More often than not, when craft beer fans get together one topic always seems to stem for the conversation.

What was your “gateway beer” that kicked of your pursuit of craft beer nirvana?

I use the word pursuit, as I’m often reminded of the following quote from Local Beer Celebrity Tom Cizauskas;

“What’s my favorite beer? I don’t know, I’m still looking”

Craft Beer is about the journey and not necessarily the destination. Yes, I know that’s horribly cliché to say but it holds true in everything we do here a DC Beer.

So, What was your “gateway beer”?

We love comments so please lets us know. I love hearing how people remember the moment they realized that what they knew as beer was hardly beer at all.

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