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Food & Drink

DC Brau Is All About the Craft

Washington's Very Own Homegrown Ale

public ale!

In your world, there is always something brewing.

The same goes for Washington natives Brandon Skall and Jeff Hancock, who are running the first full-production beer label to open in the city in 50 years.

DC Brau uses only local water and ingredients for its cans and kegs. The first line — a very hoppy Public Ale — is on tap right now. Keep an eye out for the soon-to-arrive Corruption IPA (with a hint of citrus) and The Citizen, a Belgian-style beer (with lots of fruity notes). Seasonal and specialty brews to follow.

Visit Meridian Pint to get your suds on; then plan to pick up a six-pack at local shops in a couple of weeks. In the future, the boys are hoping to offer brewery tours and tastings.

Here’s to that.

Get your first sip at Meridian Pint, 3400 11th Street Northwest, at Park Road (202-588-1075); The Big Hunt, 1345 Connecticut Avenue Northwest, at 18th Street (202-785-2333); Birch & Barley and ChurchKey, 1337 14th Street Northwest, between N Street and Rhode Island Avenue (202-567-2576). For more information and future vendors, go to dcbrau.com.

Photo: Michael J. Fajardo / Getty Images

LOCATIONS
The Big Hunt
1345 Connecticut Ave NW
@ 18th St
Washington, DC 20036
202-785-2333
3400 11th St NW
@ Park Rd
Washington, DC 20010
202-588-1075
1337 14th St NW
bt N St & Rhode Island Ave
Washington, DC 20005
202-567-2576
1337 14th St NW
bt N St & Rhode Island Ave
Washington, DC 20005
202-567-2576
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