DC Beer Week 2016

Beer Dinners, Tastings, Educational Panels, Giveaways, and More

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Dates: September 24-October 1, 2016

DC Beer Week returns to the nation’s capital with a variety of beer focused events. The annual event is great for craft beer lovers and celebrates the breweries, restaurants, bars, distributors and beer aficionados in the region. Hundreds of venues in Washington DC, Virginia and Maryland will host a variety of beer related events, including beer dinners, tastings, and more.

Educational seminars include topics such as Hops and Local Agriculture; We Can Brew It: Women and Brewing; How Government Affects Your Beer with “The Craft Beer Lobbyist” Mick Nardelli; and Microbiology: Brewing with Bugs. 

DC Beer Week was started by local distributor Jeff Wells and chef/beer aficionado Teddy Folkman started in 2008 to celebrate the local craft beer community. Since then, the event has grown each year attracting thousands–from self proclaimed beer geeks and home brewers to the casual beer drinker. Beginning in 2016, DC Beer Week will officially be planned and run by the The D.C. Brewers' Guild. 

2016 DC Beer Week Highlights

  • Old Ebbitt Grill's 4th Annual BrewHaHa - Saturday, September 24, 2016, 7:30-10:30 p.m.
  • 3 Stars Hopfunk Fest – Sunday, September 25, 2016, 1 -6 p.m.
  • Port City's Commonwealth Classics - Tuesday, September 27, 2016, 6- 9 p.m. Heurich House Museum
  • DC Total Tap Takeover at Churchkey - Thursday, September 29, 2016, 4 p.m.  
  • DC Brau’s Evening of Magical Mystery featuring Chef Mike Friedman of Red Hen & All Purpose -  
  • Friday, September 30, 2016, 6:30- 11 p.m. Rendezvous Point: Parking Lot next to City Center
  • Denizens' "Make It Funky" Wild Beer Festival - Saturday, October 1, 2016, 12- 4 p.m.
  • 17th Annual Mid-Atlantic Oktoberfest - Saturday, October 1, 2016, 12- 7 p.m. The Village at Shirlington
  • DC Brewers' Guild Cask & Community Event at Atlas - Saturday, October 1, 2016, 1- 5 p.m. Atlas Brew Works 

Participating Breweries

3 Stars Brewing Company
Atlas Brew Works
Blue Mountain Brewery
Bold Rock Cider
Charm City Meadworks
DC Brau Brewing Company
Devils Backbone Brewery
Flying Dog Brewery
Hellbender Brewing Company
Lost Rhino Brewing Company
Mad Fox Brewing Company
Oliver Ales
Port City Brewing Company
Realerevial Brewing
Stillwater Artisanal Ales
Unio Craft Brewing

And more

Website: www.dcbeerweek.net

See also, Annual Beer Festivals in the Washington DC Area