"Understanding Universal Paid Leave" Employment Law Seminar
2:00 PM14:00

"Understanding Universal Paid Leave" Employment Law Seminar

Join us for this informative information session on D.C.'s new "Universal Paid Leave" law with Tom Martin, Partner with Goldblatt Martin Pozen LLP, Board Member of Think Local DC, and friend of the Guild. This seminar has been designed specifically with breweries in mind and is a fantastic pro-bono educational opportunity for us.  We hope you will find time to attend this great event, and bring any of your employees who might benefit!  To RSVP, email me directly at paul@dcbg.org

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5th Annual Hop Fest!
1:00 PM13:00

5th Annual Hop Fest!

HopFest 2019, the only DC beer festival by local brewers, for local brewers, is back for its 5th year in a row to support the DC Brewers’ Guild! Dozens of your favorite breweries will come together at DC Brau Brewing Company on Saturday, March 9th from 1pm to 5pm for an afternoon of hoppy beers, including old favorites, hard-to-find rare brews, and one-offs crafted just for HopFest 2019.

Tickets include a complimentary DC Brewers’ Guild tasting glass with unlimited pours of dozens of hop-forward craft offerings from some of your favorite breweries. Early bird tickets are $35 (price goes up to $40 on 2/19).

Click HERE to purchase tickets.

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3 Stars 7th Annual Holiday Extravaganza
1:00 PM13:00

3 Stars 7th Annual Holiday Extravaganza

Join us for our
7th Annual Holiday Party

For the 7th year in a row, we are hosting our massive Holiday Extravaganza at the brewery, this year on December 9th from 1-6pm.

As always, we will have a ton of rare and limited releases on draft, specialty can offerings, guest taps, and a few surprises. Also joining the festivities will be food trucks, DJs, live performances, face painting, photo booth, games and more.

General Admission tickets are $10 and include admission, a custom glass and your first drink ticket.

There is also a VIP Diamond Experience available that includes early admission to the festival and preffered access to super limited draft offerings (12pm entrance), 4 additional drink tickets, a special limited beer release, and a custom glass.

We are limiting the number of tickets for this years festivities in order to allow everyone easy access to beers and cut down on congestion throughout the event and live performances.

This event has sold out every year since inception, and we expect more of the same this time around, so don't wait to pickup tickets as there will be No Door Sales.

We'll see you at the party!!!! 

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/7th-annual-holiday-extravaganza-tickets-52353200833

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5th Annual DC Brau Holiday Market
2:00 PM14:00

5th Annual DC Brau Holiday Market


For the 5th year in a row, DC Brau will be transforming the brewery into a crafters’ marketplace for one day only — perfect for visitors to start (and finish) their holiday shopping with unique wares from more than 40 local artists & artisans in a unique indoor setting.

– Live Music by Reed Appleseed & DJ Budman- Games & Activities for All Ages

– Food Trucks in the Lot: Dangerously Delicious Pies, Rock Creek Food Co, People’s Bao, Sloppy Mama’s BBQ, and Captain Cookie

– And of course – lots of DC Brau Beer, including the launch of TWO special new brews!


VIP TICKETS – $10 EACH: Includes early admission at 1PM for an extra hour of shopping and a free branded DC Brau tote. Children 10 and younger are FREE (no tote bag).Buy your tickets here.

GENERAL ADMISSION – FREE – doors open at 2PM. Please RSVP here so we can plan accordingly.


  • 3D Print Specialties

  • Andy’s Wood Stuff

  • Araceli Chaira

  • Bailiwick Clothing Company

  • Bicycle Trash

  • Big Bad Woof

  • Black Radish Handmade

  • DeNada

  • Ewba

  • FranciePants

  • Freres Branchiaux Candle Co.

  • Grey Moggie Press

  • Harper Macaw

  • Harvey Bear Odditorium

  • Hollow Work Ceramics

  • Hooked and Loopy

  • Hope Honey Farm

  • Jerkface

  • Jon Wye

  • Kelly Towles

  • Kicheko Goods

  • Kimchi Juice

  • Kuzeh Pottery

  • Langdon Wood Maple Syrup

  • Lucy Grymes Designs

  • Mare Naturals

  • Marcella Kriebel Art & Illustration

  • Note2Self

  • Printed Wild

  • Pure Palette

  • Robin Ha

  • Sarah Cecelia Jewelry & Metal

  • Sierra Linda Farm

  • Sloppy Mama’s

  • Southeastern Roastery

  • Stitch & Rivet

  • Tea Thoughts

  • The Neighborgoods

  • True Syrups & Garnishes

  • Typecase Industries

  • Yinibini Baby


Krampusnacht DC is joining us in the Lodge during the Holiday Market this year! Krampus will happily accept donations of unwrapped, new gifts and gift cards for youth 0-21 years on behalf of the program supporting the National Center for Children and Families (NCCF), a 501(c)(3). 100% of your donations and the funds raised by Krampusnacht DC’s events go directly to support DC foster youth. In their new partnership with NCCF, Krampus is helping to bring Christmas gifts to even more foster children than ever before, delivering ~250 personalized Christmas gifts for youth in the DC foster system. Mark your calendars — the 7th annual Krampusnacht DC is on Saturday, December 1st at Gallery O on H St from 5-11pm.


The Holiday Market is definitely kid friendly. During VIP hours, children 10 and younger are free. However, due to large crowds & the location of the market, dogs/pets will NOT be admitted inside. Please leave your four-legged friends at home unless they are a service animal. We also request that you plan to leave the stroller in the car (we’ll have limited “parking” space to store strollers near the entrance).


Speaking of parking, space in our lot will be reduced due to the food trucks and vendor parking. Please plan to take a ride-sharing service, cab, bicycle or public transportation to the brewery that day. Some parking is also available in the shopping center’s lot at the top of the drive, as well as along Bladensburg Ave.



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Hellbender 4th Anniversary Party
12:00 PM12:00

Hellbender 4th Anniversary Party

Join us for our 4th Anniversary Party where we will re-release our Double Chazzwazzer Imperial IPA cans. We will also have a very special limited can release of our Groundskeeper Islay Scotch Ale aged in One Eight Distilling whiskey barrels! Both will be available on draft, too.

$10 tickets are good for admission all day plus your first beer. Tickets will be limited so be sure to get yours in advance. Tickets will not be sold at the door if we sell out.

Cipolla Rossa Pizzeria & Sapidus Farms Inc will be here serving up piping hot wood-fired pizza and sustainably raised oysters from the shores of Virginia's Northern Neck.

And back by popular demand, The Arcade returns to print custom Hellbender t-shirts made to order right in the brewery!

Tickets: https://www.giftrocker.com/secure/Order/h=4a717464&fbclid=IwAR2c4fnzlnX_1z9EvdbmSdkxSiTRcxKoUspWsQuleFFZAL_pIOhrBygnzLU

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2018 Annual All Member Meeting and Networking Event
6:00 PM18:00

2018 Annual All Member Meeting and Networking Event

  • Right Proper Brewing Company - Brookland Production Facility (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Come join your fellow DC Brewers' Guild Members at Right Proper Brookland Production Facilty at our Annual All Member Meeting!  Hear a brief update on the "State of the Guild," then spend some time socializing with your fellow Members and enjoying some great craft beer. This event is for Members Only!  Please take the time RSVP here:



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Atlas Five Year Anniversary Party!
12:00 PM12:00

Atlas Five Year Anniversary Party!

Atlas is turning five this year! Join us on Saturday, September 8th from 12 to 5pm for our Steam Punk Carnival Celebration! Activities include Face-Painting, Fortune Telling, a Dunk Tank and more! Plus a fire performance provided by Pyroxotic, a Big Wheel Race in the brewery and Live Music from Local Bands including Night Watch Paradox and Venray. 

Enjoy Sausages, Funnel Cake, Corn Dogs (Vegan Too!), Pizza, and more provided by Federal City Bros, Inner Circle Food Co., Rollin Pizza and Jerk Face Jerky! Plus we’ll be serving up Blood Orange Gose Slushies in the Beer Garden! All brews are $5 for a day! 

Tickets $15 | Includes one beer ticket and a donation to Living Classrooms

Beer Tickets $5 | Skip the line! Purchase additional beer tickets in advance

Batch 500 750mL Bottle $20 | Reserve your bottle of our 5th Anniversary Brett Barrel Aged Barley Wine. Batch 500. Available for pick-up September 8th as you leave the party. This is a very special and small batch beer -limit one per ticket.

For tickets and more information visit: https://www.giftrocker.com/secure/Order/?h=64b9bf13

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DC Beer Week/City Winery 1st Annual Lager Fest!
1:00 PM13:00

DC Beer Week/City Winery 1st Annual Lager Fest!

Hey DC - its time for some Lager!

Please join the DC Brewers' Guild and City Winery as we Kick off DC Beer Week 2018 with a celebration of the District of Columbia's rich lager brewing history.

Lager Fest is an event by the local brewing community to showcase our region's best lagers for your enjoyment. This event will bring together more than 30 craft breweries for an afternoon of refreshing lager style beers, pilsers, and related summer favorites, including hard-to-find rare brews. The event will also feature live music from some of your favorite local bands.  Tickets are $40.


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History & Hops w/Kathy Rizzo @ Heurich House Museum
6:30 PM18:30

History & Hops w/Kathy Rizzo @ Heurich House Museum

DC Brewer’s Guild’s Kathy Rizzo to host History & Hops at the Heurich House Museum

Kathy Rizzo hosts the next installment of the Heurich House Museum’s all-star History & Hops series. On Thursday, May 18, 2017 from 6:30-8:30pm, the DC Brewers’ Guild Executive Director will host the monthly beer-themed after-hours event, giving visitors the chance to mingle with a DC beer insider while also touring through the historic Brewmaster’s Castle.

The DC Brewers’ Guild is the first modern brewers guild in DC and was founded in 2014 at the Heurich House Museum, home of DC’s most successful Brewmaster. When the Chr. Heurich Brewing Company closed in 1956, the production of beer for distribution was halted in Washington, DC. It wasn’t until 2011, with the founding of DC Brau, that beer production and distribution manufacturing returned to the district. Focused on connecting local craft beer producers and fostering community development and pride, the DC Brewers’ Guild has gone on to host annual events such as DC Beer Week and Hopfest. At History & Hops, visitors will be able to enjoy local beer in the room where the DC Brewers Guild was formed.

Kathy Rizzo has spearheaded the development of the DC Brewers Guild, expanding its role in local beer promotion. Growing up in the food service business, Kathy’s love of hospitality and the food and beverage industries have given her particular insight into the world of DC Beer. Now, she’ll share this wealth of knowledge, and a few of her favorite local beers, with History & Hops visitors as they gain unparalleled access to mingle and discuss her years of experience with the DC Brewers’ Guild and craft beer in the District of Columbia.

Tickets for History & Hops hosted by Kathy Rizzo are $30 per person and include tastings, snacks and tours of the Heurich House Museum. Guests must be 21 or older. All proceeds benefit the preservation and growth of the Heurich House Museum.

To purchase tickets, click here.

About History & Hops: History & Hops is a monthly series at the Heurich House Museum that highlights the home’s brewery-related history. The museum preserves the former Dupont Circle home of D.C.'s most successful brewer Christian Heurich (1842-1945) and enriches the cultural life of Washington, DC. Every third Thursday from 6:30 to 8:30 pm, the museum partners with local beer insiders for house tours and beer tastings. Self-guided tours through Heurich’s well-preserved Victorian mansion will feature information about his brewery and the D.C. region’s rich brewing history. All proceeds benefit the preservation and growth of the Heurich House Museum.

Tickets are non-refundable. If you purchased tickets to an event and are no longer able to attend, we thank you for your support of our museum. Please be advised that we may refuse service to anyone who appears intoxicated upon arrival or during the event.

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7:00 PM19:00


HOPFEST is back - the only D.C. beer festival by local brewers and for local brewers! This year 25 local DC, MD & VA breweries will pour over 20 of the hoppiest, local craft beers to raise money for the D.C. Brewers' Guild! Brews on tap will include old favorites, rare hard-to-finds and one-offs brewed just for Hopfest.  Hopfest will be inside Hellbender's Brewery, with plenty of outdoor seating to relax with your favorite beer.  All proceeds from D.C. Hopfest 2017 go to benefit the D.C. Brewers' Guild!

Participating Breweries:  Hellbender, Atlas, DC Brau, 3 Stars, Right Proper, Blue Jacket, Gordon Biersch, Denizens, Adroit Theory, Fairwinds, Caboose, Port City, Ocelot, Union Craft, Manor Hill, Beltway, 7 Locks, Bad Wolf, Mad Fox, Devils Backbone + more!

Tickets are on sale now!  Click here to purchase.

  • Unlimited 3oz Pours

  • 25 local breweries will pour hard to find and one-off IPAs and other hop-forward beers

  • Guests will receive a complimentary 13.5oz DC Brewer's Guild tasting glass

  • Timber Pizza will be onsite selling wood-fired pizza

  • The Arcade will be here to screenprint custom t-shirts

  • D.C. Brewers Guild will be selling individual Enthusiast memberships (comes with an awesome DCBG shirt!)

Check out the BYT wrap-up of last year's Hopfest

***Must be at least 21 years of age to participate.

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