For the first part of my actual birthday celebrations, we stopped by the DC Brau Brewery. This is of course after laying wreaths that morning at Arlington National Cemetery. After the cemetery, we stopped at my fav burger joint, Ray's Hellburger.
Anyways, we all cabbed to the brewery for one of their 3 Saturday tours. They do their tours at 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30 most Saturdays. The tour is free and you get 4 free beer sample tickets! And they sell COOZIES!!!! Woop woop! The tour was kind of boring because I couldn't hear, but the beer was soooooo good! And of one my sorority sisters made a stop by to say hi since she couldn't make the festivities later in the night because she was attending a wedding that night.
The brewery was not accessible by metro unfortunately (rent is prob WAY cheaper) and was in a really sketchy part of town and it was in this back alley behind a post office. I had no idea what to expect. We had to pass a few hipsters doing skateboarding tricks along the railing. (I was secretly hoping to see one of them fall...I mean, not enough to hurt himself, but still) We walked back there and saw a food truck and a teeny tiny sign. Honestly, if I hadn't seen people going into the door, I would have had no idea where to go. Oh well, it was fun! The brewery itself was fun and they sold and filled up growler sized beers, but unfortunately you couldn't drink those on premises.
They had the following taps: The Public (Pale Ale), The Corruption (IPA), The Citizen (Belgian Pale), and Penn Quarter Porter (Porter). I really shocked myself because I hated the pale ale, but loved the porter.
Below are just a few of the pictures I took:
Me in front of the big vats of beer :)
Incredible spray paint art along the walls
The bf in front of the empty beer cans before they get filled. No, he's not wearing a purse, he's got a sling on his left shoulder from a shoulder surgery a couple of weeks ago.
Taps to fill up the growlers
They were trying an experiment with beer in barrels
OMG I loved this girl's sparkly flats!! I need a pair for myself!
The tour guy giving a spiel about the beer brewing process