In Beer We Thirst: 7th Annual DC Beer Week Returns August 9-16, 2015

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This year will see bigger events, more breweries, mead and cider producers, more educational events, and the biggest kick-off event ever. Brewers on the Block is the official kick-off event on Sunday August 9th at Suburbia at Union Market and tickets are moving fast.

Craft beer fans, rejoice! The 7th annual DC Beer Week returns to the National Capital Region this summer with a variety of educational and tasting events planned throughout the week of August 9-16, 2015.

"The DC beer scene has grown by leaps and bounds in recent years because of breweries (local, regional, and national), bars, restaurants, bottle shops, distributors, and, most importantly, beer fans,” says 2015 DC Beer Week co-chair Bill DeBaun. “DC Beer Week is a celebration of our local scene and a chance to continue that growth.”

As in past years, dozens of venues in the District, Virginia and Maryland will host a variety of events, including beer dinners, tastings, tap takeovers, and more. Restaurants, bars, breweries, and other venues interested in participating in this year’s DC Beer Week should contact DC Beer Week organizers via email at dcbeerweek(at)gmail(dot)com for more information.

This year, DC Beer Week will kick things off with a massive event that will bring together 20 of the region’s best breweries. Brewers on the Block will take place on Sunday, August 9 at Suburbia at Union Market. The day-time event will have all the same fun as the event by the same name in 2014, but much, much bigger. Tickets start at just $30 and will be available soon through DCBeerWeek.net.

More information about the 7th Annual DC Beer Week will be posted at http://www.dcbeerweek.net in the coming weeks. In the meantime, be sure to “Like” the DC Beer Week Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/DCBeerWeek) and follow us on Twitter and Instagram (@dcbeerweek; #DCBW2015), for the latest updates.

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2015 DC BEER WEEK KICKS OFF WITH 2ND ANNUAL BREWERS ON THE BLOCK AT SUBURBIA AUGUST 9TH

Media Contact: Jackie Ludden
202.297.9054 | jackie(at)luddenllc(dot)com

WHAT: DC Beer Week is excited to announce its kick-off event at Suburbia on Sunday, August 9, 2015. The 1967 Airstream bar outside of Union Market in northeast DC will host 20 of the region’s top breweries, cideries, and meaderies to mark the beginning of the 7th Annual DC Beer Week. The daytime event will feature tastings, music from DJ-59, a ribbon cutting ceremony with a special guest who will also tap the first official keg of DCBW’s Solidarity Beer of 2015, and more.

This year’s participating breweries include (and more will be added):

3 STARS BREWING COMPANY
ATLAS BREW WORKS
BLUE MOUNTAIN BREWERY
BOLD ROCK CIDER
CHARM CITY MEADWORKS
DC BRAU BREWING COMPANY
DEVILS BACKBONE BREWERY
FLYING DOG BREWERY
HELLBENDER BREWING COMPANY
LOST RHINO BREWING COMPANY
MAD FOX BREWING COMPANY
OLIVER ALES
PORT CITY BREWING COMPANY
REALEREVIVAL (RAR) BREWING
STILLWATER ARTISANAL ALES
UNION CRAFT BREWING

WHEN:        Sunday, August 9, 2015
                     1:00 VIP Entry
                     2:00 General Admission Entry
                     5:00 Event concludes

WHERE:     Suburbia @ Union Market
                     1309 5th Street, NE, Washington, DC.

VIP tickets are priced at $60 per person and General Admission tickets are $35. Food and some retail items will be available for purchase. To get tickets to the event, please visit http://www.eventbrite.com/e/brewers-on-the-block-tickets-17450159898. Also, check out DCBeerWeek.net for all of the events coming up this DC Beer Week, August 9-16, 2015.

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About DC Beer Week
Chef/beer aficionado Teddy Folkman and local distributor Jeff Wells started DC Beer Week in 2008 to celebrate the small, but enthusiastic craft beer community in the Nation’s Capital. Since then, the event has grown each year, attracting thousands – from self-proclaimed beer geeks and home brewers to the casual beer drinker. In 2014 the event included over 100 different events throughout the District and surrounding area.

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