The first stop of our brewery day was Right Proper Brewing Co. They have two locations in Washington, D.C. We chose to go to their Shaw Brewpub location because it was closer to the other breweries we had listed to see of our own pre-made tour. We also chose this location because we needed some food before all the beer and since brunch is the thing to do in D.C. on a Sunday we thought we might as well.
Shaw brewpub is very vibrantly colored and has an open floor plan. They, unfortunately, did not sell flights, which is what we always like to purchase to get the maximum experience. In our opinion, every brewery or brewpub should sell beer flights. Reasons being is because not only will the customer get to experience the many styles you make but it also pushes more inventory.
We chose a few tasters of my favorite style and J.R. chose a few tasters of his favorite style and enjoyed with some brunch. This brewpub location seemed more like a restaurant than a brewpub but it was a good start to the day.
Atlas Brew Works was our last stop for the day which I was the most excited for just because of the name. I always wanted to name my child (or dog) Atlas because it’s so attractive and award sounding. I was hoping for worldly beer names and a geographical atmosphere but it was just a plain warehouse brewery not living up to its theme in my personal opinion based on my expectations.
Inside Atlas Brew Works
They are below Jos. A. Magnus Co. (which we visited before the brewery based on time frame) and it is very large with high ceilings. Their flights consist of choosing 3 each which we did and enjoyed them outside on their patio before it started raining. The most interesting fact about this brewery is that they are 100% solar powered!
This brewery is a great place located in the Ivy City of D.C. If you are in a large party they have plenty of room inside and outside. For those who want to try a DC brewery and distillery in one stop!
J.R.’s Favorite: Bourbon Stout
Traci’s Favorite: Les Saison de Fetes Farmhouse Saison
Miles of walking and checking out the sites of DC with our midway destination to be Capitol City Brewing Co. We stopped for some lunch and beers to try DC’s brewery. This spot is definitely for the DC tourist and had more of a sports bar vibe than a brewery. The only decor that resembles a brewery was the many kegs on a second-floor balcony.
Inside Capitol City Brewing Co.
JR got the flight but I just wanted a nice cold lager to wash down some healthy food because we had been at it hard that weekend checking out as many spots as possible. I got the Capitol Kolsch which was great and perfectly crisp to go with my Cobb salad. JR tried a taster of them all. His favorite turned out to be Fuel, their Russian Imperial Stout. Their IPA’s did not do it for him but he found one that rated higher than the rest.