Bluejacket, Washington, DC

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!

 

Green Room Brewing, Jacksonville Beach, FL

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I stopped in at Green Room Brewing in Jacksonville Beach, Florida.  Each beer in the flight I enjoyed was delicious.  I enjoyed Double Dry Hopped Pablo Beach which sounds like a hop-bomb but is actually a very nicely balanced pale ale with hop character; also Tsunami which is a very nice saison with peppercorn accents; and Barista Volcanista a stout with many complex flavors going on; and my clear favorite was Key Lime Berliner, a sour Weiss beer which tasted like a slice of key lime pie – delicious.  The Key Lime Berliner alone is worth stopping for.