DC Brau | Washington, Washington DC
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DC Brau
Good based on 15 ratings
Type: Brewery (see listing)

3178 Bladensburg Rd NE, Ste B
Washington, Washington DC United States 20018 [ print map ]
202 621 8890

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Hours: Thurs-Fri 4-9pm, Sat 12-5pm, Sun 12-3pm

Mayor: Travlr (6) | Taps: 7 | Bottles: 7

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DC Brau On the Wings of Armageddon 99, DC Brau Penn Quarter Porter 97, DC Brau Alpha Domina Mellis 94, DC Brau Cimmerian Schwarzbier , DC Brau The Stone of Arbroath 82, DC Brau Oktoberfest , DC Brau The Corruption 95, DC Brau The Public 90, DC Brau / Stillwater NATAS 89, DC Brau / Baxter Daughters of Poseidon 91, DC Brau / Stillwater NATAS (Bourbon Barrel) , DC Brau Barrel Aged Penn Quarter Porter (Catoctin Creek Rye Whiskey) 91, DC Brau / Epic Fermentation Without Representation 85, DC Brau The Citizen 60, DC Brau / Pietasters Model Citizen 46, DC Brau / DC United The Tradition 45, DC Brau Solar Abyss 89, DC Brau Exaltation 69, DC Brau Pauncy Stout 67, DC Brau Theory and Practice
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15 reviews for DC Brau
 Ambiance  71%
 Service  83%
 Selection  70%
 Food N/A 
 Value  76%
 Overall  79%
 Rating  84%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 4/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 10/20
GT2  (620) San Diego County , California | November 19, 2012
Yes you can go here to try the beer thatís on tap, then get growler fills, but they were only filling/tapping 4 different beers, 3 of which were their core series. So really only one beer of interest on tap. DC Brau cans and bottles their core series, so I donít see the need to get growler fills on those. Crowded for tours, a lot of people here and Iím trying to find out why. Only open on Saturday for 3 hours, so call ahead to see if anything of interest in available. There is nothing nearby to stay occupied so it is quite the journey for only one special beer on tap. Ambiance inside is cramped, loud. Plus side is that DC Brau is very popular and makes good beer, and Iím happy to see it is expanding and will probably last awhile. Sadly, I do not think the same thing for 3 Stars and Chocolate City.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
argo0  (217) Washington DC | September 9, 2012
You go here for the beer. Whether youíre into the crowded scene of folks in search of free samples or a good food truck really is secondary to the great growlers you can take home at a fairly reasonable price. For me, itís try the beer then buy the beer, and I leave a happy customer.
radagast83  (198) Fairfax, Virginia | January 2, 2012| Updated October 9, 2012
Small brewery packed away in the back of a light-industrial park. Pretty busy and cramped inside, but everyone was friendly.

Missed the tour because I was waiting in the super-long line for my growler fill. Thereís a lot of room to grow in this place. If you come later, the selection to try is pretty paltry - They only had The Public on tap and for growler fills by 3:30. They donít serve the food, but they seem to have a rotating number of vendors/restaurants that come to serve up some food.

Update: Been to this place more times than I can count. Theyíre expanding into the space next to them and their beer selection has gone up. They almost always have the standards canned each week with them virtually always on tap along with a rotating number of specialty brews available both on draft and in bombers.
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 17/20
Drake  (503) Free Union, Virginia | December 18, 2011
Definitely a warehouse brewery. Parking seemed ample. Employees were friendly. Being open 3 hours a week, this place was PACKED. A mish-mash of couches, tables and chairs were scattered about a tasting room into the brewery. 4 pours were available, of ample size, and four beers were available. Beers were available to go as well. All of the beers were quite good, as has held true during my albeit limited experience with these guys. Growler fills were $10, $6 for glass and I did see them filling other breweriesí growlers. $10 for six packs. They only had one six-pack option when I was there, but DC is thirsty and these guys are seeing high demand. Which is good because I got a chance to talk to one of the brewers at length back in June, got to know that these are a cool bunch of people, so I really want them to succeed.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
Travlr  (1686) Washington, Washington DC | September 7, 2011
Always great to see a new brewery in the district. This one is in a tight warehouse space, but is set to expand production enough to have a steady supply beyond just pub distro, hopefully this fall. Very compact canning line. Handful of barrels, always a welcome sight. Brews are tasty with good potential. Open on Saturdays for growler fills (and cans of just the pale ale for now). Staff hooked me up with a case on a day they were closed, and even showed me around - canít beat that for good service!

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