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!

 

Atlas Brew Works, Washington, DC

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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.

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Fremont Brewing, Seattle, WA

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I did a double-take at Fremont Brewing when I saw the ice box.  Wow.  A blast from the past.  Very cool!  No pun intended.  I stopped in for a beer and enjoyed the Cask Summer Ale with the taste of juniper.  Very nice.  The Rye Saison was spicy as I like it.  Pilsner was refreshing.  In all, some great beers and a great place to enjoy them.

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Elysian Brewing Company, Seattle, WA

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I stopped in at Elysian Brewing Company for lunch and a beer.  The salmon patty burger was delicious along with the sweet potato fries – I highly recommend this.  In terms of the beers, if I were to recommend one I’d go with Men’s Room Summer Gold.  The bartender recommended this.  I agree.  It is delicious.  Very drinkable.  Pairs well with many types of food.  A great beer for any time.  It goes down smooth and easy.  I tried several of the other beers and they were all tasty.

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