English beers don’t get a lot of hype around here. Continental brews are the hit at most of D.C.’s serious beer bars. That said, there is a place to get your post-work fix of fine-sipping English ales: The CommonWealth GastroPub in Columbia Heights.

britishpintI did exactly that last night, sampling Wells Bombardier English Premium Ale, one of seven English beers on tap. It sported a nice balance of hops and malt, with a smooth finish. The bar also offers a choice between U.S. and English (Imperial) pint sizes. But mind your P’s and Q’s, the Brits mean business with their 20oz pints. God save the Queen.