DC BRAU - Washington DC's First Brewery Since 1956
  • The 101 Best Beers in America
    March 31, 2016 | Men's Journal
  • Reviving Heurich: A Historic Brew Retakes D.C.
    March 23, 2016 | WAMU / NPR
    For the first time in six decades an original D.C. beer is back in circulation. Heurich lager was one of 13 beers made by the Heurich Brewing Company in the early part of the 20th century. But Prohibition, fires and other challenges at Christian Heurich’s brewery erased the brand from taps and stores citywide. Now, a dedicated band of beer historians and homebrewers have lovingly re-crafted the beer after long hours in the Smithsonian’s archives, educated guesses and years of work with DC Brau. Kojo hears the fascinating story of bringing a D.C. brew back to life.

  • One of the most important names in D.C. brewing is back, with help from DC Brau
    March 16, 2016 | Fritz Hahn | Washington Post
    For the first time in more than six decades, cans of beer from the Christian Heurich Brewing Company are returning to Washington, thanks to DC Brau, the Heurich House Museum and some dedicated beer historians.

    Heurich was the largest brewer in Washington in the early part of the 20th century. The German immigrant opened his first brewery in 1873, and the Christian Heurich Brewing Company closed its giant Foggy Bottom facility in 1956. (Heurich himself died in 1945 at the age of 102.) We might wonder what the beer tasted like, but Heurich House Executive Director Kim Bender says a series of fires at the brewery destroyed most of its archives, including the recipes.

  • DC Brau Brewery Tour and Oktoberfest
    September 30, 2015 | Great Day Washington
  • D.C. breweries are transforming seedy office parks into a hopping scene
    August 12, 2015 | Lavanya Ramanathan | Washington Post
  • Good Morning Washington previews D.C. Beer Week 2015
    August 7, 2015 | WJLA 7
  • Substi-brew-tions: Local Alternatives to Macro Brews
    August 6, 2015 | Aaron Morrissey | Washington City Paper
    A third of the top 20 beer brands sold in this country are unspectacular, cheap, socially acceptable alcohol delivery mechanisms classified as generic light lagers. I get it, you’re looking for something that you don’t need to think about and refreshes you easily. In this case, why not try DC Brau’s Brau Pils, a very drinkable brew featuring light carbonation and a slight hop profile that should meet your needs.

  • DC Brau Finds Continued Success — One Can at a Time
    June 24, 2015 | Marley McKenzie | Foodable
    DC Brau prides itself on being the first of its kind. For decades, our Nation’s Capitol lacked a brewery to call its own. DC Brau opened its doors in 2009, and was the first to brew and distribute beer within city limits since 1956. It didn’t take long for the trend to catch on. In the past few years, the city has become a verified beertopia, as brewers like 3 Stars, Atlas and Denizens moved to town. And those are just the breweries.

    Beer has become a fine art in this city, and restaurants all across DC are catering to young residents hungry for ever more unique and flavorful craft beers. From brewpubs like Biergarten Haus to large operations with in-house brewing like Bluejacket, Washingtonians now have an unprecedented amount of options when it comes to choosing a beer.

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