Brewery Profile: DC Brau Brewing

by Kevin on February 10, 2012

DC Brau Brewing:

Location: Washington, DC
Twitter: @dcbrau
Founded: 2009

Brewery Description:

The fact that D.C. has become a world-class beer town is undeniable. The choices available to the local beer nerdery are staggering and ever expanding. The neighborhood corner stores continue to add microbrews to their stock and it seems that a dynamite draft selection is essential to any new bar that opens. Restaurants regularly hold beer dinners featuring multi-course food and beer pairings and for seven days in the spring, during DC Beer Week, the number of beer-themed events can make the head spin. At a handful of downtown brewpubs the beer enthusiast can sample a variety of house made brews. What D.C. has not had in over 60 years, however, is a brewery whose product is available in local stores and on tap outside of its site of production. Enter Brandon Skall and Jeff Hancock, two D.C. residents who, as music fans, avid bar goers, and enthusiastic men-about-town, are acutely aware of the empty tap handle or store shelf where a local beer ought to be found. These two men, sharing years of experience in both brewing and beverage distribution, are uniquely equipped to fill this void and thus have decided to combine their knowledge and passion to found the DC Brau Brewing Company. With extensive experience in restaurant management and the beverage industry, Brandon handles sales duties and the business of the brewery. Touting extensive experience in the commercial brewing industry, Jeff is our beloved Brewmaster. Since serving an apprenticeship at Franklin’s Restaurant and Brewery in Hyattsville, Maryland, Jeff has brewed at Grizzly Peak Brewing and Arbor Brewing companies, both in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and at Flying Dog Brewery in Frederick, Maryland. With their individual talents and a shared love for the city, Brandon and Jeff form a perfect team to bring a delicious, locally brewed beer to the consumers of DC. –

Flagship Beers:
The Public
The Corruption
The Citizen
Fermentation Without Representation

Seasonal/Limited Beers:
Thyme after Thyme
Penn Quarter Porter

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