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D.C. Beer Week Starts Friday: What’s In Store?

DCBW_bottle_cap1-e1281426021717Early this month we posted a sneak peek at D.C. Beer Week, a celebration that will feature craft beer focused events and specials at bars and restaurants starting this Friday, August 20, and running through Saturday, August 28. There are already over 40 special events planned for the second annual city-wide craft beer festival.

Your trusted Y&H beer bloggers will be posting daily picks starting next week, but below is a complete list of known events. We expect to get wind of several more before festivities officially begin this weekend. For the most up-to-date info on D.C. Beer Week, visit DCBeerWeek.com or if you're Googley enough follow our D.C. Beer Events Calendar where you can click on any event for location, time, price and menu details.

FRIDAY, August 20

  • Nerd Nite DC and Rock & Barley Concert at Rock & Roll Hotel (Lectures 6:30pm, Concert 10:00pm, $10 for one event or $16 for both)

SUNDAY, August 22

  • Rare Beer Brunch at Pizzeria Paradiso (12:00-2:00pm, $60)
  • Craft Beer Cruise on the Cherry Blossom (6:00-9:00pm, $70)
  • Great Lakes & German Style Tasting at Little Miss Whiskey's Golden Dollar (8:00-10:00pm, $20)

MONDAY, August 23

  • Victory Brewing Company Rarities at Room 11 (5:00-10:00pm)
  • Great Lakes Take-Over at Meridian Pint (5:00pm-Close, $5 Pints)
  • Opposite Night & Homebrew Swap at Breadsoda (6:00-10:00pm, Free 8oz. beer with each pint purchased)
  • Oliver Ales Cask Night with Brewmaster Stephen Jones at The Big Hunt (6:00pm)
  • Belgian vs. American Beer Dinner at Granville Moore's (7:00-9:30pm, $70)
  • Three Course Beer & Food Pairing at Dino's (7:00-10:00pm, $39)
  • Burgers & Beer in the Bus at Trusty's

TUESDAY, August 24

  • Adam Stein Beer Dinner at Little Miss Whiskey's Golden Dollar (6:00-8:00pm, $20)
  • Brisket & Brews with He'Brew Ales at Star and Shamrock (6:00-9:00pm)
  • Brooklyn Brawl Beer & Cheese Tasting at Kramerbooks/Afterwords Cafe (6:00-10:00pm)
  • "Local" Beer Night at The Big Hunt (6:00pm-Close)
  • Harpoon Pints for Putts at H Street Country Club (6:30-9:30pm)
  • Racer 5 IPA & Dangerously Delicious Pies at Justin's Cafe (6:30-11:30pm, $10 for pie-beer combo)
  • Vintage Chimay Tasting at Belga Café (6:30-8:30pm, $59)
  • Dogfish Ancient Ales Tasting at The Brickskeller (7:00-9:00pm, $35)
  • Pizza Night with 21st Amendment Brewing at 18th Amendment (7:00-9:00pm)
  • Smuttynose Beer Dinner at Liberty Tree (7:00-9:00pm, $40)
  • Oliver's "Brewmaster Presents" with Stephen Jones at Meridian Pint

WEDNESDAY, August 25

  • Heavy Seas Cask Night at ChurchKey (6:00-9:00pm)
  • Troegs Night at The Red and the Black (6:00-9:00pm)
  • Sierra Nevada Dinner at Thunder Burger (6:00-9:00pm, $40)
  • Great Lakes Beer and BBQ at Capitol Lounge (6:00-10:00pm, $45)
  • An Evening with Troegs at Commonwealth (6:00-10:00pm)
  • Speakeasy DC at The Big Hunt (6:30-10:00pm, Performance $15)
  • Meet the Brewer Night at District Chophouse (7:00-9:00pm)
  • Lagunitas Dinner at DC Bread & Brew (7:00-9:30pm, $50)
  • D.C. Beer Week Night at Nationals Park (7:00-9:30pm)
  • (Flying Dog) Bitch vs. (Stone Arrogant) Bastard at The Big Hunt (8:00-10:00pm, $35)
  • Ommegang's Belgian Bonanza at Meridian Pint

THURSDAY, August 26

  • Rogue Ales Oyster Fest at The Reef (5:00-10:00pm)
  • DC Brau Owners Meet & Greet at The Big Hunt (5:30-7:30pm)
  • Heavy Seas Cask Night at Thunder Burger (6:00-9:00pm)
  • Schmaltz Brewing at Distrtict Pour House (6:00-8:00pm)
  • Schlafly Dinner with Founder Dan Kopman at Meridian Pint (7:00-10:00pm, $65)
  • Reissdorf Kolsch Firkin at Biergarten Haus (7:00-9:00pm)
  • Beer vs Beer Braugust Celebration at Breadsoda

FRIDAY, August 27

  • Duvel Happy Hour at Belga Café (4:00-6:00pm)
  • Beer Week Wrap-Up Specials at Meridian Pint (5:00-8:00pm)
  • Michigan Beer Bash at The Big Hunt (7:30pm-Close)

SATURDAY, August 28

  • Firkin Spectacular at RFD (7:00-9:30pm, $40)

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  • Mark M

    So it looks like the Heavy Seas Cask night at Churchkey changed days...

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