GOES TO 11
SATURDAY OCTOBER 14TH
Those in the know, know: Snallygaster is the District’s biggest & beastliest beer festival, bar none. And on October 14, 2023 the merry monster makes its triumphant return to DC for its 11th year as a rollicking tribute to the wonderful world of craft beer. Festival goers can expect a mind-boggling selection of no fewer than 350 highly sought-after brews on draft from 175+ of the finest American and international producers set against a backdrop of local food trucks and two stages of live music.
Brought to you by the minds behind DC’s Bluejacket, ChurchKey, The Sovereign, Shelter and more, this is far and away the biggest event of the year for beer geeks of every stripe. Stay tuned right here (and for pete's sake, join the mailing list) as we unleash up-to-the-minute announcements and introduce the brews, brewers, bands, food trucks, and the rest of the myriad beast deets.
Pay a flat fee for your admission + unlimited (yes, unlimited) beer, wine & cocktail tastings. Food and merchandise can be purchased with cash or credit card throughout the venue. As always, we fully expect to sell out and strongly encourage you to purchase your passes well in advance for guaranteed admission. There are two options to choose from, both of which include a commemorative tasting glass plus unlimited beer, wine & cocktail tastings. The VIP Basilisk pass also includes 2 hours of early access to all of the beers and is key to tasting the rarest selections that may run out prior to the ofﬁcial 2 PM start.
VIP Early Entry / 130 Bucks
FROM NOON UNTIL 6
UNLIMITED BEER, wine, cocktail TASTINGS
COMMEMORATIVE TASTING GLASS
ACCESS TO VIP AMENITIES
GENERAL ADMISSION / 65 Bucks
FROM 2 UNTIL 6
UNLIMITED BEER, wine, cocktail TASTINGS
COMMEMORATIVE TASTING GLASs
ACCESS TO GENERAL AMENITIES
“Snallygaster Is Like If The Best Beer Bar In The Country Suddenly Popped Up In A DC Parking Lot”
THE WASHINGTON POST
Snallygaster is Washington DC's beastliest beer festival – a rollicking salute to the planet's finest craft beer. For one day and one day only, we’ll unleash no fewer than 350 of the most sought-after, small batch and rare craft beers & ciders from 175+ producers against a backdrop of the best of the best in food trucks, live music, fun and games. Far and away the biggest event of the year for beer geeks of every stripe. And yes, this is absolutely a family-friendly affair, so grab the kids and come out for a day full of fun in downtown DC.
With the Capitol building as our backdrop, Snallygaster lives smack dab in the heart and hubbub of DC on Pennsylvania Ave NW between 3rd & 6th – a location that provides a huge footprint to allow for fewer, quicker lines along with plentiful seating, shaded areas, restroom access and room to roam. As always, we strongly discourage driving to the event – for many reasons, not the least of which is that there truly is no parking to be had. Instead, take the metro, grab a cab or use a ride share. You’ll be glad you did.
Snallygaster serves as the largest annual fundraiser for Arcadiafood.org, a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating a more equitable and sustainable local food system in our region. By attending , you are supporting the demonstration farm in Alexandria (where they grow food using sustainable practices and host thousands of school kids to teach them about farming & healthy foods), two mobile farmer’s markets dedicated to under-served & low-income neighborhoods, a veteran's program and so much more. Haven't heard of them? You should, they're doing some very cool things right here in our own backyard.
It takes a lot of humans to make this beast breathe. If you think you've got what it takes to pitch in, join the brew crew and lend a hand for the day, we'd love to hear from you. We're looking for people pleasing volunteers to help out with check-in, pouring beer, and all sorts of other things required to make this day the greatest. You'll be rewarded with a commemorative tee, backstage access to the brews, total bragging rights and our undying gratitude. Sign up now, tell your friends to do the same and wait to be contact by one of our snally wranglers.