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While guests at the 6th Annual Cheers celebration of Beer & Food were soaking up …… er, beer & food, guests of former FBI director Jim Comey (make that James Brien Comey, Jr.) were soaking up themed drinks and book sales (A Higher Loyalty) at the Newseum while Comey drank red wine from a paper cup; and across town, guests at the White House State dinner in honor of French President Emmanuel Macron were soaking up Domaine Serene Chardonnay and Domaine Drouhin Pinot Noir. – just another typical night in Washington, DC. We’re not sure who was at Cafe Milano, the uber popular celebrity laden hot spot, but we noticed lots of Black SUV’s lined up on Prospect Street later in the evening. How do we know? We can see Milano “from our window.”

It was a blustery night, especially on The Wharf – District Pier at District Wharf to be exact – where hundreds of guests were grateful to get inside the tented venue where food was abundant & varied, courtesy of The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) hosted by Senior Vice President, Communications and Public Affairs Rebecca Spicer and sponsors as part of their annual Legislative Conference to discuss the industry’s legislative goals and priorities with members of Congress and their staffs.