Around Town: DC Beer Week Events, 8/13/15

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Today’s DC Beer Week marquee event is ChurchKey’s DC Total Tap Takeover (4:00-11:00pm)
All the local DC breweries! 3 Stars, Atlas, Bluejacket, DC Brau, Hellbender and Right Proper

 

Here are three other Thursday, August 13th, events that look interesting:

Beer Geek Trivia and Brewer’s Tour at Port City Brewery (4:00-9:00pm; Trivia at 7:00pm; $15 for tour)

Atlas Brew Works Backyard Cook-Out at The Dew Drop Inn (5:00-10:00pm)

Bi-valves & Brews at Glens Garden Market (5:30-9:30pm)

 

For all events this week, visit: http://dcbeerweek.net/

Around Town: DC Beer Week Events, 8/11/15

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Today’s DC Beer Week marquee event (Port City Brewing Company BEACH Party at the National Building Museum) is sold out, but don’t fret, there are still plenty of ways to drink beer!

Here are three Tuesday, August 11th, events that look interesting:

Devil’s Backbone Brewing Company Tap Takeover at Union Pub (5:00-10:00pm)

Sixpoint Brewery Tap Takeover at Glen’s Garden Market (5:30-9:30pm)

 

And if you want to learn something while you drink…

How Government Affects Your Beer at Bluejacket (6:00-8:00pm)

For all events today and this week, visit: http://dcbeerweek.net/

Stars and Bars: DC Embraces Hellbender Brewing Co.

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Glen’s Garden Market (2001 S St NW, DC) today began offering Red Line Ale from the Hellbender Brewing Co. (5788 2nd St NE, DC).

Named after the popular transit line of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, the Red Line Ale has been quickly popping up around town in places that I’ve visited like Pizzeria Paradiso and Maddy’s Bar and Grille, generally distinguishing itself as a very quaffable and visible offering from the newest DC brewery. (You can visit the brewery’s website for a full list of where Hellbender beers are currently on tap.)

I paid a visit recently to Hellbender Brewing, which barely sits within the District line in a quiet office park not too far from the Fort Totten Metro Station. The brewery is clean, new and pleasant, and its tasting room is large although it feels a bit like a campground cafeteria or a snack bar on a suburban college campus somewhere.

When I was there last week, Hellbender was offering three of its beers — Red Line Ale, EFT IPA and Grampus Smoked Nut Brown. All three of them were pretty darn good, and this is coming from a fellow who doesn’t enjoy too many brown ales.

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