Jim Kramer  of Georgetown Wine with a single beer
Jim Kramer of Georgetown Wine with a single beer

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This week’s Young & Hungry column is about the ban on single beer sales in Wards 2 and 6, which officially went into effect last week. What that means for you, loyal Y&H readers who might find themselves in the affected wards, is that you can no longer buy your favorite 22-ounce bomber bottles of Dogfish Head or Rogue Dead Guy Ale or even your favorite Belgian triple, unless the store has received an exemption.

As of last week, only five out of a possible 149 stores in the two wards had received an exemption. It’s even worse for those who live in Wards 4, 7, and 8 as well as Mt. Pleasant and H Street NE—-all of which implement single beer bans before Wards 2 and 6; there are no exemptions for stores in your neighborhoods.

What I want to know is this: How has the ban affected your neighborhood? Has it been good for it? Has it made it harder to get your favorite specialty and craft beers? Or have you not cared a lick (a drop?) about the ban?

Image by Darrow Montgomery