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Time Flies Vol. 5 – DC Brau Turning Five – Epic Party Planned – Tickets on sale Friday

by Prince Of Petworth February 3, 2016 at 11:40 am 21 Comments


From DC Brau:

“This year will be biggest and most brain melting yet with 5 bands and the release of 5 collaborative brews!

Sloppy Mama’s BBQ – DC Slices Pizza Truck – Rep Apron Frank Cart – Dangerously Delicious Pies

Parking is limited. If possible, please leave your car at home and come ready to celebrate. Please consider using a ride service or utilizing the complimentary shuttle service provided throughout the entirety of the event from the Rhode Island Metro.

3178-B Bladensburg Rd NE


Tickets will go onsale this Friday, February 5th at 10am.

General admission tickets are $45 in advance; $60 at the door. Admission includes entry into the concert only; beer tickets for DC Brau beers and the special collaborations will be available on site the day of the event. Sloppy Mama’s BBQ, Red Apron, DC Slices, and Dangerously Delicious Pies food trucks will be accessible inside the festival grounds to provide food for purchase.

A limited number of VIP tickets will be available for $200, which gains ticketholders access inside the brewery for a VIP-only bar, catered barbecue, complimentary unlimited beer, and guaranteed access to all the collaboration brews.

The brewery’s regular growler hours will not be held that day, and growler fills will not be available during the event. The organizers ask that attendees consider alternative transportation options since parking is limited. A complimentary shuttle will operate between the Rhode Island metro stop and the brewery throughout the event.

  • Dan

    The graphics and the “brain melting” and “festival” references make this look like a Grateful Dead show.

  • I Love Metal

    But $45 advance tickets for this? Is that a joke? “Hey everyone, come celebrate all of our success by paying out the nose. p.s. beer not included.”

    I love this brewery, but I like them a lot less now.

    • anonymous

      its not DC Brau’s fault that you can’t comprehend that this is a concert, and that nationally touring bands need to get paid.

      • taxing

        I mean, it might be if the flyer is unclear. Those names could be brew names or band names.

  • kd21

    Charging $45 (and $60 at the door!) for a festival featuring a cash bar, food trucks, and five completely unknown bands is BOLD.

    • jdc

      These are all FAR from unknown bands…brewing and metal go together like barley and hops.

    • zeeeeee

      What about charging $45 for a ticket at, say, 9:30 club, which also features a cash bar, and food that you have to pay for?
      If you don’t get it, you don’t get it.

      • I think part of it is that there’s only so much overlap between the people who want to support DC Brau and celebrate their anniversary with them and the people who want to go to a metal festival.
        I get what the cost of my ticket goes to, but people who like the brewery or local breweries in general are allowed to express disappointment that the event is less beer and more concert. Between the ticket, beer, food, and your transportation the likelihood for getting out for under $80 is low. Last year I think tickets were $15.

    • anonymous

      not only are the sword a well known band, also several breweries have released “the sword” themed beers.

    • anonymetal

      bro, do you even metal?

      • Yossarian

        Even Mike Huckabee, failed culture warrior that he is, sings the praises of Torche. Sorry, but these bands don’t count as unknown.

      • KenyonDweller

        This is going to be my stock retort from now on.

    • Philippe Lecheval

      The two dozen metal fans in the DC area who have heard of these bands will be more than happy to pay $45 or $60 to see them play in a brewery. Believe it.

    • Philippe Lecheval

      Oh, and one of the bands is coming all the way from Norway AND one of the band members is a real live owl. It’s definitely worth it.

  • It’s a good thing they’re all collaborative beers, since the stuff they’ve been putting out under their own label has sucked since about year 2.

    • Common Sense

      Wow Justin you are a horrible person. DC Brau makes amazing beer. Not all of it is for me but most of what I’ve had is fantastic. Let me guess….they are too expensive for you. Are you part of the DC Douche crew that asks how much a pint of a local draft costs at a bar and then change your mind and gets a PBR? Cause that’s what it sounds like.

      • KenyonDweller

        I’m with Justin. DC Brau sucks. Oh, and here’s a tip–insults don’t win arguments.

      • Anon

        I agree with Justin in his assessment of DC Brau (OTWOA and their new DIPA notwithstanding). But what’s up with that comment about asking the price of beer on tap and then going with another option if the price is deemed to be too high? How is that remotely douchy? Just because I’m not willing to pay $8 for a mediocre Brau I can’t have a PBR instead?

      • You couldn’t be more wrong in your speculation, but I’ll just let you simmer on whatever insecurities have you being so defensive. Here’s a tip though, most restaurants and bars have their prices printed on menus, there’s no need to ask the bar what the cheapest item is.

  • Dogg

    This is an awesome line up for people not cultured in the stoner / sludge metal genre. I hope the higher price keep away the normal weekend brewery bros and the haters in this thread. We will have a great time without you.

  • anonymetal

    For those not familiar with The Sword, they’re from Austin, Tx and I’d describe their sound as like a weird mixture of ZZ Topp-Metallica-Black Sabbath-Ronnie James Dio. So yeah they rock balls. GOOGLE ‘EM!!!!!!


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