Q: What is Brews Around the World: DC International Beer, Wine & Food Festival?

A: It's DC's best annual celebration of the very best beers from around the world — plus wines and ciders — there’s something for everyone!

We have more than 70 of the very best beers available to you for unlimited tasting in one amazing day! Plus we'll have 25+ wines (including lots of Rosé & sparkling varietals!) and 10+ ciders--and you get to try them all!

Finally, you’ll enjoy delicious food available for purchase from DC’s best ethnic food trucks, arts, games, and more!

Q: What beers are being served? Can I try them all?

A: Yes, give it your best shot! We'll have more than 70 beer options available for you to try -- in addition to the international selections, there will also be a few local and regional craft beers to round out the list!

Check out the beers on our brews page!

Don't see a beer that you'd like to try?  We're always improving the list, so suggest your favorites at havefun@brewfestdc.com or tweet at us at @BrewfestDC

Q: What about wine? Cider? Gluten-free options?

A: We've got you covered! We'll have about 25 amazing wine options, and 10 different delicious naturally gluten-free ciders on tap, plus one special gluten free beer from Lakefront Brewing!

Q: What comes with a VIP ticket?

A: Visit our VIP page for the skinny on our premium ticket option with additional features! You may want to treat yo-self, because it's sort of worth it!

Q: Is there a map of all the beers and the venue?

A: Our map of the venue/beer locations will be posted the week of the event, stay tuned!

Q: What food trucks will be there? 

A:  Hungry? We’ll have the very best of DC’s ethnic food trucks to pair with your beer & wine! This year’s event will feature Come Chop DC (West African), KBBQ Box (Korean American fusion), Holy Crepes (Sweet & Savory Crepes) & Urban Bumpkin BBQ (fusion barbecue)

Q: How do I transfer my registration to someone else or to a different session?

A: Use these instructions from Eventbrite to easily transfer your ticket to a new name. You can also transfer sessions using their system (change in price may be applicable). Also -- you can just send someone your ticket directly via email if you can no longer go -- all they need is the barcode!

Q: Is the event rain or shine?

A: YES -- we'll see you rain or shine at Brews Around the World!

Q: Can I bring in food? Water?

A: Outside food is OK. Water, in unopened bottles only, are OK--no other outside beverages are allowed. 

Q: Can I bring a bag? Is there a bag/coat check?

A: There is no bag or coat check available on site. Small (think like a normal purse) bags or smaller are OK. No large bags like backpacks/luggage/duffel bags are allowed. Purses will be inspected on entry by security staff, so please have them out and open. 

Q: Do you have to be 21? What about my tiny baby?

A: Yes, all attendees must be 21 years or older--absolutely no exceptions (even babies, sorry!). Please bring your ID to be checked at the entrance. 

Q: Can I leave and come back?

A: Nope, once you’re in, ya gotta stay in — you cannot leave and come back during a session.

Q: What if I don't drink?

A: There will be plenty of water and soft drinks available for purchase, but there are no separate tickets available for non drinkers -- all entry tickets are the same. 

Q: What about gluten free options?

A: We have 10 ciders that are naturally gluten free and likely will have at least one additional gluten free beer option from Lakefront.

Q: What's the best way to get to the event?

A: Short answer: take Metro or rideshare!  Our venue at the Bullpen is directly across from the Half Street exit of the Navy Yard green line Metro.  There is lots of parking in the area for free, but driving is dumb if you're having lots of beer--please don't drink and drive. 

Q: Can I get a refund?

A: Refunds are available through August 31st, after that, all sales are final! You can transfer your registration to someone else easily using our Eventbrite online ticketing system. 

Q: Can I bring a dog? Cat? Lemming? Mongoose?

A: No, sorry, no furry friends of any sort allowed, except for certified (and marked) service animals. 

Q: I'm still stumped...help!?

A: Email us at havefun@brewfestdc.com and we'll help you out!