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.
Small tasting room beside the brewpub in a fairly rugged part of town. They had a few beers on tap when I was there but mostly just stuff you can get in bottle anyway. This is why it took me so long of living in D.C. to visit this place - you don't usually find anything on tap that you can't find elsewhere in town anyway. Cool little spot though, and worth going to if new to the area.
Visited on a Monday evening around 8:15. During the visit, my friend and I were the only people until a little before close a guy came in for a growler fill. The drafts were all their own with three new beers to me and one nitro version of Penn Quarter. Flight are offered in various quantities or one at a time. Very good prices on most things. The beer in particular is priced well, but the merch was a bit higher. Quality of beer is excellent. Service was friendly and helpful. All things considered this place was cool. It is somewhat small inside, but if they aren’t really busy it’s a great place.
Located around the back of a mediocre strip mall. Small front room but they have more in the brewery area. Pretty busy on a Friday but still plenty of seating. There was a taco table when I was there, which smelled great but they were pricey (3 crunchy for $12) so I passed. Anyhow, the beer was tasty and they had a good lineup of their brews. Friday is half-price pint night. So, $2.5 for a pint of whatever you want. That's a steal. Nice place.
In the back part of a strip mall (behind the Post Office). Parking available in the back. A basic tap room with flights available - beers served in plastic cups. Pleasant place - worth a stop in combination with Atlas.
Pretty warehousey, in strip mall kind of set up with the door in back. Small inside with about four tables of various sizes. Local crowd playing bingo while I was there. I had unfortunately already tried most everything on tap, but did get a chance to sample some old favorites. Free wireless was useful to me at least. They, like many DC places, will likely need an hours update in March due to a new ordinance.
An industrial spot with a small tasting room appended to the brewery. Seems like a pretty hit place with the locals. Small pours are available. Worth stopping in if you have the time, but probably not among the "must visit" places in DC.
Not crazy on a Sunday visit with only a few folks in the taproom having beers. It was cool to check out the facility and working space. A few of the core beers on tap along with the new Oskar Blues collaboration. Tasters available for a few bucks. Crowler fills here. I can only imagine how hectic it gets other times due to the popularity of the brewery.
Industrial place. They definitely push that vibe. Loud music, tons of people visiting on a Saturday for the free tour and tastings. Nothing new or special on offer, but still fun. Good pizza food truck outside.
Visited 14/02/15. Standard industrial park location that’s a decent hike from the rest of DC’s attractions. Plenty of parking options are available. All visitors get coupons for a couple of sample pours. Pints, growlers, and swag’s also available for purchase. My visit coincided with a brewery tour, so the place was rammed. Luckily, the staff was pretty organized and I never had to queue too long to get a beer etc. DC Brau doesn’t churn out a lot of new ticks, so regional power raters probably won’t find new things to try. Still, it’s worth it to re-visit the core offerings from this brewery. Overall, worth a stop if you’re in the area and have access to a car.