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D.C. Beer Week is again upon us, and there's no shortage of ways (or days—this week has eight of them) to celebrate.
Beer-B-Q
Enjoy all you can eat ribs, fried chicken, oysters, and sides at this day-long barbecue presented by Hank's Oyster Bar and Sam Adams. Eight beers from Sam's reserve collection will be on tap, as will additional beers not regularly available to the public. Hank's on the Hill. 633 Pennsylvania Ave. SE. 11 a.m. $65. (202) 733-1971.
www.hanksoysterbar.com
Bell's Tap Takeover
Kalamazoo, Mich.'s Bell's Brewery takes over the taps at this U Street spot. Popular offerings include the Two-Hearted Ale and Oberon wheat ale. Dodge City. 917 U St. NW. 6 p.m. Free. (202) 588-9080.
www.dodgecitydc.com
Boulevard Beer Crab Feast
Begin your Beer Week celebration with this annual all-you-can-eat celebration featuring crabs, corn, coleslaw, and beer from Kansas City, Mo.'s Boulevard Brewing Company. Capitol Lounge. 231 Pennsylvania Ave. SE. 4 p.m. $50. (202) 547-2098.
www.capitolloungedc.com
DC Beer Week Cruise
Join Brewery Ommegang and Boulevard Brewing Company and kick off Beer Week with unlimited samples of their craft beers while you cruise alone the Potomac and sample the Odyssey's gourmet menu. VIPs get to board the boat one hour early and get the first samples of the evening. Odyssey Cruises. 600 Water St. SW. 6 p.m. $90-$120. (866) 306-2469.
www.odysseycruises.com
DC Brau's Barrel-Aged Brunch
Enjoy DC Brau's "On the Wings of Armageddon" Imperial IPA as well as two new barrel-aged limited releases at Granville Moore's craft beer brunch. Catoctin Creek distillery and Caledonia Spirits will also contribute to the fun. Granville Moore's. 1238 H St. NE. 11 a.m. Free. (202) 399-2546.
www.granvillemoores.com
Escape to the Cape
City Tap House celebrates brews from New England at this tap takeover featuring selections from Maine's Allagash Brewing Company and Nantucket, Ma.'s Cisco Brewers. Guests in search of a true New England experience can also sip cans of regional favorite Narragansett Lager and, for $25, enjoy a traditional lobster boil prepared by the team from Luke's Lobster. City Tap House. 901 9th St. NW. 1 p.m. Free. (202) 644-9433.
www.citytaphousedc.com
Homebrew Demonstration
Learn tips on brewing your own beer at this educational demonstration presented by local homebrew clubs HOPS and DC Homebrewers. Smith Public Trust. 3514 12th St. NE. 3 p.m. Free. (202) 733-5834.
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Pints and Po' Boys
Louisiana's Abita Brewing Company celebrates Beer Week with a special menu of sandwiches and drafts at this Adams Morgan sports bar. Ventnor Sports Cafe. 2411 18th St. NW. 4 p.m. Free. (202) 234-3070.
lgpresents.wix.com/ventnorsportscafe
SweetWater Conquers the Rooftop
For the duration of DC Beer Week, Atlanta's SweetWater Brewing Company takes over six taps on Mellow Mushroom's patio. Enjoy their unique beers while enjoying Mellow Mushroom's signature pizzas. Mellow Mushroom. 2436 18th St. NW. 6 p.m. Free. (202) 290-2778.
www.mellowmushroom.com
The Craft of Comedy!
Sean Joyce serves as emcee for this evening of stand-up comedy and craft brews, featuring offerings from Lagunitas, Ommegang, Flying Dog, and Atlas Brew Works. The Big Hunt. 1345 Connecticut Ave. NW. 7 p.m. Free. (202) 785-2333.
thebighunt.net
DC Brau Beer Week Crab Festival
Join DC Brau and the Quarterdeck for their third annual Beer Week crab fest. Enjoy all you can eat crabs, plus $1 DC Brau drafts and $5 DC Brau pitchers. Quarterdeck Restaurant. 1200 Fort Myer Dr., Arlington. 5 p.m. $50. (703) 528-2722.
www.quarterdeckarlington.com
Devil's Backbone Low Country Boil
Sample several DB limited releases while enjoying camp-style fare at this summer feast that mimics the great outdoors on Capitol Hill. Union Pub. 201 Massachusetts Ave. NE. 6 p.m. Free. (202) 546-7200.
www.unionpubdc.com
Flying Dog Happy Hour
Pair $1 oysters with a variety of beers from Frederick, Md.'s Flying Dog Brewery. Available brews include the Dead Rise Old Bay Summer Ale, Pearl Necklace Oyster Stout, Agave Cerveza, Bloodline Blood Orange Ale, Easy IPA, and Woody Creek White. Hank's Oyster Bar Dupont. 1624 Q St. NW. 5 p.m. Free. (202) 462-4265.
www.hanksoysterbar.com
Half-Price Pretzels and Local Pints
Enjoy $3 homemade soft pretzels and $4 local beers as the Dupont market kicks off its Beer Week celebrations. Glen's Garden Market. 2001 S St. NW. 6 p.m. Free. (202) 588-5698.
www.glensgardenmarket.com
Pennsylvania Beer Week Kickoff
Begin your Beer Week celebration in Adams Morgan by sampling beers from Pennsylvania breweries Sly Fox, Troegs, Victory, and Stoudts. The Black Squirrel. 2427 18th St. NW. 5 p.m. Free. (202) 232-1011.
www.blacksquirreldc.com
Local Beer Week and Cask Celebration
From Aug. 18 to 22, Meridian Pint replaces all 24 taps with local offerings and will have three local casks available every evening. Meridian Pint. 3400 11th St. NW. Free. (202) 588-1075.
www.meridianpint.com
30 Beers for 30 Years
Washington City Paper and Samuel Adams celebrate the brewery's 30th anniversary by pairing 30 of Sam's most popular beers with snacks from some of D.C.'s best restaurants. VIPs enjoy a pairing discussion with a Sam Adams celebrity chef, tastings of Samuel Adams' Utopias, and many more surprises. Long View Gallery. 1234 9th St. NW. 6:30 p.m. $55-$75. (202) 232-4788.
www.longviewgallery.com
Battle of Barrel-Aged Brews
Local breweries DC Brau and Three Stars face off in a battle for barrel-aged beer supremacy at this tasting hosted by the Bloomingdale bar. Boundary Stone. 116 Rhode Island Ave. NW. 5 p.m. Free. (202) 621-6635.
Bell's Brewery Night
Meet the people behind Bell's Brewery and sample several of their specialty beers, including the Hopsoulution Double IPA, Roundhouse India Red, and Wedding Ale Imperial Wit at this tap takeover. Capitol Lounge. 231 Pennsylvania Ave. SE. 6 p.m. Free. (202) 547-2098.
www.capitolloungedc.com
DC Beer Week Pinball Tournament
Enjoy beer selections from DC Brau while competing in this casual pinball tournament at Lyman's. The winner receives a DC Brau giftcard along with other swag. Lyman's Tavern. 3720 14th St. NW. 7 p.m. Free. (202) 723-0502.
www.lymanstavern.com
Deschutes Beer Dinner
City Tap House culinary director Brian Cooke pairs five courses with five beers from Bend, Ore.'s award-winning Deschutes Brewery. City Tap House. 901 9th St. NW. 6 p.m. $75. (202) 644-9433.
www.citytaphousedc.com
Devil's Backbone Deconstructed Beer Sampling
Try a variety of Devil's Backbone brews presented alongside the ingredients that give them their flavor, including Vienna malt, hops, and spices. Bier Baron Tavern. 1523 22nd St. NW . 7 p.m. Free. (202) 293-1885 .
www.bierbarondc.com
Dogfish Head Music Series Beer Reception
Enjoy a five-course meal paired with beers from Dogfish Head's music series while listening to complementary tunes at the brewery's Northern Virginia alehouse. Dogfish Head Alehouse Fairfax. 13041 Lee Jackson Memorial Highway, Fairfax. 7 p.m. $60. (703) 961-1140.
www.dogfishalehouse.com/locations/dfha-fairfax
From Belgium to Barrel
New Belgium and Allagash celebrate the beers of Belgium at tasting event featuring twelve beers from the breweries. Smoke & Barrel. 2471 18th St. NW. 5 p.m. Free. (202) 319-9353.
www.smokeandbarreldc.com
Mad Fox Brewery Tap Takeover
Fairfax's Mad Fox Brewery takes over the taps at this Dupont Circle market, serving seven different drafts as well as one cask-ale. Glen's Garden Market. 2001 S St. NW. 6 p.m. Free. (202) 588-5698.
www.glensgardenmarket.com
Meet the Yuenglings
Members of the Yuengling family bring samples of their beers and the first taste of this year's Oktoberfest brew to this Beer Week presentation at Ventnor. Ventnor Sports Cafe. 2411 18th St. NW. 8 p.m. Free. (202) 234-3070.
lgpresents.wix.com/ventnorsportscafe
Sly Fox Steal the Pint Night
Head to Sterling to sample Sly Fox's Grisette Belgian style ale and a few other offerings at this Beer Week pint night. Buffalo Wing Factory. 22034 Shaw Road, Sterling. 5 p.m. Free. (703) 406-0505.
www.buffalowingfactory.com
Tuesday Tastings with the Intoxicator
Join Granville Moore's beverage director Matt LeBarron for samples and discussions of his favorite rare domestic beers, gathered during his summer travels. Granville Moore's. 1238 H St. NE. 6:30 p.m. (sold out), 8:30 p.m. (sold out), 10:30 p.m. $25. (202) 399-2546.
www.granvillemoores.com
Local Beer Week and Cask Celebration
From Aug. 18 to 22, Meridian Pint replaces all 24 taps with local offerings and will have three local casks available every evening. Meridian Pint. 3400 11th St. NW. Free. (202) 588-1075.
www.meridianpint.com
Atlas Brew Works Town and Country Release
Atlas Brew Works presents its first barrel release, a Belgian strong ale preserved for nine months in Virginia red wine barrels called Town and Country, at the Dupont Circle and Georgetown locations of this popular pizza spot. Pizzeria Paradiso Dupont. 2003 P St. NW. 5 p.m. Free. (202) 223-1245.
www.eatyourpizza.com
Bleed Us Dry Late Night Tasting
Help the bartenders at Boundary Road empty their taps in anticipation for the next day's Beer Week event. All draft beers are $5 after 10:30 p.m. Boundary Road. 414 H St. NE. 10:30 p.m. Free. (202) 450-3265.
www.boundaryrd.com
Celebrating the Region's Bounty
Sample local dishes paired with beers from Maryland's Flying Dog brewery at this tasting event that highlights flavors from around the region. Clyde's of Gallery Place. 707 7th St. NW. 6 p.m. $25. (202) 349-3700.
www.clydes.com/gallery-place
Devil's Backbone Can Jam Tournament
Drink Devil's Backbone while you practice tossing a disc into a can and you just might win your own set of this popular tailgating game. Penn Social. 801 E St. NW. 6 p.m. Free. (202) 697-4900.
pennsocialdc.com
Don't Doubt the Stouts
Sample nearly a dozen varieties of dark beers, including Epic Big Bad Baptist and New Holland Night Tripper, at this celebration of stouts in Adams Morgan. The Black Squirrel. 2427 18th St. NW. 5 p.m. Free. (202) 232-1011.
www.blacksquirreldc.com
Duvel Oyster Happy Hour
Duvel USA pairs a variety of Belgian beers, as well as samples from Brewery Ommegang and Boulevard Brewing Company, with fresh regional shellfish at this tap takeover and tasting event. Hank's Oyster Bar Dupont. 1624 Q St. NW. 5 p.m. Free. (202) 462-4265.
www.hanksoysterbar.com
Evolution Craft Brewing Crab Feast
Celebrate DC Beer Week by pairing local crabs with beers from this Salisbury, Md. brewery. The Big Hunt. 1345 Connecticut Ave. NW. 4 p.m. Free. (202) 785-2333.
thebighunt.net
Food Pairing and Tasting with Spoetzl Brewery
Sample Shiner beers and appetizers while learning how to pair brews and snacks from Spoetzl brewmaster and general manager Jimmy Mauric. Total WineAlexandria. 6240 Little River Turnpike, Alexandria. 6 p.m. $5. (703) 941-1133.
www.totalwine.com
How Government Affects Your Beer
At-large council member David Grosso joins members of the Brewers Association of Maryland and the DC Brewers Guild to discuss the policies related to beer production and consumption and how local brewing supporters can advocate for their cause. Policy. 1904 14th St. NW. 6:30 p.m. Free. (202) 387-7654.
www.policydc.com
Lagunitas Night
Capitol Lounge pairs beers from Petaluma, Calif.'s Lagunitas Brewing Company with fish tacos at this West Coast-themed celebration. Capitol Lounge. 231 Pennsylvania Ave. SE. 6 p.m. Free. (202) 547-2098.
www.capitolloungedc.com
Maryland Beer Showcase
Sample $4 beers from Maryland spirit purveyors including Oliver Brewing Company, Brewer's Art, Union Craft Brewing, Millstone Cider, and Charm City Meadworks at this Dupont Circle market. Glen's Garden Market. 2001 S St. NW. 6 p.m. Free. (202) 588-5698.
www.glensgardenmarket.com
Port City Brewing Tap Takeover
The brewers and staff from Alexandria's Port City Brewing Company show off their beer and Tavern 64 offers food and drink discounts at this local tap takeover. Tavern 64 Regional Kitchen. 1800 Presidents St., Reston. 4:30 p.m. Free. (703) 925-8250.
www.tavern64.com
RFD's Second Annual Coast to Coast Tap Takeover
Enjoy $5 pours of beers from around the nation, as well as a room full of selections from local brewers, at RFD's second coast to coast tap takeover. Ticket proceeds benefit St. Jude's Children's Hospital. RFD. 810 7th St. NW. 4 p.m. $5. (202) 289-2030.
www.lovethebeer.com
Sour Your Face Off with New Belgium Brewing
Join New Belgium brewer Andy Mitchell for samples of tangy and sour beers, as well as sour tasting challenges and games. Wonderland Ballroom. 1101 Kenyon St. NW. 7 p.m. Free. (202) 232-5263.
www.thewonderlandballroom.com
Steel Plate Tap Takeover
DC Brau and Baltimore's Heavy Seas Beer take over the taps at this new Brookland spot in celebration of Beer Week. Steel Plate. 3523 12th St. NE. 5 p.m. Free. (202) 290-2310.
Thunder Burger and Brau
Enjoy discounts on burgers and DC Brau limited releases and nab some branded glassware at this Georgetown tap takeover. Thunder Burger & Bar. 3056 M St. NW. 7:30 p.m. Free. (202) 333-2888.
www.thunderburger.com
Write Wing Flights with Jimmy Mauric
Shiner Brewery's Jimmy Mauric presents flights of the brewery's White Wing Belgian White, Wild Hare Pale Ale, and limited release Prickly Pear Lager at this Logan Circle tavern. The Drafting Table. 1529 14th St. NW.. 9 p.m. Free. (202) 621-7475.
draftingtabledc.com
Local Beer Week and Cask Celebration
From Aug. 18 to 22, Meridian Pint replaces all 24 taps with local offerings and will have three local casks available every evening. Meridian Pint. 3400 11th St. NW. Free. (202) 588-1075.
www.meridianpint.com
Brewing with Bugs
Nathan Zeender of Right Proper Brewing Company and fermentation expert Michael Tonsmeire discuss using many strains of "wild" yeast and other bacteria to create new flavor profiles and beer styles at this discussion that blends drinking and microbiology. Right Proper Brewing Company. 624 T St. NW. 6 p.m. Free. (202) 607-2337.
rightproperbrewery.com
Devil's Backbone Tap Takeover with Rappahannock River Oysters
Pair a selection of Devil's Backbone beers, including its signature Striped Bass pale ale, with bivalves from Virginia's Rappahannock River Oysters at this seafood-focused tap takeover. Glen's Garden Market. 2001 S St. NW. 6 p.m. Free. (202) 588-5698.
www.glensgardenmarket.com
Heavy Seas Tap Takeover
Heavy Seas takes over six of the taps at Dupont Circle's Bier Baron and presents three of its "Uncharted Waters" releases. Bier Baron Tavern. 1523 22nd St. NW . 7 p.m. Free. (202) 293-1885 .
www.bierbarondc.com
Heavy Seas' Red Sky Firkin Party
Join Heavy Seas for the tapping of its Red Sky at Night beer, a Saison-inspired golden ale, as well as prize giveaways. Pints cost $5 and include a souvenir coozie. Buffalo Billiards. 1330 19th St. NW . 6 p.m. Free. (202) 331-7665.
dc.buffalobilliards.com
History & Hops with Mad Fox Brewing Company
Explore the historic mansion and learn about Christian Heurich's legacy while enjoying samples of three beers from Falls Church Va.,'s Mad Fox Brewing Company. Brewmaster's Castle (Christian Heurich House Museum). 1307 New Hampshire Ave. NW. 6:30 p.m. $30. (202) 429-1894.
www.brewmasterscastle.com
Jerk the Belles
3 Stars and Jerkface Artisanal Beef Jerky present their two collaborative products at this celebration: a jerky infused with 3 Stars' "Southern Belle" imperial brown ale and a beer that incorporates Jerkface's garlic chili. The Big Hunt. 1345 Connecticut Ave. NW. 4 p.m. Free. (202) 785-2333.
thebighunt.net
Mad Fox Cask Night
Sample a selection of Mad Fox's Real Ales, including three versions of its Geordie Brown Ale flavored with cinnamon, vanilla, and toasted coconut. Mad Fox Brewing Company. 444 West Broad St., Suite 1, Falls Church. 4 p.m. Free. (703) 942-6840.
madfoxbrewing.com
Naragansett Beer Clam Bake
New England's Narragansett Brewing Company hosts a traditional clam bake and offers up samples of its out of market brews including a cream ale, a porter, and the first cans of this year's Oktoberfest selection. Ventnor Sports Cafe. 2411 18th St. NW. 6:30 p.m. Free. (202) 234-3070.
lgpresents.wix.com/ventnorsportscafe
Nelson County Tap Takeover
Taste beers from the tiny Virginia county that has more breweries than stoplights. Featured purveyors include Devil's Backbone, Blue Mountain Brewery, and Champion Brewing Company. Maddy's Tap Room. 1100 13th St. NW. 5 p.m. Free. (202) 408-5500.
www.maddystaproom.com
Perennial Beer Tap Takeover
Sample selections from St. Louis' Perennial Artisan Ales, including this year's one-off beers, at this lively tap takeover on H Street NE. Boundary Road. 414 H St. NE. 5:30 p.m. Free. (202) 450-3265.
www.boundaryrd.com
Radler-palooza
Sample pre-made radlers from 3 Stars, Boulevard, Harpoon, Devils Backbone, Stiegl, and Sixpoint, then try the radlers, sodas, and cocktals Smoke & Barrel creates in house. Smoke & Barrel. 2471 18th St. NW. 5 p.m. Free. (202) 319-9353.
www.smokeandbarreldc.com
Rocky Mountain High: Colorado Joint Beer Event
Six Colorado breweries (Oskar Blues, Left Hand, Great Divide, Avery, Breckenridge, and Epic) share samples of their wares at this tasting event. Black Squirrel chefs will provide munchies but please, leave your cannabis in Colorado. The Black Squirrel. 2427 18th St. NW. 5 p.m. Free. (202) 232-1011.
www.blacksquirreldc.com
Shiner Giant Jenga
Join Shiner Brewing's brewmaster Jimmy Mauric for beers and a game of giant Jenga and compete to win a variety of Shiner prizes. The Board Room. 1737 Connecticut Avenue NW. 8 p.m. Free. (202) 518-7666.
www.boardroomdc.com
Shiner's Beer and Barbecue
Join Shiner Beer's brewmaster, Jimmy Mauric, for games, barbecue, and $4 beers at this special edition of Hill Country's Backyard Barbecue. National Building Museum. 401 F St. NW. 5 p.m. Free. (202) 272-2448.
www.nbm.org
Sly Fox Craft Can Promo
Sample cans of Sly Fox beers and pick up some free giveaways while enjoying the view from Whitlow's rooftop. Whitlow's on Wilson. 2854 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. 5 p.m. Free. (703) 276-9693.
www.whitlows.com
Solidarity Session IPA Tasting
Join brewers and beer fans for a tasting of the Solidarity Session IPA, one of D.C. Beer Week's featured beers. Gordon Biersch. 900 F St. NW. 5:30 p.m. Free. (202) 783-5454.
www.gordonbiersch.com/locations/washington-dc
Where the Wild Beers Are
City Tap House shares sour ales from around the world at this evening dedicated to funky, wild beers. Dedicated tasters can sample 10 of the wild beers available for $50. City Tap House. 901 9th St. NW. 7 p.m. Free. (202) 644-9433.
www.citytaphousedc.com
Local Beer Week and Cask Celebration
From Aug. 18 to 22, Meridian Pint replaces all 24 taps with local offerings and will have three local casks available every evening. Meridian Pint. 3400 11th St. NW. Free. (202) 588-1075.
www.meridianpint.com
Flying Dog Happy Hour
Enjoy discounted pints from Maryland's Flying Dog Brewery at this English-themed downtown pub. Elephant and Castle Pennsylvania Ave.. 1201 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 4 p.m. Free. (202) 347-7707.
www.elephantcastle.com/dc_penn
Local Brew Night
Celebrate D.C.'s local beers at this evening featuring samples from DC Brau, Port City, Atlas, Heavy Seas, and 3 Stars breweries. Capitol Lounge. 231 Pennsylvania Ave. SE. 6 p.m. Free. (202) 547-2098.
www.capitolloungedc.com
Michigan's Mighty Fine Beer
Toast the Wolverine State with samples and discussions of its best breweries, including Bell's, Founders, New Holland, and Jolly Pumpkin. Pair it with a chef-crafted venison burger to honor the state's seal. The Black Squirrel. 2427 18th St. NW. 5 p.m. Free. (202) 232-1011.
www.blacksquirreldc.com
The MOST Local Craft Brew Fest and Beer Garden
The local market goes all out with this celebratory garden party featuring local breweries 3 Stars and Port City. Glen's Garden Market. 2001 S St. NW. 6 p.m. Free. (202) 588-5698.
www.glensgardenmarket.com
Rad Porch Firkin Friday
Sample an Oatmeal Vanilla Stout at the ballpark's Red Porch bar while watching the Nats take on the San Francisco Giants. Proceeds from the beer benefit the Washington Nationals Dream Foundation. Nationals Park. 1500 South Capitol St. SE. 7 p.m. $10-$350. (202) 675-6287.
washington.nationals.mlb.com
Second Annual Craft Brewhaha
Celebrate local beer, local food, and local music at this celebration featuring nine different breweries, snacks from area restaurants, and a performance by the Hi Steps. Old Ebbitt Grill. 675 15th St. NW. 8 p.m. $65. (202) 347-4800.
ebbitt.com
Sly Fox Sampling
Learn more about Sly Fox beers and fill your growler with one of their selections at this gathering in Petworth. Yes! Organic MarketPetworth. 4100 Georgia Ave. NW. 5 p.m. Free. (202) 291-5790.
www.yesorganicmarket.com
Texas Night with Shiner Brewing
Shiner takes over the taps and serves up quality Texas barbecue at this Adams Morgan spot. Ventnor Sports Cafe. 2411 18th St. NW. 6:30 p.m. Free. (202) 234-3070.
lgpresents.wix.com/ventnorsportscafe
Local Beer Week and Cask Celebration
From Aug. 18 to 22, Meridian Pint replaces all 24 taps with local offerings and will have three local casks available every evening. Meridian Pint. 3400 11th St. NW. Free. (202) 588-1075.
www.meridianpint.com
Brewery Tour and Growler Ride
Join cyclists at City Bikes' Adams Morgan location for a ride to Atlas Brew Works and 3 Stars Brewery, then return to Glen's for growler fills and toasts. Glen's Garden Market. 2001 S St. NW. 12 p.m. Free. (202) 588-5698.
www.glensgardenmarket.com
Colorado Beer Night
Join the University of Colorado Boulder's alumni association and the Colorado State Society for a celebration featuring New Belgium beers and locally created spirits. Ventnor Sports Cafe. 2411 18th St. NW. 8 p.m. Free. (202) 234-3070.
lgpresents.wix.com/ventnorsportscafe
Colorado vs. Delmarva Cornhole Tourney
At this neighborhood cookout, enjoy chilidogs and half-smokes as well as a selection of beers from Colorado's Breckenridge Brewing Company and New Belgium Brewing, as well as Maryland's Evolution Craft Brewing. Guests are also invited to participate in the afternoon's cornhole tournament. City Tap House. 901 9th St. NW. 12 p.m. $15. (202) 644-9433.
www.citytaphousedc.com
DC Brew Bus Brewery Sampler
Explore D.C.'s breweries by bus on this coordinated trip that visits Bluejacket, Atlas Brew Works, DC Brau, and 3 Stars. Bluejacket. 300 Tingey St. SE. 10:15 a.m. $39-$54. .
facebook.com/bluejacketdc
Devil's Backbone Pumpkin Hunter Release Party
Devil's Backbone takes over all the taps at this Columbia Heights beer mecca and shares samples of this year's Pumpkin Hunter Pumpkin Ale. Meridian Pint. 3400 11th St. NW. 4 p.m. Free. (202) 588-1075.
www.meridianpint.com
Great Lakes Brewery Beers and Brats Brunch
Try a Polish Boy (a bratwurst on a hot dog bun, topped with fries, coleslaw, and barbecue sauce) and pair it with pours from Great Lakes Brewery at this brunch celebration that will certainly help you power through the remainder of Beer Week. The Black Squirrel. 2427 18th St. NW. 12 p.m. Free. (202) 232-1011.
www.blacksquirreldc.com
Pennsylvania Trifecta Prize Drawing
Stop in to Black Squirrel throughout the week to drink your favorite Pennsylvania brews and bet on which beer will be most popular, then stop in on Saturday night to see who wins a variety of prizes and, you know, drink more beer. The Black Squirrel. 2427 18th St. NW. 7 p.m. Free. (202) 232-1011.
www.blacksquirreldc.com
We Can Brew It: Women Getting Women into Beer
Female beer enthusiasts, including Mari Rodela of DC Brau and Washington City Paper beer writer Tammy Tuck, discuss their experience with beer and pour samples of some favorite brews at this instructional panel. The Black Squirrel. 2427 18th St. NW. 1 p.m. $25. (202) 232-1011.
www.blacksquirreldc.com
Brewers on the Block
Red Apron Butchery provides the hot dogs, Suburbia provides the slushies, and seven local breweries provide the beer at this barbecue marking the end of D.C. Beer Week 2014. Brewers from around the region will discuss opening their own breweries and answer questions from attendees. Union Market. 1309 5th St. NE. 2 p.m. $50. .
www.unionmarketdc.com
Hair of the Dog Brunch
Cure your Beer Week hangover with brunch at Boundary Road featuring specialty brews from Richmond's Hardywood Brewery. Boundary Road. 414 H St. NE. 11 a.m. Free. (202) 450-3265.
www.boundaryrd.com
Photos by Darrow Montgomery (8/17, 8/18, 8/20, 8/21, 8/23), Jessica Sidman (8/19), Tammy Tuck (8/22), and Stefanie Gans (8/24)
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