DC Brau

February 2, 2017 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Crystal City Wine Shop
220 20th St S
Arlington, VA 22202

In 2011, DC Brau was the first package brewery within the District of Columbia since 1956 and the closure of the Christian Heurich Brewing Company, which was torn down in 1962 to build the Kennedy Center. It was opened by two D.C. residents as an unabashedly D.C.-based brewery to fill the local spot on shelves and bars throughout the region. Over the last nearly six years, DC Brau has been winning loads of awards and has become a consistent feature on the local beer scene. Come out and remind yourself what has made them so good!

The Beer:

  • Brau Pils: “We all enjoy drinking hop forward beers but we also enjoy our German Lagers as well. Now that we are able to meet our production demands with our other flagship beers we decided we can have some fun. Brau Pils is a straight forward Pilsner with a light body, moderate carbonation and an assertive yet restrained hop character. Aromas of earthy, spicy noble hops are chased by a rich, cracker-like note backed up with clean, malty notes and a neutral lager yeast profile. This beer is made to help refresh on those hot summer dog days of DC. NOW YEAR-ROUND.” 4.6% ABV, 28 IBU
  • The Citizen: “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 Citizen leads in with a distinctively phelolic, bread-like nose with mild esters reminiscent of Apricot. Then after first sip transitions into a lively carbonation with traits of sweet, grainy, malt backed up by a spicy yeast character supported by a light, earthy hop character that is finished by a smooth, fruit-like sweetness that gently drifts over the imbibers palate.” 7% ABV, 19 IBU
  • The Corruption: “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.”
  • Penn Quarter Porter: “In the way that The Public™ is on the line between a pale ale and an IPA, this is on the line between a porter and a stout – with chocolate notes and a dry, roasted finish.” 5.5% ABV
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