Sometimes We Just Stay Home and Drink: #6- Right Proper Raised by Wolves, Right Proper, Washington, D.C.
Date: June 3, 2019 —
The Story— Right Proper is one of several breweries that have made the nation’s capital a very interesting stop for Mid Atlantic beer hunting. We first encountered them in March, 2014, just months after their opening at the Brewers Ball, a fund raiser for Cystic Fibrosis that is an event you need to attend.
They specialize in farmhouse and funky beers and as such don’t always hit the mark, but at their best, Right Proper is one of the best brewers in the Mid Atlantic. It’s well worth the double dip we present this week.
There’s almost no thing as a flagship beer any more, but this would be it for Right Proper. You can get it at Nats Park and it’s one of the few Ten Buck Chucks that you won’t mourn the passing of your Hamilton. It was good when we had it at the Brewer’s Ball in 2014 and even better when we revisited it in a can a few weeks ago.
The Beer– It’s a really nice blend of old and new hops over a clean long almost husky malt foundation. Finishes fruity– strawberry, passionfruit, and a touch of kiwi with just a hint of sucrose later. Sweet but interesting.
Value — Good. Thirteen bucks for a four pack at the Winery on Kent Island.
Values: “fair” is a good beer at an above market price, “good” is worth the money, “very good” is a bargain, and “excellent” is a steal.
Sometimes we just stay home and drink beer — hundreds of them over the course of the year as we hunt for a new favorite. The searching for the beer of the day never stops, so for a while, there will be fewer travel-oriented posts and just some to-the-point descriptions of beers we’ve enjoyed.
We’re often asked to share our tasting notes on over 33,000 beers; this blog is in answer to those requests. Not all our notes, though. The great beer writer Michael Jackson admirably followed the Thumper Rule, and we’ll try to do the same. (“If you can’t say something nice, don’t say nuthin’ at all.”) All the beers we post are from the top half of our ratings and most are from the top quarter. Of greater value, we think, are the stories behind the beers, and we try to give you enough about the brewery, the style and the places to find great beer to help you on your own beer journeys. At CulturAle Press we try to write books and publish posts that will help you “Drink Well and Travel Safely.”