Fall Craft Beer + Spirits Tasting
Sep
15
4:00 PM16:00

Fall Craft Beer + Spirits Tasting

Celebrate fall with our local craft beer and spirits tasting! Enjoy a curated flight of 5 craft beers and 3 local spirits representing an array of styles and flavors. $40 for both flights, $22 for craft beer flight only.  
Our lineup:
Rocket Frog Brewing Company Hazy IPA
Dogfish Head Barrel-Aged Palo Santo
Spirit Pairing: KO Distilling Single Barrel High Rye
(made exclusively for Free State)

3 Stars Brewing Company Cognitive Dissonance
Backroom Brewery Cilantro Lime Wheat
Spirit Pairing: Dogfish Head Compelling Gin

UNION Craft Brewing 3rd Stone (Fruited Beer w/ Apricot)
Spirit Pairing: Don Ciccio & Figli Luna Amara

This is a 21+ Event. To buy tickets in advance, visit:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fall-craft-beer-spirits-tasting-tickets-49175700845

Open to the public, walk-ins welcome!

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Flying Dog/ Hysteria Brewing Tap Takeover
Aug
1
4:00 PM16:00

Flying Dog/ Hysteria Brewing Tap Takeover

Join us for an all Maryland tap takeover with Flying Dog (Frederick, MD) and Hysteria Brewing Company (Columbia, MD).  Taste some rare and just released specialties from both houses. Representatives from both breweries will be there to hang out- and we'll be welcoming the owner and brewer from Hysteria! Lineup includes:

Flying Dog: Neon Freedom, Bleacher Beer, Alpha Initiative #3, Lemon Lime Pilsner, Numero Uno, Summer Rental, Truth

Hysteria: Mad Sun, Yellow Sudmarine, Good Day, Sir, Drink Your Juice, Trash Panda, Let's Be Frank, Morning After

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True Wine Connoisseurs Tasting
Jul
26
4:00 PM16:00

True Wine Connoisseurs Tasting

True Wine Connoisseurs is the brainchild of rapper musician Sadat X and music producer Will Tell out of New York City.  The duo developed a serious passion for wine through their viral YouTube show, and after 5 successful and hilarious seasons, it led to creating their own label produced in Veneto, Italy.  They stand committed to producing easy drinking, enjoyable wines for everyone with a great price point.  We're welcoming Will and Sadat to DC for a special tasting of their current portolio with cheese pairings from Cheesemonster. @cheesemonsterdc
Wines Offered:
White: 100% Garganega, fresh and fruity with a touch of minerality
Red:  100% Corvina, an explosion of red berries with good acidity and good structure
Rosé:  100% Pinot Nero, bold and fruit forward with a dry finish

Try a taste, a flight, a full glass or bottle and meet the team behind True Wine Connoisseurs!
This is a free event to attend, wine and cheese are priced upon consumption.  
21 + only, all guests must show valid ID.

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Negroni Week: Represent DC
Jun
4
to Jun 8

Negroni Week: Represent DC

In honor of Negroni week we will be serving the classic cocktail with DC spirits.  Our perfect Negroni is made with Green Hat Gin, Don Ciccio & Figli Cinque and Capitoline Rosé Vermouth, then aged in house in bourbon barrels for several months.  A perfect marriage of bitter and sweet- cheers!

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Alewerks Brewing Co. Tap Takeover (Savor Event)
Jun
2
4:00 PM16:00

Alewerks Brewing Co. Tap Takeover (Savor Event)

Join us on the final day of Savor for a 12 tap takeover with Alewerks Brewing Company out of Williamsburg, VA!  You know you love our mainstay Superb IPA but Alewerks is bringing the thunder with an all star lineup of rare and specialty brews.  "Alewerks Brewing Company is committed to balance - the balance of ingredients that makes it easy to appreciate a beer, the balance of traditionalism with innovation, and the balance of passion and focus. Alewerks is committed to being proud of every ounce we brew."  Join the brewer for a fun night of craft beer appreciation!

The Lineup: Pancake House Stout, Secret Admirer, Sabado Domingo, Berlinerweiss, White Ale, Tavern Brown Ale, Superb IPA

To learn more about the brewery, visit alewerks.com.

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Ardent Craft Ales and DC Brau Tap Takeover (Savor Event)
Jun
1
4:00 PM16:00

Ardent Craft Ales and DC Brau Tap Takeover (Savor Event)

Our Friday Savor event features a tap takeover from Ardent Craft Ales out of Richmond, VA and DC Brau made right here in the District.  Ardent Craft Ales is a brewery, taproom, and beer garden in the Scott's Addition neighborhood of Richmond, Virginia that adapts historic brewing methods and beer styles.  DC Brau is the first company to brew, package and sell beer made entirely in the District.  Seven years later, they're still thriving and winning awards.  Join the brewers and staff for a night of specialty brews made just for Savor.  

The Lineup:  
Ardent-Weissbier, Honey Ginger Ale, Saison, Blackberry Gose, Hazy NEIPA, Bohemian Pilsner
DC Brau-Rose De Gose, Killed By Asteroids, Barrel Aged Stone of Arbroath

To learn more about the breweries, visit ardentcraftales.com and dcbrau.com.

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Crank Arm Tap Takeover (Savor Event)
May
31
4:00 PM16:00

Crank Arm Tap Takeover (Savor Event)

We're kicking off Savor weekend with a tap takeover from Crank Arm Brewery out of Raleigh, NC.  Started in 2013, Crank Arm's owners have paired their love of fine craft brews and bicycling to create a stellar business.  We'll be pouring flagships like Rickshaw Rye IPA and Unicycle Single Pale Ale, as well as some rare and specialty brews made just for the Savor Beer Festival.  These brews are not available in DC outside of this event so you don't want to miss it!

The Lineup:  Rickshaw, Unicycle, Whitewall, Bike Lock, Motivator, Tandem, Paceline

To learn more about the brewery, visit http://www.crankarmbrewing.com.

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Rosé May
May
1
to May 31

Rosé May

Celebrate the beginning of spring with a tricked out selection of still and sparkling rosés from around the world.  If you're into fruit driven, dry, traditional or something unique, we have it all.  The best part- every one is $2 off M-F for Happy Hour 4-7pm

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Let's Toast to Maryland Day
Mar
25
4:00 PM16:00

Let's Toast to Maryland Day

Join us for a celebration of the amazing state of Maryland! We're toasting the holiday with a stellar lineup of Maryland made beers from UNION Craft Brewing RAR Brewing Diamondback Beer Distillery Lane Ciderworks Charm City Meadworks Evolution Craft Brewing Company The Brewer's Art, which will be $2 off all night long. Behind the bar, the Marylandiest man of them all, Matthew Lego. We'll have some specialty cocktails in there too, and of course some Old Bay, so bring your friends and let's celebrate!

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Center of the Universe Brewing DC Release Party
Mar
1
4:00 PM16:00

Center of the Universe Brewing DC Release Party

Come hang with co-founders Chris and Phil Ray as we continue our journey through DC during our launch into our Nation's Capital. Free State has been gracious enough to let us take over 9 taps to appease all tastebuds. Check out below for our core, seasonal, and cellared beer lineup.
Slingshot Kölsch
Chin Music Amber Lager
Ray Ray's Extra Pale Ale
Chic Saison brewed w/Mangosteens
Jeffrey Apple Brandy Barrel Aged Imperial Milk Stout
Orange is the New Stout Imperial Chocolate Stout with Orange
Percolator Coffee Brown Ale
Hi. My Name is Double IPA (DC Launch Exclusive)
Bourbon Barrel Aged Great Scotch

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DC Distillers' Crock Off!
Feb
26
7:00 PM19:00

DC Distillers' Crock Off!

Join us for a night of winter warming featuring your favorite DC distillers! The challenge- create the perfect hot cocktail recipe in a friendly "Crock Off" competition. Each distillery will be creating an original cocktail made with their spirits in the country's safest slow cooking device.  
Participating distilleries:  Republic Restoratives, New Columbia Distillers, Capitoline Vermouth, Don Ciccio & Figli, Cotton & Reed, Jos. A Magnus, One Eight Distilling

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Valentine's Week Special
Feb
11
to Feb 14

Valentine's Week Special

Grab a special someone and meet us at the bar.  From Sunday, 2/11 through Valentine's Day, get two 8oz Flying Dog Carmel Lagers and one special edition Fisher's Popcorn Valentine's Day tin for only $10!  Flying Dog Caramel Lager is a special release brew featuring the caramel recipe from Fisher's, straight from the beaches of Ocean City and Rehoboth.

#sharingiscaring #allforyourself #nojudgement

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A Sparkling New Year's Eve
Dec
31
to Jan 1

A Sparkling New Year's Eve

Join us for a casual New Year's celebration featuring 28 different types of sparkling wine and Champagne!  Throughout the month of December we'll be listing a new sparkler every day, and on December 31st, you have your pick of all of them.  No cover and open to the public.  Table reservations are available for a  minimum of 2 sparkling bottles, your choice from our list.  Send us an email and we'll give you the options.  events@freestatebar.com

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Lil Napper Scotch Ale Collaboration Release Party
Nov
15
4:00 PM16:00

Lil Napper Scotch Ale Collaboration Release Party

We made a beer!  No really!  Hardywood Park Craft Brewery invited Lost & Found and Free State to its pilot brewery in Charlottesville, VA to collaborate on a one of a kind brew just for us.  Help us celebrate its release on Wednesday, November 15 starting at 4:00pm.  Lil Napper (named after the owner's French Bulldog, Napoleon) is a "Wee Heavy" Scotch Ale brewed with British hops and roasted malt.  

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Batch 2 Bourbon Release Party with Republic Restoratives
Oct
31
4:00 PM16:00

Batch 2 Bourbon Release Party with Republic Restoratives

Look no further for the best place to be on Halloween night.  We're teaming up with our friends at Republic Restoratives to celebrate the release of their new Batch 2 Bourbon!  We'll be serving up four specialty cocktails for the young and old at heart.  Wear a costume, or come as you are, just be ready to celebrate.  If you're good, we might just give you some candy.

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Republic Restoratives Borough Bourbon Batch #2 Release Party
Oct
12
4:00 PM16:00

Republic Restoratives Borough Bourbon Batch #2 Release Party

We're celebrating the release of Republic Restoratives (Ivy City, DC) newest Bourbon- Batch #2.  The new release features a 5 year old wheated American bourbon blend that was aged in Barbados rum casks.  Free State has created a specialty cocktail menu featuring Batch #2 for the evening with four delicious new recipes.  Come down and help us celebrate one of our local treasures.  #drinklocal

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Right Proper Cheree, Cheree Release Party
Oct
5
4:00 PM16:00

Right Proper Cheree, Cheree Release Party

Join the talented team at Right Proper as they release the first "Fruits of their Foeder" at Free State!  Cheer, Cheree tart cherry beer brewed with hibiscus and was fermented in a 45 hl French oak foeder with a house mixed culture of wile yeasts.  This is a beer that goes perfectly with fall.  We start pouring at 4pm- get there before it's gone!

 

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