Press ReleasesDC Brau Celebrates Inaugural PUBLIC DAY with Events Around the District – April 15th

April 4, 2018

Washington, DC – April 3, 2018 – On April 15, 2011, Brandon Skall & Jeff Hancock tapped the first keg of The Public by their new brewery at Meridian Pint in Columbia Heights, and with that, officially brought local craft beer production back to the District of Columbia. Join DC Brau in celebrating PUBLIC DAY on Sunday, April 15th, marking its seventh anniversary and its flagship pale ale with an all day, city-wide celebration.

“After seven years, seeing people at the corner bar or an airport lounge enjoying The Public never gets old,” says co-founder & CEO Skall. “The DC beer community has exploded since we tapped that first keg of pale ale at Meridian Pint in 2011. There are more choices for people to ‘drink local,’ and the fact that they still choose The Public is not lost on us. This is our way of saying thank you for the ongoing support, and celebrate our roots.”

In addition to specials on The Public offered at bars and restaurants across the city, DC Brau has several featured events scheduled for PUBLIC DAY on Sunday, April 15th, including:

PUBLIC DAY BRUNCH — 10am to 1pm
Wonderland Ballroom
Enjoy brunch at Wonderland Ballroom with $3 Public pints and Brau swag.

Starting line at Wonderland Ballroom
Join the BrauRunners in a special 5K fun run to celebrate. The run will start at Wonderland Ballroom with a lap around McMillan Reservoir before finishing at Boundary Stone. There is a free bag check and transport available for runners at the start line. For more information about the run and to RSVP:

Boundary Stone
RESISTORS BC, the cycling team made up of Brandon Skall, Patrick Berkebile, Phil Rodriguez, and Pat McMahon, is preparing to head south in May to ride in a 536 mile charity ride from Houston to New Orleans which will Benefit The Arc of Greater Houston and support individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities across America. The team will be holding its final fundraiser on Public Day with an indoor cycling challenge involving bets, alcohol, and some cycling. They will also have team t-shirts for sale that have been donated by the awesome DC Shirt & Print Co.

PUBLIC HAPPY HOUR – 5pm to 7pm
Meridian Pint
Finish the day where it all started with happy hour at Meridian Pint. They’ll be pouring draft and cask versions of The Public along with Brau Pils, El Hefe Speaks, Turboboost Multi Ball and The Incurable Sadness.

About The Public
Over the past seven years, The Public has won awards from acclaimed competitions across the globe, including the U.S. Open Beer Championship, the Australian International Beer Awards, the New York International Beer Competition, the AllTech Commonwealth Cup, and more. Brewed in the classic American Pale Ale style, The Public Pale Ale incorporates Vienna & Medium Crystal Malts, and Centennial hops. The first sip of this 6% ABV light amber brew presents a rush of assertive bitterness amid hints of candied orange peel and grapefruit flavors. A firm malt backbone imparts the balancing sweetness in a combination that begs for more. The Public is available year-round in 12 ounce cans and on draft.

About DC Brau
When co-founders Brandon Skall and Jeff Hancock opened the doors to their brewery in 2011 on Bladensburg Road in NE Washington, DC Brau Brewing Company became the first packaging brewery inside the District of Columbia since 1956. DC Brau’s signature brews include: The Public (Pale Ale), The Corruption (IPA), The Citizen (Belgian-style Ale), Brau Pils (German-style Pilsner), and Penn Quarter Porter (Robust Porter), with seasonal and special brews available throughout the year including the award-winning On the Wings of Armageddon (Double IPA). For more information on DC Brau, visit, and follow on social media @dcbrau.