City-State Brewing Co.
This brewery’s location just off the Metropolitan Branch Trail makes it an ideal pitstop for walkers and bikers in the Edgewood neighborhood. Metro’s red line is also a manageable walk away. A rotating lineup of local food trucks provides on-site food, and the space hosts regular events like comedy nights and family-friendly story hours.
Beers to try: The 8 Wards independent pale ale is named—surprise—after DC’s eight wards, and lands with the style’s classic flavor profile of American hops, citrus, and pine. Those who are looking for something low key will appreciate the Trainspotter Green Bullet pub ale and its 4.5% ABV.