Are you going to the Mash?

The District of Columbia has no shortage of love for craft beer. We recently finished celebrating DC Beer Week, while earlier this year we played host to the Craft Brewers Conference. Even the Washington Post proclaims that DC is on the cusp of beer greatness.  We are certainly excited two DC brewers are receiving Snail of Approvals in 2013: DC Brau and 3 Stars Brewery.

As a city, we appreciate good beer. So when Slow Food DC heard that Brooklyn Brewery partnered with Slow Food USA to help support our shared mission of good, clean, fair food, we leapt at the chance to participate! Collaborating with friends old and new, the Brewery has bundled up some of its favorite events into The Brooklyn Brewery Mash as a benefit for Slow Food USA. Including Washington, DC from September 17 – 22, The Mash will drop in 11 cities during 2013 and roll out a roster of parties, comedy, concerts, pop-up supperclubs and readings, all featuring humanity’s favorite beverage.

“We’re absolutely delighted to have the support of the Brooklyn Brewery as it launches its Mash tour,” says Richard McCarthy, Executive Director of Slow Food USA. “Brooklyn Brewmaster Garrett Oliver has been a Slow Food supporter for a long time and we’re looking forward to the celebrations in the various local communities.”

Below you will find the amazing roster of events, including the not-to-miss Snail of Approval Party. By joining us, you’ll get to sample some of Brooklyn’s finest, along with great local, seasonal food and drinks from the National Capital Region. We are proud to receive the support of Brooklyn Brewery in helping change our food (and beverage) system into one that is good, clean, and fair.

Mash HQ
Tue, Sept 17 – Sat, Sept 21, 5-7pm; ChurchKey; 1337 14th St, Washington, DC – Free
Brooklyn beer specials, new and special offerings, giveaways and general info available on The Mash.

Chaos Cooking
Tue, Sept 17, 8pm – Free
A stalwart citizen opens their kitchen for a dinner party where all the guests are cooks. Each attendee brings the ingredients and everyone cooks together. Dishes are passed around, and there’s plenty of Brooklyn beer to enjoy. For location details, go to

Local 2 Ways
Wed, Sept 18, 7pm; matchbox; 1901 14th St NW, Washington, DC – $50
Multi-course beer dinner celebrating local cuisine, interpreted 2 ways: by Chefs Shannan Troncoso of matchbox and Brooklyn Brewery House Chef Andrew Gerson. Call matchbox at (202) 328-0369 for reservations.

NY Night Train Soul Clap & Dance-Off with DJ Mr. Jonathan Toubin
Thurs, Sept 19, 10pm; Black Cat Back Room; 1811 14th Street NW, Washington, DC – $10
Compete for a trip to New York for the Dance-Off championship at Brooklyn Bowl and $100 cash prize after getting warmed up with the exquisite 1960s soul 45s of world famous Brooklyn DJ Jonathan Toubin. Must be 21 years of age to win.

Slow Supper @ Studio 52
Fri, Sept 20, 8pm; Studio 52; 52 O Street NW, Washington, DC – $60
Guests will enjoy a feast of a beer dinner prepared by Brooklyn House Chef Andrew Gerson. Special guests to be announced. Projection installations from Brooklyn’s NBNY. All proceeds benefit Slow Food DC.

Books & Beer: The American Way of Eating with Tracie McMillan
Sat, Sept 21, 6pm; Glen’s Garden Market; 2001 S Street NW, Washington, DC – $10
Togather and Brooklyn Brewery present a conversation and Q&A uncovering the truths of America’s food system with author Tracie McMillan. Your ticket includes complimentary Brooklyn beer and a percentage of ticket sales will benefit Slow Food DC.

Found vs. Found: Found Footage Festival vs. Found Magazine
Sat, Sept 21, 8pm; Warehouse Theater; 645 New York Avenue, Washington, DC – $12
The two titans of the found universe, Found Footage Festival and FOUND Magazine, will go toe-to-toe in a battle royale of found stuff. Both camps will be sharing their favorite finds to determine once and for all whether found notes or found videos will reign supreme.

Snail of Approval Awards
Sun, Sept 22, 2pm; Jackson 20 Restaurant & Tavern, 480 King Street, Alexandria, VA – $48 Slow Food Members | $55 Non Members
Slow Food DC awards the food-related providers that are making significant contributions to the transformation of Washington DC’s food system to one that is good, clean and fair. Your ticket includes Brooklyn beer, cocktails & a menu of locally sourced food prepared by Chef Brian McPherson of Jackson 20.

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