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Novemberfest 2019 at Rustico features Virginia’s best craft beer

Novemberfest! Why should October have all the fun?

Virginia has been lapping the field compared to the District and Maryland for some time now, both in terms of Great American Beer Festival medals (Port City, Lost Rhino, and Ardent, among others) and buzz (Aslin, The Answer, and The Veil). Well, what if you could sample all these beers in one place? The hype-worthy hazies, the classic award winners, the boozy stouts, the sours, and a whole bunch of Virginia-grown and -made ciders as well? Do we have an event for you!

Rustico’s annual Novemberfest will return November 2nd with an outdoor block party featuring no less than 80 local, delicious beers and ciders – from 40 of Virginia’s top craft brewers and cider makers.

Rustico Novemberfest featured beers.

Unlike Snallygaster, Rustico’s Novemberfest is pay-as-you-go. Advance tickets are $25 and include 20 food & drink tickets and admission (a savings of $5 off the door sale price; day-of admission is $10). You can certainly buy more tickets once you’re there, and expect to pay somewhere between 5-9 tickets ($5-$9) for a beer, with smaller pours available if you’d like to sample.

You can also use those tickets to buy food from the Rustico team. Executive Chef Stephen McRae is serving up BBQ pork sandwiches, Red Apron hot dogs, chili, vegetarian fare, sweets, and more.

Kids under 14 are free, and they’ll be games and other activities for them, and live music for all, but no dogs, please.

As is customary at Neighborhood Restaurant Group events, a portion of the proceeds benefits Arcadia Center for Sustainable Food & Agriculture, a local nonprofit organization dedicated to creating a more equitable and sustainable local food system in the Washington, DC area.

Novemberfest Beers (our picks in bold):

  • Alewerks Bourbon Barrel Porter
  • Alewerks Pumpkin Ale
  • Ardent Floreda Idaho
  • Ardent Pilsner
  • Aslin Double Orange Starfish
  • Aslin Master of Karate
  • Back Bay’s Farmhouse Macaron
  • Back Bay’s Farmhouse Mule
  • Beltway Art In Execution 2019
  • Beltway Changing Lanes
  • Benchtop Gong Resin
  • Benchtop Wicked Walter
  • Bingo Lager
  • Bingo Smoked Bock
  • Black Narrows Pickleweed Potion
  • Black Narrows We Will Reap
  • Bluejacket Dream Seasons
  • Bluejacket Ki, Ki, Ki, Ma, Ma, Ma,
  • Brothers Blonde Betty
  • Brothers Rainbow Cookie Great Debate
  • Cobbler Mountain Jammin’ Cranberry Ginger
  • Cobbler Mountain Maple Stout
  • Commonwealth Phosphor
  • Commonwealth Zombie
  • Crooked Run Bloom
  • Crooked Run Storm
  • Dynasty El Supremo
  • Dynasty Electro Vision
  • Fair Winds All Hands
  • Fair Winds Nautifest
  • Final Gravity TBD
  • Final Gravity TBD
  • Hardywood Park Tropic Like It’s Hot 2019
  • Hardywood Park Wyldflower
  • Ocelot Livewire
  • Ocelot Scandalous
  • Old Ox Down The Hatch
  • Old Ox Funky Face: Ginger & Lemongrass
  • Pale Fire Illiterate Light
  • Pale Fire Village Green
  • Parkway Reformator
  • Parkway Save The Galaxy
  • Pen Druid Golden Swan
  • Pen Druid TBD
  • Port City Integral
  • Port City Tmavé Pivo
  • Precarious Appeal To Consequence
  • Precarious Right on Top of That, Gose!
  • Reason Pattern Recognition
  • Reason Saison
  • Reaver Beach Mahi
  • Reaver Beach Temple of Bones
  • Rocket Frog Golden Word
  • Rocket Frog Helleanor
  • Solace It’s Electric: Blackberry & Raspberry
  • Solace Prstge Wrldwide
  • Steam Bell Extra Plenty
  • Steam Bell Tiramisu
  • Tabol Fructoj: Blueberry
  • Tabol Sezono Ombro
  • The Answer Fancy AF
  • The Answer The Great Glycol Shortage of 2019
  • The Veil Courage & Fear
  • The Veil Pincushionz
  • The Virginia Beer Company Miracle Ticket
  • The Virginia Beer Company Waypost: Apple Brandy
  • Triple Crossing DDH Nectar & Knife
  • Triple Crossing Fest Bier
  • Vasen The Mint Lime Otter
  • Vasen The Velvet Walrus: Vanilla Mint
  • Wheatland Spring Estate Hefeweizen
  • Wheatland Spring Natural Remedy

The Ciders:

  • Big Pippin Elder Cherry Rosé
  • Big Pippin Ginger
  • Blue Bee Orchard Potluck: Spitzenburg
  • Blue Bee Wild Honey
  • Lost Boy Comeback Kid
  • Lost Boy Pixie Dust
  • Potter’s Cranberry Orange Blossom
  • Potter’s Raspberries & Brett

The Wine:

  • Barboursville Vineyards

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