Something’s Brewing in Alexandria – Fall Beer & Cider Festivals
When the summer winds down and the air gets chilly, discover what’s brewing in Old Town Alexandria. During your stay at The Alexandrian, explore the bounty of cider, beer, and Oktoberfest celebrations taking place in our historic city this fall.
Make a toast to autumn in Alexandria with our favorite brewery bashes:
Village Brauhaus Oktoberfest
Weekends through October 20
Stop by Old Town Alexandria’s Oktoberfest-themed restaurant, Village Brauhaus, for live music and Oktoberfest specials. Don your best lederhosen and say “prost!” to traditional German and Austrian cuisine and Oktoberfest brews including a keg of Hofbräu München flown in from Germany. Join Village Brauhaus on Old Town Alexandria’s historic King Street every weekend until October 20 for giveaways, trivia, specials, and more!
Female Stranger Beer Dinner
Inspired by the unknown woman who died at the tavern in 1816, Gadsby’s Tavern Museum and Port City Brewing Company come together each fall to honor the death of the Female Stranger with a special beer dinner, including a small batch release of Port City’s Long Black Veil. Indulge in a four-course dinner and beer pairing including favorites like asparagus and asiago phyllo cups, British-style cheddar soup, and grilled strip steak with roasted root vegetables. Don’t delay, get your tickets before they mysteriously disappear!
Art on Tap
Craft beer, original artwork, and amazing food, oh my! Join The Art League of Alexandria for their annual Art on Tap festival. Inspired by local artworks, sample complimenting appetizers and brews selected by Alexandria restauranteurs before voting for your favorite pairing at the end of the night. After this evening of creative combinations, bring home a special Art of Tap beer tasting glass to commemorate your getaway to Old Town Alexandria.
Alexandria Cider Festival
Taste-test favorites from 10 Virginia cideries, including a raspberry-infused Slash and IPA-infused Hazy Hopped from Alexandria’s own Lost Boy Cider, at the Alexandria Cider Festival. Tickets to this locally-loved festival include unlimited tastings, live music, food trucks, and a souvenir glass. Grab a scarf and jacket, this festival is held outdoors at the Office of Historic Alexandria just a few blocks away from our historic King Street hotel in Old Town Alexandria.