The Good Beer Seal Attends CBC

Everybody who’s anybody in beer has descended on the nation’s capital, and it’s not for the cherry blossoms! This week is the Craft Brewers Conference, the country’s leading trade fare for beer industry insiders. The Good Beer Seal decided to head south and check out all the happenings, as Beer Sessions Radio™ host Jimmy Carbone met up with old friends and met a few new ones while taking in the D.C. craft beer scene.

Jimmy bumped into 2013 Beer Drinker of the Year, Warren Monteiro (Ale Street News) of at “RFD” in Chinatown,  where they were pouring DC Brau Local Pale Ale. The official 2013 CBC beer this year is a collaboration between DC Brau, the Brewer’s Art (Maryland) and Devil’s Backbone (Virginia): Beggars & Thieves is an “anti-imperial” rye lager (4.8% ABV) that came with an official CBC souvenir tasting glass.

Jimmy also caught up with Yankee Brew News and Mystic Brewing (Chelsea, MA)  at Churchkey to share a delicious Hill Farmstead Vera Mae, a 6% ABV brewed with spelt and dandelion flowers. The group also enjoyed the Freestyle #10 Rye Saison from Oxbow Brewing (Maine), which they paired with rabbit pot pie at Bluejacket.

All in all, a great start to what is sure to be the best CBC ever!

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