This is a shameful moment for me. Coors, the brewer that brought us the swill that’s “as cold as the Rockies” has developed a beer that I’m a touch excited about. Maybe excited is too strong a word. I’m intrigued. Batch 19, a new lager from Coors, is being tested in DC at a few select locations. The beer is modeled off of a pre-prohibition era recipe and promises “a bold hoppy flavor that is surprisingly well balanced.” DC is one of five cities in the country that Batch 19 is being shipped to, so, at the very least drinking it will be a unique experience. As to the actual quality of the brew, I guess we’ll have to wait and see. You can get Batch 19 starting this month at Iron Horse, the Saloon, 18th Amendment and We the Pizza.
Welcome to We Love Drinks: MAN EDITION (imagine the title with with like flames and motorcycles around it. That’s how I picture it in my head, anyways.) Jenn has graciously handed me the reins this month to take you all on a more masculine version of her beloved feature. I’ll be leading you all on what is, for me, the ideal man-night in DC.
Man nights can take many forms. There’s the cheap beer and wings version at a sports bar, there’s the suits and scotch edition at a cigar bar, there’s the more sodden bachelor party iteration, and each has its place. My version is somewhere in the middle. It’s not classy, but not frattish, not too raucous, but not boring. Consider it the business casual pub crawl of man-nights.
First of all, some ground rules: no phone calls with women, no sissy drinks, no dancing, no personal vehicles, keep the list of bars short and local. Follow these and you’ll be much happier, safer, and richer by the end of the evening. For this man night, I’m keeping in the U St., Columbia Heights, Adams Morgan area of town. It’ll keep transport costs low and leave you more time for desired man activities.
Commy, owner of the Saloon, is hosting a flea market this Sunday at his famed, U St. pub. He promises to offer “many unique items” for sale, the proceeds from which will benefit his international school building efforts. On top of the interesting goods and the worthy cause, the Saloon will be offering $2 off its selection of excellent beers. The market will run from 1pm-5pm and, contrary to normal Saloon rules, there will be a strict, no-sitting policy for the afternoon. So, go out, enjoy a nice beer on what promises to be a lovely fall afternoon and support school construction in developing nations.