DC Brau One of the Top 10 Fastest Growing Craft Breweries in the U.S.

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Congrats to the folks at DC Brau. From The Street:

“5. DC Brau Brewing
2011 production: 1,698 barrels
2012 production: 5,002 barrels
Growth rate: 195%

DC Brau’s reach has expanded throughout Maryland and Virginia and the brewery’s output has nearly tripled. Community outreach is the key to success for any small brewer, but DC Brau has just put on a clinic for breweries looking to fill their city’s beer void.”

5 Comment

  • The only reason I occasionally buy DC Brau is because its brewed here in good ol’ DC. Honestly, I generally find their product kinda “meh.” Their beers aren’t bad, but they aren’t noteworthy either. The pricing ticks me off as well. $12.99 (and up!) for a 6er of mediocre brau is ridiculous. More expensive than offerings from Stone, Lauganitas, Dogfish Head, Heavy Seas, Troegs, etc…all of whom make superior products, IMHO. I keep rooting for them, but they aren’t making it easy.

  • I think DC brau is some of the best beer in the country. The brewer is very innovative with all kinds of specialty brews that are delicious. We are lucky to have a great brewery like this right in DC. The beer is strong and powerful with a lot of flavor, so if bold flavors in your beer isn’t good, this beer may not be for you. I’m always on the lookout for what’s new and wonderful from this brewery. Keep up the great work.

  • justinbc

    I think their success is tied hand in hand with the burgeoning DC restaurant scene, and the fact that virtually every new restaurant that opens up offers at least one DC Brau product. That’s quite the built in customer base.

  • I honestly can’t tell if Eric above is being facetious. Yes, I often want big flavor in my beer. No, DC Brau is not good. Like Mt. P, I keep trying their new stuff and occasionally revisit their standards to give them another try, but their beers are mediocre at best.

    The locovore craze necessitates that new restaurants offer a DC Brau tap line, but honestly I think that after a few years the novelty will wear off. With more DC competition coming soon, establishments could very well check the “local beer on tap” box while offering a better product.

    And frankly, breweries like Mad Fox, Lost Rhino, and Port City are “local enough” while offering, on the whole, superior products. Lost Rhino and Port City, while certainly far from world class, offer some beers that are legitimately solid – beyond the “I’m-trying-to-like-this-and-enjoy-it-more-because-it’s-local” thing.

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