Snallygaster Saturday


Weekend plans: Resolved. Tomorrow, the team behind some of your favorite beer-havens including Birch & Barley, Churchkey and Rustico, are throwing a one of a kind festival at Yards Park that you won’t want to miss. This isn’t your regular solo-cup and pump festival, rather one filled with the best craft beers in the city and artisan food to match. So what’s with the name (other than being really fun to say)? Snallygaster is a mythical dragon-like beast, said to have terrorized the Maryland region at the turn of the century, looking somewhat like a half-bird, half-reptile with a metallic beak. While they won’t be promising any mythical dragons (except maybe feeling like one after a few good brews), the festival promises 100 unique crafted beers, all handpicked by beer director Greg Engert.

Fall for me is synonymous with pumpkin beer, and I look forward to trying many more autumn varieties while munching on some delicious fare – like handmade hot dogs from Red Apron Butchery, who will also be serving German-inspired bacon bratwurst (!!!). Chef Kyle Bailey and the Churchkey crew will be dishing out tater tots and fried piggy tails. Tiffany MacIsaac will be making soft pretzels and other treats. And the best thing about it all? Proceeds will go to Arcadia Center For Sustainable Food & Agriculture.

Snallygaster is being held at The Yards Park (located at 3rd and Water St.  SE) on October 13, 2012 from 1 PM to 5 PM. Guests will be asked to pay a $5 donation at the door to benefit Arcadia Center for Sustainable Food & Agriculture. VIP tickets and regular passes are also available in advance.

To purchase tickets, see the full beer list or get ongoing updates about the event visit www.snallygasterdc, or

While it was Georgetown that brought me here, it was the city that kept me here. I was born in Colombia but spent my teenage years in London, yet have never felt more at home than in the District. I believe the best way to get to know a place is through its cuisine, and plan my life around sharing good food with good people. Lover of lattes, bacon and bourbon. This is Why I Love DC .Follow me on Twitter or Email natalia(at)

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