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Beer Event Picks for Friday: Wait, There’s 10?

That's right, our D.C. Beer Events Calendar shows ten goings-on going on today, the day before Savor. The good news is, the events are pretty spread out, ranging from Alexandria to Columbia Heights. The bad news is, you have to choose. For me, the must-see event is the meet-and-greet with Sierra Nevada founder Ken Grossman, the pioneering grandaddy of U.S. craft beer. He'll be at Churchkey from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., where they'll be handing out free glassware and pouring cask ales and rare barrel-aged beers.

Of course, if meeting one craft beer icon isn't enough, you could chug your cocoa-and-chili-infused Sierra Nevada Hellraiser Imperial Stout and rush over to D'Vines, where Dogfish Head founder Sam Calagione will be signing books and sampling Dogfish Head Fort.

Or, if you're in Dupont, check out the secretly great beer spot Bread & Brew (the name refers to coffee, not beer), where they're giving away Great Lakes glassware and serving the brewery's Lake Erie Monster Double IPA, one of the season's finest IPAs.

Then, if you're attending SAVOR tomorrow, have a glass of water and get a good night's sleep. With 70 breweries bringing a total of 140 beers to sample, you'll want your game face on.

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