Beer lovers rejoice! September 8-15 is the District’s celebration of the region’s craft beer brewmasters and enthusiasts. Kickoff DC Beer Week with Bluejacket Brewery and the official release of the annual Solidarity brew, a German Kellerbier for 2019. With more than a dozen different events, there’s sure to be something for every beer lover. You can walk off the calories in the DC Beer Week Fun Run try your homebrew skills in this competition, or check out a panel discussion on women in the craft beer industry. The full calendar of events is here. Join on social media with #DCBW2019.
Additionally, Virginia devotes the entire month of August to craft brews in respect to its growing industry. That’s dedication! Join on social media with #VAcraftbeer and #LOVEVA for a chance to win prizes.
With so many excellent regional craft breweries in the Washington, D.C. area, it’s easy to celebrate with good friends at a favorite or new brewery, brewpub or bar. Check out our list of great local breweries—and then hop to it!
Note: Please check each website for individual hours as they may vary.
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Tours Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m., 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. (Reservations not required). Offers flights, glasses, or growlers fills. Does not serve food–outside food allowed. Food trucks/vendors on Saturdays.
“Washington DC’s First Packaging Brewery Since 1956.” Trivia Thursdays and Half Priced Pints Fridays. Tours offered Saturdays between 1, 2, 3 and 4 p.m. Kid-friendly. Does not serve food–outside food allowed. Food trucks/vendors on Saturdays.
Take a tour on Saturdays at 12 p.m., 2 p.m., 4 p.m., or 6 p.m. Kid- and dog-friendly. No reservations on Saturdays after 2 p.m. Does not serve food–outside food allowed. Food trucks/vendors on most days.
Brewery on site. Restaurant has dinner time hours, lunch during weekdays, and brunch on Sundays. Growler fills not available.
Brewery tours on Saturdays at 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. Does not serve food–outside food allowed. Food trucks/vendors on most Saturdays.
Tours Saturdays at 2 p.m., 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. Offers tastings, growler fills, and a homebrew shop.
Tours offered Thursday through Sunday by reservation only. Offers growler and crowler fills. No one under the age of 21 is permitted. A state driver’s license is required.
Sells pints, select bottled beer, and growler and crowler fills. Tours offered Saturdays at 12:15 p.m., 1:15 p.m., 2:15 p.m., and 3:15 p.m.
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Tastings, pints, and select bottles sold on site. Effort will be made to accommodate tours scheduled in advance. Keg rentals also available.
Flights, pints, or growler fills. Happy hour all day Wednesday, trivia Thursday, live music some Saturdays. Dog-friendly on Sundays only. Outside food not allowed, but see food truck schedule on website.
Dog-friendly beer garden. Happy hour Tuesdays through Friday, and all day Mondays. Sells food on site. Does not take reservations, but seating space for 400 guests. Children allowed, with exception that the outside seating is 21+ only Fridays and Saturday nights after 8 pm.
Tasters, flights, pints, growlers, six-packs, cases and kegs sold on site. Tours Thursdays and Fridays at 6:30 p.m., Saturdays at 1 p.m., 3 p.m. and 5 p.m., and Sundays at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. (private bookings available). Check the website for robust event lineup.
In addition to tasters, pints and food, Chubby Squirrel also serves beers, wines, ciders, and meads from around the region.
Tours available, keg available for purchase. Also a full-service restaurant serving locally sourced and humanely raised food. Reservations highly recommended for dining. Limited brewery seating. Outdoor patio available, dog-friendly. Check out the newly opened Caboose Commons, located in the Mosaic District!
Tasting and pints. Games in taproom.
Not available for on-site consumption: take away only. Releases 2-4 beers per week and rotating favorites every 6-8 weeks. Can releases begin at Thursdays starting at 3 p.m. and Saturdays starting at 11 a.m. Growler/crowler fills Friday through Sunday during posted hours only.
Opened in 2017 and located on 8-acres, 2 Silos offers food trucks, live music, yard games, and of course, blissful brews. Dog and family-friendly. Open Sunday 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. and Tuesday-Saturday 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Taste beer and coffee roasted on-site. During the warmer months, you’ll find a BBQ truck on-site on Saturdays.
Serving select beers, coffee, and locally sourced food in a “casual rustic American setting.”
Ingredients are locally sourced and you will also find wine, cider, fresh sangria and wine slushies. Children welcome (there’s a playground!). Dogs allowed in some areas. BBQ smoked on-site Saturday and Sunday. Wood-fired pizza available Thursday through Sunday. Burger and Mexican food trucks. Take a river tubing trip down the stunning Shenandoah and Potomac rivers and end the day over at Vanish!
Leesburg location releases at least one can every Friday at 11:30 a.m. Small amount of food offered, outside food allowed. Dogs allowed on patio. |
Sterling location: Taqueria on site. Dogs allowed on patio. Weekend live music.
Local sourced hops in Loudoun County. Find happy hour specials on food, drink and growler fills. Some in-house and local food truck food available.
Tastings, pints, growler fills, some bottles, and kegs. Reservations accepted Sunday through Thursday (not Friday and Saturday). Informal tours are available upon request. Outside food allowed and occasional food trucks. Children welcome. Dogs allowed outside.
Get in some tastings, pints, and some bottled varieties, growler fills, and kegs. Tours Saturdays at 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. Small plate food selection. Happy hour specials and robust event calendar: trivia, tacos, bingo, karaoke, open mic, yoga, game day television viewing, and more to come.
If one week dedicated to beer in D.C. is not enough, check out these websites for local Virginia and Maryland beer festivals. Also consider making a special trip to explore Loudoun County’s LoCo Ale Trail, featuring more than 23 craft breweries. In addition, at the rate summer is slipping by, Oktoberfests will be here before you know it!