3/17 Update: The next edition of the DC Craft Beer Festival has been postponed until May 9. The full statement from the organizers today:
“Due to unforeseen circumstances, we’ve had to change the date of our festival to Saturday, May 9. All previously purchased tickets will be honored, or refunds will be available through Friday to guests that cannot attend at the new date. We are truly sorry for the last minute nature of the date change. We know it is little consolation but the change was unavoidable. Major logistical obstacles, that did not previously exist, just now presented themselves. These obstacles would have resulted in unacceptably long wait times for beer replenishment and lines at tasting stations. As attendee experience is of paramount importance to us this is unacceptable. The only solution is to move to our previous space, Hall D. Mountains were moved by the Convention Center in order to open the space for us…unfortunately it had to be May 9. This is unfortunate but we had absolutely no choice. For over three years we have been committed to presenting the best craft beer festivals, across the country, in multiple cities and without issues such as this. This stalwart commitment is the only reason for the change. We humbly ask for your understanding and continued patronage if not at this event, at the many others to come in the future.”
There are limited tickets remaining for the DC Craft Beer Festival, spring edition, scheduled for Saturday at the Washington Convention Center, announced organizers at the Hand Crafted Tasting Co. recently.
DC Craft Beer Festival has two sessions — an afternoon session from 1-4:30pm and an evening session from 6-9:30pm. Tickets are currently available for both.
Last week, the festival announced special beer and food pairings. The menu follows:
Vendor: Chef Jess
Food: Thai Chicken Wrap: Grilled chicken, cilantro-jalapeño slaw and coconut curry sauce
Steak and Cheese Wrap: Thinly sliced steak, caramelized onions and provolone cheese sauce
Roasted Vegetable and Hummus Wrap: Balsamic roasted vegetables, red pepper hummus and chimichurri sauce
Beer: Atlantic Brewing Co.
Bar Harbor Blueberry Ale
Mount Desert Island Ginger
Vendor: Farm to Feast Catering
Food: The Konig: German Bratwurst on a Pretzel Bun: Seasoned pork or vegetarian sausage, beer-simmered for extra flavor
The Burgermeister: Make your Bratwurst a Currywurst!: Add this traditional German curry sauce and make your bratwurst a German icon!
Fully Loaded Combo:
Curry/Bratwurst on a bed of our delicious 4 Cheese Mac & Cheese
Beer (or Cider in this case): Original Sin Hard Cider
Hard Apple Cider
Cherry Tree Hard Cider
Vendor: Tres Creole
Food: Creole Style Red Beans & Rice: Vegetarian or choice of Andouille sausage. Camellia red beans slow cooked with the “holy trinity” and vegetable stock served over a bed or rice seasoned to perfection.
Cajun Chicken Sausage Jambalaya: Mix of bell pepper, onion, celery, cooked with chicken, beef sausage and rice, spiced with Cajun seasoning for taste.
Beer: Lancaster Brewing Co.
Hop Hog IPA
Food: Classy Joe Slider
Sweet and spicy ground brisket slider
Thanksgiving Joe Slider
Roasted pulled turkey topped with fresh cranberry sauce
BBQ, Sea Salt, Salt & Vinegar, Sour
Beer: Calvert Brewing Co.
Good Company Pale Ale
Tickets are available online for the first session and the second session. You can pay a little extra to get an extra hour in the beer hall for each session.
DC Craft Beef Festival
Saturday, May 9, 2015
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
$49.95-$65.95 (Designated drivers, $15)