The artists return for this DC Edition of Arts & Ales at DC Drafthouse, Sunday August 26 from 4-9pm. Enjoy Port City pints as you take in all the wonderful work from the featured artists and listen to tunes from DJ Laura Lopez. All art you see will be available for purchase!
2018 DC BEER WEEK EVENTS
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Don't miss out on brews, food, music and more! Buffalo & Bergen and Suburbia are proud to announce the 5th Annual Brewers on the Block Saturday, August 25th from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM. The event at Union Market's Suburbia will bring together more than 20 of the region's top breweries, cideries and meaderies along with friends of the block from across the country.
Now is the perfect time of year to enjoy steamed Maryland Blue Crabs! Ivy City Smokehouse is bringing their steaming gear to our Brookland Production House and cooking up a crab feast from 2 pm to 6 pm on August 25. Amazing local craft beer and crabs- what a perfect combo for a summer afternoon!
Both steamed and spiced crabs will be available by the dozen and half dozen. Large Males for $60 a dozen, $30 for a half dozen. Depending on what the crabber brings in, selection and pricing may vary.
Pricing includes crab seasoning and mallet.
Come celebrate our 8th Anniversary and DC Beer Week 2018 with our Solidarity Pig Roast! Chef Thomas will be firing up the grill and serving roasted pig, street corn and potato salad. Live Music, Drink Specials, Prizes and Giveaways. Be the first in Virginia to taste the DC Brewers' Guild collaboration, Solidarity Pilsner, in cans. Price of a ticket gets you All you Can Eat, plus one can of either Solidarity Pilsner, Right Proper Brewing Raised by Wolves, or Atlas Ponzi IPA. $20 per ticket.
Join ChurchKey on Saturday, August 25th as we host the RAR Dank Day Redux. On this day, we’ll pour no less than 9 different beers from the Maryland brewery!
Hosted annually by RAR, Dank Day marks the release of some of the brewery’s most anticipated beers. Tickets to this year’s Dank Day festival sold out in a matter of minutes. Luckily, our friends at RAR have set aside kegs from each of the Dank Day releases for you to enjoy at ChurchKey!
Highlights from the list include Mallwalkers, a milkshake-style IPA infused with guava, brewed in collaboration with Hoof Hearted; and Pulpsicle, a juicy Pale Ale reminiscent oan orange-vanilla creamsicle.
There is no admission fee for this event. All RAR beers from will be priced individually by the glass and in 4 oz. tasting pours.
THE RAR DANK DAY REDUX LIST
- ChopDank (Double IPA)
- Hoof RARted (Double IPA; Hoof Hearted Collab.)
- Lil’ Dank (IPA)
- Mallwalkers (IPA w/ Guava & Lactose; Hoof Hearted Collab.)
- Out of Order: Cherry Limeade (Sour Red Ale w/ Cherry & Lime)
- Out of Order: Very Berry (Sour Red Ale w/ Strawberry, Raspberry & Blackberry)
- Pulp Friction (IPA; Civil Society Collab.)
- Pulpsicle (Pale Ale)
- Right Off Fiddy (Blond Ale; Burley Oak Collab.)
Satisfy your sweet tooth with some ice cream beer floats with ice cream from Ruby Scoops! We'll have four distinct ice cream flavors each paired with a beer from our DC brewery friends, DC Brau, Atlas, Right Proper, & 3 Stars! We will be offering individual floats for each or the four pairings as well as a flight of four mini floats!
City Brew Tours DC has partenered with Sloppy Mama's, bringing you through some of DC's best breweries during Beer Week, while providing you a guided tour of each brewhouse, with a VIP food pairing at each stop!
Our beer experts will pick you up at 801 F Street, NW, we take care of all the driving! You drink, we drive! They will take you to 3 locations, ellaborating on all things beer! When we get to our stops, prepare to take a dive behind the scenes, learning how beer is made at each spot, a little DC beer history, followed with a Sloppy Mamma's Barbeque pairing at each brewery.
Ticket price is all inclusive of guide, transport, flights, food. Bring along some extra cash and your growlers, we'll have a cooler to keep things cold, but sorry, there's no drinking on the bus!
To purchase tickets, visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/city-brew-tours-beer-bbq-extravaganza-tickets-48658332382?aff=efbeventtix
Join us for brunch at Brookland's Finest for Brunch Bites & Flights featuring 3 brunch courses from Chef Shannan and 3 specialty beers from our friends at DC Brau. We will be featuring their 'Time is a Mortal's Master' Barrel Aged Saison, 'Your Pet Cow' Milk Stout, and 'Rose du Gose' Fruited Gose.
For a full menu, click here.
Tickets are $35
Join us at Cotton & Reed for this collaboration of local beer and spirits! The amazing team at Cotton & Reed will be mixing PCBC brews into their cocktails for the night. This tasty collaboration is back for the second year and promises to be twice as fun!
Brookland Pint will be teaming up with our good friends at DC Brau for an epic shrimp boil!
Featured will be a trio of beers released exclusively for DC Beer Week:
Your Trip is Short - 6.4% Dry-Hopped and Barrel-Fermented Saison
Time is a Mortals Master - 6.9% Wine Barrel-Aged Brett Saison
Whiskey BA Doctors Dubbel - 7.6% Barrel-Aged Belgian Dubbel
Plus the 2018 version of Space Reaper, a 9.2% all-Mosaic Double IPA!
3 Stars owner Dave Coleman has long been encouraging Chef Logan McGear to put smoked prime rib on the menu. And we are - at least for one night! Come try this smoked decadence along with a stellar line-up of 3 Stars rarities, to include:
Technicolor Life Imperial IPA
Wheelz of Steel Imperial IPA
Trouble in Paradise Tropical Sour
Ghost White IPA
Starsky and Dutch Chocolate Stout
Nosh on crabs at Bier Baron while enjoying Striped Bass Pale Ale from Devils Backbone Brewing Company, and help support the Chesapeake Bay Foundation while you’re at it! Meet the DB rep and learn more about our partnership with the CBF and how we help save the bay, one can at a time.
Join Bluejacket on Friday, August 23rd as we renew our vows to Kelsey & Greg’s Wedding Ale. On this night, we’ll pour something old (vintage beers), release something new (cans), serve something borrowed (Red Apron) and toast something Blue(jacket)!
We kick things off with 3 *NEW* cans, plus limited edition glassware. The list of cans includes Kelsey and Greg’s Wedding Ale 2018, a Sour Blond Ale with peaches; and Caribou, a peanut butter cup-infused Sweet Stout.
Next up, we’re bringing back 5 *OLD* favorites from our vintage cellar, including kegs of Blue Monday 2015, Travlr’s 12K 2014, Fields of Friendly Strife: Apricots 2015 and more.
Not to be outdone, we're *BORROWING* the talents of our friends at Red Apron Butcher, who will host a pop-up on our outdoor patio, featuring Chef Nate Anda’s special menu of sausages and burgers.
Last, but not least, we've hired a live wedding band to play all the classics and keep the party moving all night!
There is no admission fee for this event. Cans and glassware will be available for purchase in the bottle shop. Vintage kegs will be priced individually and in 4 oz. tasting pours.
BLUEJACKET CAN RELEASE
- Caribou (Sweet Stout w/ Peanut Butter)
- Kelsey & Greg’s Wedding Ale (Sour Blond Ale w/ Peach)
- TBD (IPA)
BLUEJACKET VINTAGE KEG LIST
- Blue Monday 2015 (Whiskey BA Imperial Stout w/ Coffee)
- P.X. Sherry High Society 2016 (Sherry BA Barleywine)
- Fields of Friendly Strife: Apricot 2015 (Saison w/ Apricot)
- Travlr’s 12K 2014 (Cabernet Franc BA Saison)
- Whiskey Barrel-Aged Figure 8 (Whiskey BA Figure 8 w/ Spices)
Boundary Stone will host a Battle of the Bands on Thursday, August 23 at 9pm. Ten local bands will compete while Boundary Stone taps will feature musically-themed beers from Pale Fire and Solace in honor of DC Beer Week.
Bands who wish to enter should email firstname.lastname@example.org. Each participant will get a 15 minute set to perform for the local judges. The winning band will get the opportunity to headline at Boundary Stone and a cash prize! Boundary Stone was named one of the top three places in D.C. for live music by Washington City Paper in 2018.
Come join us for a good ole fashion Cornhole tournament! Teams of two, single elimination. Great prizes to be won!
Cost of Ticket:
$30 Entry fee per team, gets you 6 DC Brau drafts and entry into the tournament.
Five of our taps will be dedicated to beer from our good friends at Lord Hobo from Cambridge, MA, including the new and highly acclaimed Virtuoso New England Double IPA.
Also featuring Angelica NE Wheat, Boomsauce Double IPA, Hobo Life Citra Session IPA, Glorious Galaxy Pale.
Come, join us to partake in a boatload of rare and flagship offerings from one of Virginia's finest breweries - Triple Crossing Brewery!
Have a pint with one of our delicious burgers or entrées.
Remember to get your Pint Passport stamped for our Cellar Rewards program. Check out the rules and details here:https://meridianpint.com/gifts/
On Thursday, August 23, in honor of #DCBeerWeek, Sauf Haus DC will give a *free* tasting flight to anyone who posts a bier photo to Instagram, tagging @SaufHausDC and #BeerWeekDC. Must follow @SaufHausDC on Instagram to be eligible. Bartender on duty will verify via Instagram app on your mobile phone. Must be able to show proof of posting at time of redemption. Ends at 12:00a on Friday, August 24.
Come join us at Denizens Brewing Company on Thursday, August 23rd to have beers, brats, and support the DC Brewers Guild! We are adding Bratwurst to our food menu and we want to launch our new brats during DC Beer Week. For $15 you get a pint of Denizens beer and a bratwurst. A dollar from each purchase will be donated to the DC Brewers Guild. Doors open at 4 pm and the event goes until close.
Join ChurchKey on Thursday, August 23rd as we host our good friends from Maine Beer Company. On this night, we’ll pour the highly elusive Dinner Double IPA on draft for the very first time in DC, while raising money for the Friends of Katahdin Woods & Waters!
Considered one of the best beers in the country, Dinner is Maine Beer Co.’s most coveted release – sold only at the brewery to long lines of loyal fans. This inimitable Imperial IPA is double dry-hopped with Citra, Falconer’s Flight, Mosaic and Simcoe at a rate of 6 lbs. of hops per barrel.
Most importantly, ChurchKey will be donating $1 from every Maine beer sold to the Friends of Katahdin Woods & Waters, a non-profit working to preserve 87,562 acres of Maine forest, including more than 30 miles of rivers, streams and crucial wildlife habitats.
There is no admission fee for this event. All Maine beers will be priced individually by the glass and in 4 oz. tasting pours.
MAINE BEER COMPANY DINNER TAPPING
- A Tiny Beautiful Something (Pale Ale w/ El Dorado)
- Dinner (Double IPA w/ Citra, Falconer’s Flight, Mosaic & Simcoe)
- Lunch (IPA w/ Amarillo, Centennial & Simcoe)
- Mo (Pale Ale w/ Falconer’s Flight & Simcoe)
- Peeper (Pale Ale w/ Amarillo, Cascade & Centennial)
- Woods & Waters (IPA w/ Simcoe, Mosaic, Columbus & Idaho 7)
Cost of Tickets - Free Admission
Celebrate DC Beer Week with Bluejacket and Think Local Food First DC, as we co-host a special happy hour and meet & greet in the Bluejacket Bottle Shop. Join us on Wednesday, August 22nd from 7 to 9 PM for $5 beers, plus complimentary snacks.
Since 2006, Think Local First DC has been dedicated to supporting local independent businesses in our nation’s capital. Their mission is to strengthen the local independent business community and improve its ability to make DC a more equitable, inclusive, and vibrant place to live.
Want to learn more about Think Local First DC and get involved? Make sure to join us on August 22nd!
There is no admission fee for this event, however, we kindly ask that you RSVP, as space is limited. You may register by visiting https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tlf-beer-week-special-tickets-48914583837.
Select Bluejacket beers will be available for $5 each, available in the Bottle Shop only. Complimentary snacks will be available while supplies last.
$5 BLUEJACKET BEERS
- Caribou (Sweet Stout w/ Peanut Butter)
- Circus (Gose w/ Virginia Blueberries)
- Forbidden Planet (Galaxy Dry-Hopped Blond Ale)
- Freak Scene (IPA w/ Citra & Galaxy Hops)
- Pattern Skies (Hefeweizen)
As part of DC Beer Week 2018, Home Brewers from around the DMV will unite to see which participant can best replicate our German Style Pilsner Solidarity Brew.
Meridian Pint will be showcasing the best new breweries and brewpubs to recently open in Maryland.
Taste local beers never before available in DC. Cushwa (Williamsport), Crooked Crab (Odenton), True Respite (Rockville), Black Flag (Columbia), Mully's (Prince Frederick).
List to date:
Crooked Crab Haze for Days Triple DH NE Pale
Crooked Crab American Fruit Ninja Warrior - Lactose IPA with Citra and Mosaic
True Respite Haze Babe DDH NE IPA
True Respite Alpin Haus Smoked Stout
Join The Partisan on Wednesday, August 22nd as we host our good friends from Aslin Beer Company. On this night, we’ll tap a dozen beers from the highly sought after brewery from Herndon, VA!
The fine folks from Aslin have sent us an incredible list of beers, including 50/50 Bar, a popsicle-inspired IPA brewed with passion fruit, pink guava, and vanilla; and Cocoa Mapalm, an Imperial Stout finished with cocoa nibs, maple syrup and vanilla.
Other notables include Take It Into Cooperation, a double-fruited Gose conditioned on peaches, mangos, raspberries, pink guava, vanilla and lactose.
There is no admission charge for the event. All Aslin beers will be priced individually by the glass and in 4 oz. tasting pours.
THE ASLIN BEER COMPANY TAP TAKEOVER LIST
- 50/50 Bar (IPA w/ Passion Fruit, Pink Guava + Vanilla; Graft Collab)
- Berliner Weisse: Boysenberry, Blueberry + Blackberry (Berliner Weisse w/ Berries)
- Cocoa Mapalm (Imperial Stout w/ Cocoa, Maple + Vanilla)
- Gose: Blackberries + Apricots (Gose w/ Blackberry + Apricot)
- How Now Brown Cow: Peanut Butter, Coffee, & Chocolate (Milk Stout w/ Peanut Butter, Coffee, & Chocolate)
- Humanities Child (Brut Style IPA conditioned on Raspberries)
- Johann the Mango Thief (Double IPA w/ Mango + Vanilla)
- Orange Starfish (IPA w/ Citra + Galaxy)
- Removal of Responsibilities (Hefeweizen w/ Blood Orange)
- Take It Into Cooperation (Gose w/ Tropical Fruit + Lactose; Kings Collab)
Join us on Wednesday, August 22 from 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm for a Devils Backbone tap takeover celebrating DC Beer Week! Featuring Vienna Lager, Trail Angel Weiss, Pear Lager, and the limited release Revenge of the Mariner, our oak-aged barleywine, while it lasts.
Face off against the crews of DC Brau & Jameson in an Arcade matchup like no other… Beat the brewer in Bowling, Skee Ball, and Pac Man, to spin the prize wheel for free drinks and prizes all night long… Get the highest score to make it to the Mortal Kombat deathmatch and earn your name on a trophy that will be displayed for all of posterity; plus a pretty sweet belt to take home… Suck at games? That’s OK too… the worst score of the night gets to bring home a sick Toilet Trophy! We’ll have plenty of specialty DC Brau beers on top, including rare and barrel aged varieties, paired with Jameson caskmates, so bring your friends and your game faces and get ready to party!