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Snallygaster

Named for the fearsome and toothy mythical beast said to terrorize the region at the turn of the century, Snallygaster returns to DC for its fourth year as a rollicking celebration of craft beer, fine food, music and more.

For one day and one day only, we’ll simultaneously unleash no fewer than 300 incomparable craft beers and ciders, and feature the best of the best in food trucks, music, entertainment and family fun.

If you have joined us at Snallygaster in years past, then you should know we plan to go bigger and better for the fourth installment at The Yards. If you have yet to attend what Washington City Paper readers have deemed, “The Best Beer Festival in DC" in 2013, 2014 and 2015, then just know we are not like the other guys. Every selection is hand-picked by Beer Director Greg Engert to represent the most outrageously delicious selection present for one day and one day only.

Snallygaster also serves as the largest annual fundraiser for Arcadia, a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating a more equitable and sustainable local food system in the DC area. By attending Snallygaster you are supporting the demonstration farm in Alexandria (where we grow food using sustainable practices and host thousands of school children teaching them about farming & healthy foods), 2 Mobile Markets (a 28-foot school bus and second retrofitted truck) that we turned into farm stands that make weekly stops to underserved & low-income neighborhoods and make the food both accessible and affordable through SNAP, WIC and food assistance programs, as well as our Veteran Farmers Program.

Specifics will be unveiled along the way (join the mailing list and follow @SnallygasterDC on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram for all the latest) but you can expect an enormous array of seasonal selections such as Oktoberfests, fresh-hop harvest brews, pumpkin ales, plus authentic cask ales, an ever-growing list of crazy scarce drafts from across the USA and abroad (several of which will make their DC debut at the festival), locally brewed beers from renowned breweries in our region and much more.

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