« on: August 17, 2012, 02:31:57 am »
Hi and welcome to DC. As a 52 year old native, I can say there was a long stretch of dark days for beer in DC. But I'm proud to say that those days are over and the beer scene is vibrant! Let me add a few to the list (there are many more):
Chocolate City Brewing
3 Stars Brewing
Someone already mentioned Port City (close by in Alexandria). All of the above are in DC proper. 3 Stars is new, but I believe they are already doing growler sales and tastings. The other two have both (growlers and tastings) on Saturdays and usually have a food truck or two in attendance. Chocolate City is not too far from the Brookland Metro stop.
There are a ton of pubs including several brew pubs. A new one that I really like is called Menomale Pizza (I think that means "welcome" in Italian) on 12th St. NE. They don't brew their own, but have approx. 20 taps with a great selection. They specialize in very good pizza, but I recommend the cheese plate (includes bread made in their pizza oven, nuts, honey, etc.) as a great sampler. They serve small pours so you can try a few.
There are lots of other places too. Enjoy your visit!