DC BRAU - Washington DC's First Brewery Since 1956
Melissa Gold
DC Brau / Gold Standard PR

November 26, 2012

DC Brau Brewing Company Set to Double Annual Production in 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. - DC Brau Brewing Company, the first production brewery in the District of Columbia since 1956, announced its 2012-2013 production expansion plans of today. This marks the second production expansion of 2012 and the brewery will be more than doubling its capacity again, with the addition of 5 new 60 barrel fermentation tanks and 1 new 60 barrel Brite Tank to its production line.

The brewery will be increasing production from 5,000 barrels annually to over 12,000 barrels (One barrel equates to roughly two kegs of beer.) According to CEO Brandon Skall, the new tanks should be up and running by January. This figure more than doubles the DC beer company's current production. "With all of the support and encouragement we've received from loyal bars, restaurants, and DC Brau drinkers, we'll be able to make the in-roads into the rest of the region," says Skall. "We've been eyeing Maryland distribution for a while, and this will give us the capacity to meet both the needs of Washington DC proper, as well as the rest of the Capital region."

2012 also saw a small expansion of DC Brau, into the Charlottesville, VA region. "We wanted to test the waters with our capacity, and we had already laid the groundwork with Virginia distribution," says Skall. "We know we'll be ready for our loyal Maryland fans, in 2013."

When co-founders Brandon Skall and Jeff Hancock opened the doors to their brewery in 2011 on Blandensburg Road in NE Washington, DC Brau Brewing Company became the first packaging brewery inside the District of Columbia since 1956. DC Brau’s signature brews include: The Public (Pale Ale), The Corruption (IPA), The Citizen (Belgian-style Ale), Brau Pils (German-style Pilsner), and Penn Quarter Porter (Robust Porter), with seasonal and special brews available throughout the year including the award-winning On the Wings of Armageddon (Double IPA). For more information on DC Brau, visit http://www.dcbrau.com, and follow on social media @dcbrau.