In December of 2011 I was fortunate enough to be visiting some friends in Washington DC who have the same “hankering” for good beer. My friend Brian decided to tote me around to a few places I hadn’t been in DC, one of which is DC Brau.
I was pleasantly surprised … and not about the beer. I had already had a six-pack or two so I knew what to expect. I was surprised about how compact it was. They really pack a lot of great things into a space under a Post Office. Make the trek over and you’ll see what I mean. They have a very comfortable tasting area. The selection of beers they have is good (the beer is really good … give “The Public” a try!) The day I was there they had a guy making brats/sausages–I wish I’d had one! They smelled great.
Although the owners didn’t give the tour, they were serving up the beer (one of them is in the photo above). This is kind of an upscale clientele hangout place though. That’s not bad … just want you to know what to expect. You’ll probably hear some pretty interesting conversations. Maybe even some about the art in the place!
If you are in DC it is worth a trip over. They are doing some great things with their beers. They just celebrated their one-year anniversary. You can tell by the wood casks above that they are not afraid to branch out into some experimental stuff too. My hat’s off to them — I wish them the best (I’ll be back again … I want to try “The Corruption!”).