Sarah's Beer of the Week 02.01.18

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This week I decided to check out Optimism Brewing Company in Capitol Hill.  For starters, I wasn't expecting it to be so big (technically a 'that's what she said' joke does fit here).  The room is large, huge ceilings, tons of seats and even a play area for toddlers.  I also wasn't expecting such a wide variety of beers.  Lastly, I wasn't expecting a 'no cash and no tipping' business.  All of these were pleasant surprises, as was the beer.  I opted for the Moxee, a PNW IPA.  They do offer samplers, but sometimes a girl just wants what she wants.  And for me that's a nice hoppy IPA.  Moxee had all the right things going on.  Hoppy, flavorful, pine (but not like sucking a conifer), and good body.  Nice level of carbonation, and 5.9% ABV.  Very delightful brew.  I was meeting some friends for dinner, or I'd like to have tried some other styles.  I'll be back, and I'd suggest checking it out for yourself. 

Nice selection
The beer bar
The room
Where the magic happens
Selfie

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