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Battle of the Barrel-Aged Beer! (Ticketed Event)

  • Boundary Stone 116 Rhode Island Avenue Northwest Washington, DC, 20001 United States (map)

The best barrel-aged beer competition in Washington returns to Bloomingdale’s Boundary Stone on Tuesday, August 22 – just in time for DC Beer Week!

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. This year’s heavyweight lineup includes battle Veterans DC Brau, Atlas, 3 Stars and Port City as well as first-timers Right Proper.

$25 in advance, $30 at the door
Each ticket includes a four ounce taster of each beer, a vote in the contest, and a full pint of “Solidarity,” the special collaboration brew from the members of the District of Columbia Brewer’s Guild.

Each year’s winner gets to choose the beer or barrel style for the following year. Defending champions 3 Stars Brewing have chosen wine barrels for this year’s contest. In addition to selecting the style for next year’s competition, the winner will receive a dedicated tap line at Boundary Stone, a special Battle of the Barrel-Aged Beer trophy, and the love, admiration and respect of beer drinkers across D.C.

Judges: Fritz Hahn of The Washington Post, Dan Silverman the Prince of Petworth, John Fleury of DC Beer and Boundary Stone’s own Doug Farkas.


Later Event: August 22
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