Snallygaster is the District’s beastliest beer festival, bar none. And on October 9, 2021 the monster makes its triumphant return to DC for its ninth year as a rollicking salute to craft beer. Festival goers can expect an unbelievable array of no fewer than 400 highly sought-after brews on draft from 150+ 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 and more, this is far and away the biggest event of the year for beer geeks of every stripe. So grab your tickets ASAP, and be sure to sign up for our mailing list to be the first to know this year's brewery lineup, beer list, bands, food vendors and the rest of the monster deets we'll release in the months to come.


Pay a flat fee for your admission + unlimited (yes, unlimited) beer and wine tastings.

Food and merchandise can be purchased with cash or credit card throughout the venue.

And as we fully expect to sell out this year, we 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 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. Due to COVID safety measures capacity is limited, and there is a strictly set number of passes available.

VIP Early Entry / 120 Bucks

General Admission / 60 Bucks

Admission Noon - 6:00 PM

Commemorative Tasting Glass

Unlimited Beer & Wine Tastings

Access To VIP Amenities

Admission 2:00 - 6:00 PM

Commemorative Tasting Glass

Unlimited Beer & Wine Tastings

Access To General Amenities

“Snallygaster is more than just DC’s best beer festival - in terms of scope, ambition and sweet, sweet beer nerd cred, it’s the best beer festival in the Mid-Atlantic region. It’s easily one of the best on the East Coast, and maybe one of the best in the country”

The Washington Post
What Is Snally?

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 400 of the most sought-after, small batch and rare craft beers & ciders from 150+ 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. 

Where is Snally?

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 or grab a cab. You’ll be glad you did.

What’s It All For?

Snallygaster serves as the largest annual fundraiser for, a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating a more equitable and sustainable local food system in our region right here in our own backyard.

By attending Snallygaster 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.



Best way to stay abreast of this
madness? Join the mailing list and follow the monster feed on all the usual channels @snallygasterdc - we’ll have up to the minute announcements, promos, giveaways and more.  

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