Posts Tagged ‘Oktoberfest’

Snallygaster Brings Rare Fall Beers to Yards Park

Get ready for the mother of all fall beer fests. Neighborhood Restaurant Group is trading its annual Rustico Oktoberfest celebration for a monstrous rare beer event at Yards Park near the site of its forthcoming brewery Bluejacket. Snallygaster, named after a fabled dragon-like creature said to haunt the Blue Ridge Mountains, will swoop down on D.C. with food, entertainment, […]

Oktoberfests & More: Where to Find Fall Beers This Weekend

It doesn't feel like it outside yet, but fall is here. That means fall beer is here, too. With temperatures still in the 70s and 80s, what better way is there to cool off than by drinking a nice, malty festbier like the throngs in Munich or a fresh harvest ale brewed with hops straight […]

Virginia Is For Lovers (Of Beer): The Old Dominion State Is Oktoberfest Central

Get out your lederhosen and dirndls and polka on over the bridge! Over the next week, Northern Virginia will be the site of two immense Oktoberfest celebrations. This Saturday marks the 12th annual Capitol City Brewing Company Mid-Atlantic Oktoberfest in Shirlington. Next Saturday, Rustico in Alexandria will host its annual outdoor Oktoberfest block party. Both festivals will […]

Get Gemütlichkeit at District Chophouse’s Oktoberfest Celebration

The official Oktoberfest celebration in Germany, with all its pomp and circumstance, starts this Saturday with the annual parade through Munich and tapping of the first barrel of Bavarian festbier. Not planning a trip to Europe this fall? You can have your own shot at der gemütlichkeit, that intangible cozy feeling one gets after drinking several […]

This Week: Franconian Oktoberfest at ChurchKey, Movie & Beer Night at Black Squirrel, and Blue Ridge American Craft Oktoberfest Celebration All Week

Even though last weekend brought the final few days of Oktoberfest in Munich, this week has a whole lot of Oktoberfest in D.C. Tonight ChurchKey features ten different rare and delicious German lagers from small breweries in upper Bavaria. Also tonight, Room 11 closes their month-long Oktoberest celebration with Avery Kaiser Imperial Oktoberfest as their […]

Still Pondering Its Future, Blue Ridge Launches Its Own Oktoberfest

As you might remember, the guys over at Blue Ridge pulled the plug on their previous chef-driven concept and quietly launched a craft beer program at their Glover Park operation. As part of the new-look Blue Ridge, owners Eli Hengst and Jared Rager are now debuting their own Oktoberfest. You can think of it as […]

Food News You Can Use: Bourbon Classes and Scented Billboards

It's just another manic Monday, which means of course, it's time for the news. Let's get to it. C'est la vie: neighborhood pet shop Chateau Animaux is set to become not one, but two new restaurants. (ANC Norm) What's that smell? Restaurants have started using scented billboards to attract customers on America's highways. Imagine if […]

This Week: Sly Fox at ChurchKey, Oliver Ales at Paradiso, Uinta at Galaxy Hut, Beer School at The Brick Great Lakes at The Black Squirrel & North Coast Everywhere

Whoa! Lots of beer fun to be had this week. Read on for a daily rundown, but for details on an event click on it in our D.C. Beer Events Calendar above. Monday Birch & Barley is hosting Sly Fox brewmaster Brian O'Reilly from Phoenixville, Pennsylvania for a five-course, seven-beer dinner.  Across town Pizzeria Paradiso Georgetown […]

Oktoberfest Stinks!

We didn't think so when we were there in 2008, but apparently a gathering of an estimated six million people that is centered around drinking (and spilling) vast amounts of beer and eating roasted meats produces a foul odor. Who knew? Well, this year things may be different. Agence France Presse reports that Munich's Oktoberfest, […]

Food News You Can Use: The Ultraviolent Food Nerds Edition

It's Monday, which means it's time to dig into a big, heaping plate of food news. We start with an item close to home: Amsterdam Falafelshop is looking to franchise. Where and when? The guessing (begging?) game begins. (DCist) New Tex-Mex joint to replace AM PM Carryout at 14th and V: Liquor license and sidewalk […]