May 2023

DC Beer Monthly Dispatch

Welp, we made it through April...

...Thank goodness that month is over. Reward yourself with some fun beer adventures in May. Take a look at some cool brew stuff happening.

  • Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month! National BBQ and Bike Month!
  • 1st: Silver Spring Denizens’ MASSIVE beer tent will go up for the season! Outdoor beer rain or shine! 
  • 5th: Cinco de Mayo at Hellbender from 5-10:30 with $20 pitchers of their Lime & Salt Lager, special sweets and carbs from Ravenhook Bakehouse, Kam & 46 food vendor and a FREE jazz show from 8-10!
  • 6th: Women’s Brew Culture Club outing @ Lost Generation. 12-2pm
  • 6th: Takoma Beerfest 3-7 pm. Beer, Brats & Live Music. Veteran of Foreign Wars Post 350. Tickets Available Here
  • 13th: Maryland Craft Beer Fest
  • 13th: Mother’s Day Spring Pop-Up Market @Other Half. 
  • 14th: Streetcar 82. Mothers & Mariachi! Feat. Eat Well food. Time TBA
  • 16th: World Whiskey Day & World Chartreuse Day!
  • 21st: DC Beer May Beer Share @Right Proper Brookland! RSVP Required. Click for deets. 
  • 24th: Craft Beer Cellar: Beer & Cheese Pairing with Paste & Rind Cheese Co $15 - Ticket Available Here

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


May Beer Releases!

The Glow:  l  Denizens  l  Brett Golden Ale l  6.1% ABV 

2022 World Beer Cup Gold Medal winning brett golden ale is fermented 100% with our house brettanomyces yeast blend, creating a sparkling dry ale with tropical and earthy aromatics. Pairs perfectly with any celebration. 

24 Karat  | Red Bear l  Carrot-Ginger Saison  |  6.3% ABV

Ehhhhhhhhh..... What's up Doc!? It's spring time and that means it's time for a new, more refreshing Saison at Red Bear. We used an experimental new American Saison yeast cultured from a barrel found in Northern Virginia by our friends at Jasper Yeast Labs. We also added ginger and and 400 lbs of fresh carrot puree to pair with the spicy and floral notes produced by the yeast. 

Kid Fresh l Astro Lab & Ocelot Collab l Details to come


Check out our May podcast guests! We interview some really swell people in the beverage scene, from brewers to graphic designers, so listen in to learn more about your drinking community. 

May 12th: Josh Chapman Co-Founder & Head Brewer at Black Narrows Brewing

May 26th: Beth and Julie Co-Owners of The Brew Shop in Arlington


Our next Women's Brew Culture Club will be at Lost Generation on May 6th from 12-2! Anne will be our host (GOOOODDDDDD I LOVE HER) and will give us amazing women a sizeable discount off our tabs, as well as guiding us through a beer flight and showing us their beautiful/new brewery. Please reach out to for questions..


May Beer Share

Our May Beer Share is being hosted by RIGHT PROPER BREWING CO!


We are incredibly excited to be have Right Proper hosting us this month!
Join us on Sunday, May 21st from 2-4pm.
As always, you have to RSVP…so get on that you adulting AF adult you. 

Thank you Right Proper!


Right Proper Brookland

Sunday, May 21st, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

920 Girard St. NE, Washington, DC 20017

🍻🖤, the DC Beer crew


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