Sunday, November 11, 2012

Birch and Barley

So I found myself in DC recently, on a business trip. I was hoping to do a little exploring on my own, and one night - I did! When I'm in a new city I like to research places I might like to go. Generally these places may incorporate any or all of the following: good beer, good music, homosexuals. In that order. I did not find the homosexuals but I did find the beer - at Birch & Barley. 
 "Hmmm...Where to go?"

"That place!"
I don't remember exactly what I had, but I started with a draft of a Saison from a cask. It was delicious. This place boasts having 555 artisan beers; not sure how many of those are on tap, but a lot. The beer menu also includes what temperature each beer is served at! Holy beer geek! My Saison was relatively WARM - perfection! And the servers were all extremely nice, enthusiastic about the beer, helpful...This was a delightful experience.
 The appetizer was 3 homemade rolls with creme fraiche and homemade beer mustard.
Then I got a fig-goat cheese-prosciutto flatbread. It melted in my mouth and I managed to eat the whole thing. Whoopsy.
Another great thing about Birch & Barley - they offer all the beers in 4 oz sample sizes for $2 or so depending on the beer. I finished the meal with something that had pomegranate and it was pinkish. I don't remember what it was but it was delicious.

Yay for food and drink! A for Birch & Barley.

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