The good news started when WaPo’s Going Out Guru Fritz Hahn spread the word about Brasserie Beck‘s special January daily happy hour. The tune got even sweeter when Beck beer maestro Thor Cheston granted Mike Dolan’s plea on DC Beer that the happy hour become permanent. This week the story gets even better.

In addition to extending their daily 5:00-7:00pm half-priced draft happy hour beyond the month of January indefinitely, Brasserie Beck has decided to add happiness to late-night weekend hours. Starting this week, every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night from 10:00pm to closing, all drafts are half-price as well as items from the raw bar. (The website says it starts at 10:30 but Thor told us directly 10:00, so we’re going with that. Every minute counts!)

That’s a total of 23 happy hours a week to drink half-priced Belgian beer at the place with our city’s largest selection of the stuff. It reminds us of the heyday we enjoyed when Bohemian Caverns had their Belgian beer happy hour. Prices have gone up a bit since then, but fancy-pants Belgian imports for half price? Antigoon for $4.50? We’re so there.