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The Metropolitan Beer Trail Returns April 27, Promising a Flavorful Journey through Northeast DC’s Best Breweries & Bars

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Sherri Cunningham 

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Pre-register now for the Free Metropolitan Beer Trail Passport to Be Ready to Hit the Trail April 27 

(April 4, Washington, DC) – The 2024 Metropolitan Beer Trail passport, linking 11 of Washington, DC’s most popular local craft breweries and bars, is returning for its third year with new prizes, a new participating location, and even more fun and surprises.  

Starting on April 27, Metropolitan Beer Trail passport holders can begin checking in at these 11 locally owned breweries and bars, all walkable or bikeable from the Metropolitan Branch Trail: 

The Metropolitan Beer Trail promises an unforgettable exploration of Northeast DC’s brewing heritage and innovative craft beer culture. Located adjacent to the Metropolitan Branch Trail near where the historic Schlitz Brewing Company warehouse once stood, the Metropolitan Beer Trail showcases a diverse array of small, locally owned brew pubs and bars, each with its own distinctive flavors and atmosphere.  

“The Metropolitan Beer Trail is a celebration of northeast DC’s dynamic craft beer community,” said Maura Brophy, President & CEO of the NoMa Business Improvement District (NoMa BID). “Whether you’re seeking out the latest tastings and trends, looking to explore DC’s brewing heritage, or wanting to find the perfect place to enjoy a refreshing pint with friends, the 2024 Metropolitan Beer Trail offers a fun and rewarding opportunity to earn prizes and support DC’s thriving craft beer community.” 

The 2024 Metropolitan Beer Trail program features a prize-incentivized, points-based system. Starting April 27, 2024, passport holders will earn 100 points each time they check in at any of the 11 participating Metropolitan Beer Trail locations. Points can be redeemed for the following prizes: 

With the opportunity to revisit all participating locations and check in multiple times throughout the 2024 Metropolitan Beer Trail Season (April 27 – December 31), passport holders can complete the Trail at their own pace, redeem for prizes at various thresholds, and/or continue to accrue points throughout the season.  

At the close of the 2024 program on December 31, the passport holder who has earned the most points throughout the season and checked in at least once at all 11 participating locations will be recognized as the “MBT MVP” and will receive $25 gift cards to each of the 11 participating locations, a prize valued at $275. 

Pre-registration for the 2024 Metropolitan Beer Trail passport is now open at Follow the hashtag #DrinkMBT for updates and information on special events happening on opening weekend, April 27-28, 2024. 

About the Metropolitan Beer Trail 

The Metropolitan Beer Trail is a free, digital passport program linking 11 of DC’s most popular brew pubs and bars. Each of the 11 Metropolitan Beer Trail establishments is walkable or bikeable from the Metropolitan Branch Trail, a popular, paved urban trail running parallel to railroad and Metro tracks and stretching from NoMa northward through the neighborhoods of Union Market, Eckington, and Brookland. From fruity to frothy, heady to hoppy, the 11 Metropolitan Beer Trail bars and breweries have the perfect brew to treat everyone’s tastes.  

The Metropolitan Beer Trail first launched in 2022 and is sponsored by the NoMa Business Improvement District (NoMa BID) as an economic development and tourism promotion program to support small and local businesses. Passport holders receive 100 points when checking in to a participating establishment. Points are redeemable for prizes. Participants can complete the Metropolitan Beer Trail at their own pace, and all are encouraged to drink responsibly. For more information and to download a free digital passport, visit Follow the hashtag #DrinkMBT for updates and information on special events happening on opening weekend, April 27-28, 2024. 

About NoMa BID   

The NoMa Business Improvement District (BID) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to be a steward and champion of the neighborhood of NoMa. The NoMa BID encompasses 35 blocks just north of Union Station in Northeast Washington, DC. The NoMa BID is among the fastest-growing neighborhoods in Washington, DC, and is comprised of more than 27 million square feet of new development, with more than 13 million additional square feet of mixed used development planned. There are more than 42,000 households within a ½ mile radius of the BID, who are served by the amenities in the commercial core of NoMa. The area is supported by unparalleled public transportation access with two Red Line Metro stations, and VRE, MARC and Amtrak connections at Union Station. The “Walkscore” for the neighborhood is 92, and the neighborhood has 22 LEED-certified and Energy Star buildings. For more information, visit and sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Twitter (@NoMaBID), Instagram ( and LinkedIn (/nomabusinessimprovementdistrict) and like us on Facebook (/NoMaBID).  

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