DC Beer Week Aug. 9-16

DC Beer Week is a celebration of good beer from conception to consumption and everyone and everything in between. DC Beer Week aims to educate all on good beer through various events and seminars from August 9-16.

Highlights include:

Sunday, August 9 – Brewers on the Block at Suburbia – DC Beer Week is excited to announce its kick-off event at Suburbia at Union Market. The 1967 Airstream bar outside of Union Market in northeast DC will host 20 of the region’s top breweries, cideries, and meaderies to mark the beginning of the 7th Annual DC Beer Week. The daytime event will feature tastings, music from DJ-59 and a ribbon cutting ceremony with a special guest who will also tap the first official keg of DCBW’s Solidarity Beer of 2015.

Tuesday, August 11 – Celebrate DC Beer Week 2015 with Port City Brewing Company Party at the BEACH at the National Building Museum – The interactive architectural installation will be open for a special night during DCBW. This is the only time it will be open exclusively for a 21+ event.

Enjoy music by Taylor Carson while kicking back on a beach chair with a Port City beer selection, which will include Metro, a Double Red Ale brewed especially for DCBW. Sandwiches will be available to purchase from Dirty South Deli, and they’ll be crafted to pair with beer selection. Ticket includes three beers and a commemorative glass, with additional beers available to purchase. Find more details and purchase tickets here! Space is limited.

Wednesday, August 12 – RFD’s 3rd Annual Coast to Coast Tap Takeover – RFD in Chinatown is throwing an epic regional taptakeover, featuring $5 pints from more than 20 American craft breweries on all 45 of their draft lines that night starting at 3pm. Breweries will be highlighted from multiple regions of the United States; North, South, East, West, and Midwest. This year will also feature a locals only section in RFD’s back room featuring music from local band, Free Lobster Buffet. As DC Beer Week’s #1 charitable event, 100% of the $5 cover will go directly to St. Jude Children’s Hospital. The address is 810 7th Street, NW. No ticket necessary, but more information can be found here.

Friday, August 14 – DC Beer Week Takeover at High Velocity – Join a number of top tier breweries and High Velocity at the brand new Washington Marriott Marquis for a tap takeover filled with a great variety of beers. Join Atlas Brew Works, Heavy Seas, Hardywood, Sam Adams, 21st Amendment, Schlafly, Flying Dog, and more on Friday, August 14. Explore flagships and rarities from these breweries in High Velocity’s sleek, modern atmosphere, and say TGIF during DCBW. Find a list of beers and more information here.

Saturday, August 15 – Devils Backbone’s “Deutschland in Dupont” at Sauf Haus Bier Hall – Join Devils Backboneas they show off the German-style beers in their huge portfolio at Sauf Haus Bier Hall in Dupont Circle. Sample some pretzels and sausages and try any one of the wide range of beers that will be on draft. Chat up Devils Backbone representatives and wear your lederhosen for a taste of Deutschland in Dupont. See a list of offerings here.


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