Beertown

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

The old Heurich Brewery on the Potomac.

doors.

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.

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