Finally made it to a pretty well known local DC brewery, DC Brau.
I knew it was somewhere in NE DC, but wasn’t sure where. Finally as I was getting there I figured out it’s in one of the developing areas, right off 50, near the relatively new Costco.
Went on a Sunday, a bit after they opened so it was pretty quite. Opted for a sampler so that I could try several of their brews. Ended up with the first six on the list. Of course there is a quite a bit of power to most of them.
Info on the beer, straight from the DC Brau’s site:
Brau Pils was our newest summer seasonal alongside El Hefe Speaks, NOW YEAR-ROUND.
EL HEFE SPEAKS! is a traditionally brewed German-style Hefe. It is fermented around 65°F and hopped with German Tettnang hops. 11 IBUs and 5.3% ABV make this one extremely drinkable.
The Citizen is one of the original flagships brewed here at DC Brau and draws inspiration from the stronger ales made famous over the centuries by the Trappist and Abbey brewers of Belgium. Although the label denotes “Pale ale” this is mainly a reference to the color of the beer and not the bitterness of the beer as is commonly associated with American Pale Ales.
The Public™ Pale Ale is brewed in the classic American Pale Ale style. Assertive bitterness backed by C-60 and Vienna malts which lend notes of rich, yet semi-dry caramel. Then followed up with a nice white grapefruit and citrus aroma that begs for a follow up sip.
The Corruption™ IPA is DC Brau’s take on a Pacific Northwest IPA. Brewed with Pale 2 row, C-10, Honey and Victory malts. Exclusively hopped with 40 lbs of Columbus hops per brew to ring in at 80 IBU. “The Corruption” comes in at 6.5% ABV. This beer straddle’s the line between IPA and Imperial IPA and has a supportive malty backbone with an assertive hop presence that smacks your mouth with a dank, resinous bitterness followed by pleasant aroma’s of pine sap and burnt spruce.
The Hefe was great with the Citizen being another great one. The Imperial IPA was a bit strong. Overall, a great time and the staff was awesome to talk to.
The final one is a cask beer that changes all the time. Very strong…
The Hefe and Citizen were probably my favorite. Overall great time at the brewery, chatting with the staff and enjoying some local, cold beer.