Beer-lovers will think they have died and gone to heaven when the reach the top the [very poorly lilt] staircase to the Churchkey lounge and bar. [On the ground floor of the same building is a restaurant known as Birch and Barley., under the same management.]
No fewer than 555 craft brews, including around 50 on tap [including Ch'ti from France!] and a dozen or so cask-conditioned ales are on the list at Churchkey.
From a very small menu I selected "Sausage, Egg & Cheese on a warm creme fraiche biscuit with a simple salad" priced at $14.00 It's like a McDonalds Sausage Biscuit with Egg on steroids...with a price to match, but I have to admit it was delciious.
The bartender was knowledgeable and helpful. Upon his advice, I chose one of the cask-conditioned ales, an Icebreaker Imperial IPA from the Lost Rhino Brewing Company in nearby Ashburn, VA. A glass set me back $9.00. It's intensely hoppy, rated 93 IBU, with a very complex taste. As with most cask-conditioned ales, this is is helped by the fact that it is served at a temperature conisdered "warm" by the afficionados of Bud or Millers, who prefer their beer to be as close to freezing temperature as possible.
A disadvantage is that Churchkey is located near Logan Circle, a long walk from the nearest Metro station. In hot weather you'll get thirsty, but your thirst will be properly quenched once you arrive at Churchkey.