Did you miss out on the DC Brewer’s Bash? Craft beer, area brewers, and a special treat- Palo Santo ice cream were the highlights of the night. We were happy to host Atlas Brewing, DC Brau, and 3 Stars Brewing and chat with them about what they see up and coming in the DC Brewing scene.
For starters, Atlas Brewing’s Justin would like to share, for the record; he is a big fan of the Burton Buton. We asked Justin to give us his take on the DC craft beer community and what he hopes to see in the next few years. Easily, he was proud to share how close knit the community is, pointing to DC Brau and 3 Stars Brewing as he exclaimed how everyone is really good friends. Justin sees a new rising tide in the DC area and is excited to be part of building the reputation of a better community. As for the new breweries that plan to sprout in the next few years, he says “the more, the merrier” and adding more breweries will only create a personality to the area to define the DC niche.
DC Brau’s Jen jumped in to share her take after hyping up Aprihop for stealing the first place spot from Midas Touch as her favorite Dogfish Head beer. Jen is a huge fan of the young DC craft beer scene. In her words, it is “unique” while it is still very new compared to Portland’s 60+ breweries. DC Brau hit the scene early and has even geared up with legislation to pass DC laws that allow the pint to be enjoyed on site. “It’s a comradery; we want to watch it grow.” Close friends is a good description, these guys will share materials and ingredients when needed. Jen just hopes to continue to share in shaping the landscape (with approval by the city, of course).
Lastly but not least, Mike from 3 Stars Brewing, who favors our 61, says as for the DC scene, more is on the way. Growth is good and no one is cheering for a smaller scene according to Mike. “If anything the more players in the area work to elevate each other.” Agreed.
Dogfish Head is excited to see the DC craft beer scene grow and support it so we could invite more brewers in future roundtables. The takeaway from this season’s DC Brewer’s Bash Roundtable is easily summed up to this: the DC Brewer’s support the growth of the craft beer scene and welcome future brewers.