Hello, Hello. Well, it’s happened. My brother has turned 30. Which means that I’m not too far behind him, but we’ll save that reality for another 2 1/2 years!
To celebrate, last weekend David and I headed down to DC. Zac’s girlfriend had planned a little distillery/brewery crawl and after a long week, we were down for some good cocktails!
We started the day at Union Market which if you’re a DC local, you need to run, not walk, over there for the afternoon! The premise of the market is to provide space for business owners and restaurateurs who can’t afford a large, physical location to get on their feet. Each stall is curated by the owner to match their dream vibes for their eventual space. It’s an amazing launching pad for small business owners! Along with some good eats, my favorite two sections were Follain that curates clean beauty and skincare and Salt & Sundry that carries the most gorgeous of products from jewelry to home to office. Both sell online so be sure to check them out!
Also, there was kombucha on top. So ya know, life complete.
Our second stop was One Eight Distilling. This place has crushing aesthetic and I found myself never wanting to leave the industrial warehouse space they call home. Not to mention, they had some of the best vodka that’s ever crossed my lips.
Next we headed to New Hat Distillers, the makers of Green Hat Gin. For those of you who don’t know me that well, G&Ts are my go to cocktail. So when we pulled up and saw the sign proudly bearing a vintage bowler and the word “gin” underneath, I was out of the car like a flash! This place was the best. The facility is small, but all the little details make the experience worthwhile. They take you on a tour of the entire distilling process and even allow you to help out if you schedule in advance! My very favorite was their Summer Cup that’s a close running mate to Pimm’s.
Lastly, we took in a tour and pint at DC Brau Brewing Company. I’m sure the history of the distilling process in DC was full in intrigue, but since this was the last stop on the tour, I’m sure I would have failed an exam due to complete and total lack of focus. However, the brews were phenomenal and the One Campaign happened to be there with a giant bounce house. Frolicking around a replica of the White House was basically the only thing about politics that made me smile in months.
Overall, very successful day! If you’re ever in DC and have the chance to check out any of these places, you definitely should. They’re all within just minutes of each other, so feel free to copy our schedule for yourselves!
Until next time!