Washington, DC – November 18, 2016 – DC Brau is growing! The city’s premiere production brewery took possession of the recently vacated space adjacent to its brewery on November 1st which formerly housed the Central Union Mission food bank, and has begun construction on a new brewhouse that will more than double DC Brau’s current production capabilities once commissioned next spring.
“The new 30 barrel, four vessel GEA Craft-Star brewhouse will operate along side our current 15 barrel, three vessel brewhouse. This will allow us to increase overall production of our flagship and seasonal beers while providing us the flexibility to brew one-offs and collaborations that pop up throughout the year,” says President & Head Brewer Jeff Hancock. “With 23 active fermenters in place, we’ll be able to continually expand our fermentation and production capacity to increase our annual production by 360% over the course of the next 8 to 10 years.”
Demolition began almost immediately after the brewery took possession of the space earlier this month. A new cement pad has been poured in the parking lot to make room for two new silos, which will arrive in early December. One will hold malted barley for the brewing process, while the other will be dedicated to storing spent grain that will go to feed livestock on the Sierra Linda farm in Castleton, VA. The new brewhouse is scheduled to arrive from Germany in mid to late December.
“2017 is going to be a huge year for the DC beer community,” says Hancock. “We hope to have the new brew house up and running by April when brewers from all over the country will be in town for the Brewers Association’s annual Craft Brewers Conference.”
When co-founders Brandon Skall and Jeff Hancock opened the doors to their brewery in 2011 on Blandensburg 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 http://www.dcbrau.com, and follow on social media @dcbrau.