August 2023

DC Beer Monthly Dispatch

Happy August all you Leos, cheers to the second, hotter Summer month.

Let’s sip on some refreshing beer and do some cool beer stuff. Hey, did you know that August was originally called Sextilus, Latin for “sixth month”, before Augustus decided to make it about him. To all the august August born babes, we send you the utmost respect, especially our very own esteemed, acclaimed, beer nerds, Mike “Lost Lagers” Stein and Jake “Scoops” Berg. If you see these cool cats around DC this month, give them a birthday cheers or buy them a round, they definitely deserve it. Happy Beerthday Guys!



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DC BEER Events


Beer Share: 

Sunday, August 27 from 2-4pm Hosted by DC Brau

We are pumped to rock out our August beer share at DC Brau! Please read the rules and RSVP below 👇


Women’s Brew Culture Club: 

Saturday, August 19th from 2-4pm
Hosted by Eamoni and Lindsay of Urban Garden Brewing

Eamoni and Lindsay will meet and greet with our WBCC, guide us through Urban Garden Brewing & City State Beers, give us a look around and be our strong, women role models for the day (and every day).

Please RSVP below 👇 and reach out to for any questions.


PSSSSST... The team at NRG Provisions is offering the DC Beer Women's Brew Culture Club a discount (Buy 3, get 1 Free) on group general admission tickets to Snallygaster!!!

If you're interested in joining and have some friends who also want to hang, reach out to for more information and discount code deets.


August Event Highlights


Other Half Trivia Every Wednesday @ 6:30pm,
hosted by our own Jordan!

  • August 3rd: National IPA Day! Celebrate at any of our local breweries or watering holes!
  • August 12th: Sovereign’s Summer Series 2023: Lambics From The Vine!

    11am-11pm, the Sovereign will feature lambics & lambic-inspired beers conditioned with wine grapes! Join us as we pour 14 different beers in draft and bottle from our cellar — including Cantillon Saint Lamvinus 2021, Drie Fonteinen Druif Muscat Bleu 19/20: Blend No. 47 & Tilquin Pinot Noir 2017/2018.

  • August 19th: Crooked Run Fermentation’s Propagation Festival 

    12-6:30pm, the third annual Propagation Festival at the Autoshop in DC’s Union Market.Featuring 20+ beer, wine, and cider makers focusing on old school styles, lagers, and mixed fermentation beers. Live music by local DJs and a special food menu. Guests will receive a commemorative glass with their admission ticket along with unlimited 6oz pours of beer and 2oz pours of wine. All profits from Propagation will be donated to Common Good City Farm. 

  • August 25th: Wheatland Spring Final Friday

    3-9pm, they’re pushing everything an hour later into the evening to catch those long shadows and twilight magic. Enjoy food trucks, ice cream, local vendor friends, family friendly activities and music. 

  • August 26th: Dynasty’s 5th Anniversary

    12-9pm, Food, Anniversary beers, and live music! Go cheers our Dynasty friends and wish them a happy beerthday! Listen to our most recent DC Beer Show episode with founder and Director of Brewing Operations, Favio Garcia! 

  • August 26th: MEGAFEST 

    3-8pm, a Black-owned beer festival meets block party in celebration of Soul Mega’s 4 year anniversary.  As the first Black-owned beer festival in the nation's capital, we're bringing MORE varieties of refreshing craft beer styles, wines, and alternative beverages brewed by regional minority owned brands alongside local food vendors. MEGAFEST connects diverse groups of people in a safe environment to network, unwind, create new experiences and revel in Black culture at one of DC’s historic neighborhoods. More info & Tix

    Check out our recent interview with Soul Mega owner Elliott on the DC Beer Show.


For more area beer events check out our calendar.
(If you don't see your event on the list, submit it for free!)


Look Out For These August Beer DROPS

  • Peaceful Reflection” a Bohemian Pils from Lost Generation.
  • Hike The Alps Marzen” bready malt forward with floral hops Marzen from Denizens.
  • Punny name TBD” Chacho barrel aged salted lime sour beer from Streetcar 82. 
  • Gnome de Plume” witbier from Silver Branch
  • "Stacked Vote IPA" from DC Brau

Listen to our most recent podcast episode!

In this episode of the DC Beer Show, Papa Beer joins Jake, Mike and Brandy to talk about August events, from the Urban Garden / Red Bear Collab (Peachy Keen) to the Denizens Open House and DC Brau’s celebration of Jerry Garcia’s birthday.


📰 In Case You Missed It

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Babycat Brewery: Crafting Community and Flavor in the Heart of Kensington
Kensington, Maryland's Babycat Brewery is featured, one of the newest craft breweries in Montgomery County.
Savoring Every Moment: Third Hill Brewing Co.’s Commitment to People and Pints
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