Most (all) of us have been to college, right? During college, most (all) of us learned to drink beer, right? Hopefully, as you age, so do your preferences. So, say, during college, we thought Keystone Light was an actual tasty beverage. Now, not so much. In steps DC Beer Week to keep your aging taste buds in line.
DC Beer Week, organized by local and national craft breweries and DC establishments, is a time to celebrate man’s oldest beverage. With every imaginable type and make of beer available, DC Beer Week should be enough to get beer nerds and casual alcoholics reeling with joy.
The nine day beertacular kicked off last Friday at hipster central, the Rock and Roll Hotel in the Atlas District. Since then, bars, restaurants, dives, stadiums, haunts, boats, lounges, watering holes, brewpubs, and corners have featured breweries from across the world, including: Lagunitas, Three Floyds, Victory, Butternut, Brooklyn, Shmaltz, Chimay, Smuttynose, Dogfish Head, and many more. The party continues tonight, and through the end of the week.
The Frontier Capitolist wants you to get the most out of your experience, so here are some of his picks:
Tonight, August 25 @ Churchkey in Logan Circle
- Heavy Seas Cask Night with big-hitters Loose Cannon (in an oak cask), the bourbon barrel aged Hang Ten, and the vintage Below Decks barleywine.
Tomorrow, August 26 @ Meridian Pint in Columbia Heights
- The Schlafly 5-course beer dinner, presented by Dan Kopman, co-founder and Brew Master, will feature rare tastings of Schlafly’s brews with pairings from Meridian’s excellent kitchen. $65
Friday, August 27 @ The Big Hunt in Dupont
- The Michigan Beer Bash will feature rare drafts of Founders Canadian Breakfast Stout and Nemesis, New Holland Beerhive and Imperial Hatter, Jolly Pumpkin Calabaza Blanca and Weizen Bam, and Bell‘s delicious Third Coast Ale. Rumor has it that Bell’s may also have a secret keg on hand. Hopslam? One can only hope.