Tales and Ales was created in 2018 from a mere spark of an idea — to gather with a few friends to swap funny, inspiring, quirky or mind-changing stories. Fueled by the overwhelming generosity and just plain excitement of the DC metro community, it's quickly become a curated, reoccurring, must-attend storytelling show.
The mission is to create meaningful intersections through the power of true storytelling, with some of the region's best beer in hand. And while we're at it, we're raising money at each event for nonprofit organizations doing life-changing, story-worthy work in our community.
STORY PITCH NIGHT
7 pm Wed, Dec. 7
Loudoun Brewing Co. | Leesburg
It's audition night! Come with a four-minute version of your story ready to pitch. Below, under The Pitch, is everything you need to know to prepare and reserve your spot.
TALES and ALES STORYTELLING SHOW
6:30 pm Friday, Jan. 27
Old Ox Brewery | Ashburn
7 powerhouse storytellers + an epic emcee + live music
Come early to enjoy live music, food truck goodness, and plenty of drinks. Pre-show festivities begin at 6:15 pm; show begins at 7 pm.
STEP 2: Attend one of our Story Pitch Nights. (Next one is Dec. 7) Reserve a spot here, then come ready to pitch a 4-minute version of your story to our judges (no audience).
STEP 3: Those chosen to perform will get 8 minutes to tell their full story at the show.
STEP 4: Selected storytellers will be asked to attend at least one rehearsal.