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Your Guide to DC Beer Week

August means two things: exhaustive coverage of everyone in a ’Skins uniform, up to and including the third-string long snapper. And DC Beer Week. So before you make your Labor Day travel plans, make plans for the 200-odd events starting Sunday. Like these...

A Gonzo Evening at the Big Hunt
MONDAY

A Gonzo Evening at the Big Hunt

Time to don your best Hunter S. Thompson garb (sunglasses, polo, cigarette... everything but the gun). The Big Hunt is hosting a Hunter look-alike contest, and pouring rare Flying Dog ales like Belgian Devil and a saison brewed with pineapples. Which Hunter would have shot.

Aug 12, 4pm-close, The Big Hunt, 1345 Connecticut Ave NW, 202-785-2333

Cold Infusion at Scion
TUESDAY

Cold Infusion at Scion

If you like to tinker, this one’s for you, as you can infuse five different Dogfish Head beers on the spot with stuff like hops, bacon, peanuts, maybe even candy. Oh, and they’ll have 16 Dogfish beers for half price all night. Which makes your experiments a no-brainer of an investment.

Aug 13, 5pm-close, Scion, 2100 P St NW, 202-833-8899

There’s Coffee in Your Beer Glass
WEDNESDAY

There’s Coffee in Your Beer Glass

What you need when you’re about to face down a keg of ale—coffee, of course. So here’s an event that taps a one-off keg of New Belgium sour ale blended with Counter Culture coffee. Have some early, then partake in six bottomless New Belgium drafts. Don’t worry, they’re decaf.

Take Me Out to the Beer Game
THURSDAY

Take Me Out to the Beer Game

What we have here: an afternoon baseball game. Nine innings. Cracker Jack. All of that. Anyway, stick around afterward and go to a party in center field. Live music. Shake Shack burgers. Two-hour bottomless beer tastings. All of that.

It’s a Beer Brunch. Naturally.
SATURDAY

It’s a Beer Brunch. Naturally.

It will have been a long week (trust us). Bid it farewell at this Mexican brunch at Crios, where they’re pouring eight Great Lakes beers for $4 all morning, plus a cask of grapefruit-conditioned IPA. No need to drizzle that with sugar.

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