There was a point in my life where I thought non-alcoholic beer pointless. But at that point in time, Athletic Brewing Company didn’t exist.
Athletic’s beer, and yes, it is beer, is a source of great satisfaction in my daily routine; a break from drinking. If I don’t want to have a beer I won’t have one, but having a non-alcoholic beer on a day where I promised myself no drinking is the kind of compromise I often wish we could have elsewhere in our fair city.
My unique strain of Judeo-Christian guilt is a strong one. It combines 18th-Century French Catholics who emigrated to Maine and a Czech grandfather who survived the Holocaust only to see his siblings and cousins murdered in death camps. My ancestry is as light as a neutron star.
It means a lot to me to keep my word. And that word is: I’m taking a day off drinking alcohol. The rub is that even though I am not having a piney, beautifully bitter IPA, or a deeply malty, bready-sweet Oktoberfest, I still want the things that come with
Source: DC Beer
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