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

November 26, 2012

DC Brau Brewing Announces Release of "The Rider"
Limited-Release, Draft-Only Red Ale

WASHINGTON, D.C. - DC Brau Brewing Company is pleased to announce "The Rider" red ale; the next brew in its line of limited-release draft-only beers.

The story of the Rider is the story of the wandering soul. Never in one place too long, never staying for more than a song. The Hobo is a quintessential American icon. It is unclear when he appeared in our history but the Hobo was a hard working man who followed jobs from town to town relying only on the cold steel rails for home. The moniker Hobo comes from combining the first two letters of Homeward Bound.

Just like this relic of American folklore The Rider has done its share of wandering. This West Coast red has been around the world. It represents the nomadic combination of our house Belgian yeast strain mixed with the west coast giant Simcoe hop and an anonymous experimental variety that will forever remain nameless, as do the men who rode those rails so long ago.

“I Know You Rider, Gonna Miss Me When I’m Gone”

The beer will preview during the December 1st, 2012 "Growler Hours" and will be available city-wide, the following week.

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.