Do you like beer? How about oysters? Well, consumed together they are among the finest gluttonies the world has to offer. We are partial to the Anchor Bar in Old Town Alexandria, the place where we first experienced the pairing. But this weekend offers a great opportunity to experiment for yourself. The Chesapeake Oyster & Beer Festival at the National Harbor runs today (from 6pm-10pm) and tomorrow (in two sessions from noon-4pm and 5pm-9pm).  Tickets are sold out, but if you’re crafty enough to scrounge one up for yourself, you won’t be disappointed. Put on by the people who run the Beer and Bourbon Festival, this weekend’s event will feature 30 beers, 30 wines, and over 24,000 oysters, including at least ten varieties from around the world.

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