‘400 beers’: Snallygaster 2017 will have brew, grub and more on tap

WASHINGTON — Summer is winding down, but don’t despair: D.C.’s biggest beer festival is nearly here.

Snallygaster 2017 is put on by the Neighborhood Restaurant Group at The Yards, next to Nationals Park in Southeast, and will take place Saturday, Sept. 23.

“It’s going to be the biggest, craziest one yet,” said Greg Engert, NRG beer director. “Nearly 400 beers, 150 brewers.”

Did someone say 400 beers?

“We’re increasing the lot by about a third, so it’s going to be even more spacious, a lot more games and music and food,” Engert added.

General admission tickets are $35, which includes a festival mug, plus 30 food and drink tickets. Want to get in and start sampling all those brews sooner? VIP tickets are $60.

They’re also welcoming 40 new brewers this year, Engert said, many of which don’t normally send their products to the D.C. area.

“We could not be more excited,” he said.

According to the Snallygaster website, the event also serves “as the largest annual fundraiser for Arcadia, a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating a more equitable and sustainable local food system.”

Brennan Haselton

In 2000, Brennan Haselton took a job at WTOP as reporter and anchor, and that's where he has been ever since (with the exception of a brief return to Seattle in 2005). He is a two-time winner of the national Edward R. Murrow Award, and winner of the National Headliner Grand Award.

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