It’s not really any consolation that I’m not the only one under water, or that this hell is one of my own making. The real pain, however, is that while I’m up in Philly shilling my wares at the Manayunk Art Festival one of my favorite events of the year will be going on here at home: The Old Dominion Beerfest.
If you don’t care for beer, you may as well skip it. If you like the bubbly stuff in any or all of its incarnations, this is a great event. The non-beer vendors are usually fun – I have a nice fisherman’s hat with a logo that says simply “beer” that I treasure – and the food is excellent. At $1 per 6oz sample it’s very affordable to try an array of beers you might not normally have access to – the array of drafts you’ll be able to try far outstrips what you can find even at RFD. If you don’t live out in the wilds of Herndon/Reston/Sterling as I do it’s a bit of a drive but I think it’s well worth it.
And if you’re the designated driver you get free Old Dominion Root Beer and Ginger Ale free!
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