From a press release, which is welcome news to those who have been clamoring for more DC Beer Week info. Here's what we've got so far!

May 30, 2013 – Washington, DC – Craft beer fans rejoice! The 5th annual DC Beer Week returns to the National Capital Region this summer with a variety of beer-related educational and tasting events planned throughout the week of August 11 – 18, 2013.

“After playing host to the Craft Brewers Conference and the booming growth of local breweries, 2013 has already been a big year for craft beer in the Washington, DC area,” says DCBW founder Teddy Folkman. “We’re excited to be bringing DC Beer Week back for a fifth year in a row to celebrate the breweries, restaurants, bars, distributors and beer aficionados in the region who are dedicated to spreading the gospel about craft beer – as well as those of us who just like drinking good beer!”

As in past years, hundreds of venues in the District, Virginia and Maryland will host a variety of beer-related events, including beer dinners, tastings, educational panels, glassware giveaways, and more. Restaurants, bars, breweries and other venues interested in participating in this year’s DC Beer Week should contact DC Beer Week organizers via email at for more information.

“The entire craft beer community – from the hills of Virginia to Charm City and everywhere in between – is invited to join us in making this year’s Beer Week the biggest and best one yet,” says DCBW committee member and CEO/Executive Brewer of Mad Fox Brewing Company, Bill Madden.

More information about the 5th Annual DC Beer Week will be available soon at In the meantime, be sure to “Like” the DC Beer Week Facebook page ( and follow us on Twitter and Instagram (@dcbeerweek; #DCBW2013), for the latest updates.

About DC Beer Week

Local distributor Jeff Wells and chef/beer aficionado Teddy Folkman started DC Beer Week in 2008 to celebrate the small, but enthusiastic craft beer community in the Federal City. Since then, the event has grown each year attracting thousands – from self-proclaimed beer geeks and home brewers to the casual beer drinker. In 2012, the event included nearly 200 different events throughout the District and surrounding area.