Beer Festivals are Near

DC’s summer heat is accompanied by a number of beer festivals to offer a fun, cool-down. Here are some upcoming beer festivals:

The Maryland Craft Beer Festival~ May 30, 1pm-6pm; 44 E. Patrick Street, Frederick, Maryland

The Maryland Craft Beer Festival is coming right up! Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the door, so save some money and order them online at Tickets include 6 tokens, each for a 4 oz sample. However, additional tokens can be purchased for $1 a piece at the festival. With almost 30 different breweries due to be there, the festival is sure to offer a variety of craft options, although this may not be the best stop for Budweiser fans. The festival also will have live music. One great thing about this festival is that Designated Drivers and kids can come for $5. Children under 12 are admitted for free. Check for Twitter updates with the hashtag #MdCBF   

Rock the Core~ May 30, either 1pm-4pm or 6pm-9pm; 500 block of New York Avenue, NW

 If you play your cards right, May 30th could be a day for two beer festivals! Rock the Core is a cider and beer festival, complete with a live DJ, drinking and regular games, and food trucks galore. Ticket price varies depending on whether you are planning on going in the afternoon or evening session.  The 1pm-4pm slot runs for $50 while the later time is $39. Tickets include unlimited tastings of the more than 30 ciders available and the more than 20 beers. You can indulge in a full glass of your favorites, and taste to explore others.

Summerfest DC~ June 13, 12pm-3pm, 3:30pm – 6:30pm, 7:15-10:15; 1299 Half Street, SE

 Summerfest is a beer and wine festival set to hit The Fairgrounds in DC on June 13th. Earlybird tickets cost $40 and then rise to $50. Tickets include unlimited tastings. Summerfest will have over 100 beers and 10 cider options --something for everyone. 

Red White and Brew DC~ June 27, 1pm-4pm or 6pm-9pm; 500 block of New York Avenue, NW

Similar to Rock the Core, this festival has two sessions in the same location. Early bird tickets go for $39 and include unlimited tastings of both beer and wine. Wear your patriotic colors for a pre-4th celebration and enjoy a selection of over 100 beers and wines. Food trucks such as Captain Cookie, DC Slices, Rito Loco, and Carnivore BBQ.