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Up until last year, D.C. hadn’t seen a production brewery in nearly 60 years. Now, we’ve got three. Here’s what you need to know to pass muster with your beer snob friends.
Launched: April 2011 Founders: Brandon Skall and Jeff Hancock Availability:about 300 bars, restaurants, and retailers Signature beers: The Public:American-style pale ale The Citizen: Belgian-style pale ale The Corruption: IPA Tours and Tastings: Saturdays, 1-4 p.m. Location: 3178-B Bladensburg Rd. NE
Chocolate City Beer
Launched: August 2011 Founders: Jay Irizarry, Ben Matz, Brian Flanagan, Don Parker Availability: about 39 restaurants and bars, rotating in and out of 24 more Signature beer: Cornerstone Copper Ale: Amber ale Tours and Tastings: Saturdays, 12:30-4:30 p.m. Location: 2801 8th St. NE
3 Stars Brewing Company
Launched: August 2012 Founders: Dave Coleman and Mike McGarvey Availability: 25-35 bars and restaurants to start Signature beers: Pandemic Porter: American imperial porter Farmhouse Ale: Belgian-style saison Southern Belle: Imperial brown ale Tours and Tastings: Starting as soon as Aug. 25 Location: 6400 Chillum Pl. NW