Last-Chance DC Beer Week Events

The whole shebang ends Saturday—here’s where to find those special brews while they’re here.

Photograph by Scott Suchman


Crab Feast With Evolution and 3 Stars Brewing Companies

When: 6 to 8 PM
Where: Smoke & Barrel

Crab and beer lovers, rejoice. Pay $45 and eat all the crabs you can while sipping bottomless drafts from Salisbury, Maryland brewer Evolution and District newcomer 3 Stars.

Brews, Bikes, and Putt Putt Golf

When: Begins at 4 PM (Challenge at 8)
Where: H Street Country Club

Sip New Belgium brews—which will be flowing from every tap—and win a chance at a 2012 Cruiser bike during the hole-in-on challenge.

Bluejacket and DC Brau Collaboration Ale Debut

When: Begins at 6 PM
Where: ChurchKey

Here is your chance to get a first crack at the collab between these two DC breweries. The bar will also pour other Brau brews on tap and cask.

Brooklyn and Baseball

When: Begins at 9:30 PM
Where: Capitol Lounge

Celebrate all things American at the Capitol Lounge, where every bottle of Brooklyn beer you buy will earn you a raffle ticket for a Nationals tickets giveaway.

Craft Beer at the Butcher’s Block

When: Begins at 4:30 PM
Where: Butcher’s Block

Pair your brews with some cheese at charcuterie at Robert Wiedmaier’s Old Town eatery.


Sour Saturday

When: Begins at 11 AM
Where: Smoke & Barrel

For those who appreciate pints of the puckery stuff, Sour Saturday is just the thing. Sample six Jolly Pumpkin beers plus 18 more sour drafts.

No Sleep Till Brooklyn Lager: An MCA Tribute Party

When: Begins at 7 PM
Where: Penn Social 

Brooklyn Brewery beer is on tap; the Beastie Boys are on the speakers. The occasion honors the life of Adam Yauch, better known as MCA, who died of cancer earlier this year.

DMV Brewer’s BBQ

When: Begins at noon
Where: Smith Commons

Smith Commons hosts a good old-fashioned barbecue followed by a Mid-Atlantic brewery night.

DC Brau and Devil’s Backbone

When: Begins at 8 PM
Where: Breadsoda

The two breweries release a collaboration beer called Fight Club Anti-Gravity lager. Sounds like it packs a punch (har, har).

The Final Act

When: Begins at noon
Where: ChurchKey

This is it, folks. Bid Beer Week adieu in style by trying a ton of Bell’s beers that have never ventured this far before, along with a few other rare kegs.