Both avid music fans, frequent bar goers, and enthusiastic men-about-town in the early 2000s, we were acutely aware of the empty tap handle & store shelf where a local beer ought to be found in our nation’s capital. So, in 2009 we combined our years of experience in brewing and beverage distribution to found the DC Brau Brewing Company. In the years since, we’ve crafted beer that we want to drink, and we hope you continue to enjoy every last sip. Cheers!
Brandon has built a career on making sure people drink well. He had spent years in the hospitality and beverage industry, in house with Passion Foods Restaurants before moving onto a lengthy beverage sales career in wine with The Henry Wine Group and Frederick Wildman & Sons. He was keenly aware of the empty spot on DC’s local shelves and draft-lines for a hometown brew and set about changing that with partner Jeff Hancock in 2009 by establishing DC Brau. As CEO, Brandon has leveraged his business development and sales expertise to grow the company into one of the Mid-Atlantic’s most influential players with sights on continued growth both at home and overseas. Among its many accomplishments, the brewery has been recognized as Washington’s Brewery of the Year by the NY International Beer Competition, the Restaurant Association of Metro Washington’s RAMMY Awards, Washingtonian Magazine & The Washington Post.
Brewing beer is Jeff Hancock’s passion. After more than a decade brewing for other breweries, including Franklin’s, Grizzly Peak, Arbor Brewing, and Flying Dog, he teamed up with Brandon Skall in 2009 to build DC Brau. In the years since, Jeff and his team have crafted a portfolio of beers that reflect the kinds of beer they like to drink — big hoppy IPAs, traditional English styles & easy-to-drink lagers. Under his helm, DC Brau has become a staple on beer lists in the National Capital Region racking up awards across the globe. When he’s not in the brewhouse, you can find Jeff at the decks pursuing his other love, music.
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