Beer. It has been around for centuries and continues to be a favorite among the masses. Gone are the days of cookie cutter flavors, replaced by carefully constructed profiles known as craft beer. Within the last few years numerous breweries have popped up throughout the country and the DMV definitely has its share to contribute. Yet, how many times have you been to a brewery and left more intoxicated than planned? Or wanted to visit various locations, but knew better than to drink and drive? Or recognize absolutely nothing about beer except that you like it cold? That is where DC Brew Tours comes in. With a knowledgeable guide, you and a group are whisked around the city to sample over 15 beers. Yes, you read that correctly.
Currently DC Brew Tours is working with eight different breweries and although you won’t visit all eight at one time (which is why you should go more than once,) you will at least become acquainted with four. If you aren’t excited by now, shame on you; however, perhaps experiencing a beer pairing with dinner will confirm your attendance. Each tour lasts about five hours, with two tours running daily.
GMF was lucky enough to grab a seat last weekend and honestly not only did our group rock, we learned so much about beer and more importantly supported local breweries that are really doing something awesome. Starting at Atlas Brew Works we traveled over to Bardo next, then Port City Brewing, and finally to Capitol City. Unique in their own right, one thing stood out…their love of beer. And with our own fondness, I do believe it was a match made in hop heaven.
Feature photo courtesy of DC Brew Tours.
Jai is a culinary/travel photographer, author whose photography has been seen in publications such as Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown, Munchies (VICE), and Ad Week. Jai has been with GMF since 2014 is the former GMF Editor-in-Chief. She has photographed for both domestic and international tourism boards. Additionally, her work was selected as a semi-finalist in competitions such as Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington’s RAMMYs in Focus, and The Historical Society of D.C.’s For the Record. Contributing her photography to books like New York One-Food Wonders and Discovering Vintage Washington, DC, Jai’s creative spirit focuses on the food, beverage, and travel industries. Co-authoring Plantations of Virginia with six-time New York Press Club award winner Charlene C. Giannetti, their book is currently in its third printing within a year of being released. Jai enjoys collaborating with her clients to bring their vision to life.