DC Octoberfest and Beer notes

DC has been abuzz with exciting beer news and upates

DC might be getting a German style beer garden?
http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/blogs/youngandhungry/2009/10/20/dc-fi... on H St. :

If all goes well, Biergarten Haus is will open its doors sometime this winter. The grand opening will surely be too cold to enjoy the outdoor space, but the Lagerheads are certainly looking forward to singing a few rounds of Ein Prosit there come spring. Although last week’s weather was dreary, this week promises to be unseasonbly warm in DC, so if you are looking to take advantage of your final chances to enjoy beer outdoors, below are our picks out of what is available. What are yours?

If new isn't your thing, there was a [[http://www.thehillishome.com/2009/09/capitol-hill-history-pub-tour/|Capitol Hill History Pub Tour]] last week (we missed it).

The closest thing to a local brewery (Cap City notwithstanding) that the DC area has, Flying Dog, has been [[http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/blogs/youngandhungry/2009/09/30/flying-dogs-bob-malone-receives-brewer-of-the-year/|winning awards]] of recent, an October has been [[http://www.welovedc.com/2009/10/01/october-is-virginia-wine-month/|Virginia Wine Month]].

Not specifically beer-related, but a new "Pre-Prohibition" themed swank bar is coming to Barracks Row, called [[http://www.thehillishome.com/2009/10/bulletin/|The Bulletin]], by the same folks as behind Matchbox, to challenge [[http://www.dcwisdom.com/|Wisdom]]'s domination of the mixed drink (well, the martinis and absinthe at least?) scene on the Hill:

Drew said that the place will be evocative of the 1920s-1930s Lower East Side of Manhattan, with Prohibition (and pre-Prohibition) era drinks, a “shaketender” whipping up gourmet and adult milkshakes, and a menu comprised of classics like meatloaf, lasagna and burgers – all made in-house from meat they’ll grind themselves.

Speaking of martinis (because we are); but off of the Hill, [[http://www.welovedc.com/2009/10/08/new-heights-gin-manifesto/| New Heights ]] near Woodley Park sports a "Gin Manifesto" on their menu. You have to respect a Gin Manifesto.

Lastly, I'd bookmarked the Y&H [[http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/blogs/youngandhungry/2009/10/09/blogtoberfest-roundup-week-1/|Blogtoberfest roundup]] but never got to posting it. That task is now complete, as is a link to this opportunity to drink [[http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/blogs/youngandhungry/2009/10/08/two-beer-events-on-oct-27-bacon-beer-and-story-time/|Bacon Beer]], which is just wrong enough.

Lastly, how to make hefeweizen popsicles on Hot Knives via the City Paper's Young and Hungry blog: (we are so doing this next year) [[http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/blogs/youngandhungry/2009/10/20/making-hefeweizen-popsicles-with-hot-knives/|hefeweizen popsicles]]