Is there any better way to celebrate the birth of our nation than to do it the day before with locally brewed craft beer and great food? I would contend to you that you that there will be no better way to spend your July 3 this year than to be at Smith Commons with representatives and brewers from all of the following local breweries: 3 Stars Brewing Company, DC Brau, Baying Hound Aleworks, Flying Dog, Heavy Seas, Stillwater Ales, Lost Rhino Brewing Company, and Port City Brewing Company.

The DMV Brewers BBQ will run from 4-10pm on Sunday, July 3. Enjoy a special fixed price BBQ Menu and a favorite brew (they’ll be doing $5 pints all day!) from the region’s finest breweries.

Here’s the beer list (food menu follows afterward!):

3 Stars Brewing Company
The Syndicate – Saison (draft)

DC Brau
The Public – Pale Ale (draft, can)
The Corruption – India Pale Ale (draft)
The Citizen – Belgian Pale Ale (draft)


Baying Hound Aleworks
Taj Mahound – India-style Brown Ale (bottle)
Lord Wimsey’s – Mild Pale Ale (bottle)

Flying Dog Brewery
Backyard Ale – Smoked Amber Ale (draft)
Table for Two – Belgian-style Table Beer (draft)
Raging Bitch – Belgian-style India Pale Ale (draft)

Heavy Seas Beer
Holy Sheet – Uber Abbey Ale (draft)
Plank I – Old Style English Ale (draft)
Loose Cannon – India Pale Ale (draft)
Dubbel Cannon – Belgian-style India Pale Ale (bottle)

Stillwater Artisanal Ales
Existent Ale – American Farmhouse Ale (draft)
Stateside Saison – American Farmhouse Ale (draft)
Cellar Door – American Farmhouse Ale (750mL bottle)

Lost Rhino Brewing Company
Rhino Chasers – Pilsner (draft)
Face Planet – India Pale Ale (draft)

Port City Brewing
Optimal Wit – Belgian-style Witbier (draft, bottle)
Porter (draft)

Food-wise, one low price of just $20 per person (excluding alcohol, beverages, taxes or gratuity) gets you a main entree, a companion side and a sweet something for dessert from the menu below.

There will also be live music and all kinda of brewery swag. Let’s be honest; you don’t have work on Monday, and you love great beer and barbecue. You’re going to be at the DMV Brewers BBQ, and we will see you there!

Main Selections
Kobe Beef Hot Dog
Caramelized Onion, Confit Tomato, House Relish
Braised Pork
Bread, Pickled Carrots, Vinegar Butter
64-Hour Short Rib
Kimchi Sauce, BBQ Sauce Yolk
Kalamata Olive, Pistachio Cucumber

Sweet Breads, Cherry, Slaw
Grilled Corn
Foie Gras Butter,  Garlic Chips
Bacon Lardon,  Mustard Oil, Lamb Sausage
Purple Potato Salad
Cornichon, Red Onion, Yuzu Mayo

Bread Pudding
Banana, Walnut, Almond Ice Cream
Lemon Ginger Cake
Yuzu Emulsion, Ginger Chips

Hot & Cold Sweet Tea
Ginger Lemonade