I have been traveling through the DC and Baltimore areas for the past week (which explains the light posting) visiting old friends who live and work in the area. Unsurprisingly, beer (as well as ridiculous quantities of good food) were common features of these reunions. Beer hot-spots visited included:
- Brickskeller, near Dupont Circle in DC, where the selection remains unsurpassed, although service is spotty and "actually, we're out of that" is a common enough utterance
- Kramerbooks and Afterwords Cafe, also on Dupont, a brilliant combination of bookshop, coffee shop, and bar, although the beer list seemed shorter than my last visit
- Rustico, in Alexandria, although I did not see hopsicles on the menu and forgot to ask
- and DuClaw Brewing Company, at Fells Point in Baltimore, where they have overhauled their beer list since my last visit in response to the hops shortage
No review notes were taken, I'm afraid - the company was far too good to be so pedantic.