2427 18th Street, NW

From an email:

“Attention Peter, Peter pumpkin drinkers: The Black Squirrel’s Eighth Annual Smashing Pumpkin Beer Fest commences Friday, October 14th, starting at 5pm. Join the Squirrel for a night stuffed with all things pumpkin.

Pumpkin beers will be flowing featuring the following line-up:

• 21st Amendment He Said Pumpkin Triple (8.2%, San Francisco, California)
• Anderson Valley Pinchy Jeek Barl Wild Turkey Bourbon-Barrel-Aged Pumpkin Ale (8.5%, Boonville, California)
• Aviator PumpkinBeast Marzen-Infused Pumpkin Lager (6.2%, Fuquay Varina, North Carolina)
• Ballast Point Pumpkin Down Scottish Ale (5.8%, San Diego, CA)
• Blue Mountain Spooky Bourbon-Barrel Aged Pumpkin Ale (8.2%, Afton, Virginia)
• 2015 DC Brau/Epic Fermentation Without Representation Pumpkin Porter (8%, Denver, Colorado)
• Nebraska Wick For Brains Pumpkin Ale (6.1%, Papillion, Nebraska)
• New Holland Ichabod Ale (4.8%, Holland, Michigan)
• Rogue Pumpkin Patch Ale (5.6%, Newport, Oregon)
• Schlafly Pumpkin Ale (8%, St. Louis, Missouri)
• Smuttynose Pumpkin (6.5%, Hampton, New Hampshire)
• Southern Tier Pumking (8.6%, Lakewood, New York)
• Troegs Master of Pumpkins Ale (BTL, 7.4%, Hershey, Pennsylvania)
• Weyerbacher Imperial Pumpkin Ale (8%, Easton, Pennsylvania)

Treat yourself to the Chef’s all-pumpkin menu that includes: Roasted Pumpkin Soup, Pumpkin Veggie Burgers, and the famous….Pumpkin Mac and Cheese!

The celebration continues until the pumpkin stock is depleted. This is so much better than a pumpkin latte.”


From Boundary Stone (and don’t forget their 5 year anniversary bash tonight!):

“5 PM – 8 PM

Four of the top breweries in DC have been barrel aging an ale for a minimum of one month. On Tuesday the 27th, these breweries will unveil their concoction at the Boundary Stone. There will be judges and a popular vote to calculate who will take home the trophy, as well as win a dedicated line for a year on our back bar. Admission is $20 ahead of time or $25 at the door, which will get you a 5oz tasting from each brewery, and a pint of “5-Spot”!

The breweries battling will be DC Brau Brewing Company, Atlas Brew Works, 3 Stars Brewing Company, and defending champs Port City Brewing Company.”

116 Rhode Island Ave, NW

3319 Connecticut Ave, NW

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, for those who live in this part of North Country, thank God for Nanny O’Briens.

From an email:

“We are kicking off DC Beer Week 2016 with our friends at RAR Brewing! Join us Sunday afternoon September 25 starting at 1pm and enjoy 6 unique brews from this fantastic Maryland brewery. On tap we’ll be featuring recent brewery exclusives like like 1st Meal Breakfast Stout, Albino Shades Pale Ale, Pulp American Pale and Wood’r American Wheat. We’ll also have two exclusive collaboration brews: Walk of Shame Blonde Ale with Aslin Beer Company out of Virginia and Hoof RAR’ted DIPA with Hoof Hearted Brewing out of Ohio the latter is an exclusive to the District for Beer Week! These beers pair perfectly with all of that day’s NFL games on our 7 flatscreens and 2 projectors. A representative will also be on hand around 6pm to talk shop and hand out swag. Hope to see you then and cheers to Maryland beer in DC!

On September 28th come join us for our second On the Wings Wednesday event of the year, this time celebrating DC Beer Week! For this go around our pals in the District DC Brau Brewing Company will be splitting our taps with Delaware’s Dogfish Head Beer starting at 5pm coinciding with our tasty, weekly 50¢ wing special. All beers will be on special for $7 until 10pm with four from Brau including On the Wings of Armageddon DIPA, Oktoberfest, Pils and Nitro Corruption IPA and four from Dogfish including 120 Minute IPA, Punkin Ale, Festina Pesche Berliner Weisse and 60 Minute IPA. Live music from Zachary Cutler and Alison Carney will set the atmosphere while representatives from both breweries will be on hand answering questions and handing out swag. Hope you can come hang with us for the best #WingWednesday of the year!”

116 Rhode Island Ave, NW

From Boundary Stone:

“Wicked Weed DC Launch
September 16 @ 1:00 pm – 8:00 pm (beers on tap until they kick)

Wicked Weed is a small family run brewery out of Asheville North Carolina. Its brewery puts out some of the most sought after beers in the US. Up until this month they have not distributed to DC, that changed last week though and we are pumped to have them on! We will be pouring 10 of their rarest brews and funked sours on Friday starting at 1pm. We will also have one of the Brewmasters in house to answer any questions you may have.”

Check out what’s on tap here: WICKED WEED Menu (PDF)

Wunder Garten Flier

From a press release:

“The new and improved Wunder Garten (1st & L St NE) announced the second annual Oktoberfest 2016, a weekend of festivities including traditional food, games, beer and events.

Beginning Thursday, September 22 and continuing through the weekend, Wunder Garten will be the spot for anyone seeking the energy of a true German Oktoberfest. Guests will nosh on German food from Café Berlin and enjoy live bands and DJs, all while swigging the best Oktoberfest beers. (more…)

715 Florida Ave, NW

From an email:

“Join TAKODA this Monday, July 25th, for our Christmas in July Celebration – Featuring Great Lakes Christmas Ale!

We will be tapping a rare keg of Great Lakes Christmas Ale that we’ve been saving for this special occasion! Rated one of the best (if not THE best) Christmas Beer in the country, it’s a local TAKODA favorite as well. Hurry in – we’ve got just one keg and it won’t last long!

Chef Damian Brown will also be featuring small plates and entrees aimed at bringing back that Christmas spirit. We can’t wait for you to see what he’s cooking up! We strongly suggest that you make a reservation for this event ASAP (doors open at 5pm).”

neal place
1300 4th Street, NE

A reader reports:

“I stopped by the new Neal Place Tap+Garden yesterday and wanted to report that it is now open! They have been apparently open for close to 2 months, and even though I have stopped by there multiple times I did not see many people there so I assumed they were not open.

We walked in yesterday and talked with one of the employees. They have been open for about two months. It is open Thursday through Sunday each week (entirely sure on the hours for those days). Just thought it would be nice to send out another update on the blog to let people, who may not be quite as inquisitive as I was, know that the new beer garden is now open. They had a pretty decent selection of craft beers for a great price (all beers are between $5-7).”

150 M Street, NE last year, new location will be First and L Street, NE

From an email:

“REI is coming back to NoMa with a brand new line up of summer events! The NoMa BID today announced that REI is re-opening their popular REI Community Space at Wunder Garten, NoMa’s pop-up Bavarian bier garten and launching their “United Outside” campaign.  The NoMa BID will also be hosting the ever-popular NoMa Summer Screen, a 4th of July Bash and other exciting events for the entire community.

After a highly successful first season, REI’s Community Space at Wunder Garten will once again provide urban and wilderness adventurer’s throughout the DMV with the chance to come together in a unique neighborhood destination and enjoy outdoor classes, happy hours, fundraisers and some great parties this summer.

In honor of their D.C. flagship store opening this fall, REI recently announced their “United Outside” campaign, marking 100 days of outdoor recess dedicated to the belief that in the outdoors we can all find common ground. Many of REI’s events will take place in the Wunder Garten.

A few events being hosted by REI in their Community Space at Wunder Garten show the dizzying range of activities around which citizens can become “United Outside”, including: (more…)

2100 M St, NW

Thanks to Justin for sending the update on Canteen:

“Oh and for those who asked, no there are no bathrooms. It’s literally just that outside patio. I think if you walk down around the corner you can go into the office building and use their’s but I’m not certain.

Ed. Note: A commenter writes: “They do have a bathroom- literally half a block away. You had to walk down 21st Street past the gift shop, go through the glass double doors on the right, down the stairs, follow the hallway, 2nd or 3rd door on the left. “Breaking the seal” is a major commitment.

And no way to run a tab, single transactions only. $9 for the hot dog, $10 for the pulled pork”

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