American Craft Beer Week, May 14-20
May 14–20 is American Craft Beer Week, a nationwide happening organized by the Brewers Association. There are several special events being held across the city and region to toast and celebrate independent U.S. brewers. Check out the list below, and let us know of any others in the comments. Here’s to great craft beer!
Discounted American Craft Drafts (Organized by Drink DC)
5–7 PM, Monday–Friday, May 14–18
Find select U.S. craft beers on tap for $3 each at these participating bars:
The Big Hunt ($1 off)
The Mighty Pint
Smoke & Barrel
ACBW Kick-Off Celebration
6–9 PM, Monday, May 14
ChurchKey will be pouring special kegs, including a few using hops so new they have yet to be named, along with a host of others.
Smith Commons Weeklong-Celebration
7–10 PM, Monday–Friday, May 14–18
Each night of the week, the H Street tavern will host a different craft brewery, along with local creative talent, including “tastemakers,” fashion folks and killer DJs. There’s a special menu of $5 ACBW eats as well. Here are the beers to look forward to:
May 14: Bell’s Brewery — Kalamazoo, MI
Two-Hearted Ale,Oarsman, Oberon • Hopslam
May 15: Dogfish Head — Milton, DE
Palo Santo Marron, Red and White, Black and Blue
May 16: Brewery Ommegang — Cooperstown, NY
Witte, Abbey Ale, Rare Vos, Bomber Bottles
May 17: DC Brau — Washington, DC
Citizen, Corruption, Public
May 18: Flying Dog — Frederick, MD
Raging Bitch,Brewhouse Rarity Sour Cherry, secret bottle offering
Homebrewers’ Day Party
3–5 PM, Saturday, May 19
Smith Commons is throwing a grand finale bash celebrating local homebrewers and the contribution they make to the craft beer scene.
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