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Join us on Saturday, October 29th for our annual Halloween Party! Dress up with your family (and pets) in your favorite costume! There will be family friendly activities for all ages throughout the day. Don’t worry, this all day party is completely FREE!

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Shipgarten opens at 11 AM & the festival runs from 1 PM until 6 PM. Restaurant closes at 2 AM


3:00 PM- 7:30 PM – Kids Trick-or-Treating
9:00 PM- 2:00 AM – Adults (21+) Trick-or-Treating

MIDNIGHT – $500 Midnight Costume Contest
• 1st Place: $300 Cash
• 2nd Place: $150 in Shipgarten Gift card
• 3rd Place: $50 in Shipgarten Gift card

3:00 PM – Chocolate, Bier and Candy Pairings
Shipgarten Lager – Candy Corn
Hofbrau Original – Orange Starbursts
Hofbrau Dunkel – Kitkat
Dickelacker Oktoberfestbier – Peanut Butter Cups
DAB Dortmunder – Orange Starbursts
Hacker Pschorr Oktoberfest – Peanut Butter Cups
Sion Kolsch – Candy Corn
Scaldis Peche Mel – Hersheys Chocolate
Rotating Sour – Pop Rocks
Cuvee Van De Kiezer – Snickers
Rekorderlig Hard Apple – Sour Patch Kids
Progusta – Sour Gummy Worms
Eggenberg Pilsner – MnMs or Swedish Fish
Schofferhofer Grapefruit – Hersheys Chocolate
Kasteel tripel – 3 Musketeers
Tucher Festbier – Hersheys Chocolate
Tucher Helles Hefe Weizen – Twix
Weihenstephaner Vitus – Orange Jelly Belly Beans
Schneider Aventinus – Butterfinger Bars
Straffe Hendrick Quad – Milky Way
Delrium Tremens – Snickers
Delrium Red – Hersheys Chocolate


➳ 50+ different beers to sample (we have jockey boxes set up with various types of beers for you to sample).
➳ Meet and Greet Reps from Germany, Belgium, Austria & US!
♫ Live Music (12:30 PM – 7:30 PM)
♫ Live DJ (8 PM – 2 AM)
★ Hocus Pocus Live Character Performance @ 3 PM
➳ Bratwursts, Pretzels, Wings, Special of the Day
➳ Outdoor Games & Activities
➳ Pet Friendly
➳ Giveaways, Competitions & Prizes
➳ Kids Corner with Face Painting, Moon Bounce, Crafts and more!
➳ Photo Booth


✪ Featured Breweries ✪

Two Roads Brewing Company

Persian Lime- 4.5% ABV- The freshest persian lime juice sourced through a local craft juicery and blended into a classic Gose brewed with an added twist — flaked rye! The result is a strikingly vibrant fresh lime aroma and flavor that shouts refreshment. This Persian Lime Gose provides a dominant fresh lime flavor with a backdrop of salt and light sweetness.

Ok2berfest- 5.8% ABV- Modeled after the classic “Marzenbier,” Oktoberfest style that was traditionally the beer served at the Munich Oktoberfest. It possesses a smooth, toasty malt profile with a crisp character of traditional German hops.

Roadsmarys Baby- 6.8% ABV- Roadsmary’s Baby is a traditional pumpkin ale with a Two Roads spin, it’s aged in rum barrels for added complexity and depth of flavor. The result is a smooth drinking ale with notes of pumpkin, spices, vanilla, oak and a touch of rum.

Cruise Control Helles- 4.8% ABV- An effortlessly refreshing golden lager built for kicking back and taking it easy down the Road Less Traveled.


Radenberger Pilsner- 4.8% ABV- A full-bodied, complex taste with a little more hops than most Pilsners gives Radeberger its distinctive, memorable flavour. Baked bread and honey, with a hint of toasted biscuit and freshly milled grain make for nice malt complexity.

DAB- 5% ABV- A pale, bottom-fermented blond lager. It is a harmoniously balanced, crisp and easy-to-drink beer with pleasing notes of hops and malt. A very well-rounded taste profile with a soft and elegant texture.

Progusta- 6.8% ABV- With Progusta, the types of hops used come to the fore, and harmonize perfectly with the bitter note. The hoppy aroma can be attributed to the American Citra and German Hallertauer Mittelfrüh varieties, which complement each other beautifully. The sweetness remaining after fermentation forms a nice interplay with the bitter note.

Schoff- 2.5% ABV- The world’s first Hefeweizen grapefruit beer. It’s a 50/50 blend of Schöfferhofer Hefeweizen beer and natural carbonated grapefruit flavor for a zesty and fizzy taste experience.

Silobration Marzen- 5.3% ABV- Named after our iconic 1929 terracotta silos, this Märzen style lager is brewed each year with German malts, hops and yeast. Cold conditioned for months to enhance the malt flavors and Noble hops characteristics.

Calvert Brewery

Oktoberfest- 5.5% ABV- Made with German malts and Tettnang and Saaz hops, this Oktoberfest is crisp and clean, yet rich and layered, just like the first day of Autumn.

I Just Crush A lot- 5.5% ABV- This tart ale with plum and blackberry transforms during the drinking. From the initial burst of sour, through the rich, fruity middle, and into the bready malt finish, it sends the drinker on a dream vacation for the taste buds. The complexity tantalizes the palate with each sip. It’s so crushable that you’ll crave it.

Drunk Fruit

Lychee- 4.5% ABV- A light and refreshing seltzer that captures the floral aromas of lychee and brings out the natural sweetness of the tropical fruit.

Melon- 4.5% ABV- Honeydew melon is ubiquitous in the world of Asian sweets. Takes inspiration from perhaps the most iconic of them all: the Melona bar, a velvety ice cream pop.

Yuzu- 4.5% ABV- A light and refreshing hard seltzer. Yuzu is a citrus fruit found in Japan and is similar to a lemon and lime fused together.

Bold Rock

Imperial- 8.2% ABV- Your favorite hard cider just got supercharged with Bold Rock Imperial Cider, a new blend featuring a flavorful apple-forward taste paired with Bold Rock’s trademark smooth and drinkable finish.


Master of Pumpkins- 7.5% ABV- Pumpkins conjures the spirit of autumn by combining roasted pumpkins and traditional pie spices with a French saison yeast. This natural fermentation releases a palate of vanilla, cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, ginger, and honey.

Wetten Importers

Tucher Hefe- 5.35% ABV- A traditional, high fermented Bavarian yeast beer specialty with an accentuated wheat beer flavour and high vitamin B contents.

Tucker Rotbier- 5.5 ABV- Rich, very pleasant, with soft tones of roasted malt, notes of coffee, dark chocolate and spices. Light, tart hop notes develop closer to the finish line.

Cuvee De Trolls- 7% ABV- Apale yellow in colour. Its rich and complex palette offers aromas ranging from fresh white and yellow fruits with impressions of citrus (tangerine) to touches of honey. It is an exquisitely balanced and barely bitter beer that tastes full in the mouth and has sufficient body.

Straffe Hendrix Quad- 11% ABV- Pours dark brown with deep ruby edges. Bready aromas and dark candi sugar aromas greet the nose. Aggressive carbonation in the glass. Dark malt flavors deliver sweetness and notes of plum, fig and other dark fruit.


Infrared Starfish – 5.7% ABV- Infrared Starfish features a new hop to the industry called Nectaron (sister to Waimea out of New Zealand). Big notes of juicy pineapple, peach, nectarines, lime, and tropical passionfruit in this beer!

VelociRabbit – 5.5% ABV- The ancient ancestor of the modern day Kangaroo, a VelociRabbit was notorious for herding large amounts of Beach Chickens to their demise. This lower ABV IPA is the little brother of Laser Raptors. Using the same amounts of Mosaic, Simcoe and Chinook as Laser Raptors, this beer has a powerful berry aroma and nice pine note. The oats and wheat maintain the creamy mouthfeel that Laser Raptors is known for lending the lower ABV the ability to make a crispy break just as the hops surprise your palate.

Brothers Craft Brewing

Proud And True – Dukes Lager – 4.9% ABV- A wonderfully executed craft light lager, Proud and True Dukes Lager is clean and refreshing with malty smooth flavor. Just a touch of hops gives balance to this sessionable beer, creating notes of slight sweetness with a crisp finish. An officially licensed product of JMU!

Charles Towne Fermentory

Claudia – 7.2% ABV- Dry-hopped exclusively with German hops – subtle Huell Melon hops & the newer and more expressive Diamant hops – this IPA features notes of bright, ripe melon and floral strawberries.

Crooked Run Fermentation

Spinning Circles – 6% ABV- Spinning Circles is an opaque, soft IPA with lots of Motueka and Strata for flavors of mango, Meyer lemon, and pithy lime.

Downeast Cider

Cider Donut – 5.2% ABV- Cinnamon, brown sugar, and vanilla with a fresh pressed cider backbone. Come for the apples stay for the donut.

Pumpkin Blend – 5.1% ABV- Apples pressed with Pumpkins, aged with chai tea spices. It’s balance makes it perfect for the pumpkin fan and cider drinker alike.

Fine Creek Brewing Company

Prince of Parties – 7.2% ABV- Prince of Parties is an IPA brewed as a celebration of New Zealand hops. The aroma leads with sweet lemon-lime notes as well as fresh apricot and underlying shortbread cookies. The flavor is much less sweet but still carries some of those aromas, displaying lemon peel, lime zest, and grapefruit. This IPA has a full juicy body thanks to Murphy & Rude rolled oats but its mild sweetness is quickly balanced by an assertive bitter finish.


Fightin’ Hokies – 5% ABV- Clean and crisp, with pleasant aromatics of fresh bread, a subtle underlying floral note from noble hops, and a touch of malt sweetness in the finish, this golden Munich-style helles lager is cold-conditioned for weeks, resulting in an exceptionally refreshing beer. We raise a glass to you, the remarkable people that make Virginia Tech what it is today. Go Hokies!!

Lost Boy Cider

Pumpkin Head – 6.9% ABV- Semi-dry cider with pumpkin, spices, and vanilla.

Three Notch’d Brewing

Apple Crumb – 5.5% ABV- Brewed with cinnamon, vanilla and Virginia-grown apples from Silver Creek & Seaman Orchards in Tyro.


We plan on adding another 25+ beers to this menu the week of the event.

We will also be serving samples of all our regular draft beers from Tysons Biergarten and Waffles & Tacos.

To see Tysons Biergarten’s list, click here…

To see Waffles & Tacos’ list, click here…


PARKING: 1700 Old Meadow Road, McLean, VA 22102.

Parking is conveniently located five minutes away by foot and we offer a completely free, pet friendly, and complimentary Shuttle Bus service that runs on a continuous loop to and from the venue and parking lot! Another alternative is $20 valet service.

We are also conveniently located steps away from the McLean Metro Station.
Uber Drop Off: 7581 Colshire Dr., McLean, VA 22102
Below is a map on how to get to us from the parking lot and/or the McLean Metro Station.

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October 29, 2022 @ 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM



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