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Sunday, October 24, 2010

Three More Certified Honest In VA, WA, and OR

I seem to be getting a lovely flow of new submissions of honest pints photos from around the country. As long as this goes on, I think I'll post certifications over the weekend. Anyway, here we go...

Our first certification is also the first in the Old Dominion--Virginia. Pizzeria Orso is obviously a smidge beyond commuting range from Oregon, but the Washington Post gives their pizza a rave: "MacQuaid's Neapolitan crusts are thin, pliant, a tad sour, beautifully charred -- and served unsliced, so the dough can continue to cook after it leaves the fire."

Of course, our principle concern here is beer, and I'm mighty impressed to see that you can get Full Sail Session there (in bottles). To pour into your honest pint are two offerings from Left Hand as well as a Firestone Walker. Sounds like a great place to stop for a slice and a pint, so do it if you're closer than me:

Pizzeria Orso
Certified Purveyor of an Honest Pint
400 South Maple Avenue
Falls Church, VA 22046
(703) 226-3460

Next we fly to Kent, Washington and Airways Brewing, a newly-opened half-barrel nanobrewery. (Even among nanos, that's small.) What I know about Airways is limited to that Beer Blotter post I linked to, and the fact that the Yelpsters love it (except the one guy who was inexplicably displeased by the decor). Oh, and one more, very important thing: they do cask beer. Apparently it's convenient if you're cruising down I-5, so check it out.

Airways Brewing
Certified Purveyor of an Honest Pint
6644 S 196th T-100
Kent WA 98032
(253) 200-1707

Our final stop is that amazing mecca of good beer, that metropolis of 21,000 with three breweries, the nation's premier yeast producer, and now, a rockin' new bottle shop called Volcanic. Like bottle shops in Portland, they also serve draft beer and host meet-the-brewers events. Based on their Facebook page, it looks like the beers are the usual exceptional line-up you'd expect in a Beervana bottle shop. Stop by:

Volcanic Bottle Shoppe
Certified Purveyor of an Honest Pint
1410 12th St.
Hood River, OR 97031
(541) 436-1226

1 comment:

  1. Just a reminder, to be certified, a pub must serve glassware that delivers a full 16 ounces of liquid. Anything beyond that is just gravy.

    A recent commenter wrote:

    Anonymous said...

    Hold on a second -- that Imperial Pint glass in VA holds 20 oz, but there's only 18 oz of beer in that measuring cup? WE WUZ ROBBED!

    I hate to delete comments, but it was messing with Facebook, so I've included it here. In any case, the commenter is not correct. You wuz not robbed. You wuz served an appropriate glass of beer with a lush, tasty head and two ounces more than an American pint. Don't complain, rejoice!