DC Brau Brewing Co.

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DC Brau Brewing Co.DC Brau Brewing Co.
BA SCORE
3.9/5
Very Good
6,396 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:
26
Reviews:
1,134
Ratings:
6,396
PLACE STATS
BA Score:
4.14/5
Reviews:
27
Ratings:
130
pDev:
9.18%
 
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Ratings: 130 |  Reviews: 27
Photo of Piffler
3.95/5  rDev -4.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 5 | selection: 4

Photo of SWChi
3.54/5  rDev -14.5%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5

Visited white in town for a Ravens game, good beer and service.

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Photo of stakem
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Visited this weekend as part of a guys day trip hitting as many breweries as possible in a 12-hour span. So take this review for whats it worth, we were in for a beer and out.

They had 8 offerings on tap. Numerous IPAs, a farmhouse, barrel aged scotch ale, irish stout on nitro and I believe a hefeweizen and a pilsner. The brews were made true to style without anything outlandish about them.

It was Saint Patricks day so that might have added a bit to the pandemonium but in the back room where the larger bar area was, music was blasting and we couldn't even hold a conversation.

Some food was available - again with the St Patty’s day theme but none of us opted for $15 bangers or corned beef.

I had mixed emotions about this stop. Not sure if the exceptional brewery we visited prior raised our expectations too high or what but I dont feel like this is a place id need to visit again. Just about everything they had available could be bought elsewhere without having to go to the source.

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Photo of spontaneously_fermented
3.53/5  rDev -14.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3

You like hoppy beers? You'll find them here. Also, not too far from Harper Macaw Chocolate Factory if you wanna make a day out of your trip here.

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Photo of daliandragon
4.22/5  rDev +1.9%
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 +17.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of BJB13
4.11/5  rDev -0.7%
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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3.89/5  rDev -6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75

Photo of epyon396
4.1/5  rDev -1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of Ctb6582
4.22/5  rDev +1.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of IMFletcher
4.15/5  rDev +0.2%
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 +1.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Photo of GreenMind
4.37/5  rDev +5.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of SaisonRichBiere
3.97/5  rDev -4.1%
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 +5.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Capsfan90
3.94/5  rDev -4.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Lucular
4.07/5  rDev -1.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of GeuzeInTheHouse
4.08/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of gopens44
4.15/5  rDev +0.2%
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 +15.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Photo of TheBlueJerzzzz
4.11/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Mpontiakos
3.85/5  rDev -7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of Iamjeff6
4/5  rDev -3.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of Dave_Treat
4/5  rDev -3.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75

Photo of JamLand
3.64/5  rDev -12.1%
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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DC Brau Brewing Co. in Washington, DC
Brewery rating: 3.9 out of 5 with 6,396 ratings