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Sky House Sheds Its Skin; Craft Beer Event For Millennials

MT VERNON TRIANGLE—Thirty craft beers for thirty dollars? Sold, to every craft beer enthusiast around. Drink the District is hosting this event on July 28th and you can find all the nitty gritty after the jump. [CurbedInbox]

SOUTHWEST—The tallest buildings planned for SW DC are looking less like their original selves as you can see from the above construction shot. Sky House DC will be two buildings totaling 530 units and plans to deliver early 2014. [OfficialSite; CurbedInbox]


On July 28, 2012, Mount Vernon Triangle will welcome thousands of craft-beer
enthusiasts to an unlimited tasting of over thirty specialty suds. For only
$30, guests can buy tickets to one of two sessions and sample a multitude of
brews. The first session runs from noon-4 PM, and the second goes from 5-9
PM. Food trucks and exciting entertainment will be available all day.

Drink the District taps into the millennial market, a community of young
professionals that wants to drink great beer together without breaking the
bank. Event producer Jake Dougherty, 22, explains, "There are a lot of
great events in the city, especially beer events, but my friends and I just
couldn't afford them. So we wanted to create an event that was just as
great, but affordable."

Drink the District appeals to this market's existing interest in craft beer
while allowing guests to sample a wide variety, including beer enthusiasts'
favorites like Flying Dog, Magic Hat, Ommegang, and New Belgium.

"As a Mount Vernon Triangle resident, this event will be one of the first
celebrations that brings our community together around everyone's favorite
summer drink- an ice cold beer," explains event producer John Leader, 23.
With such accessibility and variety, Drink the District is a true community
event that brings together great food, friends, and drink in a celebration
of summer and beer.


Drink the District will be held on July 28, 2012, at 500 New York Avenue NW
in Mount Vernon Triangle. There will be two sessions from 12-4 and 5-9 PM,
and guest can purchase tickets to one of the sessions online for $30
(tickets will also be available at the door for $40). Guests receive
unlimited tastings of all beers; entertainment and water will be provided.
10 of DC's favorite food trucks will be on-site, but food is not included in
the ticket price (sorry!). For more information and to buy tickets, go to Tickets are
limited, so buy early and often!

Sky House

4th and M Streets SW, Washington, DC