I am many things, but Captain Ahab I am not. I don’t chase whales. Never did and don’t see the appeal in it. I am however, a barleywine aficionado. When I saw DC Brau was doing a limited release barleywine, I had to go. These types of beers aren’t done often by small-/regional-sized breweries, and I wasn’t going to miss out on a release in my backyard. While this limited run wasn’t a whale by any means, I was expecting a bit more of a crowd given the regional reach of DC Brau. By the time the cans started coming out at the noon release, there were about 15 people milling around.
I got there right at opening, was fourth or fifth in line, grabbed the four-pack, sat down, and had several tasters of different DC Brau beers and chatted with friends. People were coming in at the usual clip. Seats could be found if you waited a bit. Kids crowded around the pinball machine. The pupusa guy set up his stand/griddle inside. By all means, it was a normal Saturday at the DC Brau taproom; that is s
Source: DC Beer
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