09/17/2016 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM ET


  • $60.00  -  Oktoberfest! (21+)
  • $75.00  -  VIP Oktoberfest! (21+)




Nine DC beers on tap  Brats on the grill from 13th Street Meats  Homemade pretzels from Das Pretzel Haus ♦ Kraut & pickles from No. 1 Sons  Live German music from Der Gemutlichkeits 

Join us as we celebrate the Heurich family's German heritage for our annual Oktoberfest celebration! We're partnering once again with the DC Brewers Guild to bring you a one-of-a-kind Oktoberfest experience. Local beers, from all nine Guild members listed below, will be on tap in honor of DC's most successful brewmaster, Christian Heurich (1842-1945). Castle Garden transforms into a biergarten as we serve beers, brats, pretzels, kraut and pickles all afternoon. The museum will be open for self-guided tours from 1-2 pm. Tickets are all-inclusive. Additional information to come. PROST! 

NEW THIS YEAR! VIP Tickets: Kick off Oktoberfest by drinking Heurich's Lager in the Brewmaster's Castle! Exclusive access to the museum begins at noon for a Heurich's Lager tasting hour. Explore the historic home Christian Heurich and hear how he became DC's most successful (and oldest!) brewmaster while sipping DC Brau's historic re-creation of Heurich's original Lager Beer. Space is limited to 25 guests. Ticket price includes access to the museum at noon, pours of Heurich's Lager and all features of General Admission tickets. VIP TICKETS ARE SOLD OUT.

General Admission Tickets: Each guest will receive a complimentary tasting mug and food ticket good for one bratwurst, two pretzels, one pickle and one serving of kraut.

All guests must be 21 or older. Proceeds benefit the preservation and growth of the Heurich House Museum. 

The brewers will be serving: 

3 Stars Brewing Company: Raspberry Dissonance, Berliner-style rye with raspberries 

Atlas Brew Works: The 1500 South Cap Lager, take on a traditional German Helles 

Bluejacket: Darling Buds- Cascade, wet-hop pale ale

DC Brau Brewing Company: Oktoberfest, a Maerzen-style beer  

District ChopHouse & Brewery: Cheque PleaseCzech-Style Pilsner brewed with 100% Hersbrucker Hallertauer

Gordon Biersch Navy Yard: Festbier, an unfiltered contemporary German Oktoberfestbier

Hellbender Brewing Company: Dunkelweisse, limited release for Oktoberfest & DC Beer Week only & Kölsch

The Public Option: German Fall Ale & Cream Ale, pale and lightly hopped

Right Proper Brewing Company: Being There, kellerbier


Thank You to Our Sponsors

3 Stars Brewing Company Atlas Brew Works Bluejacket DC Brau  District ChopHouse & Brewery  Gordon Biersch Navy Yard  Hellbender Brewing Company   The Public Option  Right Proper Brewing Company


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All proceeds benefit the Heurich House Museum. Tickets are non-refundable. If you purchased tickets to an event and are no longer able to attend, we thank you for your support of our museum. Please be advised that we may refuse service to anyone who appears intoxicated upon arrival or during the event. For designated driver tickets, please contact our staff at programs@heurichhouse.org. 

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