Why not have my first post about beer. Backstory…I was thirteen, weeknight High School basketball game in Northwest New Jersey. A night that started it all, the first night I had a drink of beer. A Budweiser (instant headache nowadays).
Flash forward thirty years later and I have newfound excitement for beer. I discovered the 90 Minute IPA by Dogfish Head(www.dogfish.com). I’ve been drinking beer for a bit and really dig this newfound love of India Pale Ales (IPA). Why drink a 3.2 percent domestic when you can have a 9 percent bottle of happiness.
The Beltway…..must tie every post to the Beltway. I’ve been to a couple Snallygaster Beer Fests over the past few years. Lots o lots of hipsters but good beer. Go if you are young and want to impress your cohorts.
A game changer for me was putting some cash into a kickstarter campaign several years ago for Forge Brew Works (http://forgebrewworks.com), a NOVA brewery with incredible beer. Forge Brew invited me to pour beer for them at the first Barrel & Bushel Annual Virginia Craft Beer Festival. It was an eye opener…the craft beer community is tight nit and open to helping each other.
I plan to follow up my posts with more beer stories, Army stories, working for the Fed, etc.
Note: Drink in moderation and get an UBER!