A second (!) DC Beer Week has been announced for 2009.
DC BEER WEEK
With a line-up that features more than a dozen breweries and 25 restaurants across the district, the Inaugural DC Beer Week is set to kick off on Sunday, August 16th.
The 5-day event will kick off with a Suds Celebration and concert at the Rock and Roll Hotel. Daily tastings and presentations by domestic and international breweries will be available every day at participating restaurants and bars.
*Please Note DC Beer week is still in planning stages. The two confirmed events are-
Sun Aug 16
DC Beer Week "Unity Concert"
Featuring the following DC area artists performing-
This celebration of DC music and beer culture is being held at-
- The Blackjacks
- Laura Tsagarris
- Jeff Wells
Rock & Roll Hotel
Atlas District, Washington, DC 2 pm
Thu Aug 20
Brew at the Zoo
Smithsonian National Zoo
Washington, DC 6-9 pm
I hope to see you and share a beverage at one of these events.
Ale Street News
The information was posted by 'Hoppy' Jeff Wells on his Fermentation Education page at Facebook. As Jeff points out, details are preliminary and limited. At this point, there is no website.
- Update: 13 July 2009.
- The earlier 'DC Beer Week' was organized by a Washington DC area beer wholesaler at the end of May (and had the word "craft" in its title.). It was really just a loose series of events (although some were indeed excellent events) scheduled the week before SAVOR, the national food with beer exposition organized by the Brewers Association, the national advocacy group for small US breweries. There wasn't much coordination with local breweries.
- Baltimore Beer Week also announced some of its plans today. Here.