DC Beer Week 2014 – Where to Go Each Day

DC Beer Week yet again has a ton of awesome events that highlight what a great beer city DC has become (read how DC Beer Week got started in this OnTap story). I’ll defer mostly to the great previews highlighted by the Post, the Express, Eater DC, The Hill is Home  (and definitely be sure to pick up a copy of this week’s Washington City Paper Beer Issue too), but below I’ll list my top choice each day that is either free or close to free-the $50-65 3-5 course meals + beer are a pretty good value, but sometimes you want flexibility. (Yes, this intro is basically plagiarized from last year, sue me). I’m also listing unofficial events for bars who didn’t pony up the minimum $250 to be an official sponsor of the week, along with bars who are doing something special all week long (Adams Morgan is an underrated spot with several locations).

  • Sunday August 17th
    • Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Tour Takeover 
      • Churchkey
      • 12 Sierra Nevada collaboration brews, Cigar City (rare in this area, incredibly popular in Florida), Bell’s, Allagash, Oskar Blues, Victory and Firestone Walker
  • Monday August 18th
    • Dogfish Head: Dazed and Infused
      • Scion
      • 30 different beers from Dogfish Head, including 10 drafts, 7 bottles, & 13 infusions
      • $3 off all Dogfish Head beer
      • free glassware until supplies last
      • 5-11p
  • Tuesday August 19th
  • Wednesday August 20th
  • Thursday August 21st
    • Radler-palooza
      • Smoke & Barrel
      • hottest new beer craze of this summer-grapefruit & beer
      • radlers from  3 Stars, Boulevard, Harpoon, Devils Backbone, Stiegl, Sixpoint, Schofferhofer, and more.
      • House-made radlers & radler cocktails
      • 20 drafts and casks from everyone’s favorite Michigan brewery
  • Friday August 22nd
  • Saturday August 23rd
    • Colorado v Delmarva Cornhole Tourney
      • City Tap House
      • Breckenridge Brewery, Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, 3 Stars Brewing Company, Evolution Craft Brewing Company, Left Hand Brewing and New Belgium Brewing
      • plus cornhole tourney on patio (beers $5 for those participating in cookout)
  • Sunday August 24th
    • Not much on the schedule, but I’d stop by any of DC’s great beer bars not listed above or below such as The Big Hunt, Bier Baron, Granville Moore’s, Smith Commons, Penn Social, Iron Horse, Jackpot

Events All Week

  • Mellow Mushroom
    • 6 unique beers from Sweetwater Brewing on rooftop all week
  • The Black Squirrel
    • Pennsylvania Beer Week
    • One-off specialty brews from Troegs, Sly Fox, Victory & Stoudts
    • make Trifecta bets all week to guess most popular beers to win prizes
    • HH 5-8p Monday
  • Meridian Pint
    • all 24 drafts are local beers starting Monday
    • 3 local casks daily for $5/beer
  • Ventnor Sports Cafe
    • Sun: 8 Abita drafts on tap + po’boys
    • Tues: Yuengling trivia giving away swag & serving all beers
    • Thurs: Clambake with Narragansett Brewing
    • Fri: Texas Ho-down with Shiner ($5 Shiner beers)
    • Sat: 15-20 Colorado beers & Leopold Bros.
  • Glen’s Garden Market
    • events all week featuring $4 drafts
    • Tues: Mad Fox Tap Takeover
    • Wed: Maryland Showcase- Oliver Brewing Company, Brewer’s Art, and Union Craft Brewing
    • Thurs: Devil’s Backbone Tap Takeover and oysters
    • Fri: local craft beer
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