DC Brau Brewing
July 17, 2012
WASHINGTON, D.C. - DC Brau Brewing Company, the largest and first production brewery in the District of Columbia since 1956, announced a new facility and production expansion plans today. The one-year-old brewery has doubled its square-footage with the addition of a new facility and will use the new space to more than double its brew operations by early November.
According to CEO Brandon Skall, the brewery has knocked down their northeast facing wall and moved into the 6,000 sq. ft. space directly adjacent to their existing facility, located just off Bladensburg Road in Northeast DC. The move brings the total size of the brewing facility to more than 12,000 sq. ft. The new space features an 800 sq. ft. refrigeration unit and added storage for grain and packaging materials.
Additional brew operations are in the works as well. According to brewer Chris Graham, the brewery has ordered five 60-barrel fermentation tanks and one 60-barrel bright tank. (One barrel equates to roughly two kegs of beer.) The new tanks should be up and running by early November, and will add roughly 300 barrels to the brewery's production per brew cycle, or around 7,800 more barrels per year. This figure more than doubles the DC beer company's current production. "With this expansion we hope to be able to better supply Virginia and DC, and also move into Maryland distribution," says Skall.
DC Brau Brewing Company, founded in 2009, is located in North East Washington, D.C. Co-founders Brandon Skall and Jeff Hancock are DC locals with a passion for brewing, complimented by years of experience in beverage distribution. DC Brau’s signature brews include: The Public (Pale Ale), The Corruption (IPA), and The Citizen (Belgian style Ale), with seasonal and special brews to follow. For more information on DC Brau, visit http://www.dcbrau.com.