Looking for meaderies, cideries and breweries? Well, of course you are, but very rarely are they so neatly tucked under the same banner.
The annual event, now celebrating its fifth year, takes place at Union Market and is hosted by mixologist Gina Chersevani’s trendy brunch spot Buffalo & Bergen and summertime airstream bar Suburbia. This year’s rendition features a VIP component for $75 that grants folks access to the event an hour earlier, as well as specialty beer, hoptails and a reserved seating arrangement at Suburbia.
For the fifth consecutive year, the team at 3 Stars Brewing Company – who just celebrated their sixth anniversary this month – is set to debut exclusive beers, with brewers onsite to answer questions. Some of the brews they’ll be featuring include the Techni-color Life Double Dry-Hopped IPA and the Trouble in Paradise Sour Ale.
“We’ve been to all Brewers on the Block since the beginning,” 3 Stars Owner Dave Coleman says. “This year the event is a bit more complex, but more thorough.”
Coleman co-founded 3 Stars with longtime friend Mike McGarvey, with a shared goal to put DC on the map as a craft beer destination. What began as a homebrew operation in McGarvey’s basement quickly became a viable business model for crafting “highly innovative drinking experiences.” Now, their award-winning team has released over 40 beers and built a reputation for crafting original brews.
If you’re looking for solid way to close out DC Beer Week, then head to Union Market for the festivities.
“Brewers on The Block is a great way to wrap up DC Beer Week and gives us in the business an opportunity to chat and mingle with other brewers and the public,” Coleman says.
Brewers on the Block runs from 6-9 p.m. on Saturday, August 25. Tickets are $55; purchase them here.
Union Market: 1309 5th St. NE, DC; 301-347-3998; www.unionmarketdc.com