The Heurich House Museum is bringing back its old Heurich Oktoberfest celebration, but with a new twist: their Senate Beer revival will be fully available to the public for the first time since 1956, and the museum asked some of their new friends to help celebrate!
On September 21st from 1-4pm the Oktoberfest-style biergarten festival will take place in the museum’s Castle Garden and feature Senate Beer plus brews from Sankofa Beer Company, Red Bear Brewing Co., ANXO Cidery, Silver Branch Brewing Co., Supreme Core Cider, Crooked Run Brewing andStreetcar 82 Brewing Co.. Owners and representatives of these breweries and cideries will be onsite. During a VIP hour, meet Tom Shellhammer from Oregon State Fermentation Science Department who helped develop the Senate Beer recipe based on historic documents. All tickets include unlimited tastings and full-pours, and a meal from Helga’s Catering of grilled bratwurst on a roll (sauerkraut & mustard optional), and a pretzel.
Senate Beer, DC’s hometown brew, is the most historically and scientifically accurate beer revival we know of. Based on a 20-page-laboratory-report from 1948. This Chr. Heurich Brewing Co. Senate Beer brand, was popularized in the 1890s, survived Prohibition, and was produced until 1956. After guests taste tested the beer for the first time in over 60 years this June, the museum finalized the recipe.
VIP Access – $85
Exclusive access to VIP Senate Beer Bar and talk by Tom Shelhammer from Oregon State Fermentation Science Department who helped develop the Senate Beer revival.
Unlimited Beer, 1 Meal, 1 Pretzel
General Admission – $65
Unlimited Beer, 1 Meal, 1 Pretzel
1pm: Castle Garden gates open
1-2pm: Exclusive VIP Bar open to VIP ticket-holders
4pm: Event ends
*This event is 21+, I.D. must be presented at the door.
**Please take note that the museum will not be open during this event.
As we enter the upcoming fall season, both DC City Tap locations will celebrate Oktoberfest with an Oktoberfest-themed brunch on Saturday, September 28, from 11AM – 3PM with Victory Brewing Company. The brunch menu will include bratwursts, German potato salad, spätzle, and meatballs with select Victory Brewing Company beers on tap. A stein-hoisting competition will take place at 3PM, where guests will compete for the champion title and a prize from Victory Brewing Company.
Chance for Life will host its first annual Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month Poker Tournament at Union District Oyster Bar & Lounge on Sunday, September 29. The tournament will last from 3:30pm to 6:30pm with an after party until 9:30pm. Guests are invited to purchase their poker seat or after party ticket at poker4research.givesmart.com. All net proceeds will benefit Chance for Life, furthering its pediatric cancer research initiatives and clinical trials.
Step right up for Friends of the National Zoo’s adults-only night of curiosities, grotesques and beastly good fun: Night of the Living Zoo, sponsored by Groupon.
On Friday, October 25, from 7 to 10:30 p.m., the dark carnival arrives at Smithsonian’s National Zoo to thrill crowds. Street performers—including a sword swallower, a fire eater, living statues, magicians and stilt walkers—will delight guests.
Food trucks will sell delicious food to pair with craft beer and wine. There will be dancing, live-band karaoke and animal encounters, and, of course, no Halloween event would be complete without a costume contest, which is sponsored this year by the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
VIP guests also will enjoy complimentary food from local restaurants, an exclusive mixed drink and a souvenir. These special guests also can get their fortunes told, indulge in treats at a candy bar, enjoy a private DJ and dance floor, and snap an Instagram pic at a special photo station.
General admission tickets are $30 for FONZ members and $40 for non-members, and they include two drink tickets. VIP tickets are $65 for FONZ members and $90 for non-members, and they include three drink tickets.
Tickets are available now at fonz.org/nolz.
This event is for adults 21 years of age and older. Guests with infants and/or small children will not be permitted to enter under any circumstances. In the interest of safety, balloons, weapons and weapon-like items are prohibited.
Night of the Living Zoo will be held rain or shine.
Tuesday, October 29, 2019, 5:30-8 p.m.
Estella Chung, Hillwood’s director of collections, will share a look at Marjorie Merriweather Post, revealing her to be an astute business executive, a generous humanitarian, and a committed philanthropist, expanding on her new biography, Marjorie Merriweather Post: The Life Behind the Luxury.
Note: This is the fifth lecture in a five-part series.
4155 Linnean Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20008