After you sign in and show ID, you pick up your race number, t-shirt, glass, and drink tickets. With twenty tickets and generous pours, a $20-$35 ticket (depending on the day/time of the heat you sign up for) will get you feeling pretty good – especially if it’s only 2pm when you start, like it was for me.
I obviously think the world of DC, but there’s one thing I’ve always thought the metro area lacked: a brewery. There are a myriad of beer nerd restaurants, places like ChurchKey, Brasserie Beck and Birreria Paradiso, that quench the appetites of a pretty decent sized population of aficionados. Small, well respected breweries make it a point to export to the DC area because the market is so ripe for well crafted beers. It seems like the perfect place to open a brewery. More over, it seems like the sort of place a local would start brewing on his own, generate a following and eventually establish a successful brewery. Thankfully, Port City Brewing Co. is making this a reality.