Press Release

Release Date: Jul 24, 2019

Crystal City BID Partners with New District Brewing Company for 2019 Oktoberfest

Media Contact:
Mary-Kate Morrow: 215-847-0693


Crystal City BID to partner with Arlington’s only brewery to create authentic local experience for attendees


CRYSTAL CITY, VA– July 24, 2019 – The Crystal City Business Improvement District is excited to announce that Oktoberfest is returning in 2019 with a new partner, local Arlington brewery New District Brewing


The second annual celebration, which will feature a selection of local beers, live entertainment, and a variety of food trucks and vendors serving traditional German fare, will take place on Saturday, September 28, 2019 from 1pm to 4pm at The Grounds, located at 12th and South Eads Street in Crystal City.


“After welcoming a sellout crowd of nearly 2,000 local residents in its inaugural year, Oktoberfest is back by popular demand,” says Tracy Gabriel, President & Executive Director of the BID. “We are thrilled to partner with New District Brewing, which is Arlington’s only brewery, to create an even more memorable experience for all of our attendees.”


Thanks to New District Brewing, this year’s Oktoberfest will include custom-made beers brewed specifically for the event. In addition to the four custom brews – available only during Crystal City Oktoberfest – each participating brewery will have their most popular regular offerings available for attendees to enjoy. 


"New District Brewery is proud to partner with the Crystal City BID to offer a unique beer experience for the Oktoberfest season,” says Mike Katrivanos, Co-Owner of New District Brewery. “Four local breweries including Settle Down Easy, Valor, Dynasty, and New District will bring you four custom brewed German themed beers (to be announced) for your tasting pleasure!” 


Ticketholders will receive a full-sized custom mug and drink tickets redeemable for all four exclusive beers. VIP tickets will include early admission and additional drink tickets. Early bird tickets ($30/$45) will go on sale August 1st at



About the Crystal City Business Improvement District

The Crystal City Business Improvement District (BID) is a public-private partnership established to promote the vibrant Crystal City business, retail, restaurant and residential community. As Virginia’s largest downtown, the Crystal City, Pentagon City and Potomac Yard - Arlington area consists of 18.6 million square feet of office space in a mixed-use, walkable urban center that includes more than 32,000 residents, over 5,800 hotel rooms, and nearly 500 restaurants and shops. Nearly $4 billion in public infrastructure investment is anticipated over the next decade and another $4 billion of private development is expected to be delivered by 2024 The BID is supporting the exciting transformation of Crystal City through placemaking, public art, transportation, economic development, events, and marketing/promotion. For more information, visit




About New District Brewery

New District Brewing Co. is a family and friend owned business built from the ground up right here in Northern Virginia. The name New District pays homage to Arlington’s history when the county used to be part of the District of Columbia. The logo portrays the Key Bridge over the Potomac river.



About The Grounds

Located at the intersection of S. Eads St. and 12th St. South (across from Whole Foods), The Grounds is an art activation and event space where Crystal City and Pentagon City meet, sponsored by the Crystal City Business Improvement District and LCOR and includes a mural by No Kings Collective.