See? They Do Have Beer In The Sticks!

All this week I’m out in Rockville, Maryland for training.  It’s at a location that’s pretty hidden away, about a mile from Shady Grove metro station.

For those of you that don’t know the metro system, Shady Grove is the farthest you can get out of the city on the red line in the northwest direction.  It’s so infrequently traveled to, that the metro actually alternates trains traveling out that far.  So, every train going northwest goes at least to Grosvenor.  If you want to go to the last 4 stops on the line, only half the trains go out there.  I like to call them the red-headed step-children of the metro system.

Since I’m all the way out here in no-man’s-land, and we often get nice long breaks for lunch, I decided to wander a bit.

Well, out here on King Farm Boulevard, there a good sized shopping area.  The shopping area has a place called King Farm Wine & Beer.  It has a surprisingly nice selection of beer.

Chimay, Dogfish, The Bruery, every Sam Adams under the sun.  They also had a few Pub Dog beers, which I’ve never seen before (and I don’t think is available in DC), so I’m guessing it’s a small brewpub in the area that distributes in the vicinity (way to do some research, Mr. Lazypants).

So, to sum up this little post… yes, you can get good beer in the smallest of places.  Sometimes, you just need to look.

Well done King Farm Beer & Wine!

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One response

  1. seanldalton

    Tonzi — Pub Dog is apparently a Maryland pizza and draft outfit, with locations in Federal Hill and Columbia. I wasn’t aware of them, either, but I attribute that to my utter and complete lack of use for the State of Maryland.*

    http://www.pubdog.net/beers.html

    *Exceptions to this rule: Stillwater Ales, Oliver Ales, Heavy Seas, Flying Dog and — depending on who they’re playing — the Baltimore Ravens.

    October 21, 2010 at 1:30 pm

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