I completed my journey in the US of A by waiting for my plane at the Delta Crown Room Club of the Ronald Reagan Washington National airport. As an Air Canada Elite member, I have Gold status with the Star Alliance network and therefore, I had access to the amenities located above Gate 15 in Terminal B.
This lounge has very good views of the airport, and the seats are quite comfortable. It is meant for the business crowd, there are conference facilities available, with full workstations and fax machines. And a practice green. That’s right. Delta is an official sponsor of the PGA, and this lounge provides the equipment necessary to relax on the green. Sorta. I grabbed a putter at the front desk, two Nike balls, and I have got to admit, even though the green is very short, it is kind of cool to putt while the planes are moving around you.
To complement my practice session. I grabbed a beer at the bar: I went for a Dominion Lager.
Brewed by the Old Dominion Brewing Co. in Delaware, they were offering it by the bottle. It poured in a nice copper gold color, with very minimal head.
Fairly bready malt, a nice floral hop balance, and a spicy finish, with hints of sourness that give this lager a lot of character.
It made the wait seem very short.