The Washington Post

Have a pint at Rock Bottom and help families of fallen firefighters

Fire Chief Ale (Photo by Fritz Hahn/The Washington Post)

Two things I love: beer and a good cause. Thankfully, they’re coming together this month at Rock Bottom Bethesda. The brewpub’s Fire Chief Ale, which was tapped last week, is the bar’s annual gift to firefighter-related charities.

This year’s beneficiary is the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, which will receive 25 cents for every $5.50 pint sold. The Bethesda brewpub raised $1025.75 for charity during the same promotion last March.

The beer itself is a nice, quenching red ale with a biscuity flavor and caramel notes. It’s not always my favorite thing on Rock Bottom’s menu -- I’m partial to Highland Courage, a malty Scottish ale that was also on tap over the weekend -- but it’s very drinkable, and worth a taste if you’re in the neighborhood.

Fritz Hahn has covered bars, drinks and nightlife for the Washington Post Weekend Section since 2003, but he also writes about everything from Civil War battlefields to sailing classes. You can find him on Twitter and Instagram.



Success! Check your inbox for details. You might also like:

Please enter a valid email address

See all newsletters

Show Comments
Most Read
Your Three. Videos curated for you.
Play Videos
Sleep advice you won't find in baby books
In defense of dads
Scenes from Brazil's Carajás Railway
Play Videos
For good coffee, sniff, slurp and spit
How to keep your child safe in the water
How your online data can get hijacked
Play Videos
How to avoid harmful chemicals in school supplies
Full disclosure: 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 1 ghoul
How much can one woman eat?
Play Videos
What you need to know about Legionnaires' disease
How to get organized for back to school
Pandas, from birth to milk to mom
Next Story
Tom Sietsema · March 5, 2014

To keep reading, please enter your email address.

You’ll also receive from The Washington Post:
  • A free 6-week digital subscription
  • Our daily newsletter in your inbox

Please enter a valid email address

I have read and agree to the Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

Please indicate agreement.

Thank you.

Check your inbox. We’ve sent an email explaining how to set up an account and activate your free digital subscription.