- The Washington Times - Sunday, October 30, 2016

November is here, which means it’s high time to put away the pumpkin beers and Oktoberfest brews and get fully into pre-Thanksgiving mode. And just as the calendar turns a page, so too do brewers change up their wares as the year sprints into its final stretch.

Appropriately, over 80 brewers from near and far will bring their sudsy seasonals to the (unfortunately) quiet Nationals Park Saturday for the DC Beer Festival. Local brewers Capital City and Atlas Brew Works will hold court next to such far-flung purveyors of quality craft beers as Ninkasi (Oregon), Avery (Colorado), Allagash (Maine), Sweetwater (Georgia) and many others from around the country.

But it’s not all about the golden liquids (although it really should be). Dozens of District-area food trucks will be on hand to fill the bellies of hungry attendees, plus live music and lawn games — which get ever more fun as the more beer is consumed —will be played throughout the two sessions.

The afternoon session Saturday goes from noon to 3 p.m., with the nighttime revelry from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tickets are $45 to each session, which includes unlimited tastings, and can be purchased at Eventbrite.com.

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