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Craft Brewers Fest Highlights Local Breweries In D.C. Area

Craft Brewers Fest Highlights Local Breweries In D.C. Area

Beer lovers will unite on Saturday, August 25 for the First Annual Virginia Craft Brewers Fest in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains.

The Beer Fest includes 20 of Virginia’s finest craft breweries to sample, such as: DC’s Capitol City Brewing Co., Roanoke’s Big Daddy Brewing Co., Leesburg’s Vintage 50, Alexandria’s Port City Brewing Co., Blacksburg’s Bull & Bones Brewery and more, as well as bike racing, live music, and camping.

Food will be provided by "The Rock Barn,” which is famous for it's Beer-poached Bratwurst with roasted onions and apple mustard, Shrimp ‘n Grits with Andouille sausage, scallions, and cheddar cheese, and the soft pretzels toasted in Munich Malt salt, porter fondue, and black lager mustard.

Each ticket provides you with 10, 4oz tastes of Virginia’s premium ale and a glass, but there are food and 20 oz.  beer tasting packages available as well.

Crab & Beer Festival Comes to National Harbor

Crab & Beer Festival Comes to National Harbor

Looking for something fun to do next weekend? National Harbor is hosting an all-you-care-to-taste Crab & Beer Festival on August 18 where you can take advantage of the summer weather before it slips away!

There will be something for the whole family to enjoy including 40,000 crabs, over 50 beers that you can sip out of a 14 ounce mug, a variety of wine, arts & crafts, balloon twisters, face painters, and live music.

Not into crabs? Don’t worry there are plenty of other great summer food options including hot dogs, hamburgers, sausages, pit beef, and barbecue to keep you satisfied.

For more information or to purchase tickets, click here

Popular Bar Offers Free Drinks Every Thursday Night

Popular Bar Offers Free Drinks Every Thursday Night

Free booze? Yes, please.

Located in the vibrant U Street neighborhood, Policy is introducing a completely FREE hour of open bar (rails, beer, and wine) every Thursday at 9 p.m. in their upstairs lounge.

The lounge features stylish décor in a hip environment with graffiti type artwork by Andrew Funk and Drew Nussbaum, and bright colored chandeliers to accompany all your FREE drinks.

If you choose to stay after 10 p.m., Policy offers $3 beers and $5 shots all night long.

For more information, click here.

 

Craft Beer & Dinner Cruise This Sunday

Craft Beer & Dinner Cruise This Sunday

What do you have planned for Sunday, August 12? If you’re lucky, you will be consuming comfort food and unlimited beer while cruising on a yacht at sunset for the 3rd Annual Craft Beer & Dinner Cruise.

To celebrate D.C. Beer Week, which starts this Sunday, the luxurious Odyssey yacht will set sail at 6 p.m., and tickets are now available

Guests will enjoy a 3-hour cruise along the Potomac with dinner, a DJ and unlimited tastings of more than 40 of your favorite craft beers from across the U.S. and around the world.  

A few of the breweries taking part in this ultimate adventure include, 3 Stars Brewing Co.
, Abita, Flying Fish, Flying Dog, Harpoon, DC Brau, Port City Brewing Co., New Belgium Brewing Co., Uinta Brewing Co., and more.

Click here for more information.

Award-Winning Magician Performs In D.C. This August

Award-Winning Magician Performs In D.C. This August

Washingtonian’s are in for a real treat this August as Josh Norris, the magician named D.C.’s Best Performing Artist” by Washington City Paper is hosting a 90-minute magic show at Helix Lounge in D.C.

Beginning Friday, August 10, Norris will combine magic, psychology, and hypnosis, with a human lie detector where he is certain he can decode the thoughts of audience members in THINK: An Evening of Mind Reading and Magic.

All guests can arrive early to enjoy extended Happy Hour specials at Kimpton’s Hotel Helix, located at 1430 Rhode Island Avenue in Northwest, D.C., as well as discounted $4 Magic Hat beers, and an $8 “Magic Martini” featuring gin, peach liqueur, orange juice, grenadine and a champagne float.

A complimentary champagne toast will be provided to guests during the show.

JCPenney's Offers Free Haircuts To Kids In August

JCPenney's Offers Free Haircuts To Kids In August

To help kids get ready for the back to school grind, JCPenney’s is offering free haircuts for students in grades kindergarten to sixth grade the whole month of August.

Customers can call 855-JCP-KIDS or stop by a local salon to schedule a free August appointment while they last.

Today, if you schedule a haircut, JCPenney’s will donate $1 for every free cut to the Boys & Girls Clubs of America and 4-H.

To find JCPenney’s stores in your area, visit www.jcp.com, and click on “find a store” for locations.

Smithsonian Natl Zoo: Meet Kavi, An 11-year-old Sumatran Tiger

Smithsonian Natl Zoo: Meet Kavi, An 11-year-old Sumatran Tiger

There’s a new tiger in town! Meet Kavi, an 11-year-old male, from Zoo Atlanta on July 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo on Global Tiger Day.

Kavi is the newest edition to the tiger family, joining females Damai and Soyono

The Prowl around the Great Cats exhibit will over special demonstrations at 11 a.m., 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. Keepers will also talk about the daily care of the Zoo’s Sumatran tigers and how the tigers contribute to conservation efforts.

But that’s not all!

Face painting will be available for those who want to take on the tiger persona. There will also be tiger-themed arts and crafts.

Experts from the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute’s Tiger Conservation Partnership will display tools they use in the field to study tigers and other species in Asia, including radio collars and camera traps, for visitors to see and touch.