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Beer Available At Churchkey (arranged by most recent)
Goose Island Big John Imperial Stout 99, De la Senne Band of Brothers 96, Bayerischer Bahnhof Pineus Gose 94, Buxton Black Rocks 97, 3 Stars / Oxbow Danny Greene , Wadworth 6X (Bottle/Can) 39, Foothills Sexual Chocolate Imperial Stout 100, Konrad Eso Polotmavý Ležák 11° 44, Goose Island Bourbon County Barleywine 100, Left Hand Milk Stout (Mint) , 3 Stars Phoenix Rye Saison , Wadworth Old Timer (Bottle) 50, Flying Dog Wild Dog Barrel-Aged Gonzo 99, Avery Collaboration Not Litigation 96, Bells Consecrator Doppelbock 94, Left Hand Black Jack Porter 90, Left Hand Sawtooth Ale (Peaches) , 3 Stars Northern Hemisphere Samsquanch , Oxbow Freestyle No. 22 (Blonde Saison) , Oxbow / Coppertail Grizacca 94
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radagast83 (139) Fairfax, Virginia | November 22, 2009| Updated June 27, 2013
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
This place has a phenomenal list of beers 50+ taps and 500+ bottles. Certainly the place to go when in DC if you want a huge selection of good beers (other establishments might tout a larger list but they’re always out of stock on many of them).
Food has looked tempting, but I haven’t had any yet. Staff is overworked but within the environment, they’re quite attentive. Prices are fantastic, two sizes of beers allows me to get a cheap 4 oz glass of a beer I may only want a little of.
The only downside to the place is it is busy busy busy. Aside from how packed it got, I’ve gotten a seat at the bar two out of five times I’ve gone.
I’ve actually walked out twice (out of five visits) without even placing an order due to how crowded the place was, even on a Tuesday night.
In an additional update, the place is still ridiculously busy - uncomfortably crowded unless you’re one of the lucky people to get a seat at the bar or at a table prior to the dinner-to-closing rush. It’s nearly impossible to get an order in or entirely correct in the "standing room only" spots.
Travlr (1324) Washington, Washington DC | November 4, 2009| Updated November 8, 2012
94 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
We started out early and beat the crowds at the upstairs bar. Started with 4 ounce sample of all 5 cask ales - Ola Dubh, Bell’s Two-Hearted, Heavy Seas Winter Storm, Wollaver’s 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: Alvinne’s Oak Barrel Podge, De Ranke’s 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.
DCJack (10) Alabama | October 30, 2009
88 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
55 beers on tap (a huge bottle list as well), classified as Malts, Roasts, Fruit &Spices, Tart & Funky, Crisp, Hop, Smoke, and Authentic Cask Ale, I had previously only tried about half of them elsewhere, so a bar with over 20 drafts I’d never heard of will keep me coming back.
You can buy a regular size glass (10-16 oz. depending on the beer) or get a 4 oz sampler (many for as little as $2).
The World Series was on and the bar upstairs (Churchkey) was packed, but you could still find a seat. The bar in the restaurant downstairs (Birch & Barley) was mellow, with no TVs and pretty much empty bar, nice and quiet. the bartender did not bring back the change and I find assumed tips arrogant, so a mark down on service.
gsmitty80 (185) Washington DC | October 26, 2009| Updated March 16, 2011
96 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 4/10 OVERALL 20/20
*Update: This bar is everything it can be. Food is mostly cheese and exciting meats and the beer list is endless.
Went to the grand opening of this bar and had a really good time. The place was packed which affected the ambiance and service rating, but the beer list and tap selection was one of the best in DC. Also, the prices were amazing (for DC) for the quality beers that they were offering. The kegs reside in a loft on the top level and are temperature controlled for each tap, making the beer taste as it should. They also have a beer organ, where the pipes contain the lines also coming from the ’control room’. I will definitely be going back again and offering a rating with food and a better description of the bar.
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