drinklocal

Think local, drink local. While we may not have representation in Congress, the DC area now has plenty of options for getting your booze on. // Drive out to nearby Loudoun County, Virginia for a taste of the organic spirits at Catoctin Creek Distillers. On the menu: moonshine, rye, brandy, gorgeous country vistas. // Take in the inauguration festivities from the comfort of your couch while cracking open a local brew from DC Brau. // Tour DC’s first distillery in nearly a century, New Columbia Distillers in Ivy City, who produce Green Hat Gin in small batches. As legend has it, the namesake “Man in the Green Hat” supplied swill to Congress during Prohibition. // And to serve it all, head to Old Town Alexandria to browse the shelves at The Hour, a shop dedicated to gorgeous vintage barware.