THE 11th Annual DC Beer Week 2019 Begins September 8!

11th Annual DC Beer Week Kicks Off September 8!
Official DC Beer Week Calendar Live at DCBeerWeek.net

September 3, 201809 – Washington  D.C. – The DC Brewers’ Guild (DCBG) is proud to announce the 11th Annual DC Beer Week (DCBW) will take place from September 8th – 15th, 2019.  This annual event will be packed with events at local breweries, taverns, restaurants and other locations to celebrate craft beer, beer culture, and D.C.’s growing brewery scene.  This year’s DCBW will include a great variety of events, including the official release of our annual Solidarity Brew at our Kickoff Party at Bluejacket, our first ever DC Beer Week “Fun Run,” some friendly competitions for bragging rights among area brewers, tap takeovers and food pairings, interesting educational events, and our annual home-brewing competition.  Throughout the week, event attendees will have the opportunity to sample hundreds of delicious, unique beers, not often available in the local market.  The full event schedule and other useful information can be found at the DCBW website at www.dcbeerweek.net.  Event listings and other details will be available to users of the TaptIn App, the official smartphone application of DC Beer Week.  Proceeds raised during DCBW support the activities of the DC Brewers’ Guild throughout the year.

“This year’s DC Beer Week is shaping up to be our best ever,” says Paul J. Dean, Executive Director of the DC Brewers’ Guild.  “I am excited that many of our long-standing partners will continue to host traditional annual DCBW events, while at the same time, several newer breweries and restaurants in our community have come up with some unique events.”

“I am also thrilled to have fantastic media partnerships with DC 101,  DCBeer.com and On-Tap Magazine to help promote DC Beer Week.  Their contributions to DCBW will undoubtedly provide valuable exposure to our events.  In addition, without the support of our corporate sponsors – DC United, Bar Track, REI, Small Batch Standard, the Brewers Association of America, American Pest, Liquid Integrity, Prometrix, and the Independent Brewers Alliance –  DC Beer Week would not be possible.”

The DC Brewer’s Guild urges DCBW participants to follow our social media accounts to stay up-to-date on events at:    | Instagram: @dcbeerweek | Twitter: @DCBeerWeek | Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DCBeerWeek/, and download the TaptIn App.

Some of the week’s highlights will include:

The Official DC Beer Week Kick-Off Party and Solidarity Brew Release 
Sponsored by DC United
Sunday, September 8, 12:00 pm at Bluejacket:
Each year, brewers in the DC area come together to brew a collaboration beer in honor of DC Beer Week.  This year’s Solidarity Brew is a German Style Kellerbier and will officially be released at the Kickoff Party.  There will also be multiple beers from area breweries available on-tap, and DC 101 radio personalities will be there to celebrate. The Solidarity beer will be available at DC Breweries throughout DCBW.  For more information on this year’s Solidarity Brew, visit:  http://dcbeerweek.net/solidarity-brew

The Inaugural DC Beer Week Fun Run
Sponsored by REI
Sunday, September 8, 10:00 amRight Proper Brookland Production House – to Red Bear Brewing Company 
For the first time ever, DC Beer Week will include a fun run event, from Right Proper Brewing Company to Red Bear Brewing company along the Metropolitan Branch trail.  Event participants over 21 will receive a free beer from Right Proper at the beginning, and one from Red Bear at the end.  At the conclusion of the race, there will be a block party outside of the Red Bear brewery and REI.  This informal run/walk event is open to adults of all ages, kids, strollers and dogs!  For more details and to purchase tickets, visit:  http://bit.ly/2P23NQe

Heurich House Museum Educational Event Series
Once again, the Heurich House Museum will be curating the DC Beer Week Educational Event Series.  This will include official DC Beer Week events that highlight the history and culture of beer and brewing, the business of brewing and the brewing process.  To learn more about the Education Events Series, visit here: http://bit.ly/325ymWE

3 Stars Home Brew Extravaganza, 3 Stars Brewing Company
Awards Ceremony – September 10, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm, 3 Stars Brewing Company  
Local Home Brewers will have the opportunity to compete against others to determine who makes the best home brews in the DC region.  Brewers compete in 3 categories – Kellerbier, Double IPA and Wild American Sour Beer.  Best in Category winners receive bragging rights, gift cards to 3 Stars and/or the DC Homebrew Show, and Best in Show wins a brew day at 3 Stars, a Fast Ferment 7.5 gallon Conical Fermenter and recognition in Zymurgy Magazine.
For more event details, visit: http://bit.ly/30r7Re8

Featured “Marquee Events” include:

September 8 – DC Beer Week Kickoff Event at Bluejacket with Klinger from DC101
Sponsored by DC United 
4:00 pm300 Tingey St SE, Washington, DC 20003

September 9 – Church Hall DC at Georgetown Park Peabody Heights Release and Trivia Night
4:00 pm1070 Wisconsin Ave NW Washington, DC 20007

September 10 – ChurchKey Washington DC Total Tap Takeover
4:00 pm1337 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20005

September 11 – 5th Annual DC Beer Royale at Roofers Union with Mike Jones from DC101
5:30 pm2446 18th Street NW Washington, DC 20009

September 12 – Red Bear Brewing Hosts: Women In Beer! Sponsored by the Brewers Association
Sponsored by the Brewers Association
6:00 pm209 M St NE, Washington, DC 20002

September 13 – DC Brau Poppin’ and Yacht Rockin’ Sunset Cruise
6:00 pm1100 Maine Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20024

September 14 – Buffalo & Bergen’s Brewers on the Block, Sponsored by DCBeer.com
3:00 pm (2:00 pm VIP) 1309 5th St. NE, Washington, DC 20002

September 15 – Record Fair at Right Proper Brewing Company Brookland Production House
1:00 pm920 Girard St NE, Washington, DC 20017

Featured “Spotlight” Events Include:

September 9 – 3 Stars Brewing Homebrew Extravaganza
6:00 pm6400 Chillum Pl NW, Washington, DC 20012

September 9 – DMV Beltway Beer Battle at Maddy’s Tap Room
11:00 am, 1100 13th St NW, Washington, DC 20005

September 10 – Boundary Stone’s Battle of the Barrel-Aged Beer VI
Sponsored by Small Batch Standard
5:30 pm116 Rhode Island Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001

September 12 – Port City Brewing Company’s Super Fun Party Time III at Cotton & Reed Distillery
6:00 pm1330 5th St NE, Washington, DC 20002

September 13 – Friday the 13th Atlas Brewery Satellite Tap Room Takeover at City Tap Penn Quarter
5:00 pm901 9th St NW, Washington, DC 20001

September 14 – ¡Txotx! A Celebration of Cider, Lager & Lambic
12:00 pm300 Florida Avenue NW Washington, DC 20001

September 14 – Bronson Bier Hall’s Oktoberfest Kickoff Event Sponsored by Bar Track
12:00 pm4100 Fairfax Dr Arlington, Virginia 22203 United States

The official calendar of events, which will continue to grow as the week gets closer, is live on the DCBeerWeek.net website.  

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