Thursday, August 21 – DC Beer Week Solidarity Session IPA Tasting at Gordon Biersch – Again this year, top DC-area breweries combined forces to create a collaborative brew called Solidarity. This Session IPA will be featured all over the city. Gordon Biersch’s Chinatown location will welcome folks from all over to taste this well thought-out IPA and will be joined by 10 other breweries. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door and guests will enjoy unlimited tastes as well as passed appetizers. Advance tickets can be purchased at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/solidarity-session-ipa-tasting-tickets-12449174817
Friday, August 22 – Old Ebbitt Grill’s 2nd Annual BrewHaHa – The atrium at DC’s landmark Old Ebbitt Grill will be hopping on Friday night from 8 PM to 11 PM for a celebration of local craft beer, foodand music. DC Brau, 3 Stars, Flying Dog, Full Tilt, Devils Backbone, Lost Rhino, Atlas, Blue Mountain, and Heritage Brewing will provide the beer along with food from some of the DC area’s best restaurants and music by the 19th Street Band. Old Ebbitt Grill is located at 675 15th Street, NW. The $50 ticket includes all the beer, food and music you can handle, and may be purchasedonline in advance at https://eventfarm.com/brewhaha.
Saturday, August 23 – Devils Backbone Total Tap Takeover and Pumpkin Hunter Release Party – Get your hands on 20 different DB drafts including the year's first batch of Pumpkin Hunter Pumpkin Ale. Come early to party with the Devils crew and get a shot to win tickets to The Festy Experience later this year. This event will take place at Meridian Pint at 3400 11th Street NW in DC. No tickets necessary but stay tuned to DCBeerWeek.net for more information.
NEIGHBORHOOD "DOGS + 'TAILS" GRILL OUT: SUNDAY, AUGUST 24, 3-8PM
Kicking off the week-long charity partnership, Vinoteca will host a Neighborhood Grill Outon its charming backyard PLAZA bar on Sunday, August 24 from 4-8pm. Chef Zoeller will grill up housemade hot dogs and Alvarez will serve up his "Dog Days of Summer" punch with $1 of each hot dog or glass of punch purchased being donated to City Dogs Rescue. City Dogs Rescue will have furry friends available for adoption on Vinoteca's front patio, while the back PLAZA will offer Happy Hour all night throughout the event for those who make a $10 donation.
Sunday, August 24 – Brewers On The Block at Suburbia, Union Market – Come celebrate the end of DC Beer Week 2014 with Suburbia, Red Apron, and all of your favorite local breweries. We will be featuring beers from DC Brau, 3 Stars, Atlas Brew Works, Chocolate City, Lost Rhino, Mad Fox, and Port City as well as frozen slushees from Suburbia and hot dogs from Red Apron Butcher. The Party startsAugust 24th and 2pm and goes until 8pm. Tickets are $50 and include all you can drink beer and slushees. Tickets can be purchased here: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/breweries-on-the-block-tickets-12227911011?aff=eorg
GCDC has begun hosting Monday Night Cheese Classes! On Monday, August 25, join GCDC’s cheesemonger for Cheese 101. Participants will learn about the major styles of cheese, as well as taste six different cheeses. The goal of the class is for participants to be able to approach a cheese counter with confidence! The class costs $40pp, which includes the instruction, cheese, and one drink. For more information or to purchase a ticket, please firstname.lastname@example.org.