The most wonderful time of the year is upon us: DC Beer Week
. As we’ve previously stated
, it’s a not to miss week with plenty of events for everyone from the beer novice to the brewmaster.
Now in its seventh year, DC Beer Week has grown to include over 100 separate events, with a handful of them labeled as marquee events. Numerous restaurants will also be hosting festivities in honor of DC Beer Week such as educational seminars, tastings, and dinners. DC Beer Week runs from August 9 through August 16. Check out some of the events highlighted below:
August 9, 2–5 PM
Head to Suburbia at Union Market for tastings from 20 of the area’s top breweries, music from DJ-59, and a ribbon cutting ceremony that will officially kick off DC Beer Week. Tickets are $35 and include unlimited beer samples.
In honor of DC Beer Week, City Tap House will be hosting a week’s worth of special events including a Cider and Mead Tap Takeover and a “How to Start a Brewery” Panel Discussion/Q&A with Local Brewers.
August 10, 5–10 PM
Quarterdeck (1200 Fort Myer Dr., Arlington; 703-528-2722)
DC Brau and Quarterdeck are teaming up again for the fourth annual Crab Fest. What you get: all you can eat crabs and DC Brau drafts for $1 and pitchers for $5. Tickets are $45.
August 11, 6–9 PM
Take advantage of National Building Museum’s summer art installation and party at the BEACH. Enjoy music from Taylor Carson, beers from Port City Brewing, and food for purchase from Dirty South Deli and Union Kitchen Snack Bar. Tickets are $45.
August 15, 8–11 PM
The third annual Craft Brewhaha will celebrate nine local craft brewers paired with nine local chefs. The breweries will feature two beers and the partnered chef will cook up an accompanying dish, complementing the beer pairings. Breweries include DC Brau, Flying Dog Brewery, Evolution Craft Brewing Company, Atlas Brew Works, Hellbender Brewing Company, Port City Brewing Company, Hardywood Park Craft Brewery, Denizens Brewing Company, and Old Ox Brewery. Participating chefs will represent Old Ebbitt Grill, The Hamilton, Jack Rose Dining Saloon, The Fainting Goat, Boundary Stone, Tower Oaks Lodge, Red Apron Butcher, Smoke and Barrel, and the Red Hen. Tickets are $65.
August 16, 12–5PM
The grown-up version of a scavenger hunt, six restaurants/bars will play hosts as teams go venue to venue in search of 12 local beers. Venues include Bier Baron Tavern, The Big Hunt, GBD, Glen’s Garden Market, Pizzeria Paradiso, and Scion Restaurant. Buffalo Billiards will be hosting a post-scavenger hunt party to hand out prizes. Be sure to pre-register your scavenger hunt team in advance.
Photo via DC Beer Week
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