The weekend is here and there are plenty of ways to celebrate.


Friday, September 24th:
Rustik Neighborhood Tavern
84 T St, NW Washington, DC 20001
– opens to the public Friday night at 9:00 PM
* Washington City Paper’s Beerspotter has a list of their beers. It is a half-&-half list of solid craft brews / Macros.

Friday, September 24th:
Saranac Tasting @ Chevy Chase Wine & Spirits
5544 Connecticut Ave, NW Washington, DC 20015
5:00 – 8:00 PM
– Saranac’s Octoberfest, Pumpkin Ale, Pale Ale, and Imperial IPA.

Saturday, September 25th:
7th Annual Barracks Row Festival
8th Street SE, Capitol Hill.
– Enjoy Belga Cafe’s brunch and take part in this year’s celebration. Sample waffles at Belga’s street waffle cart or enjoy a quick glass of beer on their beer garden patio.


Saturday, September 25th:
Heavy Seas Tasting @ Chevy Chase Wine & Spirits
5544 Connecticut Ave, NW Washington, DC 20015
2:00 – 5:00 PM
– Heavy Seas’ Märzen, Prosit! Imperial Oktoberfest Lager, Loose Cannon IPA, Small Craft Warning Uber Pils, and Peg Leg Imperial Stout.

Saturday, September 25:
De Struise Draft Party @ ChurchKey
1337 14th St NW Washington, DC
12:00 – 5:00 PM
– This daytime event will feature five rare De Struise beers on draft.  They will be pouring: Pannepot Reserva 08/ Black Albert/ RedHaired Jeanne/ Black Damnation (w/De Molen).


Saturday, September 25th and Sunday, the 26th:
3rd Annual Das Best Oktoberfest @ National Harbor
– The show features over 200 International Beers and Wines, Oompah bands, live music, German food, German performers including dancing and sing-a-longs. General admission tickets can be purchased for $30 on-site. General Admission includes admission into the event, a souvenir tasting stein, and 6 beer tokens. DD tickets for $20.


Saturday, September 25th:
Keg Party @ Galaxy Hut
2711 Wilson Blvd. Arlington, VA, 22201
5:00 PM – 12:30 AM
For one night only, Galaxy Hut is knocking down the keg wall in back of the silo, opening up a 600-square-foot area. Specialty kegs of Bruery Autumn Maple, Heavy Seas Pumpkin, and 21st Amendment Hop Crisis Imperial IPA, as well as some yuengling tallboy cans. Celebrating 20 years in the neighborhood on the night of Clarendon Day. Patio bar is cash only.

Saturday, September 25
Beer Tasting @ Rick’s Wine & Gourmet
3117 Duke Street Alexandria, VA
12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
– Sampling a selection of Great American Beer Festival winners.

Rustico has Oskar Blues’ Dale’s Pale Ale brewed with chili peppers.
Scion Restaurant just put Founders Breakfast Stout on draft.
Big Hunt has The Bruery’s Autumn Maple, 21st Amendment’s Hop Crisis, and Founders’s Rye PA and Breakfast Stout.
– ChurchKey has Dieu du Ciel’s Derniere Volonte (a hoppy Belgian Blonde) and Corne du Diable (a hoppy Red) as well as Oliver’s Harvest Ale on cask.
Bread & Brew has Stone’s 999 Vertical Epic and New Holland’s Ichabod Pumpkin Ale.
Brasserie Beck has Unibroue Terrible.
The Black Squirrel has Heavy Seas Great Pumpkin Imperial Ale.