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Weekend Plans: Festin’ Round Town

The weekend is upon us and there are options for the frugal-minded and fest-lover alike. Be sure to check these great events out!

Friday-

Town Tavern’s Oktoberfest

If you’re Eighteenth Street bound check out the Town Tavern’s Oktoberfest lineup as they are offering some solid deals. $8 for a liter and $3 for a refill. Thirsty? They got Hoagies and the always-yummy Sammy Fest. Hungry? They got pretzels and brats. Don’t forget the traditional German garb, the best dressed (Oktoberfest-themed of course!) will receive a $100 bar tab. Be sure to sign up to be included on all the pinchpenny specials.

Fireflies Oktoberfest

If you’re in Del Ray come check out the amazing lineup at Fireflies. Get your fest fix by feasting outside in the biergarten. They’ll be serving up mouth-watering brats and sauerkraut. Wash it all down with a frosty Bluegrass Brewing Company Altbier or a Hacker Pschorr Oktoberfest (one of the Munich Oktoberfest’s official six!).

North Coast Brewing Co. Night @ Meridian Pint

3400 11th St NW Washington D.C. 20010
6:00 – 9:00 PM
Meridian Pint celebrates their 100th beer. In just 3 months they will have tapped 100 different American beers. To celebrate, both the founder & brew master of North Coast brewery will join us as we tap 9 different beers from this great brewery.
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Washington-DC/Meridian-Pint/122568392584?ref=ts#!/pages/Washington-DC/Meridian-Pint/122568392584?v=wall&story_fbid=161902957155174&ref=mf

Autumn Fest @ Pizzeria ParadisoNote that this runs from Friday to Sunday!
Join us to celebrate the change of seasons at both Pizzeria Paradiso locations starting this Friday, October 1st for Autumn Fest. We’ll be tapping Oktoberfest, Pumpkin, Fall seasonal beers and ciders on all 28 draft lines while supplies last and serving a special Pumpkin Pesto, Pancetta and Parmesan Pizza all week long!

Pizzeria Paradiso Georgetown (3282 M Street, NW)
Avery Kaiser, Bells Oktoberfest, Erdinger Weisse, Flying Dog Dogtoberfest, Great Lakes Oktoberfest, Heavy Seas Prosit, Hofstetten 1810, Hofstetten Kubelbier, Italiano VuDu, Jodoin Tentation Cider, Paulaner Oktoberfest, Schlafly Pumpkin Ale, Shipyard Pumpkinhead, Southern Tier PumKing, Spaten Oktoberfest, Victory Festbier, Weyerbacher Harvest Ale

Pizzeria Paradiso Dupont Circle (2003 P Street, NW)
Aecht Schlenkerla Weizen, Ayinger Oktoberfest, The Bruery Autumn Maple, Cape Ann Fisherman’s Pumpkin Ale, Crispin Original Cider, De La Senne Equinox, Dogfish Head Punkin Ale, Hofstetten Bio Honig Bock, Kulmbacher Moschof Festbier, New Holland Ichabad Pumpkin Ale, Weihenstephan Oktoberfest, Weyerbacher Oktoberfest, Wurzburger Oktoberfest

http://www.eatyourpizza.com/pizzeria-paradiso-presents-autumn-fest-2010/

Saturday-

If you can’t make it to Fireflies tonight, check them out tomorrow where they’ll be festing all day from 11 A.M. to 9 P.M. Fireflies assure us German music will provide the weekend’s soundtrack. Brats and Steins and Oompahs, oh my!

Capitol City Brewing Company’s Oktoberfest

Perhaps the crown jewel of the fests around town is Capitol City Brewing Company’s Oktoberfest. Replete with tons of local offerings, expect lots of seasonal favorites, particularly pumpkin ales and German lagers. This is really a time for Maryland and Virginia micro and craft brewers to shine. The other plus is that several members of the DC Homebrewers Club will be volunteering and serving samples. We can’t make any promises but if last year’s event is any indication there will be lots of “local beer celebrities” in attendance (including GABF medal-decorated brewers). We’ll be there and so should you. Prosit!

Great Lakes Takes Over The Black Squirrel

All your Great Lakes Favorites:
Burning River Pale Ale
Dortmunder Gold Lager
Commodore Perry IPA
Eliot Ness Amber Lager
Edmund Fitzgerald Porter

Plus Two Hard-to-Find Seasonal Brews:
Oktoberfest – An amber lager with rich malt flavor balanced by fragrant noble hops.
Nosferatu – A highly hopped imperial red ale rich with flavor, yet remarkably balanced.

Flights available.

2427 18th Street NW Washington, D.C. 20009
1:00 – 6:00 PM
or
12:00 – 3:0 PM
http://www.blacksquirreldc.com/special-events/

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