef Austin Fausett of Proof accompanied by both beer and wine. Tickets are $74 per person, plus 10% DC sales tax and 20% gratuity. (7-10 p.m.)
Tuesday, August 22
DBGB DC Booze Brews: DBGB DC in collaboration with DC Beer Week, will host their second annual Booze Brews event on August 22. Several of DC’s favorite bartenders like Sam Ward of Iron Gate and Kevin Egan of Le Diplomate, as well as top breweries, like Ommegang and Port City Brewing, will compete to create the best beer-forward cocktails and a chance to be featured on DBGB DC’s menu through September. Guests will have the opportunity to cast their vote which will enter them into a raffle to win exciting prizes from the participating breweries. The event takes place from 7 -9 p.m. in DBGB DC’s main dining room. Tickets are available for $30, and include beer cocktails and passed canapés.
Flights & Dogs: Enjoy the classic combo of beer and hot dogs at City Tap Penn Quarter. 11 breweries including Devil's Backbone, Flying Dog, Right Proper, and more will each come up with a special mini hot dog recipe, all of which will be served at City Tap Penn Quarter from 5 to 9 p.m. with guests voting for favorites. For $25, guests can enjoy a 4-beer tasting flight served with four mini hot dogs of their choice.
Battle of the Barrel-Aged Beer: The Battle of the Barrel-Aged Beer pits local breweries against each other as they each try to wow the public and the judges with a special barrel-aged brew! (5-9 p.m. at Boundary Stone)
Wednesday, August 23
The Maryland & Virginia Craft Beer Extravaganza: For this huge event, ChurchKey is turning over all 50 drafts to the very best Maryland and Virginia craft brewers! Expect amazing selections from The Veil, The Answer, Ocelot, Aslin, Manor Hill, RAR, Union, Diamondback and Black Flag! (4 - 11 p.m. at ChurchKey)
DC Brau's Genuine 6th Annual Crabfest: For the sixth year DC BRAU and the Quarterdeck are teaming up for their epic annual crab-crackin' get down. (5 -10 p.m. at Quarterdeck)
Super Fun Party Time: Join Port City and friends at Cotton & Reed Distillery, DC’s rum specialists, for a night of fun times and tasty beverages! The skilled team at Cotton & Reed will be mixing up delicious cocktails featuring both Port City beers and their own stellar spirits, while Port City drafts will be flowing back in the distillery. And if that’s not enough, the fine folks from CAVA will be joining the party, providing free mini bowls to the first 150 party-goers! (6-10 p.m.)
Thursday, August 24
The Bright Cider Life: GCDC Grilled Cheese Bar is teaming up with Bold Rock Hard Cider to present guests with a Tap Takeover! Pairing Bold Rock drafts with Smoked Gouda Apple with Prosciutto Grilled Cheese and Caramel Apple Bourbon Ice Cream Sandwiches. (5 - 9 pm.)
It's Friday Somewhere: Head to Cantina Marina for a DC Brau Cooler Takeover. Enjoy all of your favorite Brau cans for only $5 while you enjoy the water view. There will be games and prizes for a chance to win some great DC Brau gear, and special prizes for the best Aloha shirt! ( 6-9 p.m.)
Pups & Pints: Join Devil's Backbone and O'Connor Brewing Companies for an evening of fur-babies, friends, and free giveaways for fido at Wunder Garten! (6-10 p.m.)
Friday, August 25
Brews & Baseball at Nationals Park: Join Port City at Nationals Park for a division showdown! Your ticket includes a ticket for the game as well as an all-inclusive experience fro 5:30 – 7 p.m. at the Home Plate Tailgate inside Nationals Park. Tickets start at $75.
Saturday, August 26
Barre Class with the Social Sweat at 3 Stars Brewing Company: The Social Sweat provides you with a 50 minute barre fusion class that is guaranteed to make you sweat and smile. Join them at 3 Stars Brewing Company for barre and brews from 11 am - 1 pm! Ticket price includes the cost of class and two drinks. We will cheers with our beers immediately following class. Tickets are $20.
Brewers who Brunch: Enjoy a special menu at DC Reynolds designed to cure your DC Beer Week hangover featuring 3 Light & Easy Breakfast beers from Atlas Brew Works including Blood Orange Gose, Coffee Common & Pineapple Ponzi. (11 a.m. - 3 p.m.)
Old Ebbitt's 5th Annual Brewhaha:Celebrate the end of DC Beer Week with Old Ebbitt Grill's much anticipated BrewHaHa! Sample amazing local craft beers alongside terrific tastes from top local restaurants. ( 8 - 11 p.m.)
Sunday, August 27
Record Fair at Right Proper: Stop by Right Proper's Brookland Tasting Room & Production House for a day filled with music and beer! Browse through records from Songbyrd Café and others with your favorite Right Proper beer in hand. (11 a.m. - 5 p.m.)
For more information on DC Beer Week, click here.