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Scion, 2100 P St. NW

Examining the growing trend of self-serve beer in District involved some pretty embarrassing moments at the taps, particularly for a former bartender. Granted, my certification in the Techniques of Alcohol Management (TAM) expired in 2003, but still! Imperfect pints are just part of the experience. Even the venues’ own staffers sometimes give too much head when trying to set a proper example. (See above.) Herewith, the photographic evidence of my top three foamiest experiences at D.C.’s various personal table taps.

Meridian Pint, 3400 11th St NW

Redline, 707 G St. NW

Photos by Chris Shott