DC Brau Brewing
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DC Brau Brewing, founded in 2009 in Washington, D.C., is the first brewery to operate inside the District of Columbia since 1956, when the Heurich Brewery closed. The brewery is the brainchild of Brandon Skall, the brewery's business manager, and Jeff Hancock, its brewmaster. Hancock has brewed at Grizzly Peak Brewing and Arbor Brewing Company, both in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and at Flying Dog Brewery in Frederick, Maryland.
DC Brau's inaugural beer was "The Public," an American pale ale style beer. The brewery has also released an India Pale Ale style called "The Corruption," a Belgian-style pale ale called "The Citizen," and a pilsner called "Brau Pils," as well as many limited releases.
All of the brewery's waste is delivered to a family-owned farm in Haymarket, Virginia, where it is converted into animal feed and composting material. The brewery also plans to have the farm plant a crop of hops for a single batch brew, and have that be a limited annual release.
DC Brau also supported a bill before the D.C. City Council that would allow on-site beer tasting at breweries within the city's limits. D.C. law previously only allowed on-site tastings at grocery stores and retailers that do not manufacture beer at the same location, prohibiting the brewery itself from opening a tasting room. DC Brau now offers tastings, pints, and growler fills, as well as free brewery tours.
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- "DC Brau - Going Green". dcbrau.com. Retrieved 29 August 2016.
- Tom Howell Jr. (March 31, 2011). "Idea brews, comes to a head to let beermakers offer tastings". The Washington Times. Retrieved 27 April 2011.