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First the bad news: DC Brau is closing its tasting room after May 17.

The good news? It’s only temporary. The brewery is shutting down to the public only so it can install six new tanks. The expansion will increase DC Brau’s brewing capacity by nearly 50 percent.

The tasting room will only be closed for about six weeks, after which time you may return to your previously scheduled tours and growler fills, Saturdays from 1 to 5 p.m.

Photo by Darrow Montgomery