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A Trip to DC


One Ratebeerians Journey to Washington, DC
Beer Travels October 15, 2003      
Written by wnp22


Toronto (Roncesvalles Village), CANADA -



Upon hearing the news from my boss at work that I would be
taking a trip to Washington, D.C. for a
conference, I immediately began researching beers and locales of the area to increase
both my range of beers tried as well as increase my overall rated count on Ratebeer. The
trip, although primarily business, was destined to be a big beer week for
me. On Ratebeer,
I was able to check out the Places section for D.C. by Argo0 and get a handle
on what to see and try (Capitol City, the Brickskeller and RFD made it to my list).  I also leveraged Bov’s beer homepage report on his trip to the D.C. area and was able purchase some
interesting beers from Cairo Wine & Liquor. Thanks Argo0 and Bov for putting the good info
on the net. Also a great big special
thanks to my wife who took the time to seek out some amazing brews while I sat
through some very boring (and some interesting) sessions at my conference. The following report is a chronological
account of the beers consumed and the places the beers were consumed at in the Washington, D.C. area. All ratings are in Ratebeer format (Ar, Ap, Fl, Pa, Ov).

<p class=MsoNormal><span class=GramE><b style=’mso-bidi-font-weight:normal’><span
style=’font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’>Day 1 –
Getting my ‘<span class=SpellE>beerings</span>’ on </span></span><st1:place><st1:City><span
class=GramE><b style=’mso-bidi-font-weight:normal’><span style=’font-family:
Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’>Washington</span></span></st1:City>&l t;span
class=GramE><b style=’mso-bidi-font-weight:normal’><span style=’font-family:
Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’> </span></span><st1:State><span
class=GramE><b style=’mso-bidi-font-weight:normal’><span style=’font-family:
Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’>D.C.</span></span></st1:State></st 1:place><b
style=’mso-bidi-font-weight:normal’><span style=’font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:
"Times New Roman"’><o:p></o:p></span>

<p class=MsoNormal><span style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:
"Times New Roman"’>From the minute the plane landed at Reagan International, I
was focused on getting settled in at the hotel, getting my bearings on downtown
D.C. and finding beers to sample.<span style=’mso-spacerun:yes’>  
</span>Luckily my hotel was on </span><st1:Street><st1:address><span style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’>Pennsylvania
Avenue</span></st1:address></st1:Street><span style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’> close to the White
House, so getting there and back during sampling sessions would not pose too
great a problem. <o:p></o:p></span>

<p class=MsoNormal><span style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:
"Times New Roman"’>The first place I hit was Capitol City Brewing (2 </span><st1:State><st1:place><span
style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’>Massachusetts</span></st1:place></st1:State&g t;<span
style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’>
Avenue, NE Washington, </span><st1:place><st1:City><span style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’>Washington</span></st1:City><span
style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’>
</span><st1:State><span style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:
"Times New Roman"’>DC</span></st1:State><span style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’> </span><st1:PostalCode><span
style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’>20002</span></st1:PostalCode></st1:place>&l t;span
style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’>).<span
style=’mso-spacerun:yes’>  </span>Our waiter was very helpful in making us feel
very welcome in the city.<span style=’mso-spacerun:yes’>   </span>The menu was
very finger food / sandwich / pub grub type and matched fairly well with the
relaxed and informal beers on tap.<span style=’mso-spacerun:yes’>   </span>I
was able to try all 6 beers they had on tap that day, so it was a good first
day for me.<span style=’mso-spacerun:yes’>   </span><o:p></o:p></span>

<p class=MsoNormal><st1:place><st1:PlaceName><span class=GramE><b
style=’mso-bidi-font-weight:normal’><u><span style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’>Capitol</span></u></span></st1:Pla ceName><span
class=GramE><b style=’mso-bidi-font-weight:normal’><u><span style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’> </span></u></span><st1:PlaceType><span
class=GramE><b style=’mso-bidi-font-weight:normal’><u><span style=’font-size:
10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’>City</span></u></span></st1:PlaceT ype></st1:place><span
class=GramE><b style=’mso-bidi-font-weight:normal’><u><span style=’font-size:
10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’> <span
class=SpellE>Kolsch</span></span></u><span style=’font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’> – (08/23) Light
pleasant scent.</span></span><span style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;
mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’> Neither <span class=SpellE>hoppy</span>
or <span class=SpellE>malty</span> hints, but a balance of both.<span
style=’mso-spacerun:yes’>  </span>Finish is crisp.<span
style=’mso-spacerun:yes’>  </span>Slightly spicy/ floral taste.<span
style=’mso-spacerun:yes’>  </span>However, didn’t do much for me at this point
in time.<span style=’mso-spacerun:yes’>  </span>(<span class=SpellE>Ar</span>=6,
<span class=SpellE>Ap</span>=2, Fl=5, Pa=2, <span class=SpellE>Ov</span>=8) <o:p></o:p></span>

<p class=MsoNormal><st1:place><st1:PlaceName><b style=’mso-bidi-font-weight:
normal’><u><span style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:
"Times New Roman"’>Capitol</span></u></st1:PlaceName>< ;b style=’mso-bidi-font-weight:
normal’><u><span style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:
"Times New Roman"’> </span></u><st1:PlaceType><b style=’mso-bidi-font-weight:
normal’><u><span style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:
"Times New Roman"’>City</span></u></st1:PlaceType></s t1:place><b
style=’mso-bidi-font-weight:normal’><u><span style=’font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’> Amber Waves Ale</span></u><b
style=’mso-bidi-font-weight:normal’><span style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:
Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’> -</span><span
style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’>
(08/23) Well hopped aroma, copper <span class=SpellE>colour</span>. Nice tan
head. Sweet scent and nice bitter finish. (<span class=SpellE>Ar</span>=8, <span
class=SpellE>Ap</span>=3, Fl=7, Pa=4<span style=’mso-spacerun:yes’>  </span><span
class=SpellE>Ov</span>=15)<o:p></o:p></span>

<p class=MsoNormal><st1:place><st1:PlaceName><b style=’mso-bidi-font-weight:
normal’><u><span style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:
"Times New Roman"’>Capitol</span></u></st1:PlaceName>< ;b style=’mso-bidi-font-weight:
normal’><u><span style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:
"Times New Roman"’> </span></u><st1:PlaceType><b style=’mso-bidi-font-weight:
normal’><u><span style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:
"Times New Roman"’>City</span></u></st1:PlaceType></s t1:place><b
style=’mso-bidi-font-weight:normal’><u><span style=’font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’> Pale Rider Ale</span></u><span
style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’>
- (08/23) Light copper <span class=SpellE>colour</span> / dark golden <span
class=SpellE>colour</span>.<span style=’mso-spacerun:yes’>  </span>White head -
sustained. Spicy / well hopped scent.<span style=’mso-spacerun:yes’> 
</span>Bitter / mega hopped <span class=SpellE>flavour</span>.<span
style=’mso-spacerun:yes’>  </span>(<span class=SpellE>Ar</span>=6, <span
class=SpellE>Ap</span>=3, Fl=6, Pa=3, <span class=SpellE>Ov</span>=12)<o:p></o:p></span>

<p class=MsoNormal><st1:place><st1:PlaceName><b style=’mso-bidi-font-weight:
normal’><u><span style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:
"Times New Roman"’>Capitol</span></u></st1:PlaceName>< ;b style=’mso-bidi-font-weight:
normal’><u><span style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:
"Times New Roman"’> </span></u><st1:PlaceType><b style=’mso-bidi-font-weight:
normal’><u><span style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:
"Times New Roman"’>City</span></u></st1:PlaceType></s t1:place><b
style=’mso-bidi-font-weight:normal’><u><span style=’font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’> Prohibition Porter</span></u><span
style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’>
- (08/23) Dark brown/black <span class=SpellE>colour</span> with tobacco <span
class=SpellE>coloured</span> head. Sweet scent.<span style=’mso-spacerun:yes’> 
</span>Sweet <span class=SpellE>malty</span> taste. Smooth finish. Little or no
hop balance.<span style=’mso-spacerun:yes’>  </span>(<span class=SpellE>Ar</span>=7,
<span class=SpellE>Ap</span>=3, Fl=7, Pa=3, <span class=SpellE>Ov</span>=11)<o:p></o:p></span>

<p class=MsoNormal><st1:place><st1:PlaceName><b style=’mso-bidi-font-weight:
normal’><u><span style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:
"Times New Roman"’>Capitol</span></u></st1:PlaceName>< ;b style=’mso-bidi-font-weight:
normal’><u><span style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:
"Times New Roman"’> </span></u><st1:PlaceType><b style=’mso-bidi-font-weight:
normal’><u><span style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:
"Times New Roman"’>City</span></u></st1:PlaceType></s t1:place><b
style=’mso-bidi-font-weight:normal’><u><span style=’font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’> <span class=SpellE>Hefeweizen</span></span></u><span
style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’>
(08/23) Lemon citrus scent.<span style=’mso-spacerun:yes’>  </span>Cloudy
yellow <span class=SpellE>colour</span>. Light white head.<span
style=’mso-spacerun:yes’>  </span>Slightly spicy taste with lemon and citrus
hints.<span style=’mso-spacerun:yes’>  </span>(<span class=SpellE>Ar</span>=7, <span
class=SpellE>Ap</span>=3, Fl=7, Pa=3, <span class=SpellE>Ov</span>=11)<o:p></o:p></span>

<p class=MsoNormal><st1:place><st1:PlaceName><b style=’mso-bidi-font-weight:
normal’><u><span style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:
"Times New Roman"’>Capitol</span></u></st1:PlaceName>< ;b style=’mso-bidi-font-weight:
normal’><u><span style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:
"Times New Roman"’> </span></u><st1:PlaceType><b style=’mso-bidi-font-weight:
normal’><u><span style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:
"Times New Roman"’>City</span></u></st1:PlaceType></s t1:place><b
style=’mso-bidi-font-weight:normal’><u><span style=’font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’> Wee Heavy</span></u><span
style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’>
(08/23) Dark brown <span class=SpellE>colour</span>. No head. Candy sweet aroma
with hint of apples.<span style=’mso-spacerun:yes’>  </span>Taste is sweet with
big malt <span class=SpellE>aftertones</span>.(<span class=SpellE>Ar</span>=7, <span
class=SpellE>Ap</span>=4, Fl=7, Pa=3, <span class=SpellE>Ov</span>=12)<o:p></o:p></span>

<p class=MsoNormal><span style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:
"Times New Roman"’>And so, day one came to a close.<span
style=’mso-spacerun:yes’>  </span><o:p></o:p></span>

<p class=MsoNormal><b style=’mso-bidi-font-weight:normal’><span
style=’font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’>Day 2 –
Getting My Feet Wet<o:p></o:p></span>

<p class=MsoNormal><b style=’mso-bidi-font-weight:normal’><span
style=’font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’><o:p> </o:p></span>

<p class=MsoNormal><span style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:
"Times New Roman"’>As I was walking back to the hotel after an afternoon of </span><st1:place><st1:PlaceName><span
style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’>Capitol</span></st1:PlaceName><span
style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’>
</span><st1:PlaceType><span style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;
mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’>City</span></st1:PlaceType></st1:place>&l t;span
style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’>
beer tasting, I noticed a sign denoting the entrance of John Harvard’s. (</span><st1:address><st1:Street><span
style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’>1299
Pennsylvania Ave</span></st1:Street><span style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:
Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’> </span><st1:City><span
style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’>Washington</span></st1:City><span
style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’>,
</span><st1:State><span style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:
"Times New Roman"’>DC</span></st1:State><span style=’font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’> </span><st1:PostalCode><span
style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’>20004</span></st1:PostalCode></st1:address&g t;<span
style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’>)<span
style=’mso-spacerun:yes’>  </span>I had heard of John <span class=SpellE>Harvards</span>
from random <span class=SpellE>Ratebeer</span> readings, so with a </span><st1:place><st1:PlaceName><span
style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’>Capitol</span></st1:PlaceName><span
style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’>
</span><st1:PlaceType><span style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;
mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’>City</span></st1:PlaceType></st1:place>&l t;span
style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’>
afterglow, I understood where I had to go the next day.<span
style=’mso-spacerun:yes’>    </span>Day 2 began with morning site-seeing of the
</span><st1:State><st1:place><span style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;
mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’>Washington</span></st1:place></st1:State>&l t;span
style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’>
monuments.<span style=’mso-spacerun:yes’>   </span></span><st1:State><st1:place><span
style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’>Washington</span></st1:place></st1:State>&l t;span
style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’>
is a great city for museums and American history.<span
style=’mso-spacerun:yes’>   </span>As a Canadian who lived in the states (California)
– for 3+ years of my life I can say that I was blown away by the level of
access (everything is free) and quality of the pieces found in the museums
around the D.C. area.<span style=’mso-spacerun:yes’>   </span>Unfortunately,
since 9/11 security has increased and everyone and everything is checked prior
to entry to malls, museums, etc.. – very sad, yet required in this day and
age.<span style=’mso-spacerun:yes’>  </span><o:p></o:p></span>

<p class=MsoNormal><span style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:
"Times New Roman"’>From a beer perspective, the day was spent sampling the
brews of John Harvard’s.<span style=’mso-spacerun:yes’>  </span><o:p></o:p></span>

<p class=MsoNormal><b style=’mso-bidi-font-weight:normal’><u><span
style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’>John
<span class=SpellE>Harvards</span> </span></u><st1:place><b
style=’mso-bidi-font-weight:normal’><u><span style=’font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’>Potomac</span></u></st1:place><b
style=’mso-bidi-font-weight:normal’><u><span style=’font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’> Porter</span></u><span
style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’>
(08/24) Dark black <span class=SpellE>colour</span>.<span
style=’mso-spacerun:yes’>  </span>Scent of roasted/burnt caramel, sweetness.
Hint of coffee in the <span class=SpellE>flavour</span>. (<span class=SpellE>Ar</span>=8,
<span class=SpellE>Ap</span>=3, Fl=7, Pa=3, <span class=SpellE>Ov</span>=10) <o:p></o:p></span>

<p class=MsoNormal><b style=’mso-bidi-font-weight:normal’><u><span
style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’>J.
<span class=SpellE>Harvards</span> American brown ale</span></u><span
style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’>
(08/24) Dark red / brown <span class=SpellE>colour</span>.<span
style=’mso-spacerun:yes’>  </span>Nice tobacco <span class=SpellE>coloured</span>
head. <span class=SpellE>Hoppy</span> scent, very little sweet malt scent.<span
style=’mso-spacerun:yes’>  </span>Taste, however is balanced <span
class=SpellE>hoppy</span> bitterness with sweet malt taste.<span
style=’mso-spacerun:yes’>  </span>Hints of caramel in the taste.<span
style=’mso-spacerun:yes’>  </span>(<span class=SpellE>Ar</span>=8, <span
class=SpellE>Ap</span>=4, Fl=7, Pa=3, <span class=SpellE>Ov</span>=12)<o:p></o:p></span>

<p class=MsoNormal><b style=’mso-bidi-font-weight:normal’><u><span
style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’>J.
<span class=SpellE>Harvards</span> <span class=SpellE>Hefeweizen</span></span></u><span
style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’>
(08/24) <span class=SpellE>Malty</span> spice like scent. Strong banana and
clove scent also. Light yellow <span class=SpellE>colour</span>, cloudy, small
white foamy head.<span style=’mso-spacerun:yes’>  </span>Good lacing.<span
style=’mso-spacerun:yes’>  </span>Strong banana and spice <span class=SpellE>flavour</span>.
(<span class=SpellE>Ar</span>=7, <span class=SpellE>Ap</span>=3, Fl=7, Pa=3, <span
class=SpellE>Ov</span>=12)<o:p></o:p></span>

<p class=MsoNormal><b style=’mso-bidi-font-weight:normal’><u><span
style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’>J.
<span class=SpellE>Harvards</span> Pale Ale</span></u><span
style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’>
(08/24) Nice over-hopped pale ale.<span style=’mso-spacerun:yes’> 
</span>Copper <span class=SpellE>colour</span>.<span style=’mso-spacerun:yes’> 
</span>Light white head.<span style=’mso-spacerun:yes’>  </span>Spicy clove
scent with fresh hop after-tones.<span style=’mso-spacerun:yes’>  </span>Nice
bitter finish. (<span class=SpellE>Ar</span>=7, <span class=SpellE>Ap</span>=3,
Fl=8, Pa=4, <span class=SpellE>Ov</span>=14)<o:p></o:p></span>

<p class=MsoNormal><b style=’mso-bidi-font-weight:normal’><u><span
style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’>J.
<span class=SpellE>Harvards</span> All American Lager</span></u><span
style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’>
(08/24) Light yellow <span class=SpellE>colour</span>, no head. Very pale.<span
style=’mso-spacerun:yes’>  </span>Grassy . grainy / sour scent.<span
style=’mso-spacerun:yes’>  </span>No hop taste, very <span class=SpellE>wheaty</span>/grainy.
(<span class=SpellE>Ar</span>=5, <span class=SpellE>Ap</span>=2, Fl=4, Pa=1, <span
class=SpellE>Ov</span>=7)<o:p></o:p></span>

<p class=MsoNormal><span style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:
"Times New Roman"’>Wow, another great day in terms of weather, sites and
beer.<span style=’mso-spacerun:yes’>  </span>Day 3 was next – The beginning of
the conference – how would this impact my beer ratings?<o:p></o:p></span>

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"Times New Roman"’><o:p> </o:p></span>

<p class=MsoNormal><b style=’mso-bidi-font-weight:normal’><span
style=’font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’>Day 3 – </span><st1:City><st1:place><b
style=’mso-bidi-font-weight:normal’><span style=’font-family:Arial;
mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’>Cairo</span></st1:place></st1:City>&l t;b
style=’mso-bidi-font-weight:normal’><span style=’font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:
"Times New Roman"’> Beer day 1<o:p></o:p></span>

<p class=MsoNormal><b style=’mso-bidi-font-weight:normal’><span
style=’font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’><o:p> </o:p></span>

<p class=MsoNormal><span style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:
"Times New Roman"’>Day 3 was the first day of my conference.<span
style=’mso-spacerun:yes’>   </span>I was at sessions from </span><st1:time
Minute="0" Hour="9"><span style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:
"Times New Roman"’>9:00 AM</span></st1:time><span style=’font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’> till </span><st1:time
Minute="0" Hour="18"><span style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;
mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’>6:00 PM</span></st1:time><span
style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’>,
so not much beer tasting during the day.<span style=’mso-spacerun:yes’> 
</span>I had provided my wife with a list, and, based on the recommendations I
had read on <span class=SpellE>Bov</span> web site, she set out for Cairo Wine
& Liquor with a hand scribbled list of beers I could only hope to
sample.<span style=’mso-spacerun:yes’>   </span>So, when I returned with a
weary mind from the conference only to find a boat load of beer waiting for me
in our hotel room.<span style=’mso-spacerun:yes’>  </span><span class=SpellE>Whoopie</span>!!!.<span
style=’mso-spacerun:yes’>  </span>I decided to pace myself, and so, day 3 only
involved 2 beer samplings, however both were Dogfish Head staples:<o:p></o:p></span>

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"Times New Roman"’><o:p> </o:p></span>

<p class=MsoNormal><b style=’mso-bidi-font-weight:normal’><u><span
style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’>Dogfish
Head World Wide Stout</span></u><span style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:
Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’> (18%) (08/25) This beer is evil
and not in a good sense.<span style=’mso-spacerun:yes’>  </span>I like
stout.<span style=’mso-spacerun:yes’>  </span>I like bold imperial stout.<span
style=’mso-spacerun:yes’>  </span>Stouts that get in your face and say: I <span
class=SpellE>ain’t</span> going away until this glass is drained. You man
enough for this? <span class=SpellE>hugh..punk</span>? Sickly sweet scent.<span
style=’mso-spacerun:yes’>  </span>Too much of everything - too much malt, too
much hops.<span style=’mso-spacerun:yes’>  </span>Thick and syrupy. No
head.<span style=’mso-spacerun:yes’>  </span>Smells like a liquor.<span
style=’mso-spacerun:yes’>  </span>My god, over the top.<span
style=’mso-spacerun:yes’>  </span>Tone it down boys. (<span class=SpellE>Ar</span>=4,
<span class=SpellE>Ap</span>=3, Fl=4, Pa=3, <span class=SpellE>Ov</span>=10)<o:p></o:p></span>

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"Times New Roman"’><o:p> </o:p></span>

<p class=MsoNormal><b style=’mso-bidi-font-weight:normal’><u><span
style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’>Dogfish
Head 90 Minute IPA</span></u><span style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:
Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’> (08/25) Oh sweet mother of
Jesus.<span style=’mso-spacerun:yes’>  </span>I am tasting this after trying
the World Wide stout.<span style=’mso-spacerun:yes’>  </span>And the bottle is
a 750ml.<span style=’mso-spacerun:yes’>   </span><span class=SpellE>Whoopie</span>!!!!<span
style=’mso-spacerun:yes’>   </span>Absolutely beautiful massive hopped
taste.<span style=’mso-spacerun:yes’>  </span><span class=GramE>Magnificent.</span>
Nasty, dirty, lovely.<span style=’mso-spacerun:yes’>  </span>This is what I am
looking for.<span style=’mso-spacerun:yes’>  </span>My search has come to an
end.<span style=’mso-spacerun:yes’>  </span>I am a hop head.<span
style=’mso-spacerun:yes’>  </span>Orange brown <span class=SpellE>colour</span>.<span
style=’mso-spacerun:yes’>  </span>Big beautiful white head.<span
style=’mso-spacerun:yes’>  </span>Scent is one thing only - hops.<span
style=’mso-spacerun:yes’>  </span>Massive.<span style=’mso-spacerun:yes’> 
</span>Great.<span style=’mso-spacerun:yes’>  </span>Hops forever.<span
style=’mso-spacerun:yes’>  </span>(<span class=SpellE>Ar</span>=8, <span
class=SpellE>Ap</span>=4, Fl=9, Pa=4, <span class=SpellE>Ov</span>=17)<o:p></o:p></span>

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"Times New Roman"’><o:p> </o:p></span>

<p class=MsoNormal><span style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:
"Times New Roman"’><o:p> </o:p></span>

<p class=MsoNormal><b style=’mso-bidi-font-weight:normal’><span
style=’font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’>Day 4 – Big </span><st1:City><st1:place><b
style=’mso-bidi-font-weight:normal’><span style=’font-family:Arial;
mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’>Cairo</span></st1:place></st1:City>&l t;b
style=’mso-bidi-font-weight:normal’><span style=’font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:
"Times New Roman"’> and RFD Day<o:p></o:p></span>

<p class=MsoNormal><b style=’mso-bidi-font-weight:normal’><span
style=’font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’><o:p> </o:p></span>

<p class=MsoNormal><span style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:
"Times New Roman"’>Day 4 was the beginning of my getting settled in D.C.<span
style=’mso-spacerun:yes’>  </span>Fairly good conference day and beer day.<span
style=’mso-spacerun:yes’>   </span>Saw several museums and galleries (</span><st1:place><st1:PlaceName><span
style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’>National</span></st1:PlaceName><span
style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’>
</span><st1:PlaceName><span style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;
mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’>Art</span></st1:PlaceName><span
style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’>
</span><st1:PlaceName><span style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;
mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’>Gallery</span></st1:PlaceName></st1:place> ;<span
style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’>,
</span><st1:place><st1:PlaceName><span style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:
Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’>American</span></st1:PlaceName><span
style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’>
</span><st1:PlaceName><span style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;
mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’>History</span></st1:PlaceName><span
style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’>
</span><st1:PlaceType><span style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;
mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’>Museum</span></st1:PlaceType></st1:place>&l t;span
style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’>)
took in some very interesting lectures and, oh, did I forget, tried some very
good beers. …. Based on Agro0’s recommendations of places to visit, my wife and
I hit RFD for dinner.<span style=’mso-spacerun:yes’>  </span>RFD is a very nice
establishment near the MCI centre and china town.<span
style=’mso-spacerun:yes’>  </span>I found it awesome. <o:p></o:p></span>

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"Times New Roman"’><o:p> </o:p></span>

<p class=MsoNormal><st1:place><st1:PlaceName><b style=’mso-bidi-font-weight:
normal’><u><span style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:
"Times New Roman"’>Orkney</span></u></st1:PlaceName><b style=’mso-bidi-font-weight:
normal’><u><span style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:
"Times New Roman"’> </span></u><st1:PlaceName><b style=’mso-bidi-font-weight:
normal’><u><span style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:
"Times New Roman"’>Dark</span></u></st1:PlaceName><b style=’mso-bidi-font-weight:
normal’><u><span style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:
"Times New Roman"’> </span></u><st1:PlaceType><b style=’mso-bidi-font-weight:
normal’><u><span style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:
"Times New Roman"’>Island</span></u></st1:PlaceType></ st1:place><span
style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’>
(08/26) – From RFD - Deep brown <span class=SpellE>colour</span>, light white /
tan head.<span style=’mso-spacerun:yes’>   </span>Nice lacing in the glass.
Light aroma.<span style=’mso-spacerun:yes’>  </span>Difficult to pick up any
real strong aromas.<span style=’mso-spacerun:yes’>  </span>Tastes like a <span
class=SpellE>rauchbier</span>.<span style=’mso-spacerun:yes’>  </span>Smoky,
peaty with hints of bacon. (<span class=SpellE>Ar</span>=4, <span class=SpellE>Ap</span>=4,
Fl=8, Pa=4, <span class=SpellE>Ov</span>=14)<o:p></o:p></span>

<p class=MsoNormal><st1:place><b style=’mso-bidi-font-weight:normal’><u><span
style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’>Brooklyn</span></u></st1:place><b
style=’mso-bidi-font-weight:normal’><u><span style=’font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’> Brown ale</span></u><span
style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’>
(08/26) – From RFD - Deep brown, small white head. Slightly Reddish hue. Floral
well hopped scent. Nice spice undertones.<span style=’mso-spacerun:yes’> 
</span>Caramel, <span class=SpellE>molassis</span> sweet taste.<span
style=’mso-spacerun:yes’>  </span>Slight floral hop scent and taste.<span
style=’mso-spacerun:yes’>  </span>Slightly (but ever so) slightly bitter
finish. (<span class=SpellE>Ar</span>=6, <span class=SpellE>Ap</span>=4, Fl=6,
Pa=3, <span class=SpellE>Ov</span>=12)<o:p></o:p></span>

<p class=MsoNormal><b style=’mso-bidi-font-weight:normal’><u><span
style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’>Victory
Hop Devil Pocket Ale</span></u><span style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:
Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’> (08/26) From </span><st1:City><st1:place><span
style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’>Cairo</span></st1:place></st1:City><sp an
style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’>
- Dark Orange <span class=SpellE>colour</span>. Nice tan head. Scent of orange
and spice, some mild <span class=SpellE>hoppy</span> <span class=SpellE>bitternes</span>.
<span class=SpellE>Flavour</span> has a nice hop bite, but not over
bitter.<span style=’mso-spacerun:yes’>  </span>Good malt balance, with a
wonderful finish. (<span class=SpellE>Ar</span>=7, <span class=SpellE>Ap</span>=4,
Fl=8, Pa=4, <span class=SpellE>Ov</span>=16)<o:p></o:p></span>

<p class=MsoNormal><span class=SpellE><b style=’mso-bidi-font-weight:normal’><u><span
style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’>Tuppers</span></u></span><b
style=’mso-bidi-font-weight:normal’><u><span style=’font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’> Hop Pocket Ale</span></u><span
style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’>
(08/26) Rusty, orange <span class=SpellE>colour</span>, clear little or no
head. Scent is <span class=SpellE>biterness</span> personified.<span
style=’mso-spacerun:yes’>  </span>Intensely floral and bitter taste.<span
style=’mso-spacerun:yes’>  </span>Aftertaste is a bit harsh.<span
style=’mso-spacerun:yes’>  </span>Interesting. (<span class=SpellE>Ar</span>=6,
<span class=SpellE>Ap</span>=3, Fl=6, Pa=3, <span class=SpellE>Ov</span>=13)<o:p></o:p></span>

<p class=MsoNormal><span class=SpellE><b style=’mso-bidi-font-weight:normal’><u><span
style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’>Ayinger</span></u></span><b
style=’mso-bidi-font-weight:normal’><u><span style=’font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’> Celebrator <span
class=SpellE>Doppelbock</span></span></u><span style=’font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’> (08/26) From </span><st1:City><st1:place><span
style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’>Cairo</span></st1:place></st1:City><sp an
style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’>
= <span class=SpellE>eep</span> dark brown <span class=SpellE>colour</span>,
nice white head.<span style=’mso-spacerun:yes’>  </span>Aroma is of toffee,
caramel, hints of chocolate.<span style=’mso-spacerun:yes’>  </span><span
class=SpellE>Flavour</span> isn’t as big as aroma.<span
style=’mso-spacerun:yes’>  </span>Subtle <span class=SpellE>malty</span> sweet
chocolaty taste.<span style=’mso-spacerun:yes’>  </span>Light hop <span
class=SpellE>flavour</span>.<span style=’mso-spacerun:yes’>  </span>(<span
class=SpellE>Ar</span>=8, <span class=SpellE>Ap</span>=4, Fl=7, Pa=3, <span
class=SpellE>Ov</span>=14)<o:p></o:p></span>

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"Times New Roman"’><o:p> </o:p></span>

<p class=MsoNormal><span style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:
"Times New Roman"’><o:p> </o:p></span>

<p class=MsoNormal><b style=’mso-bidi-font-weight:normal’><span
style=’font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’>Day 5 – </span><st1:City><st1:place><b
style=’mso-bidi-font-weight:normal’><span style=’font-family:Arial;
mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’>Cairo</span></st1:place></st1:City>&l t;b
style=’mso-bidi-font-weight:normal’><span style=’font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:
"Times New Roman"’> and a </span><st1:place><st1:PlaceName><b
style=’mso-bidi-font-weight:normal’><span style=’font-family:Arial;
mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’>Capitol</span></st1:PlaceName><b
style=’mso-bidi-font-weight:normal’><span style=’font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:
"Times New Roman"’> </span><st1:PlaceType><b style=’mso-bidi-font-weight:
normal’><span style=’font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’>City</span></st1:PlaceType></st1:place&g t;<b
style=’mso-bidi-font-weight:normal’><span style=’font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:
"Times New Roman"’> Revisited<o:p></o:p></span>

<p class=MsoNormal><span style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:
"Times New Roman"’><o:p> </o:p></span>

<p class=MsoNormal><span style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:
"Times New Roman"’>Day 5 arrived with a big time museum and monument tour (Air
and Space museum, </span><st1:State><st1:place><span style=’font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’>Washington</span></st1:place></st1:State>&l t;span
style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’>
monument, </span><st1:place><st1:PlaceName><span class=SpellE><span
style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’>Iwo</span></span></st1:PlaceName><span
style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’>
</span><st1:PlaceName><span class=SpellE><span style=’font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’>Jimo</span></span></st1:PlaceName><spa n
style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’>
</span><st1:PlaceType><span style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;
mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’>Monument</span></st1:PlaceType></st1:place&g t;<span
style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’>
(</span><st1:City><st1:place><span style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;
mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’>Arlington</span></st1:place></st1:City>&l t;span
style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’>),
</span><st1:City><st1:place><span style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;
mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’>Lincoln</span></st1:place></st1:City><s pan
style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’>
monument, </span><st1:country-region><st1:place><span style=’font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’>Korea</span></st1:place></st1:country-region ><span
style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’>
memorial and </span><st1:country-region><st1:place><span style=’font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’>Vietnam</span></st1:place></st1:country-regi on><span
style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’>
memorial).<span style=’mso-spacerun:yes’>  </span>My wife took in the Ford
theatre and apartment / home where </span><st1:City><st1:place><span
style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’>Lincoln</span></st1:place></st1:City><s pan
style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’>
passed away while I sat through MPLS simulation and modeling seminars.<span
style=’mso-spacerun:yes’>   </span>After arriving back at the hotel, we took in
another </span><st1:place><st1:PlaceName><span style=’font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’>Capitol</span></st1:PlaceName><span
style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’>
</span><st1:PlaceType><span style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;
mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’>City</span></st1:PlaceType></st1:place>&l t;span
style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’>
sitting and some </span><st1:City><st1:place><span style=’font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’>Cairo</span></st1:place></st1:City><sp an
style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’>
beer <span class=SpellE>tastings</span>.<span style=’mso-spacerun:yes’> 
</span><o:p></o:p></span>

<p class=MsoNormal><span style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:
"Times New Roman"’><o:p> </o:p></span>

<p class=MsoNormal><span class=SpellE><b style=’mso-bidi-font-weight:normal’><u><span
style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’>Ommegang</span></u></span><span
style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’>
(08/27) – From </span><st1:City><st1:place><span style=’font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’>Cairo</span></st1:place></st1:City><sp an
style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’>
- Aroma has very strong alcohol notes.<span style=’mso-spacerun:yes’> 
</span>At first this threw me off.<span style=’mso-spacerun:yes’>  </span>The
scent was almost like a whiskey or <span class=SpellE>bourbon</span>.<span
style=’mso-spacerun:yes’>  </span>But, after the first taste, things began to
settle down.<span style=’mso-spacerun:yes’>   </span>Taste starts off slightly
bitter, almost like dark chocolate.<span style=’mso-spacerun:yes’> 
</span>Then, the <span class=SpellE>malty</span> / sweet elements come to the
front.<span style=’mso-spacerun:yes’>   </span>Deep dark in <span class=SpellE>colour</span>.<span
style=’mso-spacerun:yes’>  </span>Nice light brown head.<span
style=’mso-spacerun:yes’>  </span>Very good beer. (<span class=SpellE>Ar</span>=3,
<span class=SpellE>Ap</span>=4, Fl=8, Pa=4, <span class=SpellE>Ov</span>=15)<o:p></o:p></span>

<p class=MsoNormal><span style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:
"Times New Roman"’><U>Dogfish Head 60 minute IPA</u> (08/27) From Cairo - Orange <span
class=SpellE>colour</span>, slightly cloudy. Spicy hopped scent. Nice <span
class=SpellE>hoppy</span> taste. (<span class=SpellE>Ar</span>=7, <span
class=SpellE>Ap</span>=3, Fl=7, Pa=3, <span class=SpellE>Ov</span>=13)<o:p></o:p></span>

<p class=MsoNormal><st1:place><st1:PlaceName><b style=’mso-bidi-font-weight:
normal’><u><span style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:
"Times New Roman"’>Capitol</span></u></st1:PlaceName>< ;b style=’mso-bidi-font-weight:
normal’><u><span style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:
"Times New Roman"’> </span></u><st1:PlaceType><b style=’mso-bidi-font-weight:
normal’><u><span style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:
"Times New Roman"’>City</span></u></st1:PlaceType></s t1:place><b
style=’mso-bidi-font-weight:normal’><u><span style=’font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’> <span class=SpellE>Uberweizen</span></span></u><span
style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’>
(08/27) - Very strong candy/strawberry aroma - overpowering.<span
style=’mso-spacerun:yes’>  </span><span class=SpellE>Cloudy</span> appearance -
<span class=SpellE>orangish</span> / yellow <span class=SpellE>colour</span>.<span
style=’mso-spacerun:yes’>  </span>Thin white foamy head. Way too sweet for my
liking - difficult to finish. (<span class=SpellE>Ar</span>=2, <span
class=SpellE>Ap</span>=3, Fl=2, Pa=1, <span class=SpellE>Ov</span>=7)<o:p></o:p></span>

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"Times New Roman"’><o:p> </o:p></span>

<p class=MsoNormal><span style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:
"Times New Roman"’>Day 6 would be a good day indeed. <o:p></o:p></span>

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"Times New Roman"’><o:p> </o:p></span>

<p class=MsoNormal><b style=’mso-bidi-font-weight:normal’><span
style=’font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’>Day 6 – BIG
BEER DAY - Big Time </span><st1:City><st1:place><b style=’mso-bidi-font-weight:
normal’><span style=’font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’>Cairo</span></st1:place></st1:City>&l t;b
style=’mso-bidi-font-weight:normal’><span style=’font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:
"Times New Roman"’> and <span class=SpellE>Brickskeller</span> (with RFD in
place to keep me honest)<o:p></o:p></span>

<p class=MsoNormal><b style=’mso-bidi-font-weight:normal’><span
style=’font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’><o:p> </o:p></span>

<p class=MsoNormal><span style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:
"Times New Roman"’>Day 6 began with a beer tasting level of optimism which
meant – yes – today would be the beer sampling day of the tour.<span
style=’mso-spacerun:yes’>  </span>Specifically, I was able to hit RFD for
lunch, sample </span><st1:City><st1:place><span style=’font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’>Cairo</span></st1:place></st1:City><sp an
style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’>
beers during the early evening and go to <span class=SpellE>Brickskeller</span>
(</span><st1:address><st1:Street><span style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:
Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’>1523 22nd Street NW</span></st1:Street><span
style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’>
</span><st1:City><span style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:
"Times New Roman"’>Washington</span></st1:City></st1:address> ;<span
style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’>,
20037) for dinner.<span style=’mso-spacerun:yes’>  </span><span class=SpellE>Whooopie</span>!!!!!.<span
style=’mso-spacerun:yes’>  </span><span style=’mso-spacerun:yes’>  </span>By
the way, I really liked the ambiance at <span class=SpellE>Brickskeller</span>
– hip, young crowd, uptown (</span><st1:Street><st1:address><span
style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’>Dupont
Circle</span></st1:address></st1:Street><span style=’font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’>) area of town.<span
style=’mso-spacerun:yes’>  </span>Only drawback was a relatively young and
inexperienced waitress.<span style=’mso-spacerun:yes’>  </span><o:p></o:p></span>

<p class=MsoNormal><span style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:
"Times New Roman"’><o:p> </o:p></span>

<p class=MsoNormal><b style=’mso-bidi-font-weight:normal’><u><span
style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’>Samuel
Smiths Oatmeal Stout</span></u><span style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:
Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’> (08/28) Tasted at <span
class=SpellE>Brickskeller</span> - Bitter burnt caramel, aroma.<span
style=’mso-spacerun:yes’>  </span>Dark black opaque <span class=SpellE>colour</span>.<span
style=’mso-spacerun:yes’>  </span>Little or no head.<span
style=’mso-spacerun:yes’>  </span><span class=SpellE>Molassis</span> taste,
burnt caramel at best. Good sweet stout - Slightly warmer than I would have
expected. (<span class=SpellE>Ar</span>=6, <span class=SpellE>Ap</span>=3,
Fl=7, Pa=3, <span class=SpellE>Ov</span>=13)<o:p></o:p></span>

<p class=MsoNormal><b style=’mso-bidi-font-weight:normal’><u><span
style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’>De
<span class=SpellE>Dolle</span> <span class=SpellE>Stille</span> <span
class=SpellE>Nacht</span></span></u><span style=’font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’> (08/28) Tasted at <span
class=SpellE>Brickskeller</span> - Candy scent.<span style=’mso-spacerun:yes’> 
</span>Sweet <span class=SpellE>citurs</span> smell and <span class=SpellE>flavour</span>.<span
style=’mso-spacerun:yes’>  </span>Dark yellow <span class=SpellE>colour</span>
with nice white head. Spicy finish, with earthy undertones. (<span
class=SpellE>Ar</span>=6, <span class=SpellE>Ap</span>=3, Fl=8, Pa=4, <span
class=SpellE>Ov</span>=14)<o:p></o:p></span>

<p class=MsoNormal><span class=SpellE><b style=’mso-bidi-font-weight:normal’><u><span
style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’>Ommegang</span></u></span><b
style=’mso-bidi-font-weight:normal’><u><span style=’font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’> Rare <span
class=SpellE>Vos</span></span></u><span style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:
Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’> (08/28) From </span><st1:City><st1:place><span
style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’>Cairo</span></st1:place></st1:City><sp an
style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’>
(and my wife) - If I had to narrow this fine beer down to one word it would be
herbal.<span style=’mso-spacerun:yes’>  </span>The aroma is almost <span
class=SpellE>veggy</span> with a spicy, not quite floral finish.<span
style=’mso-spacerun:yes’>  </span>Appearance is like a light version of <span
class=SpellE>Maudite</span> - Light orange <span class=SpellE>colour</span>
with nice white lacy foamy head. Stands up well in the glass.<span
style=’mso-spacerun:yes’>   </span><span class=SpellE>Flavour</span> is much
lighter - very floral, orange - has an almost champagne constitution.<span
style=’mso-spacerun:yes’>   </span>(<span class=SpellE>Ar</span>=6, <span
class=SpellE>Ap</span>=4, Fl=7, Pa=3, <span class=SpellE>Ov</span>=13)<o:p></o:p></span>

<p class=MsoNormal><st1:place><b style=’mso-bidi-font-weight:normal’><u><span
style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’>Sierra
Nevada</span></u></st1:place><b style=’mso-bidi-font-weight:normal’><u><span
style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’>
Stout</span></u><span style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:
"Times New Roman"’> (08/28) From </span><st1:City><st1:place><span
style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’>Cairo</span></st1:place></st1:City><sp an
style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’>
- Dark <span class=SpellE>colour</span> - opaque.<span
style=’mso-spacerun:yes’>  </span><span class=GramE>Slightly tangy scent, with
hint of molasses.</span><span style=’mso-spacerun:yes’>  </span>Taste is
slightly on the bitter side, and slightly thin. (<span class=SpellE>Ar</span>=5,
<span class=SpellE>Ap</span>=3, Fl=6, Pa=3, <span class=SpellE>Ov</span>=11)<o:p></o:p></span>

<p class=MsoNormal><st1:place><b style=’mso-bidi-font-weight:normal’><u><span
style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’>Sierra
Nevada</span></u></st1:place><b style=’mso-bidi-font-weight:normal’><u><span
style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’>
Porter</span></u><span style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;
mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’> (08/28) From </span><st1:City><st1:place><span
style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’>Cairo</span></st1:place></st1:City><sp an
style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’>
- Dark <span class=SpellE>colour</span>, light tan head.<span
style=’mso-spacerun:yes’>  </span><span class=SpellE>Malty</span> taste with hint
caramel, but generally thin. (<span class=SpellE>Ar</span>=6, <span
class=SpellE>Ap</span>=3, Fl=6, Pa=3, <span class=SpellE>Ov</span>=11)<o:p></o:p></span>

<p class=MsoNormal><b style=’mso-bidi-font-weight:normal’><u><span
style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’>Mendocino
Black Hawk Stout</span></u><span style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;
mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’> (08/28) From </span><st1:City><st1:place><span
style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’>Cairo</span></st1:place></st1:City><sp an
style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’>
- Black <span class=SpellE>colour</span>, not opaque. Little or no head.<span
style=’mso-spacerun:yes’>  </span>Slightly metallic scent, with light roasted
caramel.<span style=’mso-spacerun:yes’>  </span>Taste is a burnt, slightly
bitter roasted taste.<span style=’mso-spacerun:yes’>  </span>Fairly thin taste.
(<span class=SpellE>Ar</span>=4, <span class=SpellE>Ap</span>=2, Fl=6, Pa=3, <span
class=SpellE>Ov</span>=9)<o:p></o:p></span>

<p class=MsoNormal><b style=’mso-bidi-font-weight:normal’><u><span
style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’>Delirium
Tremens</span></u><span style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;
mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’> (08/28) Tasted at RFD - Light yellow <span
class=SpellE>colour</span>, small white foamy head. Sweet aroma, bitter and
fruity taste. (<span class=SpellE>Ar</span>=6, <span class=SpellE>Ap</span>=3,
Fl=7, Pa=3, <span class=SpellE>Ov</span>=12)<o:p></o:p></span>

<p class=MsoNormal><span class=SpellE><b style=’mso-bidi-font-weight:normal’><u><span
style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’>Stoudts</span></u></span><b
style=’mso-bidi-font-weight:normal’><u><span style=’font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’> Fat dog Stout</span></u><span
style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’>
(08/28) Tasted at RFD - Dark <span class=SpellE>colour</span>, deep <span
class=SpellE>deep</span> brown or black.<span style=’mso-spacerun:yes’> 
</span>Scent of caramel or chocolate.<span style=’mso-spacerun:yes’> 
</span>Goes down like a porter.<span style=’mso-spacerun:yes’>  </span>Not as
big a <span class=SpellE>flavour</span> as expected. (<span class=SpellE>Ar</span>=8,
<span class=SpellE>Ap</span>=3, Fl=7, Pa=3, <span class=SpellE>Ov</span>=13)<o:p></o:p></span>

<p class=MsoNormal><b style=’mso-bidi-font-weight:normal’><u><span
style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’>Fordham
Wisteria Wheat</span></u><span style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;
mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’> (<b style=’mso-bidi-font-weight:normal’><u>08/28)<span
style=’mso-spacerun:yes’>  </span></u>Tasted at RFD - Scent seems very
close to Schneider <span class=SpellE>Weisse</span>. <span class=GramE>Spice, coriander,
orange hints with definite banana.</span><span style=’mso-spacerun:yes’> 
</span>Nice banana taste.<span style=’mso-spacerun:yes’>  </span>Orange cloudy <span
class=SpellE>colour</span> with light head. (<span class=SpellE>Ar</span>=8, <span
class=SpellE>Ap</span>=3, Fl=8, Pa=3, <span class=SpellE>Ov</span>=14)<o:p></o:p></span>

<p class=MsoNormal><b style=’mso-bidi-font-weight:normal’><u><span
style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’>Dogfish</span></u><span
style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’>
<b style=’mso-bidi-font-weight:normal’><u>Head Shelter Pale Ale</u> (08/28)
Tasted at RFD - Light copper <span class=SpellE>colour</span>.<span
style=’mso-spacerun:yes’>  </span>Light white head. Lemony / floral scent with <span
class=SpellE>malty</span> taste.<span style=’mso-spacerun:yes’>   </span>(<span
class=SpellE>Ar</span>=8, <span class=SpellE>Ap</span>=3, Fl=6, Pa=3, <span
class=SpellE>Ov</span>=11) <o:p></o:p></span>

<p class=MsoNormal><span style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:
"Times New Roman"’><o:p> </o:p></span>

<p class=MsoNormal><span style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:
"Times New Roman"’>What a whirlwind six days.<span style=’mso-spacerun:yes’>  
</span>There is still day 7 AND a ‘POSTSCRIPT’.<o:p></o:p></span>

<p class=MsoNormal><span style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:
"Times New Roman"’><o:p> </o:p></span>

<p class=MsoNormal><span style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:
"Times New Roman"’><o:p> </o:p></span>

<p class=MsoNormal><b style=’mso-bidi-font-weight:normal’><span
style=’font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’>Day 7 – </span><st1:City><st1:place><b
style=’mso-bidi-font-weight:normal’><span style=’font-family:Arial;
mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’>Cairo</span></st1:place></st1:City>&l t;b
style=’mso-bidi-font-weight:normal’><span style=’font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:
"Times New Roman"’> and </span><st1:City><st1:place><b style=’mso-bidi-font-weight:
normal’><span style=’font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’>Georgetown</span></st1:place></st1:City&g t;<b
style=’mso-bidi-font-weight:normal’><span style=’font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:
"Times New Roman"’><o:p></o:p></span>

<p class=MsoNormal><b style=’mso-bidi-font-weight:normal’><span
style=’font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’><o:p> </o:p></span>

<p class=MsoNormal><span style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:
"Times New Roman"’>Day 7 was one of the hottest days in </span><st1:State><st1:place><span
style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’>Washington</span></st1:place></st1:State>&l t;span
style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’>
of our trip.<span style=’mso-spacerun:yes’>   </span>My wife and I were intent
on seeing the sites of </span><st1:City><st1:place><span style=’font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’>Georgetown</span></st1:place></st1:City>&l t;span
style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’>.<span
style=’mso-spacerun:yes’>   </span>Very cool town, nice university, great <span
class=GramE>main street (‘M’ street)</span>, nice shops and stores.<span
style=’mso-spacerun:yes’>    </span>While in </span><st1:City><st1:place><span
style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’>Georgetown</span></st1:place></st1:City>&l t;span
style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’>,
we hit J. <span class=SpellE>Pauls</span> for lunch and a sample beer.<span
style=’mso-spacerun:yes’>  </span>We also hit prospect street to see where the
Exorcist was filmed.<span style=’mso-spacerun:yes’>  </span><span class=SpellE>Ooooooh</span>
so scary!!!!!<o:p></o:p></span>

<p class=MsoNormal><b style=’mso-bidi-font-weight:normal’><span
style=’font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’><o:p> </o:p></span>

<p class=MsoNormal><span class=SpellE><b style=’mso-bidi-font-weight:normal’><u><span
style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’>Ommegang</span></u></span><b
style=’mso-bidi-font-weight:normal’><u><span style=’font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’> Hennepin</span></u><span
style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’>
(08/29) Tasted from </span><st1:City><st1:place><span style=’font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’>Cairo</span></st1:place></st1:City><sp an
style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’>
- Nice golden yellow cloudy appearance.<span style=’mso-spacerun:yes’> 
</span>Good head formation and lacing.<span style=’mso-spacerun:yes’> 
</span>Orange spice scent with a champagne like quality. <span class=SpellE>Flavour</span>
is very subtle and surprised me considering the bold aroma. <span
style=’mso-spacerun:yes’> </span>Nice mellow balance with a slight yeasty / <span
class=SpellE>malty</span> finish. (<span class=SpellE>Ar</span>=7, <span
class=SpellE>Ap</span>=4, Fl=7, Pa=3, <span class=SpellE>Ov</span>=14)<o:p></o:p></span>

<p class=MsoNormal><b style=’mso-bidi-font-weight:normal’><u><span
style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’>Foggy
Bottom Ale</span></u><span style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;
mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’> (08/29) Tasted from </span><st1:City><st1:place><span
style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’>Cairo</span></st1:place></st1:City><sp an
style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’>
- Light orange <span class=SpellE>colour</span>, slim white head.<span
style=’mso-spacerun:yes’>  </span>Bitter hop aroma, with slightly spicy
hints.<span style=’mso-spacerun:yes’>  </span>Taste is fairly subdued - light bitterness
with a hint of malt finish. (<span class=SpellE>Ar</span>=7, <span
class=SpellE>Ap</span>=3, Fl=6, Pa=2, <span class=SpellE>Ov</span>=9)<o:p></o:p></span>

<p class=MsoNormal><span class=SpellE><b style=’mso-bidi-font-weight:normal’><u><span
style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’>Petes</span></u></span><b
style=’mso-bidi-font-weight:normal’><u><span style=’font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’> Wicked Ale</span></u><span
style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’>
(08/29) tasted from </span><st1:City><st1:place><span style=’font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’>Cairo</span></st1:place></st1:City><sp an
style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’>
- Reddish brown in <span class=SpellE>colour</span>.<span
style=’mso-spacerun:yes’>  </span>Light white head. Metallic / grassy aroma,
slight malt scent also. Taste is <span class=SpellE>slighty</span> sweet, with
hints of cider or apples.<span style=’mso-spacerun:yes’>  </span>Little or no <span
class=SpellE>hoppy</span> taste. (<span class=SpellE>Ar</span>=5, <span
class=SpellE>Ap</span>=3, Fl=6, Pa=3, <span class=SpellE>Ov</span>=10)<o:p></o:p></span>

<p class=MsoNormal><b style=’mso-bidi-font-weight:normal’><u><span
style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’>J.
<span class=SpellE>Pauls</span> 1889 Amber Ale</span></u><span
style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’>
(08/29) - Georgetown Tasted at J. <span class=SpellE>Pauls</span> brewpub in </span><st1:City><st1:place><span
style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’>Georgetown</span></st1:place></st1:City>&l t;span
style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’>
- Orange <span class=SpellE>colour</span>, white head very intense
carbonation.<span style=’mso-spacerun:yes’>  </span>Slightly bitter hopped
aroma, touch of spice. Slightly bitter taste with a light caramel sweetness /
finish. (<span class=SpellE>Ar</span>=6, <span class=SpellE>Ap</span>=3, Fl=7,
Pa=3, <span class=SpellE>Ov</span>=11)<o:p></o:p></span>

<p class=MsoNormal><span style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:
"Times New Roman"’><o:p> </o:p></span>

<p class=MsoNormal><span style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:
"Times New Roman"’>One thing worth mentioning – We had tickets for CNN’s
Crossfire show at </span><st1:place><st1:PlaceName><span style=’font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’>George</span></st1:PlaceName><span
style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’>
</span><st1:PlaceName><span style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;
mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’>Washington</span></st1:PlaceName><span
style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’>
</span><st1:PlaceType><span style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;
mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’>University</span></st1:PlaceType></st1:place ><span
style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’>.<span
style=’mso-spacerun:yes’>   </span>Tickets were free and I have to say, we had
the best time – really fascinating to see the behind the scenes of one of my
favorite CNN shows.<span style=’mso-spacerun:yes’>  </span>The hosts were
Tucker Carlson and James Carvel – big time interesting. <o:p></o:p></span>

<p class=MsoNormal><span style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:
"Times New Roman"’><o:p> </o:p></span>

<p class=MsoNormal><span style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:
"Times New Roman"’><o:p> </o:p></span>

<p class=MsoNormal><span class=GramE><b style=’mso-bidi-font-weight:normal’><span
style=’font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’>Day 8 – Return
to </span></span><st1:City><st1:place><span class=GramE><b
style=’mso-bidi-font-weight:normal’><span style=’font-family:Arial;
mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’>Toronto</span></span></st1:place></ st1:City><span
class=GramE><b style=’mso-bidi-font-weight:normal’><span style=’font-family:
Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’> and Completing the Collected </span></span><st1:place><span
class=GramE><b style=’mso-bidi-font-weight:normal’><span style=’font-family:
Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’>Lot</span></span></st1:place><span
class=GramE><b style=’mso-bidi-font-weight:normal’><span style=’font-family:
Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’>.</span></span><b
style=’mso-bidi-font-weight:normal’><span style=’font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:
"Times New Roman"’> <o:p></o:p></span>

<p class=MsoNormal><b style=’mso-bidi-font-weight:normal’><span
style=’font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’><o:p> </o:p></span>

<p class=MsoNormal><span style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:
"Times New Roman"’>The following day we caught our plane and headed back to </span><st1:City><st1:place><span
style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’>Toronto</span></st1:place></st1:City><s pan
style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’>.<span
style=’mso-spacerun:yes’>  </span>However, I did stash away some beers to try
when I got back.<span style=’mso-spacerun:yes’>   </span>Upon arriving and
getting back home the first thing I did was queue up the stashed bad boys for
sampling in the fridge.<span style=’mso-spacerun:yes’>  </span>And here we
go……..<o:p></o:p></span>

<p class=MsoNormal><span style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:
"Times New Roman"’><o:p> </o:p></span>

<p class=MsoNormal><span style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:
"Times New Roman"’><o:p> </o:p></span>

<p class=MsoNormal><span class=SpellE><b style=’mso-bidi-font-weight:normal’><u><span
style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’>Troegs</span></u></span><b
style=’mso-bidi-font-weight:normal’><u><span style=’font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’> <span class=SpellE>HopBack</span>
Amber</span></u><span style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:
"Times New Roman"’> (09/02) Purchased from </span><st1:City><st1:place><span
style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’>Cairo</span></st1:place></st1:City><sp an
style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’>
- Deep amber <span class=SpellE>colour</span>, white light head.<span
style=’mso-spacerun:yes’>  </span>Intense <span class=SpellE>hoppy</span>
scent, very <span class=SpellE>very</span> bitter with a slight floral and
spicy nose.<span style=’mso-spacerun:yes’>  </span><span class=SpellE>Flavour</span>
is more balanced, with a light spicy taste and bitter finish. (<span
class=SpellE>Ar</span>=8, <span class=SpellE>Ap</span>=4, Fl=7, Pa=3, <span
class=SpellE>Ov</span>=13)<o:p></o:p></span>

<p class=MsoNormal><b style=’mso-bidi-font-weight:normal’><u><span
style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’><o:p><span
style=’text-decoration:none’> </span></o:p></span></ u>

<p class=MsoNormal><span class=SpellE><b style=’mso-bidi-font-weight:normal’><u><span
style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’>Traquair</span></u></span><b
style=’mso-bidi-font-weight:normal’><u><span style=’font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’> House Ale</span></u><span
style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’>
(08/31) Purchased from Cairo.<span style=’mso-spacerun:yes’>  </span>Brownish
red <span class=SpellE>colour</span>, cloudy.<span style=’mso-spacerun:yes’> 
</span>Light white head.<span style=’mso-spacerun:yes’>  </span>Slightly spicy
scent with <span class=SpellE>malty</span><span style=’mso-spacerun:yes’> 
</span>hints.<span style=’mso-spacerun:yes’>  </span>Taste is very smooth, with
a hint of vanilla which combines very nicely with the sweet <span class=SpellE>malty</span>
finish.<span style=’mso-spacerun:yes’>  </span><span
style=’mso-spacerun:yes’> </span>(<span class=SpellE>Ar</span>=7, <span
class=SpellE>Ap</span>=3, Fl=8, Pa=4, <span class=SpellE>Ov</span>=16)<o:p></o:p></span>

<p class=MsoNormal><span style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:
"Times New Roman"’><o:p> </o:p></span>

<p class=MsoNormal><span class=SpellE><b style=’mso-bidi-font-weight:normal’><u><span
style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’>Traquair</span></u></span><b
style=’mso-bidi-font-weight:normal’><u><span style=’font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’> <span class=SpellE>Jacobite</span>
Ale</span></u><span style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:
"Times New Roman"’> (08/31) Purchased from </span><st1:City><st1:place><span
style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’>Cairo</span></st1:place></st1:City><sp an
style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’>.<span
style=’mso-spacerun:yes’>  </span>Deep black <span class=SpellE>colour</span>,
opaque.<span style=’mso-spacerun:yes’>  </span>Rich and creamy tan <span
class=SpellE>coloured</span> head.<span style=’mso-spacerun:yes’>  </span>Aroma
is licorice and spice, hint of chocolate-orange.<span
style=’mso-spacerun:yes’>  </span>Incredibly smooth and rich ale.<span
style=’mso-spacerun:yes’>   </span>Sweet taste, hint of bitter licorice and big
malt finish.<span style=’mso-spacerun:yes’>  </span>Very <span class=SpellE>very</span>
impressive. (<span class=SpellE>Ar</span>=8, <span class=SpellE>Ap</span>=4,
Fl=8, Pa=4, <span class=SpellE>Ov</span>=13)<o:p></o:p></span>

<p class=MsoNormal><span style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:
"Times New Roman"’><o:p> </o:p></span>

<p class=MsoNormal><span style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:
"Times New Roman"’>So that ends my big trip to </span><st1:place><st1:City><span
style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’>Washington</span></st1:City><span
style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’>
</span><st1:State><span style=’font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:
"Times New Roman"’>D.C.</span></st1:State></st1:place><sp an style=’font-size:
10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"’><span
style=’mso-spacerun:yes’>  </span><span class=GramE>38 Beers sampled, awesome
city explored and a great time in general.</span><span
style=’mso-spacerun:yes’>  </span>Who could ask for anything more?

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