1) New Belgium's Slow Food Event
Where: Mess Hall D.C.
When: Sunday 1-4:30 p.m.
What: This event pairs beer with information on how to pickle, braise meats and more. More information here.
2) Brewers' Ball
Where: National Building Museum
When: Saturday at 7 p.m.
What: More than 30 craft breweries and 20 local restaurants are participating in this annual bash. More info here. UPDATE: Looks like they're sold out, though.
3) Whisky Live
Where: Grand Hyatt
When: Saturday, 6-10 p.m.
What: This annual whisky event combines Scotch tastings with food, entertainment and more. More info here.
4) Culinary Historians of Washington
Where: Bethesda/Chevy Chase Regional Services Center, Meeting Room A
4805 Edgemoor Lane, Bethesda, MD
When: Sunday 2:30-4:30
What: Nancy J. Siegel will give a lecture, "From Liberty Tea to Freedom Fries: America's Political Appetite." The event looks at metaphors linking food and politics throughout American history.
5) Distillery Tasting
Where: Cordial Wines (at Union Market)
When: Friday 5-7 p.m.
What: Local distillery One Eight will host a free tasting of their new products. Assistant distiller Max Hames will be on hand to talk about their operations.