DC Beer Week is more than a celebration of the region’s craft beer scene — it’s also an excuse to infuse beer into all sorts of activities. Here are three from this year’s edition (Sunday to Sept. 15), where a cold one isn’t necessarily the main attraction.
The festivities kick off on Sunday at 10 a.m. with a fun run from Right Proper’s Brookland facility (920 Girard St. NE) to Red Bear Brewing Company in Ivy City. Runners get a beer at each location; same-day registration is available ($10-$25).
New York-based comedian Gordon Baker-Bone headlines this stand-up showcase at RedRocks (1348 H St. NE; Sept. 13, 7:30 p.m., $25). Relatively young D.C. brewery Sankofa will have two beers on tap, and your first pint comes with your ticket.
DC Brau owners Brandon Skall and Jeff Hancock know that yacht rock is best enjoyed on a boat, so the duo will DJ two hours of the smooth, soulful music (think: Michael McDonald) during a sunset booze cruise that includes a beer and departs from The Wharf (950 Wharf St. SW; Sept. 13, 6-8 p.m., $75).