Very interesting tour. Was there shortly before the first tour at 1300. Not overly crowded and time for questions. Four free beers afterwards.
Things got a lot more crowded when people shoved up for the next tours, and we were still hanging out by the bar.
They make really nice brews like the Penn Quarter Porter and OTWOA. Last one was not on tap but was served as a courtesy for my long travel there:-)
Bought a six-pack and had a nice afternoon.
How can you rate a place like this? I would gladly go back, but off course the selection is not huge.
Really wierd location, in the hood behind a Post office on the lower floor. Cool vibe, very metal/punk thing going on with graffiti everywhere! 4 free samples once you get in the door and they had OTWOA in cans as well. Can get crowded at times, but for Dcís only brewery, thats to be expected. Very cool place but hard to get to if you want to take public transport.
DC Brau is a fun but quite crowded tap room just inside the Districtís borders. The crew make your visit as enjoyable as possible despite the masses, and the food vendor du jour is worth the patronage. Treat yourself to a visit on any fine Saturday afternoon.
Went at Noon when it opened on a saturday after OTWOA Release, they still had half a pallet so i picked up 2 6ers, the lines for buying everything are right as you walk in, so its crowed at first.. 4 free samples which pour in the front and back.. cool brewery. to find it you have to drive through a white shopping center and parking is in the back.
tcane7 (45) Pennsylvania | March 18, 2013| Updated April 10, 2013
I inadvertently showed up the day of the Armageddon can release so it was really packed. Decent space and employees were all friendly. Decent selection. Some solid collabs. Will have to go back on a normal Saturday and take a tour.
Checked this place out yesterday (1/19/13). Very hidden, in a alley behind a post office. Inside struck me as almost "college like", graffiti art adorned the place with sitting tables placed around. Very open. Busy place that day, tour came with 4 free samples. Tour itself was straight forward. Learned that they will be expanding distribution to MD early 2013 so good news for me. Left with some 6 packs, a bomber and a t-shirt. Enjoyed the visit, I wish them the best!
Visited the Saturday after Thanksgiving and there was a comfortable crowd of cooler DC people. For a brewery this place had a good really good vibe. Just the right amount and kind of attitude. And most importantly their beer rocks. Definitely one of the best newer small breweries on the East Coast. I wish they had more options pouring though. The flagship stuff was well priced. The specials were expensive...but that goes with the territory. Awesome brewery.
GT (672) Oceanside, 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.
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 (300) Alexandria, 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.