Join us for trivia every Sunday night at 7pm for a friendly competition of the minds hosted by District Trivia! District Trivia is your neighborhood pub trivia done right. The best hosts the best format and the best prizes combine to give the people of the Washington, DC Metro area the best trivia experience anywhere in the city. And you win awesome prizes for the first and second place winners! Drop some knowledge in history, pop culture, sports and more!
Help us celebrate the 2019 release of Hellbender's Red Line Ale! A "hop forward red ale brewed with Chinook, Mosaic and TNT hops." Honey, toffee and malt make this the perfect fall beverage. We'll have several other of Hellbender's seasonal brews on tap as well. Stop down and hang with their team and support our DC brewers!
Join the crews of DC Brau and Cape May Brewing Co. at Freestate as we toast to one of the best nights of the year, Savor! DC Brau and Cape May will be taking over the taps with rare and limited beers all night long. Join us in raising a glass, grab some swag, and get the night started off right...
The Bog, Cranberry Shandy
Cape May IPA
Summer Catch, Belgian-style Wheat Ale
Tan Limes, Mexican Lager
Brau Pils Pilsner
Joint Resolution Hazy IPA
Lavender Lemonade Berliner Weisse
Smells Like Freedom IPA
My Pet Cow Jameson Barrel Aged Stout
Cross Quarter Days Jameson Barrel Aged Stout
El Hefe Speaks Hefeweizen
Help us welcome Black Narrows Brewing out of Virginia's Eastern Shore. A family run brewery that loves to support local farmers and donates 10% of their profits to their favorite global causes. That's something we can all get behind. Check out the lineup and mark your calendars!
Cockle Creek Scottish Ale
How Bout It Heirloom Com Lager
The Four Mouths IPA
Salts Tart Oyster Wheat
Sounding Joy Fruited Wild Ale
Culling Hammer BA Strong Dark Ale
Crummy Family Dry Hopped Brett Saison
Fancy Vittles Barrel Fermented Farmhouse Ale
Plover Season Marzen
Here's To Dry Hopped Irish Red
For more information on Black Narrows Brewing, visit https://blacknarrowsbrewing.com
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This is a 21+ Event
Join Free State for a party celebrating two local Mead makers- The Colony (Allentown, PA) and Charm City Meadworks (Baltimore, MD)! For those of you who aren’t familiar, Mead is an alcoholic beverage created by fermenting honey with water, kind of like cider does with apples. The result is a stunning balance of sweet, tart, fruit and sometimes a little funkiness as well.
Our Amazing Lineup
The Colony: Lemon Laws (tart lemon)
Tea Tax (think Arnold Palmer/John Daly)
Pas the Mead to the Left Hand Side (Mango, pineapple and Jamaican jerk spices)
Charm City Meadworks: Ruby Red Rosé (citrus, grapefruit)
Cyser (semi-sweet and effervescent)
Elderberry (honey wine, red berries)
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Join us for a fun night of St. Patrick's Day themed trivia by the experts, Ally, aka the Queen of Pop Culture and Hils, well she can mix a good drink. We'll have specials on Tullamore Dew, some Irish themed beers and a few surprises sure to get you to call in sick to work with the rest of the world on Monday. No cover, bring your friends, win awesome prizes!
For the first time ever in DC we’re hosting the awesome folks from Ponysaurus Brewing (Durham, NC) and their beers for a winter tap takeover!
Established in 2013, Ponysaurus Brewing Co. is a forward-thinking, backward-tasting brewery, creating beers that are meant to be savored, appreciated, contemplated, philosophized, studied, nuzzled, and mindfully guzzled. Meet the team and drink some beer with us!
Troeg’s (Hershey, PA) asked 14 of their favorite artists to put their spin on our iconic Nugget Nectar artwork.
Come out to Free State for your First Squeeze of this season’s Nugget Nectar and pick up a signed, frame-ready print from local artist Angela Hsieh. Plus enjoy Nugget and a wide array of Tröegs beers on draft! Our lineup is:
Blizzard of Hops Winter IPA
HopBack Amber Ale
Troegenator Double bock
Splinter Series (wild yeast, oak aged):
Scratch Beers (small batch)
Scratch #351 Cranberry Porter
Scratch #361, IPA Dry-hopped with Citra, El Dorado and Mosaic
As members of the small community of Brookeville, a tiny town with a rich history of warmth and hospitality, Brookeville Beer Farm aims to carry that welcoming spirit into the business. Their farm started in 2014 growing hops, blackberries, raspberries, blueberries and mushrooms. Currently, they are in the process of planting 600 hop plants in the farm behind their brewery, the goal is to have the majority of hops and herbs for the beers grown on the farm or locally.
Join Free State for the first ever Brookeville Tap Takeover in DC, featuring the following beers:
Dewpoint APA - hoppy, citrus aroma with fruity hop flavor and a light malt finish. It was a Gold Medal Winner at the MD Craft Beer Competition, 2018.
Interdependence - IPA - Their original IPA. This beer has hints of grapefruit and mild bitterness.
Flexible Flyer - Oatmeal Raisin Stout - This beer tastes just like an oatmeal raisin cookie. It has spices upfront with a creamy oat finish. It was a Gold Medal winner at the MD Craft Beer Competition, 2018
A Pleasant Country - Rye Barrel Aged Belgian Dubbel - Aged for 90 days in Sagamore Rye oak barrels, this beer has notes of stone fruit and citrus with very subtle phenolics.
Corny Uncle - Cerveza/Mexican Lager - Very light bodied Mexican Lager, with a dry finish. We recommend serving with a lime slice.
Join us as we pop some bottles in our Champagne Lounge and ring in 2019! We’ll be serving all the sparkling this New Year’s Eve, choose from our list of Cava, Prosecco, Cremant, Champagne and Sparkling Wine from all over the world. Don’t worry, we’ll still have our stellar list of craft brews and cocktails available too. We are taking table reservations for groups of 4 or more at 10pm and earlier, just email email@example.com to grab one for you and your friends.
No cover, sequins optional- cheers!
Spend election night at Free State! Everyone wearing an "I Voted" sticker gets 10% off their bar tab and Free State will donate an additional 10% to Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington - PPMW.
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.
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
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Open to the public, walk-ins welcome!
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
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
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.
We're tipping our hat to DC's favorite cocktail, the Old Fashioned, but these aren't your grandfather's recipes. Using craft spirits from the Mid-Atlantic region we'll be serving up some unique takes on the classic in celebration of National Craft Spirits week.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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
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
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.
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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. firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
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
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!