Local breweries that contribute to our local beer craft culture.

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3 Stars Brewing Company

District of Columbia

Two friends, Dave Coleman and Mike McGarvey, came together to start 3 Stars Brewing Company. Their beers are unabashedly bold and brash and often big and boozy. Located up near Takoma, 3 Stars also operates a homebrew shop where homebrewers can get specialty grains and whatever else they need to...

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Atlas Brew Works

District of Columbia

Atlas Brew Works opened in the District of Columbia in September 2013. The brewery is ocated about a mile from Union Market and just up the street from Gallaudet University on West Virginia Avenue NE. Atlas Brew Works is...

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Baying Hound Aleworks

Maryland

Paul Rinehart established Baying Hound Aleworks in 2010, but the operation was an even longer time in the making.  He brewed his first batch at age 14; although he readily admits that “most of what I did wasn’t all that tasty”, he cites...

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Beltway Brewing Company

Virginia

Beltway Brewing Company has an atypical model for a brewery. They were built exclusively "as a host for partner brewing, contract brewing and production of private label beers. The mission of Beltway Brewing Company is...

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Bluejacket

District of Columbia, Capitol Hill/Barracks Row

From the Neighborhood Restaurant Group that brought you two Rusticos, a ChurchKey, Birch & Barley, GBD, and a number of other spots comes the production brewery slash brewpub in the Navy Yard neighborhood of...

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DC Brau Brewing Company

District of Columbia

Tours & Tastings:

  • FREE tours & tastings will be held on most Saturdays*.
  • There is no reservation required for small parties, and participation is first-come, first-served.
  • Tastings of DC Brau's current product line are available for...
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District Chophouse

District of Columbia, Chinatown

This classy steakhouse is one of DC’s brewpubs. District Chophouse offers eight drafts at all times with a rotating lineup of beers brewed right on-site. If you’re a bit of a beer geek, you’ll appreciate their chalkboard which lists the available styles, their bitterness, body and color, and...

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Flying Dog Brewery

Maryland

Although Flying Dog is not in the District proper and is a 40 minute jaunt up I-270, the brewery, which has strong connections to Hunter S. Thompson and espouses phrases like "Good Beer, No Shit," has played and continues to play an important role in the DC craft beer community...

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Franklin's Restaurant, Brewery, and General Store

Maryland

Located just past the DC border in Hyattsville, Maryland, Franklin's is a family favorite for its great food and beer. Brewer Mike Roy has been with Franklin's since 2010 and maintains a wide variety of brews on tap...

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Heavy Seas Beer

Maryland

Hugh Sisson, founder of Clipper City Brewing Company and Heavy Seas Beer, has decades of experience in developing, producing, and marketing craft beers. As the first pub brewer in the state of Maryland, Hugh was responsible for the legislation that made brewpubs...

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Lost Rhino Brewing Company

Virginia

Matt Hagerman and Favio Garcia are two men on a mission. Despite having sewn many seeds, the two brewthusiasts are just beginning to reap all they’ve sowed. The former shift brewers are brewing at a production brewery and brewpub just over a mile down the road from the former Old Dominion...

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Mad Fox Brewing Company

Virginia

Via Mad Fox

Mad Fox Brewing Company offers a dining experience unique to the Washington, DC, area: upscale casual dining in an English-style gastro brewpub with an emphasis on high-quality food to complement our house-...

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Port City Brewing Company

Virginia, Alexandria

The first production brewery in Alexandria since Prohibition opened just east of Old Town in the spring of 2011. Port City is offered at over 200 locations throughout the DC Metro and has established a fan base amongst locals. Public tours cost is $5 and includes a tasting glass to keep and a...

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Right Proper Brewing Company

District of Columbia, U Street and Greater Shaw

"Yeast-forward brewing" isn't something that one hears too often in the craft brewing world, and yet this is exactly what Right Proper Brewing Company accomplishes in the Shaw neighborhood of DC. Thor Cheston, Knight of the Belgian Brewers' Guild and former beer director of both...

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