Taste DC is hosting a craft beer festival right here in Washington, DC. The Mid-Atlantic Craft Brew Fest (MAC Brew Fest) will be held over two sessions on October 15 at the Sphinx Club at 1315 K Street NW.

MAC Brew Fest will showcase more than 100 different craft beers
from 34 breweries, such as DC Brau, Chocolate City, Lost Rhino and Port City Brewing. The event will also include an international food pavilion and tasting of a wide array of artisanal cheeses, charcuterie, and sweets from gourmet gelatos to hand-made chocolates.

“DC is the only major city in the U.S. without a defining beer festival representing local and regional breweries. With 5 breweries opening in the area in the last 100 days, a burgeoning craft beer scene, and a seemingly unquenchable thirst for beers with local roots, our region is ripe for a beer festival that speaks to DC’s unique character”, says Charlie Adler, author and founder of TasteDC Event Management.

The two sessions on Saturday October 15, 2011 are from 1pm-4:30pm and 6pm-9:30pm. All tickets must be purchased in advance. Tickets are $75 each and can be purchased here!.

But wait, there’s more!


For a limited time, use promotional code dcbeer when buying your tickets to get your tickets for $50 (nearly half-off!) For just $25 more, you can attend a seminar led by some great local beer gurus.

A portion of the proceeds will benefit Brainfood, a non-profit youth development organization that uses food as a tool to build life skills and promote healthy living in a fun and safe environment.

Here’s the brewery and beer list for MAC Brew Fest!

21st Amendment Brewery

Abita Brewing Co.
Purple Haze – Raspberry Wheat
Turbodog – American Brown Ale
Vanilla Doubledog – 25th Anniversary
Jockamo IPA


Baltimore-Washington Beer Works
The Raven Special Lager
Raven Firkin

Baying Hound Aleworks
Lord Wimsey’s Mild Pale Ale
Sarvara Black IPA
Long Snout Stout

Bell’s Brewery
Bell’s Best Brown Ale
Bell’s Kalamazoo Stout
Bell’s Oarsman

Brewer’s Alley
Brewer’s Alley Kölsch
Brewer’s Alley IPA
Brewer’s Alley 1634 Ale
Brewer’s Alley Oatmeal Stout

Brewery Ommegang
Ommegang BPA
Ommegang Witte
Ommegang Abbey Ale

Capitol City Brew Pub
Amber Waves Ale
Oktoberfest Lager
Cask Beer – TBD

Catoctin Creek Distillery
Catoctin Creek Organic Mosby’s Spirit
Catoctin Creek Organic Roundstone Rye
Catoctin Creek Organic Watershed Gin

Chocolate City Beer


DC Brau
The Public
The Corruption
The Citizen

Elysian Brewing Company

Flying Dog Brewery
Doggie Style Classic Pale Ale
Snake Dog India Pale Ale

Fordham Brewing Co.
Fordham Copperhead Ale
Fordham Helles Lager
Fordham Pumpkin Ale

Franklin’s Brewery

Great Lakes Brewing Company
Edmund Fitzgerald Porter
Dortmunder Lager
Nosferatu American Strong Ale

Harpoon Brewery
Harpoon IPA
Harpoon Octoberfest
Harpoon 100 Barrel Series – Czech Hop Harvest
Harpoon UFO

Heavy Seas Beer
Loose Cannon
Heavy Seas Marzen
Great’er Pumpkin – Bourbon Barrel-aged Imperial Pumpkin

Laughing Dog Brewing
Alpha Dog

Lost Rhino Brewing Company
Rhino Chasers Pilsner
New River Pale Ale
Face Plant IPA

Mad Fox Brewing

Magic Hat Brewing Co.
Magic Hat #9
Magic Hat Ourtoberfest Hex
Magic Hat Circus Boy

New Belgium
Fat Tire Amber Ale
Hoptober Golden Ale
Ranger IPA

North Coast Brewery

Old Dominion Brewing Co.
Old Dominion Oak Barrel Stout
Old Dominion Octoberfest
Old Dominion Oak-Aged Millenium with Brett

Port City Brewing Co.
Optimal Wit
Essential Pale Ale

RJ Rockers Brewery
Bell Ringer

Samuel Adams Beer
Boston Lager
Seasonal – Octoberfest
Imperial Double Bock

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Sierra Nevada Pale Ale
Sierra Nevada Tumbler Autumn Brown Ale
Sierra Nevada Northern Hemisphere Harvest Ale

Starr Hill Brewing Company
Starr Hill Northern Lights IPA
Starr Hill The Love German Hefeweizen
Starr Hill Pumpkin Porter


Stillwater Artisanal Ales
Stone Brewing
Uinta Brewing

Merry Monks
Double Simcoe
Blithering Idiot

Widmer Brothers Brewery
Widmer Brothers Rotator IPA
Widmer Brothers Pitch Black IPA
Widmer Brothers Reserve Lemongrass Muscat Wheat Ale