Two and a half months isn’t too late to write about a trip, is it?
Labor day weekend, we traveled down to DC to visit my friend Elyse. Keith’s friend Dave came with us and Keith made side plans to see baseball games giving me some time with Elyse.
I hadn’t seen her in several months and had never been to DC, so I was pretty excited.
We left Friday after Keith got home from work and hit zero traffic going down. We got to Old Town, Alexandria at about 8PM. After tossing our stuff down we headed for the metro, since she lives a very convenient 5 minute walk from a stop.
I was also (geekily) excited to ride the metro. I’m a big fan of public transportation and love to experience the future, as Pittsburgh is still very much stuck in the past.
A goal of mine has also been to listen to Alkaline Trio’s cover of Metro while riding on the metro and I crossed that one off the list too!
We headed into DC proper and headed to RFD. The boys are amateur beer snobs, so Elyse picked this place for its varied selection.
It was a pretty awesome place. I am the opposite of a beer snob, preferring cheap, light beer to anything dark or heavy. I am a fan of fruity beer though. A few weeks prior, on a whim, I tried Founder’s Cerise Cherry Ale at D’s Six Pax and found it to be heavenly.
I decided that would be the theme of my night and started with a Wild Raspberry Ale from Great Divide Brewing Company.
While madly in love with the label, I wasn’t so in love with the beer itself. It had a slight raspberry flavor but nothing too strong and was just kind of so-so.
My next beer was Samuel Adams Blackberry Witbier.
Also a mistake because I momentarily forgot I hate wheat beer. I discovered this when I tried to be all fancy and drink Hoegaarden once and Did. Not. Like.
I can’t even remember how strong/weak the blackberry flavor was because I was too busy being grossed out at the wheat flavor.
My next beer was not a beer, but Woodchuck Granny Smith Cider, which OMG AMAZING. I would probably succumb to alcoholism if this was easier to have on hand. I love granny smith apples and it was so tart and amazing and my mouth is watering just thinking of it.
I should have just stuck with that, but decided to try Woodchuck Pear for my final drink. While pretty good, it was nowhere near as amazing as the granny smith, but I’d definitely drink one if you offered.
After that we enjoyed a slightly tipsy metro ride home and collapsed.
And look at that, I probably have enough material to stretch this into another post, so I will. Did I see the White House? Did I see the Washington Monument? Did I mind the gap? Stay tuned!