This Weekend Near Hodge on 7th: Snallygaster

Calling all beer lovers! Snallygaster, DC’s "beastliest" craft beer festival, is returning for its eighth year on October 12. More than 150 breweries are participating this year, and they’ll be serving 400+ craft beers and ciders for you to sample. Festival-goers can choose between two ticket levels. The "Kraken" pass ($50) gives you access to the festival from 2-6 pm, and includes unlimited beer and wine tastings, as well as a commemorative tasting glass. Upgrade to the "Basilisk" pass ($100) and you’ll add two extra hours of unlimited, early-access tasting. 

With an amazing location on Pennsylvania Avenue NW between 3rd and 6th, festival goers will be able to imbibe against the stately backdrop of the capital. Of course, parking can be a challenge in such a prime location and festival producers are encouraging everyone to arrive by metro. Festival proceeds benefit local hunger charities.