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November 13, 2021
12:00 PM

Evening Star Cafe, 2000 Mount Vernon Avenue

NRG’s annual Novemberfest will return to Alexandria, VA on Saturday, November 13th, to a new location: Evening Star Cafe! Our annual outdoor block party will feature a mix of VA and domestic producers: including rarities from Halfway Crooks, Keeping Together, Vitamin Sea, alongside local favorites The Answer, Other Half, Triple Crossing & The Veil. Expect strong ales, classic lagers, hop-forward brews of countless kinds, delicious sours and barrel-aged beers galore.

Red Apron and Hi/Fi Taco chef + butcher Nathan Anda has BBQ covered for the day, with a mouthwatering menu of Valentina & Honey Glazed Pork Belly Burnt Ends, Wagyu Brisket Taco, Smoked Pulled Pork Shoulder Sandwich, and lots more alongside classic fare that includes Jambalaya, Mac N Cheese, Muffelata, and Smoked Chicken White Bean Chili. Our buddies from Sapidus Farms will be schucking their Happy Oysters, and Pastry Chef Allie Cheppa will have plenty of Buzz Bakeshop and State Fair seasonal sweets on offer, including Pumpkin Whoopie Pies, Soft Pretzels, Cotton Candy, Spiced Apple Cider, and more. Plus, live music from local musicians along with plenty of games and activities will be on-hand for the whole family.

To celebrate the end of harvest season, Wine Director Erin Dudley has curated twenty of our favorite responsibly sourced local and domestic wines for a wine tasting and bottle sale. We’ve selected a wide range of wines from our favorite American winemakers:

– Lightwell Survey, Hintermen White, Petit Manseng / Riesling, Shenandoah Valley, Virginia, 2018

– Early Mountain Vineyards, Young Wine Rosé, Chambourcin / Vidal Blanc, Madison, Virginia, 2020

– Domaine Finot, Cabernet Franc, Monticello, Virginia, 2019

– Blenheim, Petit Verdot, Monticello, Virginia, 2019

– Thibaut-Janisson, Blanc De Chardonnay Brut, Chardonnay, Monticello, Virginia, Nv

– Valravn, Chardonnay, Sonoma County, California, 2019

– Averaen, Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, 2019

– Fairfax Wine Co, Cabernet Sauvignon, California, 2017

– Margerum Wine Company, Sybarite Sauvignon Blanc, Happy Canyon, Santa Barbara County, California, 2020

– Slo Down Wines, Broken Dreams, Chardonnay, California, 2020

– Timbre Winery, Opening Act Pinot Noir, Mission Ranch, Monterey County, California, 2019

– Secret Squirrel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley, Washington, 2017

– Red Tail Ridge, Good Karma Riesling, Finger Lakes, New York, 2018

– Eyrie Vineyards, Pinot Gris Estate, Dundee Hills, Willamette Valley, Oregon, 2018

– Easton, Zinfandel, Amador County, California, 2015

– Terre Rouge, Mourvèdre, Sierra Foothills, California, 2014

– Charlie And Echo, Darkstar Sparkling Red, Petit Sirah / Syrah / Nebbiolo / Zinfandel, San Diego County, California, 2019

– Raywood, Moscato, Central Coast, California, 2020

– Alfaro Family Vineyards, Dragonslayer Red Blend, Sangiovese / Zinfandel / Carignan / Syrah, Santa Cruz Mountains, California

– Knuttel Family, Dry Creek Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma, California, 2018

Meanwhile, Spirits Director Nick Farrell has crafted seasonal Show of Hands cocktails for the occasion, including:

– Stone Fence (rye, ginger, cider, cinnamon)

– Mulled Wine (red wine, cinnamon-infused Virginia brandy, orange, mulling spices, pomegranate)

– Del Rey Cosmo (belle isle citrus, house orange liqueur, cranberry, lime)

– Acorn Old Fashioned (bourbon, simple, Virginia acorn bitters)

All ticket-holders will be able to shop Novemberfest wines and bottled cocktails that day – a unique opportunity to stock up for Thanksgiving festivities with some local favorites! The Novemberfest 2021 participating breweries include:

– Alesong Brewing & Blending – Oregon

– The Answer Brewpub – Virginia

– Aslin Beer Co. – Virginia

– Bluejacket – Washington, DC

– Charles Towne Fermentory – South Carolina

– Civil Society Brewing – Florida

– Commonwealth Brewing Co. – Virginia

– Crooked Run Fermentation – Virginia

– Cushwa Brewing Co. – Maryland

– Deciduous Brewing Co. – New Hampshire

– Drekker Brewing Co. – North Dakota

– Equilibrium Brewery – New York

– Final Gravity Brewing Co. – Virginia

– Halfway Crooks Beer – Georgia

– Hudson Valley Brewery – New York

– Keeping Together – Illinois

– Ocelot Brewing Co. – Virginia

– Other Half Brewing – Washington, DC

– Oxbow Brewing Co. – Maine

– Pen Druid Brewing – Virginia

– Port City Brewing Co. – Virginia

– The Rare Barrel – California

– Resident Culture Brewing Co. – North Carolina

– Schilling Beer Co. – New Hampshire

– Triple Crossing Beer – Virginia

– Tripping Animals Brewing Co. – Florida

– The Veil Brewing Co. – Virginia

– Vitamin Sea Brewing – Massachusetts

– Wheatland Spring Farm + Brewery – Virginia

– Widowmaker Brewing – Massachusetts

A portion of the proceeds will benefit Arcadia Center for Sustainable Food & Agriculture, the local nonprofit organization dedicated to creating a more equitable and sustainable local food system in the Washington, DC area.

Advance tickets are available online for $25 and include 20 food & drink tickets and admission (a savings of $5). Guests are encouraged to purchase in advance to ensure entry and avoid lines at the door. Day-of admission is $10 at the door, with food & drink tickets sold a la carte ($1=1 ticket). Kids under 14 are free. We kindly ask that you please leave your furry friends at home.