One of my favorite parts of dating Harrison is getting to be shown all around his favorite spots. We recently did a tour of his favorite breweries and hangouts in his hometown of Washington DC. It seems like there’s a new spot hustling and bustling on every corner of DC. It’s kind of magical!
One Eight Distilling
So first comes one of the youngest companies to the scene of local alcohol, One Eight Distilling. Their name actually comes from the constitution, article one section eight for you history buffs, which states that DC can serve as the nation’s capital. They tie this into their craft as bringing traditional, well-made spirits made locally to the area. I got the pleasure to attend their opening party for their new small batch whiskey. The whiskey is the beginning of their Untitled Series, which they plan to make small batches of different spirits alongside their gin, vodka and white whiskey. One Eight’s whiskey has a smooth aged taste to it even with the “bite” that whiskeys usually have.
Atlas Brew Works
Next we have my current favorite brewery (in DC), Atlas Brew Works. Founded in 2012, Atlas focuses on creating beer that reflects the owners, Justin Cox and Will Durgin’s personalities and love of beer. Atlas has a notable list of over 6 flagship beers that are on tap at dozens of bars in the DMV area. My favorite out of Atlas is the District Common. For the beer snobs, wherever you may be, this brew is labeled as a California Common, with a 5.1% ABV. What I love about it so much is that it is a more neutral beer that has a bit of buttery taste to it, due to its brewing style, that allows this beer to be enjoyed during any occasion or meal.
Last but not least we have one of my favorite bars in the nation, All Souls. All Souls is a corner neighborhood bar that is nestled in the Shaw neighborhood of DC. They have a neighborhood vibe where people can enjoy great custom drinks, friendly faces and a juke box. One special thing about All Souls is that they don’t serve any food, but don’t worry because there’s a crazy little take-out place two doors down that makes a mean cheesesteak.
Well I hope you’ve enjoyed my little round up here. All the places that I mentioned are all on social media, so go give them a follow! In the meantime as Homer Simpson put it, “To Alcohol! The cause of, and solution to all of life’s problems.”