The American Craft Beer Weekend Picks – June 20, 2014

Hey it’s Friday and you’re ready for some fun. Well good, because we’re all about it and we’ve got all kinds of ideas for you. From the nation’s coolest beer festivals to movies, music, and cutting-edge TV – we’ve got your back big-time. We’ve also a Weekend Beer Pick for you too, because we know you’ll be drinking.

So welcome to our awesome Weekend Picks…

, The American Craft Beer Weekend Picks – June 20, 2014There’s No Place Like Gnome (Washington, DC) – A one-of-a-kind celebration of art, music, gnomes, and Belgian beer is rolling into our nation’s capital this Saturday, June 21st and trust us – you’ve never experienced something like this before.Chouffe Fest transforms a unique event space (Dupont Circle’s Toolbox) into a gnome-inspired realm, artistically curated from top to bottom. Massive stop-start animation loops will grace the walls as a DJ spins the vibe and the DuPont Brass Band plays the hits. There will also be some great food and brilliant Belgian craft brews provided by Brasserie D’Achouffe to fuel the fun all night long. For more info on this gnome-fest, check out: Chouffe Fest DC

The Firefly Festival is On! (Dover, DE) – If you’re thinking of rocking, then there’s only one place you should be – and that’s at the 2014 Firefly Music Festival at the Woodlands of Dover International Speedway, 154 acres of beautiful festival grounds that are playing host this weekend to a brilliant array of music’s biggest names. This year’s four-day fest (June 19 – 22) has a massive lineup of talent featuring artists as varied as the Foo Fighters, Beck, Outcast, Imagine Dragons, Ziggy Marley, and Weezer. For the complete schedule and ticket info, check out: 2014 Firefly Fest

, The American Craft Beer Weekend Picks – June 20, 2014180 Breweries and More Than 400 Beers – We’re There! (Del Mar, CA) – The San Diego County Fairis presenting the 8th Annual San Diego International Beer Festival this weekend and it’s an enormous event. This three-day (June 20 – 22), five-session beerganza is one of the largest beer festivals in the country and offers unlimited beer sampling and a multitude of specialty food stations for you to enjoy. For more info on this all-weekend festival, check out: SD International Beer festival

On The Big Screen – Yeah, we get that it’s a musical, but it’s directed by Clint Eastwood so that’s got to count for something. This weekend’s big movie opening is the filmed version of the long-running Broadway hit and Tony-award winner Jersey Boys that dramatizes the formation, success, and eventual break-up of the 1960s rock ‘n roll group The Four Seasons. The cast is basically made up of all unknowns, but Christopher Walken makes a brief appearance as a mobster.

Our Awesome Weekend Beer Pick

Our friends at Starr Hill will soon be releasingthe fourth installment of its limited-release All Access series that you’ll want to chase down. Starr Hill King of Hop Imperial India Pale Ale is a full-flavored and generously dry-hopped 7.5% ABV Double IPA with a big citrus hop aroma. July 1st for this one kids.

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