There's a story in the Post about the death of a DC microbrewery. DC as a town is not that great for beer. On the one hand you have piles of students and interns who are drawn to quantity not quality, and the bars are happy to deliver. Then you have the lobbyist/press/politco crowd which appears to like the power bar scene and wants to be shown to the next whiskey bar. Even the most famous pub, the Brickskeller, is a let down. They always seem to be out of whatever I order. I would much rather head out to the Lost Dog in Arlington. The suburbs in general do better, with the one of the best breweries in America operating a pub in Maryland. On the Virginia side, Old Dominion is doing well.