November 5 @ 2:00 pm 6:00 pm

Craft Beer Cellar DC and Derek Brown are holding DC’s First Annual Mindful Drinking Festival to celebrate the explosion of non-alcoholic adult beverages and mindful drinking.

Mindful drinking — along with no- and low-alcohol beer, wine, and spirits — is an important trend and an invaluable tool as we head into the holiday season.

On Saturday, November 5th, mindful drinkers, and those curious about non-alcoholic adult beverages, can explore the world of non-alcoholic spirits, wine, and beers. During this four hour event, hosted by Craft Beer Cellar DC and Positive Damage, Inc. — a new company by former Columbia Room owner, Derek Brown — attendees can sample some of the best no- and low-alcohol beer, wine, and spirits, learn tools to help stay healthy and wellness focused during the holidays, and how to make no- and low-alcohol cocktails for the holidays.

Booths will be set up inside and outside the store, with vendor tastings available from 2-6 p.m. Sample more than 20 non-alcoholic beverages from local, national and international producers and distributors.


On the hour, starting at 3 p.m., Derek Brown will discuss his latest book “Mindful Mixology: A Comprehensive Guide to No- and Low-Alcohol Cocktails,” released earlier this year, and demonstrate how to make a classic mulled cider called 12th Night Cider from his book. MADabolic wellness and fitness professionals will be on hand throughout the day to discuss tools to stay healthy and wellness-focused during the holidays.

Tickets are available for $20 and include:


Binge Bar
Crunchy Hydration
Delmosa Beverages
Mocktail Club
Port City (3:30-4:30 only)
Sam Adams
Sierra Nevada
Southern Grist
Untitled Art


Will the event be held rain or shine?
Yes! We’ll have booths set up outside and inside, but the event will be held rain or shine.

Can I get a refund?

Tickets are non-refundable.

How do I get there?
Our Mindful Drinking Festival takes place at Craft Beer Cellar DC located at 301 H Street NE with multiple transportation options available.