Celebrate the leap year with these 10 drink specials

Leap day only happens once every four years. Don’t miss out on these fun events with drink specials in honor of the extra day.

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Photo by Brooke Lark

Leap day, falling on Saturday, Feb. 29, only comes around once every four years, and in 2020 that celebration takes place on a weekend. Take advantage of this extra day and celebrate with one of the many local drink deals happening in its honor, below.

Saturday Beer Run!
Saturday, Feb. 29, 9:45-10:45 a.m.
Start your extra day off right with Lake Anne Brew House’s weekly Beer Run. After taking a 1.5-mile jog or walk around the lake, stop inside for a free 5-ounce sample with the purchase of a pint or flight. // Lake Anne Brew House: 11404 N. Shore Drive, Reston; free entry

Leap YEAR, Leap BEER
Saturday, Feb. 29, 10 a.m.-11 p.m.
If you don’t feel like running to earn your free beer, you can still celebrate at the brew house. Everyone’s first purchase of a pint or flight comes with a bonus sample to keep the fun going. // Lake Anne Brew House: 11404 N. Shore Drive, Reston; free entry

A Leap Around Wine Tasting
Saturday, Feb. 29, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Head out to the vineyard for a special tasting event. To ring in the extra day, 8 Chains North Winery is offering a choose-your-own-tasting experience. Guests will be able to choose eight wines to sample from a list that includes its current selection, old favorites and a few new releases. // 8 Chains North Winery: 38593 Daymont Lane, Waterford; $10-$20

Leap for Wine!
Saturday, Feb. 29, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
If you are a leap year baby, this event is for you. Celebrate your birthday with free wine tastings at 868 Estate Vineyards. Not born on Feb. 29? Don’t worry, the vineyard will be offering special discounts on wine throughout the day for everyone. // 868 Estate Vineyards: 14001 Harpers Ferry Road, Purcellville; free

366 Day Weekend Sale
Saturday, Feb. 29 and Sunday, March 1,  11 a.m.-6 p.m.
If you want a more low-key weekend, take advantage of Barrel Oak Winery’s 366 Day Weekend sale. Stop by and purchase take-home wine bottles and growlers with a 25% discount. Members receive an additional 5% off. // Barrel Oak Winery: 3623 Grove Lane, Delaplane; free

Leap Day Deals
Saturday, Feb. 29, 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m.
Potomac Point Winery is breaking out its new 2019 rosé to commemorate the special occasion. Along with the special release, guests will be able to buy the new rosé at $29 for two bottles. Guests with Leap Day birthdays can also enjoy a classic wine tasting for only 29 cents. // Potomac Point Winery & Vineyard: 275 Decatur Road, Stafford; free entry, $7-$12 for tasting

Leap Beer Day
Saturday, Feb. 29, noon-10 p.m.
Port City Brewing is turning leap year into Leap Beer Day. All flight and pint purchases will come with a complimentary 5-ounce taster. Leap year babies will also receive 11% off their order. // Port City Brewing Company: 3950 Wheeler Ave., Alexandria; free entry

Wine Tasting
Saturday, Feb. 29, 1-4 p.m.
Spend your Saturday afternoon sampling delectable wines at Cheesetique. This free weekly tasting features exquisite wines with a rotating list of seasonal favorites. // Cheesetique Del Ray: 2411 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria; free

Hop on Leap Day
Saturday, Feb. 29, 4 p.m.-1:30 a.m.
Join the patrons of 14 Loudoun for a hoppin’ leap day party. Deals for this once-every-four-years celebration includes beers, bites and specialty cocktails for only $4. Stop by from 8 to 11 p.m. for a round of beer pong in the backyard. // 14 Loudoun – Home of Fa La La: 14 Loudoun St. SE, Leesburg; free entry

Hoppy Leap Year Party!
Saturday, Feb. 29, 6 p.m.-midnight
One Loudoun is partnering with Old Ox Brewery for an epic holiday deal. Stop by the party for free swag, giveaways and beer and food deals, including $3 hoppin hot pockets and $3 Jack’s rarebit minis. // One Loudoun: 20416 Exchange St., Ashburn; free entry

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