Hey Maryland and DC area brewers!
I am traveling to Bethesda starting on Friday for a week, and then again May 6 thru May 13, accompanying my wife who has been accepted into a hopefully life-saving clinical trial at the National Institutes of Health to treat her Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma.
I am wanting to know of local craft establishments and breweries nearby worth going to, or if there are any beer happenings going on in that time. My days are pretty booked with fun hospital stuff, and I don't know how much time I will have to myself in the evenings, but I am only travelling via Metro and Uber. I suspect that I will not be able to get too far afield in the first week, but in the second, I will have my kids (and my wife if she feels well enough for anything) with me as we do the DC tourist thing....I want to know if I happen to be near something weather or not it is worth seeking out (and dragging my kids into for a rootbeer).
I know my homebrewer brethren will have a wide and varied opinion, and I am eager to hear them all (even if I can only visit one next week), for this is in lieu of the pilgrimage to Baltimore this year. I missed San Diego last year (for same reason), but have met some of you in Michigan and Philly two and three years ago. I still have my MD homebrewing totebag from the conference in Philly.
Thank you in advance for giving me something to look forward to next week.