This year, participants can pay $40 and sample up to 22 options of either beer or wine, sponsored by the Washington Wine Academy, which owns the Crystal City Wine Shop.
In previous years, the wine and beer walks were separate, but now participants can drink beer and walk with friends who choose wine, according to the Crystal City Business Improvement District, which is hosting the event.
Walkers will start in separate heats between 2:00 and 5:00 p.m. The different wine and beer stands will close at 6:30 p.m. The entire race takes place indoors at the Shops at Crystal City, with the starting point at The Landing (1750 Crystal Drive).
Below is the list of beers and wines available, but the Wine Academy has promised some surprise selections.
Ponga Sauvignon Blanc (New Zealand) Wildewood Pinot Gris – Willamette Valley, Oregon Chateau Valmer Vouvray – Loire Valley, France Chamisal Chardonnay (California) Whitehall Viognier – White Hall, Virginia Selbach Oster Kabinett Riesling – Mosel, Germany Degiorgis Moscato D’Asti – Piedmont, Italy Atmosphere Rosé – Provence, France Bellene Bourgogne (Pinot Noir) – Burgandy, France Charles Smith Boom Boom Syrah Columbia Valley, Washington Ventisquero Reserva Cermenere – Central Valley, Chile Santa Julia Sustainable Malbec (Argentina) Jefferson Vineyards Cabernet Franc – Charlottesville, Virginia Bodegas Paso O Paso Tempranillo – Castilla-La Mancha, Spain Mountain View Cabernet Sauvignon – Central Coast, California Heinz Eiffel Dornfelder (Germany)
Dogfish Head Namaste Great Divide Colette Lagunitas Lil’ Sumpin’ Sumpin’ Evolution Sprung Victory Lager Hardywood Cream Ale 21st Amendment Brew Free or Die SweetWater 420 Extra Pale Ale Stone Ruination IPA Stoudt’s Double IPA Duck-Rabbit Milk Stout Wolaver’s Alta Gracia Coffee Porter Scotch de Silly Fort Collins Chocolate Stout Crabbie’s Ginger Beer Fox Barrel Blackberry Pear Cider
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