2018 DC Beer Week Events



8th Annual Cask Night/4th Annual Cask Day
Warm up for DC Beer Week with this annual tradition at the Brewer’s Lounge at The District ChopHouse and Brewery! Unlimited sampling of about 20 local cask beers, District ChopHouse Fare, tasting glass, tax and gratuity are included in the ticket price of $50. Near the end of Cask Day at 4 p.m., growler fills for $5 is open to the public. For tickets, contact Suellen, the Banquet/Events Coordinator at [email protected] or 202.347.1922 and have a credit card handy. Cask Night is Friday, August 17 from 6-11 p.m. Cask Day is Saturday, August 18 from 12-5 p.m. The District ChopHouse: 509 7th St. #1 NW, DC; www.districtchophouse.com


ChurchKey Welcomes Great Raft Brewing with Founder Andrew Nations
Join ChurchKey as they celebrate DC Beer Week with their good friends from Great Raft Brewing. On this day, they’ll pour seven different beers from the Shreveport brewery while hosting co-founder Andrew Nations! Headlining the list is The Company I Keep, a brand new American-style Pilsner that is refreshingly crisp and hoppy, with a subtle hint of fruit. This eminently crushable Lager will be served with a complimentary side of authentic Cajun cracklins, flown-in directly from Louisiana, while supplies last. Not to be outdone, they’re also showcasing Double Barrel Aged Old Mad Joy, a Baltic Porter aged twice in Bourbon barrels; Rhinestone Life, a hazy New England style IPA hopped with Citra, Simcoe and Mosaic; and Oceans Between Us, a 100% Brett-fermented IPA with El Dorado hops. All Great Raft beers will be priced individually by the glass and in 4 oz. tasting pours. THE OFFICIAL CHURCHKEY WELCOMES GREAT RAFT LIST: Commotion (Double Dry-Hopped Pale Ale), Double Barrel Aged Old Mad Joy (Bourbon BA Baltic Porter), Oceans Between Us (Brett IPA w/ El Dorado), Reasonably Corrupt (Schwarzbier), Rhinestone Life (IPA w/ Citra, Simcoe & Mosaic), Southern Drawl (Dry-Hopped German Pilsner) and The Company I Keep (Dry-Hopped American Pilsner; Cans). 11:30 a.m-1:30 p.m. Free admission. ChurchKey: 1337 14th St. NW, DC; www.churchkeydc.com

DC Brewers’ Guild/City Winery 1st Annual Lager Fest
Hey DC – it’s time for some Lager! Please join the DC Brewers’ Guild and City Winery as they kick off DC Beer Week 2018 with a celebration of the District of Columbia’s rich lager brewing history. Lager Fest is an event by the local brewing community to showcase our region’s best lagers for your enjoyment. This event will bring together more than 30 craft breweries for an afternoon of refreshing lager style beers, pilsners and related summer favorites, including hard-to-find rare brews. The event will also feature live music from some of your favorite local bands. 1-5 p.m. Tickets are $40. City Winery: 1350 Okie St NE, DC; www.citywinery.com/washingtondc


DC Brau’s 7th Annual Crabfest at Quarterdeck
BEHOLD!!!! THE FEST RETURNETH!!!! For the seventh year DC Brau and the Quarterdeck are teaming up for this epic annual crab-crackin’ get down. This crabfest has become a staple of DC Beer Week, a calling card of summer in DC. As you know from past years, this event always sells out so do not wait to get your tickets. Help DC Brau celebrate indigenous beer and these indigenous Mid-Atlantic delicacies at the Quarterdeck Restaurant in Arlington, VA. All-you-can-eat-crabs for $50 and DC BRAU $1 draftys/$5 pitchers! 5-6 p.m. Tickets are $50. The Quarterdeck Arlington: 1200 Fort Myer Dr. Arlington, VA; www.quarterdeckarlington.com

Right Proper Presents “A Beer and Bite Back for a Night”
Come enjoy a historic lager extinct for 78 years…until now! From the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History archives center comes a pale lager only available at Right Proper Shaw. Amsterdam, 1940 was brewed in collaboration with Lost Lagers, DC’s leading beverage research firm, and The Bruery Store. The delectable pale lager will pour alongside a historic dish also born from a recipe deep in the museum’s archives. Hear a panel featuring beer and food historians, and an award-winning chef. 6:30-9 p.m. Tickets are $22. Right Proper Shaw Brew Pub: 624 T St. NW, DC; www.rightproperbrewing.com


ChurchKey Total Tap Takeover
ChurchKey will once again be devoting all 55 of its draft and cask lines to beers brewed right here in the District. This marks the fourth year they’ve turned over each and every one of their taps to the DC Craft Brewers. A true tribute to the greatness of DC’s brewing scene, they will showcase a wide array of one-offs and rarities, both on cask and draft. Featured beers by 3 Stars, Atlas, Hellbender, Bluejacket and Right Proper. 4-11 p.m. ChurchKey: 1337 14th St. NW, DC; www.churchkeydc.com

5th Annual Battle of the Barrel Aged
Brought to you by Boundary Stone Public House, local brewing legends DC Brau, Atlas, 3 Stars and Right Proper square off in a battle royale of barrel aged beers. A panel of judges as well as the popular vote from the public will decide which brewery wins the coveted dedicated draft line for an entire year! $25-$30. 5-10:30 p.m. Boundary Stone Public House: 116 Rhode Island Ave. NW, DC; www.boundarystonedc.com

The Heurich House Museum Presents “The Art of Beer”
Philip Runco of Brightest Young Things will moderate a DC Beer Week panel discussion with the artists featured in the museum’s exhibit, “The Art of Beer.” Artists Mike Van Hall, Kendra Kuliga, Andy Sides, David Kammerdeiner and Graham Jackson design the labels, posters and logos of area breweries like Aslin Beer Company, 3 Stars Brewing Company, DC Brau Brewing Company, Ocelot Brewing Company and Stillwater Artisanal. Their works will be exhibited in the Heurich House Museum’s Carriage House Gallery from August 3 to September 29. In addition to the program, attendees will be able to view the artists’ works and drink the beers they make famous. Tickets include admission and snacks. Drinks will be available for purchase. 6-8 p.m. Tickets are $15. The Huerich House Museum: 1307 New Hampshire Ave. NW, DC; www.heurichhouse.org


Dacha Beer Club Tap Challenge
Team Dacha wants YOU to decide which beer will be making their Fall tap line up! The challenge consists of three fall-to-winter style brews and a $7 flight. Brewery reps from each selection will be in the garden handing out swag and playing games to try and win your vote while you taste and cast your ballet! The winner will be announced the following day and added to their Fall draft list. 4-10:30 p.m. Dacha Beer Garden: 1600 7th St. NW, DC; www.dachadc.com

Granville Moore’s Saison-a-thon
Granville Moore’s will be serving a selection of off-menu Saisons from local breweries and the country’s premier Belgian style breweries. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the American Brain Tumor Association. In addition, all week they will be serving the DC Brau Doctor Dubbel Trifecta, exclusive to Granville Moore’s, featuring the following: DC Brau’s Doctor’s Dubbel, Whiskey Barrel Aged Doctor’s Dubbel and Maple Whiskey Barrel Aged Doctor’s Dubbel. 5-11 p.m. Granville Moore’s: 1238 H St. NW, DC; www.granvillemoores.com

DC Brau Brewing/Jameson Game Night at the Eleanor
DC Brau and Jameson will host a Wednesday evening party at the newly opened Eleanor to celebrate their Caskmates partnership! 5-11 p.m. The Eleanor: 100 Florida Avenue NE, DC; www.eleanordc.com

Devils Backbone Tap Takeover at Blackfinn American Grill
Join Blackfinn 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-their oak-aged barleywine-while it lasts. 5-8 p.m. Blackfinn American Grill: 1620 I Street NW, DC; www.blackfinnameripub.com/washingtondc

Liquid Integrity and Right Proper Home Brew Contest
As part of DC Beer Week 2018, Home Brewers from around the DMV will unite to see which participant can best replicate Right Proper’s German Style Pilsner Solidarity Brew. 6-9 p.m. Right Proper Brookland Production Facility: 920 Girard St. NE, DC; www.rightproperbrewing.com


Pizza Paradiso’s “Fresh to Death”
The finest and freshest beers of the DMV! They’ll have a full draft line-up at our Dupont location as well as two casks that will have been kegged within one week of the event. Super fresh, super delicious, super local! 11:30 a.m.-11 p.m. Pizza Paradiso Dupont Circle: 2003 P St. NW, DC; www.eatyourpizza.com

ChurchKey: Do What’s Right: Maine Dinner release + Fundraiser
Join ChurchKey as they host their good friends from Maine Beer Company. On this night, they’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. All Maine beers will be priced individually by the glass and in 4 oz. tasting pours. MAINE BEER COMPANY DINNER TAPPING LIST: 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) and Woods & Waters (IPA w/ Simcoe, Mosaic, Columbus & Idaho 7). 4-9 p.m. Free admission. ChurchKey: 1337 14th St. NW, DC; www.churchkeydc.com

Beers and Brats at Denizens Brewing Company
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. 4-11 p.m. Denizens Brewing Company: 1115 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD; www.denizensbrewingco.com

Sauf Haus Presents Full Tasting Flights
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. 4 p.m.-12 a.m. Sauf Haus: 1216 18th St. NW, DC; www.saufhausdc.com

DC Beer Week at Rocklands
Rocklands Alexandria will tap a locally brewed keg and for every beer purchased you receive a complimentary pork egg roll! 5-9 p.m. Rocklands Alexandria: 25 S. Quaker Lane, Alexandria, VA; www.rocklands.com

Roofer’s Union Presents DC Beer Royale
Six of DC’s top breweries will duke it out to determine which brews the “Most Beloved Beer” in the District. $5-$10 donation requested. Proceeds will be donated to charity. 5:30-10:30 p.m. Roofer’s Union: 2446 18th St. NW, DC; www.roofersuniondc.com

The Great Brau Cornholio: Brewers and Barflies Cornhole Tournament
Come join Moreland’s Tavern for a good ole fashion Cornhole tournament! Teams of two, single elimination. Great prizes to be won! Entry fee gets you six DC Brau drafts and entry into the tournament. 6-11 p.m. Tickets are $30. Moreland’s Tavern: 5501 14th St. NW, DC; www.morelandstavern.com


Bluejacket Wedding Ale Release
Bluejacket will be releasing their Wedding Ale to celebrate DC Beer Week. 4-11 p.m. Bluejacket: 300 Tingey St. SE, DC; www.bluejacketdc.com

Devils Backbone Presents Crabs and Beer at Bier Baron
Enjoy Crabs, Devil’s Backbone Striped Bass Pale Ale, and Beers from two local Maryland craft breweries! 4 p.m.-12 a.m. Bier Baron Tavern: 1523 22nd St. NW, DC; www.inlovewithbier.com/Tavern

The Sovereign Presents an Evening with Funkwerks and Co-founder Gordon Schuck
Join The Sovereign as they celebrate DC Beer Week 2018 with their friends from Funkwerks. On this night, they’ll pour eight out-of-market drafts from the Colorado brewery and host co-founder Gordon Schuck! Founded in 2010, Funkwerks is a small, Saison-focused brewery located in Fort Collins, CO. You don’t want to miss this event; these award-winning Belgian-inspired beers are available in DC for a limited time only! Highlights from the list include Sauvin Reserve, a white wine barrel-aged Saison brewed with Nelson Sauvin hops; Saison d’Brett, a Saison aged in oak foeders with Brettanomyces and Tropic King: Apricots, a hoppy Saison infused with apricots. All Funkwerks will be priced individually by the glass and in 4 oz. tasting pours. THE OFFICIAL EVENING W/ FUNKWERKS DRAFT LIST: Pineapple Provincial (Sour Ale w/ Pineapple), Raspberry Provincial (Sour Ale w/ Raspberry), Saison (Saison), Saison d’Brett (Oak BA Saison w/ Brett), Sauvin Reserve (White Wineine BA Saison w/ Nelson Sauvin Hops), Tropic King (Imperial Saison), Tropic King: Apricots (Saison w/ Apricot) and White (Witbier). 5-9 p.m. Free admission. The Sovereign: 1523 22nd St. NW, DC; www.inlovewithbier.com/Tavern

Port City Super Fun Party Time at Cotton & Reed
Join Port City 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! 6-9 p.m. Cotton & Reed: 1330 5th St. NE, DC; www.cottonandreed.com


Flights and Brunch Bites by Brookland’s Finest
Join diners for brunch at Brookland’s Finest Bar and Kitchen for a three-course tasting menu with selected beer pairings. 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Tickets are $35. Brookland’s Finest Bar & Kitchen: 3126 12th St. NE, DC; www.brooklandsfinest.com

City Brew Tours DC Beer Week and BBQ Extravaganza
City Brew Tours DC has partnered 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. Beer experts will pick you up and take care of all the driving. You drink, they drive! They will take you to three locations, elaborating on all things beer. When you get to your 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 and food. Bring along some extra cash and your growlers; they’ll have a cooler to keep things cold, but sorry, there’s no drinking on the bus! 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Tickets are $105. Pick-Up Location: 801 F St. NW, DC; www.citybrewtours.com

Pizza Paradiso Beer Floats with Ruby Scoops
Satisfy your sweet tooth with some ice cream beer floats with ice cream from Ruby Scoops! They’ll have four distinct ice cream flavors each paired with a beer from their DC brewery friends, DC Brau, Atlas, Right Proper and 3 Stars! They will be offering individual floats for each of the four pairings as well as a flight of four mini floats! 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Pizza Paradiso Georgetown: 3282 M St. NW, DC; www.eatyourpizza.com

Brewers on the Block
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. 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. 5-9 p.m. Union Market: 1309 5th St. NE, DC; www.unionmarketdc.com


Fire Works Pizza 8th Anniversary Bash and Solidarity Pig Roast
Come help Fire Works celebrate eight amazing years in Courthouse with their Solidarity Pig Roast as part of DC Beer Week. Chef Thomas’ 2nd Annual Pig Roast with Street Corn and Potato Salad. A ticket will get you get all the roast you can handle and a can of either Solidarity Pils, Right Proper Raised by Wolves or Atlas Ponzi IPA. Live music, prizes, games and just an overall awesome time! Rain or Shine! Tickets purchased day of event. 12-8 p.m. Tickets are $20. Fire Works Pizza Arlington: 2350 Clarendon Blvd. Arlington, VA; www.fireworkspizza.com

Record Fair at Right Proper Brookland
Browse through some records while you drink your favorite Right Proper beer! They’ll have some of the best record vendors in the region here along with a tie dye t-shirt station, live music and tasty treats from Nomad Dumplings. 12-5 p.m. Right Proper Brookland Production Facility: 920 Girard St. NE, DC; www.rightproperbrewing.com

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