Chocolate City Beer is brewing its last beer: the Goodbye.P.A. The brewery, among the first in D.C.’s beer renaissance, will cease operations on Dec. 31 after three and a half years of business.

The team posted this note below on their website:

After three and a half years in business, Chocolate City Beer will be closing its doors and turning off the lights on December 31st 2014. We want to give a heartfelt THANK YOU!!! to all our supporters, friends and family, to our neighbors in Brookland, Edgewood and to the greater DC/DMV region. It was our pleasure to be a part of the local craft beer renaissance since 2011.

We will remain open for our regular Growler Hours both Saturdays December, 20th and 27th, as well as a couple TBA weekday nights approaching New Years Eve.

Our latest and sadly, last brew is in the tank, a New Brew: a heavily hopped Black IPA named GoodBye.P.A.- w/ Citra and Galaxy Hops and a strong roasted malt backbone.

Be sure to swing by, say farewell, pick up some Growlers of the last Cornerstone Copper Ale, Cerveza Nacional Black Lager and our swan song GoodBye.P.A.

Y&H has contacted the owners for more info and will update if and when we hear back.

Meanwhile, PoPville reports that the owners of Wonderland Ballroom plan to open a tavern called Dew Drop Inn above Chocolate City Beer in late spring or early summer.

Photo by Tammy Tuck