Tickets are now available online for Snallygaster — a craft beer festival on Sept. 12 at The Yards in Southwest, adjacent to Nationals Park.
The Snallygaster is a bloodcurdling, toothy and supernatural beast said to have resided in the hills surrounding D.C. and Maryland in the 19th century.
Now the beast lives on vicariously through festival-goers, who will sample more than 300 craft brews from around the world at the one-day festival.
Drafts start pouring at 1 p.m. Those who purchase V.I.P tickets will be allowed to enter earlier, at 11:30 a.m., as well as receive a “sweet” Snally beer mug.
Festival organizers haven’t released the beer list yet, but last year’s selection included options such as “Lawson’s Finest Liquids & Otter Creek Double Dose” from Vermont, “Baladin Super Baladin: Super Baladin Zymatore” from Italy and “Avery Gore’d” from Colorado.
Greg Engert, beer director for Snallygaster, selects each beer that appears at the festival. He also curates beer for Neighborhood Restaurant Group, which owns District bars such as Churchkey, Birch & Barley and Bluejacket.
Children are welcome to attend, but beer sampling is limited to adults with valid ID.
Proceeds from ticket sales benefit Arcadia Center for Sustainable Food and Agriculture.
Image via Snallygaster DC Facebook Page