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September 7, 2016

Marquee Event Caps Week Full of Comedy, Barrel-Aged Battles, and More

Washington, DC – September, 2016 – After years of cracking crabs and taking over taps during the annual DC Beer Week celebration, DC Brau is throwing down the gauntlet and taking its Marquee event up a notch. On Friday, September 30th, DC Brau will partner with Executive Chef Mike Friedman of Red Hen & All Purpose for a delicious and spectacular journey during an Evening of Magical Mystery. The remainder of the week will be filled with wall-to-wall beer events around the District – from Boundary Stone to the DC Improv to the atrium of the Old Ebbitt Grill. Cheers!

MARQUEE EVENT: DC Brau’s Evening of Magical Mystery featuring Chef Mike Friedman of Red Hen & All Purpose
Friday, September 30 | 6 – 11pm
Rendezvous in Parking Lot next to City Center (900 9th ST NW) at 6pm

Only 100 seats are available for the Evening of Magical Mystery, which will begin at a pre-determined rendezvous point at City Center at 6pm. From there, only time will tell where the path winds, ending at a truly one-of-a-kind outdoor location for a magnificent five-course paired dinner curated by Chef Mike Friedman and the Brau team. The $100 price tag includes round-trip transportation between City Center and the event site, a five-course meal with extraordinary beer pairings, tax and gratuity. Tickets are available via Eventbrite starting on September 2nd here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dc-brau-evening-of-magical-mystery-featuring-chef-mike-friedman-tickets-27413232717

In addition to Friday night’s marquee event, the DC Brau team will be busy during DC Beer Week at a number of beerlicious events around town, including:

Saturday, September 24
Our team is starting the day at the Blind & Bitter event at Churchkey from noon to 5pm, then heading over to the 4th Annual Craft BrewHaHa at Old Ebbitt Grill where we’ll be pouring our newly released Oktoberfest along with Belgian Space Reaper.

Monday, September 26
On Monday, Boundary Stone is celebrating its anniversary! We collaborated with our friends on a special West Coast-style Session IPA for the occasion, and will be debuting the Boundary Stone Anniversary brew – which will only be available at the restaurant – at their party starting at 5pm in Bloomingdale.

Tuesday, September 27
We’ll be back at Boundary Stone on Tuesday night for their annual Battle of the Barrel Aged Beers. If beer cocktails are your thing, Mary Kelly of Graffiato will be mixing Brau into her competition concoction for DBGB’s Booze Brews Beer Cocktail Competition in City Center starting at 7pm. The $30 ticket is available at dbgb.com/dc/events (a portion of the proceeds benefit the Capital Area Food Bank).

Wednesday, September 28
It’s a Battle Royale at Roofer’s Union in Adams Morgan. Come help us kick our keg of Brau to raise money for a great cause.

Thursday, September 29
By this point in the week, you either have to laugh or go insane so we choose laughter. Join us downstairs in the main room at the DC Improv for our 2nd annual Hopped Up Comedy night featuring Sean Patton (Maron, Inside Amy Schumer, Comedy Central Presents and This is Not Happening). But wait there’s more! The evening will include a contest to find DC’s best drinking story. If you – or your readers – think they have a great drinking story (or a mediocre story with great delivery), submit a one-paragraph version of the story BEFORE MIDNIGHT ON SEPTEMBER 7 to chris@dcimprov.com. The top five submissions will each get a six-minute set during the DCBW event to tell their story for a chance to win some great swag! Tickets to Hopped Up Comedy and full details about The Drinking Story Contest are available at www.dcimprov.com/home/hopped-up.html.

Saturday, October 1
We’re finishing out the week at Atlas Brew Works with the DC Brewer’s Guild. What better way to celebrate the DC beer community than drinking delicious cask ales from 1pm to 5pm! More information is available from Atlas Brew Works & the Guild (www.dcbg.org). Later in the day, Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse in City Center is hosting a paired Beer Dinner at the restaurant featuring Brandon Skall’s favorite dish.

Full details about the 2016 DC Beer Week can be found at www.dcbeerweek.net.

When co-founders Brandon Skall and Jeff Hancock opened the doors to their brewery in 2011 on Blandensburg Road in NE Washington, DC Brau Brewing Company became the first packaging brewery inside the District of Columbia since 1956. DC Brau’s signature brews include: The Public (Pale Ale), The Corruption (IPA), The Citizen (Belgian-style Ale), Brau Pils (German-style Pilsner), and Penn Quarter Porter (Robust Porter), with seasonal and special brews available throughout the year including the award-winning On the Wings of Armageddon (Double IPA). For more information on DC Brau, visit http://www.dcbrau.com, and follow on social media @dcbrau.