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Inaugural District Beer Hunt Recap!

All told, this event was a phenomenal success and went far beyond what we ever dreamed that it would. Originally when we were planning for this event, we thought we might be able to get about 20 teams signed up. Well, that estimate got blown out of the water as we ended up signing up 62 teams. This was a lot of work, but it was ultimately very rewarding, and we are already looking eagerly toward next year’s District Beer Hunt.

Oof, well, admittedly I am just recovering from the inaugural District Beer Hunt, which took place last weekend and was sponsored by the J Street Beer Review, DCBeer, and Flying Dog. All told, this event was a phenomenal success and went far beyond what we ever dreamed that it would. Originally when we were planning for this event, we thought we might be able to get about 20 teams signed up. Well, that estimate got blown out of the water as we ended up signing up 62 teams. This was a lot of work, but it was ultimately very rewarding, and we are already looking eagerly toward next year’s District Beer Hunt.

A huge thank you to all of the following is beyond due: all of the participants, all of the volunteers, JT Smith and Tom Hunter from Flying Dog, Renee Rubin of GoFivo, all of the participating bars (The Big Hunt, The Black Squirrel, Bourbon-Adams Morgan, Iron Horse Taproom, Justin’s Cafe, Meridian Pint, The Reef, RFD, Scion, Smith Commons).

If you’d like a more formal recap, please let me direct you to our friends at The Pint Glass, who wrote a perhaps too glowing review of our little project. (Thanks guys, the check is in the mail!)

Interested in seeing what the prizes and beers were? J Street has a handy list for you.

If you’re interested in the prizes and the winning teams, check them out below!

1st – Damn I’m Hungover Today
Prize: 4 750mL bottles of Flying Dog’s exclusive in de Wildeman Farmhouse IPA (4 of just 15 bottles in the world) + $50 gift certificate to Scion

2nd – The Beerds
Prize: Flying Dog Golden Ticket for an exclusive brewery tour for the bearer + 10 friends + $25 Smith Commons gift certificate

3rd – The Pursuit of Hoppiness
Prize: 4 Flying Dog pint glasses and T-Shirts + 1 750mL bottle of Flying Dog Dog Schwarz + 1 750mL bottle of Terrapin Monstre Rouge Imperial Flanders Red

4th – Yeasty Bottom
Prize: Flying Dog Double Dog Double Pale Ale 4-pack + 1 750mL bottle of Dogfish Head Squall IPA

5th – In Hops We Trust
Prize: 1 750mL bottle of Dogfish Head Bitches Brew + 1 22 oz. bottle of 2010 Stone Russian Imperial Stout + 1 12 oz. bottle of homebrewed Imperial Stout

6th – Hefevisors
Prize: 1 750mL bottle of Rodenbach Grand Cru + 1 12 oz. bottle of homebrewed Bourbon Imperial Stout

Best Name – Tequila Mockingbird
Prize: 2 Lagunitas Wilco Tango Foxtrot 22 oz. bottles + 2 Oliver Ales pint glasses

Best Costume – Third World Warlords
Prize: Flying Dog Double Dog Double Pale Ale 4-pack + 4 Big Hunt T-Shirts

Were you a part of the Beer Hunt? What did you think? How can we improve next year? Leave it in the comments and thanks again for participating!

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