The Churchkey


2010 Washington D.C. Area Rising Stars Afterparty at Churchkey - Washington, D.C.

1337 14th Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 567-2576
Hours: Mon-Thurs 4pm-12:30am; Fri 4pm-1:30am; Sat noon-1:30am; Sun noon-12:30am

Over beer temple Birch & Barley is where you’ll find this popular beer bar, with its constantly evolving collection of over 500 beers overseen by 2010 Rising Star Beer Sommelier Greg Engert. It has quickly turned into the premier beer destination in the city. Maybe it was Engert’s time abroad, studying at the Goethe Institute in Munich, Germany and Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland, that helped feed his obsession with craft beer. Whatever the root of his knowledge, it’s infectious and has the city excited about beer. Forget what you know about brewskies—never-tasted-before sensations like the German Spezial Rauchbier, from Bamberg, Franconia open the imbiber’s eyes to the huge variety of real beer on offer…and the huge advantages beer has when pairing with food.

Recommended Dishes:
  • Oerbier Ale, De Dolle Brouwers, Esen, Belgium
  • Spezial Rauchbier, Bamberg, Franconia, Germany
  • Route des Épices, Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!, Canada