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DC Brau Brewing Co.

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DC Brau Brewing Co.DC Brau Brewing Co.
BA SCORE
3.86/5
Very Good
6,283 Ratings
DC Brau Brewing Co.DC Brau Brewing Co.
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Beer-to-go

3178 Bladensburg Rd NE Ste B
Washington, District of Columbia, 20018-2214
United States

(202) 621-8890 | map
dcbrau.com

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Added by mdaschaf on 04-13-2011

BEER STATS
Beers:
25
Reviews:
1,101
Ratings:
6,283
PLACE STATS
BA Score:
4.15/5
Reviews:
26
Ratings:
126
pDev:
9.16%
 
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Photo of daliandragon
4.22/5  rDev +1.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Stopped by shortly after the taproom opened on Thanksgiving Eve, so it was empty when I got there but quickly started filling up. Super cool bartender was polite and helpful. He gave me a sample of the ESB, which I hadn't seen before. I ended up getting a growler each of the Corruption, PQP, and ESB, and a half growler of On the Wings of Armageddon.
These guys have legit low prices on growler fills plus weekly specials. Wednesday is educator night- twenty five percent off for teachers. I went to Atlas after this and was very impressed by both.

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Photo of ericmakara
4.88/5  rDev +17.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of BJB13
4.11/5  rDev -1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Small and far from fancy. The phrase "It is what it is." comes to mind. That being said... good beer, great service and a decent atmosphere made for a great time. It was a little like hanging out in a friends garage.

Although I didn't eat anything there was food available outside.

I had a couple of good beers and 2 hours of good conversation before taking a couple of sixes to go. A perfect afternoon!

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Photo of SSGCujo
3.89/5  rDev -6.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75

Photo of epyon396
4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of Ctb6582
4.22/5  rDev +1.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of IMFletcher
4.15/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

About as bare bones as it gets, and that's not a complaint. Located on the backside of a strip mall-type location, this place is small and simple. Food seems to be provided by trucks, and the beer list is about 10 in-house selections. Cans are for sale on site. Beers were all good.

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Photo of StoutSnob40
4.2/5  rDev +1.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Photo of GreenMind
4.37/5  rDev +5.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of SaisonRichBiere
3.97/5  rDev -4.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Small tasting room at the brewery. Nice staff, nice selection. Ordered the flight of all 8 beers they had, and was generally pleased with all of the beers. The IPAs stuck out as the best stuff for me, but all were very true to style. Picked up a few 6-packs to go. A bit far out on the eastern side of town, so set your GPS if you need to.

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Photo of ZluvDbeer
4.35/5  rDev +4.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Capsfan90
3.94/5  rDev -5.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Lucular
4.07/5  rDev -1.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of GeuzeInTheHouse
4.08/5  rDev -1.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of gopens44
4.15/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Really cool place. Small, unassuming and not exactly ballyhoo worthy from a fancy real estate perspective, but inside the doors its exactly what you'd hope a small brewpub or tasting room would be. Ample seating, deliberate yet not contrived décor and a staff ready to help out in any way. Tastings, pints, growlers and crowlers available of their pretty darn nice lineup of beer. Not horribly difficult to get to, and not exactly in the heart of wicked heavy traffic (if approaching from the east). I'd certainly give it a whirl if you are nearby-ish.

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Photo of Tomkob11
4.79/5  rDev +15.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Photo of TheBlueJerzzzz
4.11/5  rDev -1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Mpontiakos
3.85/5  rDev -7.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of Iamjeff6
4/5  rDev -3.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of Dave_Treat
4/5  rDev -3.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75

Photo of JamLand
3.64/5  rDev -12.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

In an industrial park in DC. Location is not in the best area for any type of public transit. I'd recommend getting an uber, lyft or cab to here. There appeared to be a few parking spots in the back, if driving, but not many.

Tasting room was tiny. I'd say 20-30 people in there would make it seem crammed.

Staff was friendly.

Selection was limited, which seems to be a typical complaint about DC Brau.

Overall, decent brewery, but not worth visiting unless they have something special on like On The Wings of Armageddon or Solar Abyss. Most of their other offerings get wide distribution, so just hit up a store in DC.

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Photo of Anker13
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of Kubishark
4.61/5  rDev +11.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

The place is small and tucked away behind a post office in a not-so-hip part of DC. Not easily metro accessible either, so you need a car. That being said, Friday nights are the best deal in DC with pints for $2.50. The people who work there seem cool and both times I've been I noticed Talking Heads playing on the sound system. Glad to hear DC Brau has good taste in music. There's a little dog named Angus that hangs out in the taproom as well, so don't forget to pet him while you're enjoying your beer. I do wish they served the beer in glass, but I realize they aren't a restaurant or anything so using plastic cups probably makes more sense for them than washing glasses constantly.

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Photo of garyloveman
4.23/5  rDev +1.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of Cpmitchno1
4.12/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

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DC Brau Brewing Co. in Washington, DC
Brewery rating: 3.86 out of 5 with 6,283 ratings
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