I stopped in at Hellbender Brewing Company in Washington, DC and tried their Ignite IPA. Very nice, so I bought a six-pack for the guys back at the office to try. I also tried their stout and bought a crowler for a good friend. Very nice beers. Great spot to stop in and relax.
I stopped at Bluejacket in Washington, DC with my wife and friends to celebrate a good friend’s birthday. We had a great time. The food was delicious. I enjoyed scallops and shared the chocolate almond cake for dessert. Bluejacket has a large variety of beers available. I created a flight of four. The Wary Fiend farmhouse ale was the most tart tasting of this variety I’ve ever had. Lost Weekend was a nicely hopped IPA – not too bitter. The Killing Moon Imperial IPA was smooth – both hoppy and malty. Now, let’s talk about some crazy good beer. Rheinhard De Vos is an amazing sour red ale. Tart and tasty. And, finally, I paired Mexican Radio, a spiced sweet stout, with the chocolate almond cake for dessert. A perfect pairing. Delicious!
I stopped in at Atlas Brew Works in Washington, DC after a grueling certification test this morning. The flight offered a taste of all six beers on tap. Each was very good. I especially enjoyed the Ponzi IPA. However, my favorite was the Rowdy Rye Pale Ale. The spice of the rye adds a great complexity to this beer. Sloppy Mama’s Barbeque was on location and I enjoyed a pulled pork sandwich which was also outstanding. The visit, the beer and the barbeque helped take my weary mind off the exam. Great spot to visit.
I stopped in at DC Brau in Washington, DC after a trip to the US National Arboretum which is right down the road. I enjoyed the Brau Pils which was the perfect beer after being out in the hot sun for several hours. I also bought a six-pack of Corruption IPA to enjoy later at home. The brewery is a cool place to visit. There were a number of folks there enjoying beer this Saturday afternoon.