DC Beer Week kicks off September 8 through September 15, 2019.
DC Beer Week is an annual celebration of the craft beer culture and industry in DC. The celebration is in its 11th year, and serves as a fundraiser for the DC Brewers’ Guild and is full of beer events at many different breweries in the DC area.
DC Beer Week is a great chance to take friends out and experience beer if they aren’t avid beer drinkers. There are close to 30 events taking place throughout the week, including a Marquee event each night. All of the events are listed on the DC Beer Event Calendar.
The Marquee Events for DC Beer Week are:
Sunday, Sept 8: The Official DC Beer Week Kickoff Party at Bluejacket, beginning at 12pm. During the Kickoff Party, the Solidarity Brew will be released at 4pm on tap and will also be available in cans. The Solidarity Brew is a collaboration brew from the different breweries.
Monday, Sept 9: Peabody Heights Brewery’s Farmhouse DIPA Release Party at Chuch Hall at Georgetown Park. The event will take place from 4pm-7pm.
Tuesday, Sept 10: The 5th Annual DC Total Tap Takeover at ChurckKey will be happening. All 55 of ChurchKey’s draft and cask lines will be highlighting beers brewed in DC. This event goes from 4pm-11:30pm.
Wednesday, Sept 11: Roofer’s Union Kick the Keg Contest. 7 DC Breweries will have a keg of their choice on tap. The first Keg to be tapped out will win, and that brewery will receive $400 to donate to the charity of their choice. The event takes place from 5:30pm-11pm.
Thursday, Sept 12: Women-In-Beer! at Red Bear Brewing Company. This event will celebrate the women in the craft beer industry. There will be a panel with a discussion of all things beer and will include a special beer release, brewed in collaboration with the Pink Boots Society – a Belgian Blonde. Proceeds of beer donated to the local DC Pink Boots Chapter. The event takes place from 6pm-10pm.
Friday, Sept 13: Sail down the Potomac at the DC Brau Poppin’ and Yacht Rockin’ Sunset Cruise. The event goes from 5:30-8:30. For the full lowdown on tickets, please visit https://www.potomacriverboatco.com/sightseeing-tours/sunset-dc-brau-cruise/.
Saturday, Sept 14: Brewer’s On the Block, hosted by Buffalo & Bergen and sponsored by DCBeer.com. This event takes place at Union Market, where 40+ local breweries will be on hand. The event starts at 2pm for VIP ticket holders and at 3pm for general admission.
Sunday, Sept 15: Right Proper Brewing will be hosting their 3rd Annual DC Beer Week Record Fair at the Brookland Production House from 1-5pm.
To find a list of ALL of the events going on during DC Beer Week and to purchase tickets for events make sure to check out http://www.dcbeerweek.net.
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