Monday, October 16, 2017

First Chesapeake Oyster & Beer Festival to Be Held at the Capitol Riverfront, October 21

From our friends at the Chesapeake Oyster & Beer Festival...

Tell Trump and Congress to Go "Shuck It" at the First Chesapeake Oyster & Beer Festival, Capitol Riverfront, October 21

The Chesapeake Oyster & Beer Festival, produced by The Trigger Agency, is coming to the Capitol Riverfront on Saturday, October 21 to benefit the Spirit of Hope Children’s Foundation. The all-day Festival features over 50 wines, beers, spirits and over 30,000  oysters, plus one angry mermaid.

“If you like Seafood and especially Oysters, this is the weekend and this is the place,” said festival founder Greg Nivens. “Enjoy the world’s best oyster shuckers, smell the fire under the grilled oysters, taste the briny flavor of the steamed seafood, and watch the action while the symphony of tastes play on right before your eyes - Just watch out for the Mermaid - she’s really ticked-off and quite rude.”

There are two pricing options - Mermaid’s Bounty Admission at $79 per person, and Poseidon’s General Admission at $39 advance, $45 on-site. The event will offer live music, great shucking action, spirits, food trucks and more.

VIP Mermaid’s Bounty Admission includes: Access from noon to 6 PM. All-you-care-to-taste extravaganza, 1000’s of oysters served raw, steamed, grilled and roasted. Unlimited food tastes from noon to 3 PM, souvenir glass, Charleston Seafood boil, New England Clambake, Lobster steam, Champagne toast, VIP seated tent, live music on stage.

Poseidon’s General Admission includes: All-you-care-to-taste, over 30 wines, beer and spirits, a souvenir glass, oysters and other food a la carte, food trucks, music on the live stage, and a few surprises!

Designated Driver Tickets will be available ON-SITE only for $45 for VIP, $25 for General Admission.

The Food menu includes: New England Clambake, Charleston Seafood Boil/Frogmore Stew, Steamed Lobster, Steamed Shrimp, Steamed Oysters, Steamed Clams, Steamed Crawfish, Baked Oysters, Grilled Oysters, BBQ’ d Oysters, Chili & Cornbread, Crabby Tots, Crawfish Étouffée, Pit Beef Sliders, and Whole Smoked Alligator.

Raw Oysters Shucking list includes: Double T's, Shore Things, War Shore Oyster / Battle Creek Oyster, Rocky Shores, Tatamaguche, Malpeques, Fire lakes, Caribous, Blues points, Delaware Bays, Shooting points, Bullseye's, Salt ponds, Well fleets, Duxburys, Naked cowboys, Sugar shacks, Arrow heads, and Caraquets.

Partial Drink Menu: Bare Knuckle American Wheat Whiskey, Bare Knuckle American Rye Whiskey, Battle Standard 142 Gin, Goose Island IPA, Goose Island 4 Star Pils, Toasted Lager, Hoptical Illusion, Mosaic, Mother Pumpkin, Oktoberfest, Prop Stopper IPA, Golden Road Mango Cart, Golden Road Wolf Among Weeds, Cisco Whales Tale, Cisco Sharktracker, Elysian Night Owl, Elysian Dayglow, Devil's Backbone SBPA, Devil's Backbone Vienna Lager, Guinness Draught Keg, Guinness Blonde American Lager Keg, Guinness 200th Anniversary Stout, Beach Plum Gose, Citrus Plunge, Josh Rose, Josh Sauvignon Blanc, The Crossings Sauv Blanc, Chablis, Rose, Beaujolais, and Bonarda.

If you’re not that into oysters, but know about the great Trigger festivals and don’t want to miss out?  We will have special participating restaurants including Blue Jacket, Cava Mezze, Hard Times Café and Kloby’s Smokehouse for our meat loving crowd!

For more information visit or call 1(800) 830-3976. The festival will be located at the Capitol Riverfront, next to Nationals Park, Washington, DC.