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The Brooklyn Brewery has been traveling to major cities around the country since March to share with the world the best things they have to offer: beer, music, food and interesting people while benefiting Slow Food USA. They call this the Brooklyn Brewery MASH and the goal is to link the best of Brooklyn’s culture along with the culture of whatever city the MASH happens to be in, and this week it’s DC! Yay, beer!


Tuesday, September 17 – Sunday, September 21 — Mash HQ @ ChurchKey

Every day during the festival from 5-7 pm, ChurchKey will host free events where you get to drink fancy Brooklyn Brews and do some other fun stuff. Check the list for more details about each day.

Tuesday, September 17 — Chaos Cooking

Basically, a bunch of strangers get together at someones house and make food. It’s top secret and you have to register to get more details. Instead of bringing money, you bring a recipe and an open mind.

Wednesday, September 18 — Local 2 Ways @ matchbox

Matchbox Food Groups Shannan Troncoso and Brooklyn Brewery’s House Chef Andrew Gernson combine their culinary skills to create a four-course beer dinner for $50.

Thursday, September 19 — NY Night Train Soul Clap and Dance Off @ Black Cat

Enjoy the soulful musical stylings of DJ Mr. Jonathan Toubin and dance your butt off for $10. You could win $100 in the dance off judged by a community panel including Ian Svenonius (Nation of Ulysses), Kid Congo, Rain Sauvage, Rumor Millz & Baby Alcatraz.

Friday, September 20 — Slow Supper with Hiyaw Gebreyohannes @ Studio 52

Ethiopian chef Hiyaw Gebreyohannes pairs up with Brooklyn Brewery’s house chef to create a “good old fashioned dinner party.” And for your cultural enlightenment, “Kings County Cornucopia,” a light and projection art project by NBNY will be on display. All this can be yours for the low, low price of $60!

Saturday, September 21 — Togather Books & Beer: The American Way of Eating @ Glens Garden Market

Award-winning author and journalist, Tracie McMillan talks to Nevin Martell, DC-based food writer and co-author of The Founding Farmers Cookbook, about her latest book The American Way of Eating and how hard it is to find fresh, healthy food that’s not expensive in America. After McMillan makes you feel guilty for every time you’ve ever eaten at an Applebee’s, you can buy locally grown and environmentally sustainable foods from Glens Garden Market. Tickets are $10, starts at 6 p.m.

Saturday, September 21 — Found vs. Found @ Warehouse Theater

Found Footage Festival’s Joe Pickett (The Onion) and Nick Prueher (Late Show With David Letterman), and FOUND Magazine’s Peter and Davy Rothbart (This American Life) will be sharing their favorite finds to determine once and for all whether found notes or found videos will reign supreme. Tickets are $12, starts at 8 pm.

Saturday, September 22 — Slow Food Snail of Approval Awards @ Jackson 20

The Slow Food Snail of Approval awards will honor artisans and eateries in D.C. and the surrounding area who are sustainable and high quality. Tickets are $48 for Slow Food members and $55 for non-members and both include Brooklyn Brewery beer, cocktails and a menu of locally-sourced food prepared by Jackson 20 Chef Brian McPherson.

I don’t know about you, but five days of food and beer for decent prices sounds pretty damn good to me. See you there!