Spot the rhino running around D.C. for a chance at $100

Meridian Pint Rhino Be on the lookout for this Rhino, last spotted around D.C. in August. (Photo courtesy of Meridian Pint)

If you see a person in a rhino costume running around downtown D.C. this week, it's okay to do a double take – as long as you remember to Instagram it. After all, it might be your chance to win $100 worth of food and beer.

Meridian Pint and the Lost Rhino Brewing Company are bringing back the summer's Find the Rhino contest, but with a twist. Instead of giving a free beer to people who find the rhino and upload a picture to Instagram, Twitter or Meridian Pint's Facebook page, the bar will give a $100 gift certificate to one random photographer each day.

The rhino will be on the loose between 6 and 7 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. He won't be hanging around Columbia Heights, either: the rhino's D.C. Beer Week travels took him as far afield as Nationals Park and Georgetown. Follow Meridian Pint's twitter account for clues. When you spot him, take a photo and hashtag it #Ifoundtherhino. One picture per day with that tag will be selected for the prize. Happy hunting.

Fritz Hahn has covered bars, drinks and nightlife for the Washington Post Weekend Section since 2003, but he also writes about everything from Civil War battlefields to sailing classes. You can find him on Twitter and Instagram.



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