ChurchKey

Mayor: Travlr (71) | Taps: 55 | Bottles: 500
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Beer entered at ChurchKey

NameABV
Perennial Southside Blonde5%2/13/2016
Perennial Savant Blanc8%2/13/2016
Perennial Owen4.7%2/13/2016
Perennial Foeder Saison5%2/13/2016
Perennial Anniversaria 20147.7%2/13/2016
Oxbow Funkhouse Pale Ale (Funkhaus)7.5%2/13/2016
Oxbow Mr. Sparkle3.5%2/13/2016
Oxbow Momoko7%2/13/2016
Oxbow Space Cowboy Country Ale4%2/13/2016
Crooked Stave Motif10%2/13/2016
Oxbow / Perennial Return of the Max6%2/13/2016
Stone Enjoy By IPA - Unfiltered9.4%2/12/2016
Crooked Stave St. Bretta (Clementine)0%2/12/2016
Crooked Stave St. Bretta (Satsuma Mandarin)0%2/12/2016
Crooked Stave LíBrett díCherry6%2/11/2016
Crooked Stave / Hawkshead Key Lime Tau (2π)7%2/10/2016
Crooked Stave Hop Savant (Galaxy)7%2/10/2016
Crooked Stave Petite Sour (Pure Guava)4.5%2/10/2016
Union Craft Pajama Pants8%2/9/2016
Port City Mead Barrel Aged Tidings7.8%2/9/2016
RAR Northeast Nectar7.1%2/9/2016
Tired Hands Punge8.3%2/9/2016
Tired Hands Today Will Be A Good Day6%2/9/2016
TrŲegs Solid Sender5.2%2/9/2016
Way / Stillwater Farm House ButiŠ6.4%2/9/2016
Dunham Saison Rustique6%2/9/2016
Rothaus Pils Tannenzšpfle5.1%2/1/2016
Oskar Blues Deviant Daleís India Pale Ale8%2/1/2016
Deschutes The Abyss11%1/27/2016
Birrificio del Ducato La Luna Rossa8%1/13/2016
Ithaca Embrr Rye Porter6.6%1/13/2016
Ballast Point Three Sheets Barley Wine 9%1/13/2016
Ballast Point Victory at Sea - Toasted Coconut10%1/13/2016
Uerige Sticke6.5%1/13/2016
RAR Farmhouse Nectar7.4%1/13/2016
Ballast Point Victory at Sea - Peanut Butter10%1/13/2016
Bruery Terreux Rueuze (2015+)6%1/13/2016
Ballast Point Calm Before The Storm5.5%1/13/2016
Avery Vanilla Bean Stout10.8%1/8/2016
Otter Creek / Lawsonís Finest Liquids Double or Nothing10.5%12/31/2015
DC Brau Alpha Domina Mellis III8.5%12/30/2015
Smuttynose Smuttlabs Olí Grundy Humper10.8%12/30/2015
Firestone Walker 19 (XIX Nineteenth Anniversary Ale)13.8%12/30/2015
Ocelot See the Light8.6%12/30/2015
Clown Shoes Evil Crawfish9%12/30/2015
Wild Beer Brettbrett 8.4%12/30/2015
Hof Ten Dormaal Fresa i Chocolate 7%12/30/2015
Off Color Le Predateur6.5%12/30/2015
Perennial / The Commons Meriwether5.5%12/30/2015
Against the Grain A Beer4.5%12/30/2015
Tired Hands Trendler IPL4.2%12/30/2015
Union Craft Snow Pants (Cranberries)8%12/24/2015
Tired Hands Pineal IPA6%12/24/2015
Hardywood Kentucky Christmas Morning10.6%12/24/2015
Siren / Crooked Stave All Bretts Are Off4.5%12/23/2015
Smuttynose Smuttlabs / StillWater Artisanal Smuttwater 1.07.3%12/23/2015
Tired Hands SaisonHands4.8%12/23/2015
Hardywood Christmas Morning9.2%12/23/2015
Alvinne Balthazar II Oak Aged9%12/23/2015
Brekeriet Cassis5.2%12/23/2015
Allagash James and Julie7.7%12/23/2015
Victory Java Cask14.3%12/23/2015
∆gir Ylir Julebrygg7%12/23/2015
Hardywood Christmas Morning (Coconut)9.2%12/23/2015
Against the Grain Hallowed Fox8%12/21/2015
Flying Dog Nice8.3%12/16/2015
Mikkeller Santas Little Helper 201510.9%12/16/2015
Right Proper White Bicycles4.3%12/8/2015
Bear Republic Cafť Racer 159.75%12/8/2015
Perennial Vanilla Abraxas10%12/7/2015
Tired Hands Citra/Citrus6.4%12/7/2015
Siren / Jackie Oís Quadrophenia9.3%12/7/2015
Tired Hands HopHands5.2%12/7/2015
Perennial Suburban Beverage4.2%12/7/2015
Perennial Coffee Abraxas10%12/7/2015
Flying Dog Naughty9%12/6/2015
Flying Dog Gonzo (Amarillo, Ginger & Paprika)9.2%12/6/2015
Flying Dog Kujo - Coffee, Cocoa & Vanilla Beans8.9%12/6/2015
Flying Dog Bloodline Blood Orange IPA (Gin-Soaked Oak & Orange Peel)7%12/6/2015
Flying Dog Snake Dog IPA (Chipotle Peppers & Lime Peel)7.1%12/6/2015
Mikkeller SpontanPassionfruit7.7%12/5/2015
Ballast Point Navigator Doppelbock8%12/5/2015
Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Regal Rye Barrel13.5%12/4/2015
De Molen Cuvťe #311.4%12/4/2015
Terrapin Tiramisu-Hoo8.5%12/4/2015
Founders Backstage Series #14: Project Pam10.8%12/4/2015
Off Color Le Woof7.8%12/4/2015
Against the Grain No ReBretts9%12/4/2015
Mikkeller SpontanSourcherry7.7%12/4/2015
Smuttynose Smuttlabs Daily Brett5.9%12/3/2015
Smuttynose Smuttlabs Shebang11%12/3/2015
Grimm Super Symmetry4.8%12/3/2015
Le Trou du Diable / De la Senne Schieve Tabarnak5.3%11/27/2015
Oxbow Freestyle No. 33 (American Pale Ale)5%11/27/2015
RAR Hyde6.6%11/27/2015
De la Senne / Le Trou du Diable Schieve Tabarnak6.3%11/27/2015
Stillwater / Dugges FŲrgŚs 4%11/25/2015
Saint Somewhere Punaise de Amour5%11/25/2015
Ithaca Saison DíOr9.2%11/25/2015
Struise Aestatis11%11/25/2015
94
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
Travlr  (2222) Washington, Washington DC | November 4, 2009| Updated April 2, 2015
We started out early and beat the crowds at the upstairs bar. Started with 4 ounce sample of all 5 cask ales - Ola Dubh, Bellís Two-Hearted, Heavy Seas Winter Storm, Wollaverís Brown Ale and Peak Organic Espresso Amber Ale. All priced at $2 except the Ola Dubh which was $6. Then we progressed through a nice selection of draughts, all well-kept and reasonably priced. Finished with some incredible bottles: Alvinneís Oak Barrel Podge, De Rankeís Noir de Dottignies, and Les Deux Brasseurs collaboration of De Proef and Allagash. Staff was very attentive, friendly and mostly familiar with what was on offer, especially considering the place was absolutely packed and their selection is enormous. Greg Engert, the beer manager, took time to chat and pour each of our bottles, despite being in constant frenetic motion. The charcuterie was average, nothing too exciting, but the flatbread was amazing (we tried two varieties). This place has already vaulted to the top of DC beer bars, and I hope they keep up the good work.
84
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
t0rin0  (1512) Do Not Resuscitate, California | September 12, 2013
Visited July 2011.

Stopped in right around happy hour time so the place was filling up fast, which made things miserable. This was during a heat wave and it had been a while since Iíd been in DC (or anywhere on the east coast) and forgot about the 99% humidity thing. Couple that with 200 people crammed into this place and things get uncomfortable real fast. Despite all that the selection here is really good. Tons of new things that I had never tried as well as lots of good beer, both in bottles and on tap. My major regret was ordering from the cask. Holy crap. I think people confuse room temperature with cellar temperature. It was 100 degrees in the bar as well as in the cask. It burned my mouth to drink that glass. That was compounded by the fact that it was a Pratt Street beer... Anyway, the service was friendly and the prices were a bit high. I need to stop back in when itís not the middle of July and during the after work rush.
80
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 16/20
3fourths  (1496) Boulder, Colorado | August 22, 2010| Updated December 10, 2013
best draft and bottle selection in dc. one of the better beer bars in the united states (probably top 3). fun crowd. good service. underwhelming food but focus should be beer. half-pours are standard. taps rotate frequently and many are small batches and esoteric. this is where beer needs to head in the US to be taken more seriously. we need to evolve out of the horse brass pub mentality.
88
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
nate2g  (1046) 上海 / Boomtown!, Australia | April 2, 2015
I have visited ChurchKey a few times now during my DC stay. Thereís always interesting beers on tap to try with a great selection across all styles. They also seem to do regular brewery tap takeovers and launches of new beers. The food is delicious too with their own spin on some classic snacks. Staff have been welcoming and friendly each time Iíve been in. I advise trying to arrive here at opening time during weekdays as it fills up very quickly come 5pm. No doubt a great beer bar!
90
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
BeerandBlues2  (889) Escondido, California | October 10, 2010
I stopped by on a Sunday and sat at the downstairs bar. The place was packed and rather noisy, though not unbearable. The draft selection was nice, complete with some rare Stone beers. I did not have a look at the bottle list, but you can bet I will on my next visit. The food is superb and the service is very attentive.
88
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
Dogbrick  (807) Columbus, Ohio | September 28, 2014
(Visited 07/2014): Churchkey is located on 14th Street in downtown DC. We took a cab from our hotel so I am unsure what the parking situation is. The restaurant is upstairs from Birch & Barley.

There is a small patio out front for the restaurant, and the bar is upstairs. The interior is dark with a long and narrow floor plan. The bar runs nearly the entire length along the right side, and there are raised tables opposite. Red walls, exposed HVAC and brick give the place a slightly industrial feel. Taps and coolers behind the bar give a sense of how many beers are available.

Churchkey shares a beer list with Birch & Barley. There are over 50 beers available on draught, including many breweries from the region like DC Brau and Devils Backbone, plus other domestic craft brewers like Terrapin and Perennial. Additionally there are some imports on tap from the likes of 3 Fonteinen and Get Radical. The bottle selection numbers in the hundreds, with many craft breweries around the world represented, including a lot of seasonals and rarities. We shared a bottle from Strangeways. Samples are available.

Service on a busy weekday evening was good. The server was knowledgeable about the beer menu and was attentive throughout our visit.

We did not have any food, as we had just eaten downstairs.

Overall this place is deservedly at the top of beer spots to visit in DC.
76
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 5/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
DiarmaidBHK  (773) Lewisburg, Pennsylvania | July 5, 2011
We hung out in the bar portion upstairs. I didnít care that much for the ambience. It was very angular and post-modern and the crowd was 90% 30 and under who apparently enjoy shouting over loud music. The food was flavorful but a bit overcooked. They also had a bit too much fried stuff in my opinion. We visited on a Sunday before the holiday and they had way few staff for the number of people there so the service was a bit dodgy. The beer experience was fantastic. They had over 50 beers on tap, including 5 on cask, and over 500 bottled beers. The best part was that you could have 4oz. pours of anything on draft so you could sample a lot of different things at a reasonable cost. They had a bunch of craft European stuff that would be hard to find elsewhere. I do echo those that wish they had more local craft stuff but what they have is amazing. Will definitely go back, just not at night.
94
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 19/20
theisti  (702) Kansas | May 16, 2013| Updated September 8, 2014
Visited right after dinner on a Tuesday with Travlr. Brand spanking new look, located upstairs from Birch and Barley. Room length bar to the right, bar tables to the left, small area of couches and chill out spots in the back. For whatever reason, I had always imagined this place as a small basement bar, it is neither of those things. Both the tap list and bottle selection here are world class. I appreciated that sample (4 oz) sizes were available for all tap beers. The service was great, super friendly and knowledgeable. It helped that Travlr seemed to be a bit of a none quantity here. I had a really great time here, and it will certainly be a must hit when I am back in DC. Thanks for meeting me out, Gene.

94 = ★★★★Ĺ (World class)

I only use the total score, not the component parts.
96
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
NachlamSie  (678) Denver, Colorado | June 4, 2011
Churchkey is a serious beer destination. I was blown away, not since discovering the Porter Bar have I seen a bar with this much attention to beer. The tap selection is very extensive with plenty of rarities and a smart, wide array of styles. Everything is available in a 4 oz snifter or in itís approprtiate glassware. Prices are in line with every other bar I went to in DC, that is to say, a little high. But thatís how the city is. Churchkey was absolutely packed but I still got great service. They know how to staff the place. I ate a flatbread with figs, prosciutto, port and I believe manchego. Fantastic dinner. I enjoyed everything about my visits here. This is a must stop in DC. Absolutely mandatory.
94
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
GT2  (672) Oceanside, California | April 8, 2013
CK is the hot place in town. Just always stupid crowded even early Monday evenings. What!? Come here on Friday or Saturday night and you can forget about it. It is insanely packed. OMG. But if you know a few people and are polite, you can get your drinks very quickly no matter the crowd. Selection is so big itís a little terrifying. But if you really dig deep into the bottle list- its extensive but most of the beers are expensive and mediocre. This is a place that could really throw itís weight around to get better beers like Port/LA, FFF, Surly, New Glarus, RR, Struise, De Molen. Sadly, almost all the exclusive beers are exclusive for a reason: they suck. There is a huge emphasis on Italian craft beers, which are mad expensive and usually suck. Food is insanely good, but you pay for it.

**UPDATE** Iíve warmed to this place over the past year for a number of reasons. One, though they donít have happy hour like Paradiso, you can always get tasters of whatís on tap for a pretty good deal. Usually around $3. Two, they have kept the same staff for a long time. Iíve made friends with a lot of them and itís nice to know someone behind the bar when it gets mad crowded, which is almost always the case. Three, they do clean their tap lines meticulously and staff labors all day doing this detailed necessity. Four, they have been throwing their new found fame around to get lots of exclusive beers. Now Struise and De Molen is quite common and even Cantillon is doing an event here. Iím very proud to have CK as a sort of local bar and think the staff is top notch. Without a doubt, the premier beer bar in DC if lacking the homey, relaxed atmosphere of Paradiso.

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