Join Bluejacket on Sunday, September 8th, as we host the Official DC Beer Week Kickoff Party. On this day, we will release the official beer of DC Beer Week -- Solidarity Beer 2019!

Inspired by a shared love of German-style lagers, this year’s Solidarity Beer is a traditional Kellerbier gently hopped with Hallertau Mittelfrüh. Brewed at Bluejacket, Solidarity Beer 2019 is once again a showcase of the area’s top breweries -- including 3 Stars, Atlas, DC Brau, District ChopHouse, Gordon Biersch, Hellbender, Port City, The Public Option, Red Bear, Right Proper & Valor.

Beginning at 12 noon, guests will be able to try Solidarity Beer 2019 on draft, poured from Franconian-style gravity kegs, and in 4-pack cans to go. If that wasn’t enough, we’ll also have limited edition DC Beer Week merchandise available!

Not to be outdone, Bluejacket will also pour guest beers from 3 Stars, Atlas, DC Brau, District ChopHouse, Red Bear, Right Proper & more!

There is no admission fee for this event. All beers will be priced individually by the glass and in 4 oz. tasting pours. Check back soon for the full lineup of guest beers.
- 3 Stars Trouble In Paradise (Sour Blond Ale w/ Mango, Guava & Lactose)
- Atlas Festbier (Märzen)
- DC Brau Joint Resolution: Simcoe & Peaches (IPA w/ Simcoe Hops & Peaches (Cask))
- District ChopHouse Ellie’s Saison (Saison)
- Gordon Biersch Spalter Pilsner (Pilsener w/ Saaz & Spalter Hops)
- Hellbender Dr. Fuzz (Gose w/ Peaches)
- Port City Oktoberfest (Märzen)
- Red Bear 51st State (IPA w/ Simcoe, Amarillo & Idaho 7 Hops)
- Right Proper Ravaged By Wolves (Brett IPA w/ Mosaic, Citra & Comet Hops)
- Valor Ghostrider (Porter)


Snallygaster is the district’s beastliest beer festival, bar none. And on October 12th, the monster makes its triumphant return to Pennsylvania Ave for its eighth year as a rollicking salute to craft beer. Festival goers can expect an unbelievable array of 400+ highly sought-after brews from 150+ of the finest American and international producers, set against a backdrop of local food trucks and two stages of live music. Brought to you by the minds behind Bluejacket, ChurchKey and more, this is far and away the biggest event of the year for beer geeks of every stripe.

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Pay a flat fee for your admission + unlimited beer and wine tastings. Food and merch can be purchased with cash or credit card throughout the venue. There are two advance pass options:

The Kraken | General Admission | $50
Grants you entry to the festival at 2 PM, a commemorative tasting glass, plus unlimited imbibing all day long. Purchase here: giftrocker.com/krakenpass

The Basilisk | VIP | $100
Grants you early entry at 12 PM for 2 hours of first access to all 400+ beers (including the rarest, most limited supply selections), exclusive VIP amenities, a commemorative tasting glass, plus unlimited imbibing all day long. Purchase here: giftrocker.com/basiliskpass

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Follow the beast on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram [@snallygasterdc], where we’ll unleash updates on the brewers, beers, bands, food trucks + more in the coming months, and head to snallygasterdc.com for the rest of the deets.