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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.

Stand Alone

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.

Backdrop

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.

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