Posted at 11:14 AM ET, 08/13/2012

D.C. Beer Week: Make plans now

DC Brau brewer Jeff Hancock has been busy lately — the D.C. brewery will unveil three new beers during D.C. Beer Week. (Photo by Bill O'Leary/The Washington Post)
The fourth-annual D.C. Beer Week is shaping up to be the biggest yet, with more than 70 events over eight days. Everything kicks off with a festive booze cruise on the Potomac on Sunday, and finishes a week later with a laid-back brunch at Pizzeria Paradiso where DC Brau and Stillwater will debut a collaborative saison brewed with Belgian yeast that Stillwater’s Brian Strumke brought back from a recent trip and dry-hopped with “an experimental nameless hop.” In between, there are meet-and-greet happy hours, beer dinners, beer-and-cheese pairing classes and the debuts of several new local beers.

Wondering where to start? Our guide to Beer Week features 25 events that should be on beer lovers’ calendars — at least two per night, if you’re in the mood for bar hopping. We’ve added full beer lists for some of the larger events, and will be adding more, so keep checking back as the week progresses for additional info and new events.

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