Here we go! SAVOR Beer Week official starts today with handful of great events to kick off the festivities. Remember, this is a marathon not a sprint so pace yourself and finish strong!

Official SAVOR Week Kick Off Event: Crabs and Crafts at Policy

Join your fellow craft beer lovers for the Official SAVOR Beer Week DC kickoff event at Policy.  It’s a crafts and crab feast featuring Flying Dog, Heavy Seas, Port City, DC Brau and Dogfish Head beers.  All beers will be $5 and include specialty casks.  Chef Brian Murphy will be cooking full crabs with all the fixings and brewery reps will be on hand. Takes place from 12 pm to 5 pm, indoors and out.  Don’t miss a great day of fun, sun and beer.  Policy: 1904 14th St. NW, DC; 202-387-7654;

Ommegang Tap Takeover at Smith Commons

Featuring Ommegang beer on special and $1 oysters.  Smith Commons: 1245 H St., NE, DC; 202-396-0038

Every beer is just $5. Featured brews:
• Ommegang Gnomegang (Belgian Strong Ale 9.5% ABV)
• Ommegang Witte (Belgian White 5.1% ABV)
• Ommegang Abbey Ale (Abbey Dubbel 8.5% ABV)
• Ommegang Rare Vos (Belgian Ale 6.5% ABV)

3 Stars Brewing Company Debut !

Churchkey will be pouring the first keg of “The Syndicate”, a collaboration between 3 Stars and Evolution Craft Brewing Company. The beer, a saison brewed with a peppercorn mélange, is intended for DC’s summer months and should not be missed!