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Novemberfest, or Snallygaster Jr., at Evening Star Cafe, November 13, 2021

For a few years the Neighborhood Restaurant Group has put on a Virginia-only affair at Rustico on Slater’s Lane in Alexandria. Well, what if they moved that to Del Ray, and then invited some friends from around the country to pour, too?

You’re at the Novemberfest! You’re at the Snally Jr.! You’re at the combination Novemberfest/Snally Jr.! Take it away, press release: “From the minds that brought you Snally, we’ve lined up a mix of VA and USA producers for our annual Novemberfest block party, including rarities from Halfway Crooks, Keeping Together, [and] Vitamin Sea, alongside local favorites The Answer, Other Half, Triple Crossing and The Veil.” Should we do some power rankings once we see a complete beer list? Yeah, we’re thinking about it.

Not into beer, worry not. Virginia wines and ciders will be available, as are cocktails. Chasing Pappy? The 13-year rye and 10-year wheated bourbon will be there, too, though we’re guessing in limited quantities, and for who knows how many tickets. Tickets, you say? Yes. $25 gets you 20 food and drink tickets if you buy in advance, with additional tickets available on-site. If you can’t commit, admission is $10 the day of.

Kids under 14 are free, with plenty of activities and live music. NRG’s many restaurants, and bakery, provide the food, and you’ll be able to shop wines and cocktails for take-home consumption, too.

Ticketed capacity for the Saturday, November 13 mostly outdoor event is capped at 750, and as is the case at Snally, a portion of proceeds go to a good cause. Here’s hoping the weather’s nice. Evening Star Cafe is about a mile from the Braddock Road Metro should WMATA ever get their act together. See you there!

Novemberfest 2021 Beer List, with our picks in Italics:
Beer / Style / ABV
Alesong Valley Preserves / Mixed Fermentation Ale w/ Blueberry, Boysenberry & Cherry / 7.3%
Aslin Double Orange Starfish  / Hazy Double IPA w/ Citra & Galaxy Hops / 8.3%
Bluejacket For the Time Being / Hazy Double IPA w/ Citra & Experimental #09326 Hops (Finback Collab.) /  8.0%  
Charles Towne DDH New Digs / Hazy Double IPA w/ Azacca, Nelson Sauvin & Wai-iti Hops / 8.5%
Civil Society Similar Interests / Hazy IPA w/ Galaxy, Mosaic & Simcoe Hops / 7.0%
Commonwealth Venom / Gose w/ Raspberry, Cherry, Apple, Orange, Cinnamon and Black Lava Salt / 7.0%
Crooked Run Valor / Bourbon Barrel-Aged Barleywine w/ Almonds / 16.0%
Cushwa Social Dose Hazy / Triple IPA w/ Nelson Sauvin, Citra & Motueka Hops / 10.0%
Deciduous Paradise Mojo: Daiquiri / Fruited Sour Ale w/ Strawberry / 6.0%
Drekker CHONK: Pineapple Whip / Fruited Sour Ale w/ Pineapple, Marshmallow, Vanilla & Milk Sugar / 7.1%
Equilibrium Straight Outta the Southern Hemisphere / Hazy Triple IPA w/ Citra, Nelson Sauvin, Galaxy, Enigma, Riwaka, Waimea, Moutere & Hort 4337 Hops / 10.2%
Final Gravity Space Invaders / Hazy Double IPA w/ Mosaic Hops / 8.0%
Foam The Shining / Hazy Double IPA / 8.0%
Halfway Crooks Active Low / German Pilsner / 4.9% 
Hudson Valley Glycerin: Pink Guava & Red Currant / Sour IPA w/ Pink Guava, Red Currant & Milk Sugar / 8.0%
Keeping Together The Grace of Maybe / Mixed Fermentation Ale w/ Lemongrass, Peaches & Vanilla / 6.0%
Ocelot Sunnyside Dweller / German Pilsner / 5.1%
Other Half Radian Boots / Hazy IPA w/ Nelson Sauvin, Idaho 7 & Motueka Hops / 6.5%
Oxbow Vestige / Saison w/ Smoked Malt / 5.0% 
Pen Druid Spontaneous Vidal / Wild Ale w/ Vidal Blanc Wine Grapes / 7.5% 
Port City Tidings / Belgian Blond Ale w/ Wildflower Honey & Spices / 8.5%
Resident Culture Song for Hard Times / Kellerpils / 5.5%
Schilling Aosta / German Pilsner / 5.0%
The Rare Barrel The Ladybirds & The Bees / BA Mixed Fermentation Ale w/ Meyer Lemon & Raspberry / 7.0%
The Veil wetferrari / Hazy Double IPA w/ Citra & Galaxy Hops / 8.0% 
Triple Crossing Wild Air: Petit Manseng / Wild Ale w/ Petit Manseng Wine Grapes / 7.0% 
Tripping Animals Third Trip Around the Sun / Hazy Triple IPA w/ Mandarina Bavaria, Mosaic & Cashmere Hops / 10.0%
Vitamin Sea Archipelago / Hazy IPA w/ Citra & Talus Hops / 7.2%
Wheatland Spring Reunion / Smoked Lager / 5.7%
Widowmaker Quarry Juice / Hazy Double IPA w/ Citra & Apollo Hops / 8.0%

In cans:

Bluejacket Build or Destroy / Hazy IPA w/ BRU-1 & Citra Hops / 7.0%
Bluejacket Love Cats / German PiIsner 5.0%
Bluejacket Midnight Flowers / Fruited Sour Ale w/ Black Currant, Blackberry, Blueberry, Plum & Vanilla / 6.0%
Bluejacket Party Enemy #1 / Imperial Stout w/ Vanilla, Cocoa Nibs, Coconut, Peanut Butter & Milk Sugar / 10.0% 

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