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Ballston and Rustico Alexandria. To
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HUMP DAY LINEUP
Try 3 Rare & Exotic beers, from all over the world, every Wednesday.
It's the best way to get over the hump!
10 Year Anniversary Events:
Ten years ago, Greg Engert and the Neighborhood Restaurant Group opened Rustico in Alexandria with over 300 craft beers and instantly became one of DC & NoVa’s most prestigious beer destinations. The scene has exploded in the last 10 years, but Rustico remains one of the progenitors of DC’s craft beer movement. In honor of this major milestone, Greg and the team have put together a series of 10 weekly events leading up to Novemberfest 2016 (taking place this year on November 5th).
The Novemberfest Preview Part 1: Northern Virginia
Friday, October 7 • 5 PM
As a small preview of Novemberfest, our massive celebration of Virginia breweries, we’re featuring some beers from different regions of Virginia. First up is our backyard, Northern Virginia. Look for beers from Port City, Mad Fox and more.
The American Road Trip Beer Dinner Series:
Michigan w/ Founders Brewing Company
Tuesday, October 11 • 6:30 PM
Our Roadtrip series continues with Founders Brewing Company representing the 'Great Lakes State'. Chef Zach Ridenhour will be pairing five courses with some of Founders’ finest beers. Tickets are $50 per person and can be reserved by calling 703-224-5051 or by emailing us at email@example.com.
Beer Dinner Menu:
orange, arugula, allepo pecans, honey vinaigrette
Founders Harvest Ale 2016
Goat Cheese Flatbread
swiss chard, cipollini onion, chambord gastrique
Founders Blushing Monk 2015
Lamb Pot Pie
green beans, carrots, button mushrooms, puff pastry
Founders Curmudgeon Old Ale 2014
Cocoa Nib Crusted Ribeye
yukon potato mousse, roasted carrots
Founders Imperial Stout 2015
bacon, caramel, vanilla gelato
Founders KBS 2016
The Novemberfest Preview Part 2: Richmond
Friday, October 21 • 5 PM
Our 2nd Novemberfest preview showcases the beers from the Richmond area. On this night, we’ll tap some special beers brewed in the state capital, including Hardywood, Lickinghole Creek and others.
The Novemberfest Preview Part 3: Loudoun County
Friday, October 28 • 5 PM
Our final Novemberfest preview takes us to Loudoun County, one of the most exciting regions for craft beer in the state. Expect some can’t miss beers from Ocelot, Lost Rhino, plus a few more surprises.
The Fifth Annual Novemberfest
Saturday, November 5 • 12 - 5 PM
Rustico’s 10th Anniversary celebration concludes with our favorite day of the year. Join us on Saturday, November 5th, as Rustico hosts the host the Fifth Annual Novemberfest.
The outdoor block party will be held from 12-5 PM and feature no fewer than 50 local, delicious beers--each brewed by the burgeoning bevy of Virginia craft brewers.
Beer Director Greg Engert is sourcing a lineup of craft beers spanning an array of flavors and styles, with 30 of the finest Virginia brewers bringing their very best for this occasion. Expect strong stouts and potent porters, pumpkin ales and session brews, fresh-hop harvest ales, IPAs, sours and barrel-aged beauties. And for the second consecutive year, Greg is procuring beers from a dozen brewers rarely found in Northern Virginia.