DC Beer Week 2012 will take place from August 12-18. DCBeer is your spot to find the most comprehensive listing of DC Beer Week events. Some venues stack the DCBW line-up with events every day of the week. Rather than do individual posts on all of these venues’ events, we’re presenting individual posts for this handful of venues. Here is Rustico’s line-up (both Alexandria and Ballston), including full draft lists, straight from the mouth of Beer Director Greg Engert.

TUESDAY 8-14-12 – 6PM – Ballston

San Diego Craft Beer Extravaganza! Draft & Cask Rarities from Ballast Point, Green Flash & Mission Brewery!

San Diego Craft Beer Extravaganza! Draft & Cask Rarities from Ballast Point, Green Flash & Mission Brewery!

San Diego has long been a bastion of outstanding craft beer, and recently we have been lucky to see some of the finest breweries from those parts gracing NoVa!

On Tuesday night we are celebrating DC Beer Week with an homage to Southern California and 3 of our favorite brewers: Ballast Point, Green Flash & Mission Brewery! You won’t want to miss out on this very special evening, and the opportunity to taste beers from breweries who do not sell their wares in the District (Ballast Point & Mission!).

We’ll be pouring the ever-incredible Ballast Point Sculpin IPA on Cask and on Draft, as well as a full compliment of Mission rarities and the fine ales of Green Flash, including the inimitable session brew, Retro Pale Ale! We are also incredibly excited to add that we have just received a bunch of uber-scarce Green Flash kegs which we will be pouring at the event…including 1 of only 4 kegs (in the USA!) of Green Flash Double Stout with Serrano Chili Peppers, as well as some rarely seen outside of southern California, like 30th Street Pale Ale & Park West Porter!

The Full San Diego Craft Beer List:
Ballast Point:
Sculpin (Cask)
Sculpin (Draft)
Big Eye
Calico Amber

Dark Seas
Shipwreck DIPA

Green Flash:
Retro Pale Ale
Hophead Red
Double Stout
Le Freak
West Coast IPA
West Coast IPA (Cask)
Imperial IPA
East Village Pilsner
Extra Pale Ale
30th Street Pale Ale
Park West Porter
Double Stout – Serrano Chili Pepper Edition
Belgian Trippel

WEDNESDAY 8-15-12 – 6PM – Rustico Alexandria

DC Beer Week Humpday: An Epic Evening of Epic Brewing Company Casks and Drafts!

Each & Every week we tap the most elusive and deliciously new brews we can find on Humpday here at Rustico…

For DC Beer Week, we figured we would take it a step further by pouring not 3, but 10 new brews for Humpday. And who better to take over the taps than one of the coolest and most exciting new breweries to hit the craft scene in last couple of years?

To that end, Epic Brewing Company out of Salt Lake City, Utah will be showcasing 8 drafts and 2 cask ales on this very special Humpday…Do not miss this opportunity to taste the outstanding Hopulent IPA 3 ways (on draft, on nitro pour and on cask!), as well as a very rare firkin of Hop Syndrome, and a number of our favorite Epic brands on draft, like Brainless on Peaches and Santa Cruz India Brown Ale!

The Full Epic Brewing Company Humpday List:
Epic Hopulent IPA (Cask)
Epic Hopulent IPA (Nitro Draft)
Epic Hopulent IPA (Draft)
Epic Hop Syndrome (Cask)
Epic Brainless on Peaches (Draft)
Epic Sour Apple Saison (Draft)
Epic Hop Syndrome (Draft)
Epic Santa Cruz India Brown Ale (Draft)
Epic Brainless Corruption (Draft)
Epic Wit (Draft)

THURSDAY 8-16-12 – 6PM – Rustico Ballston

Terrapin Tap Takeover, Meet & Greet & Terrapin Mason Jar Glass Giveaway!

It is surprising for some to discover that a handful of excellent craft beers available in NoVa are actually not to be found in Washington, DC…and among the most exciting of that lot is Terrapin Brewing Company out of Athens, Georgia!

Our good buddy Ranger from Terrapin will be in the house, spreading good Terrapin love, and handing out a slew of their newest glassware, uber-hip Terrapin mason jars! We will be pouring no fewer than 9 different & delicious Terrapin drafts during the festivities as well…including the super scarce Samurai Krunkles and the Terrapin-brewed version of their 2012 Reunion collaboration with Schmaltz Brewing Company!

The Full Terrapin Draft List:
Terrapin Phlux Capacitor
Terrapin 10th Anniversary Ale
Terrapin/ Schmaltz Reunion Ale 2012
Terrapin Samurai Krunkles
Terrapin All-American Imperial Pilsner
Terrapin Easy Rider
Terrapin Rye Pale Ale
Terrapin Hopsecutioner
Terrapin Monks Revenge

FRIDAY 8-17-12 – 6PM – Rustico Ballston

Belgium Comes to Ballston: An Evening with Brewery Ommegang! 9 Belgian-Inspired Beauties on Draft!

We simply cannot say enough about Brewery Ommegang…from standard brews produced year-round (Ommegang Witte is our everyday Witbier draft offering after all) to the string of outstanding specialty brews that have graced our taps, this is one of the best producers of classic and innovative Belgian brews situated stateside!

We will be showcasing the brand-new Scythe & Sickle, some vintage kegs, and hyper-rare drafts they debuted around Belgian Independence Day, including the phenomenal Belgian Independence Day Tripel!

The Full Ommegang Draft List:
Scythe & Sickle
Biere de Hougoument
Belgian Independence Day Tripel
Adoration 2011
Aphrodite 2011
3 Philosophers