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Oktoberfest Beer, Wine, Chocolate & Candy Pairing Festival


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Join us at Shipgarten on October 28th to pair beer, wine, and liquor with chocolate and candy! Have this unique experience at Shipgarten located in Tysons Corner, VA!

***Shipgarten opens at 11 AM & the festival runs from 1 PM until 6 PM. Restaurants close at 2 AM***


Adult Trick or Treat Stations ALL DAY — multiple stations set up for trick-o-treating (for Adults)

2:00 PM Ngannou vs Fury Boxing Match

2:30 PM Marshmallow into Stein Toss contest

3:00 PM Candy Chopstick Challenge

4:00 PM Keg Curling Competition

5:00 PM Stein Hoisting Contest

🎵 1:00-4:30 PM – Daniel Mench

🎵 4-7:30 PM – James Stevens

♫ 8:00 PM-2:00 AM – Shipgarten After Dark feat DJ KHOZZ – Bier-O-Ween Dance party with $500 in prizes

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➳40+ beer & cider tastings from local breweries to choose from

➳ Photo Booth with Accessories

➳Great food

➳Dog Friendly (Check out our Dog menu, play in the dog park, or just bring your pup along)

➳ Bratwursts, Pretzels, Wings, & Special of the Day!

➳ Outdoor Games & Activities

➳ Giveaways, Competitions & Prizes

➳ Kids Corner with Face Painting, Moon Bounce, Crafts and more!


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✪ Featured Breweries ✪

Lost Rhino RhinO’fest paired with Reese’s

Märzen / 5.5% ABV / 21 IBU / 165 CAL / Ashburn, VA /

A beer designed for the funfair of traditional German culture (which wouldn’t be complete without beer). Our Märzen is an excellent companion to Autumn’s first chill with its full body, malty flavors and a clean, dry finish. Malty, smooth, and toasty amber lager.

Lost Rhino Meridian Kolsch paired with Starburst

Kölsch / 5% ABV / 25 IBU / 150 CAL / Ashburn, VA /

From Meridian Hill across the Prime Meridian, wherever you’re headed, travel light with our classic Kolsch. The perfect companion to keep you fresh even days after your last real shower. Fruity and soft, with mild bitterness

Lost Rhino Face Plant paired with Starburst

IPA – American / 6.8% ABV / 65 IBU / 204 CAL / Ashburn, VA /

A strong, malty backbone balances the mountain of whole cone hops we pack into our American Style IPA. Moderate grapefruit bitterness and herbal aromas take your palate for a ride. Malty, citrusy and resinous, with moderate bitterness.

Ace Cider (The California Cider Company) HIGH! Imperial Peach paired with Skittles

Cider – Other Fruit / 8% ABV / 240 CAL / Sebastopol, CA /

How High? Well, we breached the peak. Orange & Pink Sunsets are now within reach. You’re laying on the soft cheek of a keen peach. Keep soaring the 8.0% ABV Cider High Line.

Ace Cider (The California Cider Company) HIGH! Imperial Berry paired with Skittles

Cider – Other Fruit / 8% ABV / 240 CAL / Sebastopol, CA /

How High? Pie in the sky. Blackberry, Raspberry, and Strawberry sunsets. A triple berry blast of rich yumminess. Swimming in an imperial, 8.0% abv cider. Rose colored glasses for the soul.

Ace Cider (The California Cider Company) Ace Pineapple Cider paired with Almondjoy

Cider – Other Fruit / 5% ABV / 150 CAL / Sebastopol, CA /

Ace Pineapple is the world’s original Pineapple cider. While on vacation in Hawaii, we tried adding fresh pineapple juice to our apple cider and it resulted in this delicious tropical libation!

Tucher Bräu Lager Hell/Helles paired with Milky Way

Lager – Helles / 5.2% ABV / 156 CAL / Fürth, Bayern /

The term lager developed at the end of the 14th century with the introduction of bottom-fermented brewing. Wooden barrels were used for storage in cool cellars. Our Nuremberg Lager Hell is matured in oak barrels

Tucher Bräu Tucher Helles Hefe Weizen paired with 3 Musketeers

Wheat Beer – Hefeweizen / 5.2% ABV / 13 IBU / 156 CAL / Fürth, Bayern /

A traditional, high fermented Bavarian yeast beer specialty with an accentuated wheat beer flavour and high vitamin B contents. Natural yeast cloudiness due to top fermentation.

Brouwerij De Halve Maan Straffe Hendrik Brugs Quadrupel Bier 11° paired with Milk Duds

Belgian Quadrupel / 11% ABV / 35 IBU / 330 CAL / Bruges, Vlaanderen /

Straffe Hendrik Quadrupel, launched in 2010, is an intense beer, dark in colour and full in taste. The aroma is elegant, spicy and slightly roasted. The sophisticated blend of special kinds of malt give the beer a complex character, combining a delicate dryness with hints of coriander, dark fruits, anise and roasted chestnuts. The palate finishes in a syrupy taste. The refermentation in the bottle creates a living beer that will evolve over the years. Straffe Hendrik Quadrupel finds an excellent partner in chocolate when it comes to foodpairing.

Brouwerij De Halve Maan Straffe Hendrik Brugs Tripel Bier 9° paired with KitKat

Belgian Tripel / 9% ABV / 35 IBU / 270 CAL / Bruges, Vlaanderen /

Straffe Hendrik is a Bitter Tripel Ale of 9% abv. The beer was originally from Bruges and brewed in Bruges by brewery De Halve Maan. In 1981, Henri Maes and his daughter Véronique followed the demand of the mayor and created a strong blond beer for the inauguration of the statue of Sint-Arnoldus, the saint of all beer-brewers. However, the beer became so popular, that the demand for the beer continued. It was given the name of Straffe Hendrik (Strong Hendrick), since it was a rich and strong beer. Today, Straffe Hendrik is the last authentic Tripel Ale of Bruges.

Alewerks Oktoberfest paired with Twix

Märzen / 5.6% ABV / 168 CAL / Williamsburg, VA /

Redbeard Blueberry Wheat Ale paired with Starburst

Wheat Beer – American Pale Wheat / 4.5% ABV / 45 IBU / 135 CAL / Staunton, VA / Wheat Pale Ale with Natural Blueberry

Two Roads Two Juicy paired with Skittles

IPA – Imperial / 8.2% ABV / 42 IBU / 246 CAL / Stratford, CT /

Two Juicy is an unfiltered, cloudy “New England style Double IPA” that uses generous amounts of Hallertauer Blanc, Citra & Mandarina Bavaria hops. The result is a “juicy”, fully-charged DIPA with notes of grapefruit, pine, lychee, orange & tangerine against a soft malt backdrop.

Flying Dog Snake Dog IPA paired with Snickers

IPA – American / 7.1% ABV / 60 IBU / 213 CAL / Utica, NY /

A potent snakebite of Citra, Mosaic, Warrior, Simcoe, and Columbus hops (more than 2lbs per barrel) gives this beer its citrus-forward superpower. Orange and tropical fruit aromas temper slightly-piney crispness, turning Snake Dog into a more complex breed of West Coast IPA. You’ll find Snake Dog bites hardest when paired with peppery cheeses, curries, and mild Thai dishes whose names you can’t pronounce properly.

Tröegs Independent LolliHop Dry-Hopped Double IPA paired with Skittles

IPA – Imperial / 8.2% ABV / 246 CAL / Hershey, PA /

We Taste: pear, citrus, hint of Melon. When we make our annual pilgrimage to the hop-growing hotbed of Yakima Valley, we’re like kids in a candy store. We eyeball the hops on the lines, crush them in our hands and rub them til their oil fill the air. LolliHop brings together three of our favorites. Dry-hopping with Citra and Mosaic layers in notes of orange, grapefruit, and melon, while Azacca in the kettle adds hints of papaya and pineapple. Locally harvested rustic pale malt provides the backbone, and wheat and oats make this beer silky smooth with a touch of haze.

Tröegs Independent Perpetual IPA paired with Snickers

IPA – American / 7.5% ABV / 85 IBU / 225 CAL / Hershey, PA /

In our constant evolution as a brewery, we’ve developed on undying drive to meld the organic and the mechanical. Perpetual IPA utilizes our hopback and dry-hopping to engineer a bold Imperial Pale Ale. Perpetual IPA is 7.5% ABV and 85 IBUs. It features Bravo, Chinook and Mt. Hood hops in the boil, Mt. Hood and Nugget hops in the hopback and Citra, Cascade and Nugget hops in dry-hopping.

Old Bust Head Caramel Macchiato Stout paired with Twix

Stout – Oatmeal / 5.8% ABV / 32 IBU / 174 CAL / Vint Hill, VA /

Using our Oatmeal Stout as a base, and locally roasted coffee from Cafe Kreyol, our Caramel Macchiato Stout has the rich aroma a flavored iced coffee. Vanilla extract, and natural sugar combine with the roasted malts to lend a subtle caramel sweetness for a brew that is refreshing in the summer and decadent in the winter!

Old Bust Head Vixen paired with Starburst

Red Ale – Irish / 5.3% ABV / 23 IBU / 159 CAL / Vint Hill, VA /

Our deep amber Vixen Irish Red, has a luster as rich as the thick-coated red fox that roams the local wood. Medium bodied, with a clean finish, Vixen draws you in with a sweet carmel allure up front and gives chase with hints of roasted malt through the taste. A tea-like soft bitterness on the backend is so pleasing, you just may find you’re reaching for another glass of this wily brew.

Old Ox Golden Ox paired with Reese’s

Golden Ale – Other / 5.9% ABV / 18 IBU / 177 CAL / Ashburn, VA /

Our Golden Ale is worth getting to know. Balanced, easygoing and smooth all year long. What more could you want in a drinking companion? Don’t overthink it. Just drink it! Cheers!

Old Ox Black Ox paired with M&Ms

Porter – Other / 6% ABV / 20 IBU / 180 CAL / Ashburn, VA /

A robust rye porter with hints of coffee and chocolate nicely balanced with a subtle hop influence. A substantial, malty ale, complex and flavorful with a medium body and a slightly roasty finish. The rich dark color is deceptively refreshing. The spice in the rye clears the palate. A sip will explain why we say this is a delightful combination of sweet and spicy!

Lost Barrel Tangelo Hard Seltzer paired with Skittles

Hard Seltzer / 5% ABV / 150 CAL / Middleburg, VA / 90 calories – natural flavors – no added sugars

Dogfish Head Citrus Squall paired with Almondjoy

Golden Ale – Other / 8% ABV / 10 IBU / 240 CAL / Milton, DE /

Offici-ALE Weather Report: There’s a Citrus Squall moving in! National weather reports confirm there’s a squall (of the delicious kind!) brewing and it’s set to touch down in cities from coast to coast. Our best advice? Grab your ponchos … er, pint glasses and get ready! We’re proud to introduce Citrus Squall … the perfect storm of a double golden ale and a paloma cocktail brewed with grapefruit juice, blue agave nectar, lime peels and a touch of sea salt. At 8.0% ABV, Citrus Squall brings strong gusts of citrusy hop and grapefruit aromas, counterbalanced by a downpouring of bright and tart grapefruit flavor and a blue agave nectar sweetness. Starting on the East Coast, Citrus Squall will quickly billow out and roll its way to taps and shelves across the nation both on draft and in 6pk/12oz cans, expected to hit ground in early spring. Ahead of its arrival, Dogfish suggests the following preparation plan.

Drunk Fruit Lychee Hard Seltzer paired with Skittles

Hard Seltzer / 4.5% ABV / 135 CAL / Sterling, VA /

Lychee is a tropical fruit that is beloved staple of Asian households worldwide and one of the most common flavors in Asian snacks. Our seltzer captures the floral aromas of…

Drunk Fruit Melon Hard Seltzer paired with Starburst

Hard Seltzer / 4.5% ABV / 135 CAL / Sterling, VA /

Honeydew melon is an iconic flavor in the world of Asian sweets. Ours takes inspiration from perhaps the most iconic of them all: the Melona bar, an ice pop that…

Drunk Fruit Yuzu Hard Seltzer paired with M&Ms

Hard Seltzer / 4.5% ABV / 135 CAL / Sterling, VA /

Yuzu is a unique citrus fruit commonly found in Japanese cuisines. Its flavor profile is blend between a grapefruit and a mandarin orange. Our crisp double-filtered seltzer accentuates the signature tartness and fragrance of the fruit.

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October 28, 2023 @ 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM


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