WHAT: DC’s monstrous craft beer festival touches down on The Yards on Saturday, September 12, 2015. Now in its fourth year, Snallygaster, named for the fearsome and toothy mythical beast said to terrorize the region at the turn of the century, has cemented itself as the largest, highly curated beer festival in the area. A benefit for Arcadia Center for Sustainable Food & Agriculture, Snallygaster is once again setting new heights tapping no fewer than 300 unique craft beers, featuring more than 10 of DC’s finest food trucks & vendors, multiple musical acts, entertainment, games, family fun and more.
Beer Director Greg Engert, the man behind the beer programs at Bluejacket, Birch & Barley, ChurchKey, GBD, Rustico and more, will be curating the beer list. True to form, Greg will once again go above and beyond last year’s list with no fewer than 300 brews all handpicked from the finest brewers around the world. Guests can expect to find a number of DC debuts, beers rarely–if ever–available in the District; an array of autumnal releases; German-styled and German-inspired beers; a collection of cask ales, barrel-aged brews; Franconian gravity-poured/rubber-clad kegs; a slew of craft cans; brand-new Bluejacket small batch releases, and an artisanal cider garden.
On the food side, a collection of DC’s most popular food trucks and vendors will be dishing up delicious eats for festival attendees. Participants includeRed Apron Butcher, GBD, Big Cheese, DC Empanadas, DC Slices, Red Hook Lobster Pound, Lemongrass Truck, Tasty Kabob, Cajunators, Pork BarrelBBQ, Mess Hall, Rappahannock Oyster Co. and more.
WHERE: The Yards at Capital Riverfront Lot H/I
Entrance is located at First St SE & N St SE
across from Nationals Park (1 block from the Navy Yard metro)
WHEN: September 12, 2015 from 1 PM to 6 PM (VIP entry at 11:30 AM)
DETAILS: Two advance ticket packages are available now online. Guests are encouraged to take advantage of the special offers to ensure entry.
- The Kraken (VIP): $60
Includes early entry at 11:30 AM for an extra 1 ½ hours of access to all the beers including many rare, small batch brews only available in limited quantities. Admission ($10 value) + 30 food and drink tickets + a custom Snallygaster beer mug
- The Gargoyle: $35
Includes 1 PM entry + Admission ($10 value) + 30 food & drink tickets + a custom Snallygaster beer mug
The ticket packages are only available online and in advance. Admission at the door is $10 on the day of the event, 100% of which will be donated to Arcadia. Tickets for food and beverages will be sold throughout the venue. $1 = 1 ticket. Full beers will be priced from 5-9 tickets on average, tasting portions from 3-6 on average. This is a family friendly event and children under will be 14 admitted free. You must be at least 21 years of age and have a valid ID to consume alcohol, no exceptions. Cash and credit will be accepted.