In the past couple of years, the District has become a veritable beertown.
DC Brau Brewery started the wave of new microbrews in the District when it opened up its brewery last year. Chocolate City Beer soon followed suit, and today 3 Stars Brewing Company officially tapped its kegs in the Takoma neighborhood.
Before DC Brau, the District had been without a local brewery since 1956. That was the year when the iconic Chr. Heurich Brewing Co. shut its
It had been founded by German immigrant Christian Heurich (pronounced “Hi-rick”) in 1873 near Dupont Circle, and soon became the most successful brewery in town.