Drink DC Brau

DC Brau

Relevant Links:
DC Brau Website

I wrote: "The Citizen beer has a slightly bitter taste.

The Public has a more grassy smell and I find it tastier than the Citizen, if you like pale ale.

The Corruption has less on the nose and is much lighter than I expected.

Penn Quarter has more of a coffee smell than I've had from recent porters I've tried. It has a very strong coffee bean taste. Good stuff." 5:44PM

Website Information:
The Citizen™ Belgian Ale is inspired by the timeless Tripel style ales of Belgium.

Using a traditional high gravity "Abbey" yeast strain that encourages the production of highly palatable ethanol notes supported by Aromatic and Carapils malts. "The Citizen" also exhibits the noble hop spiciness that is common to most Belgian Ales.

Reigning in at 7.0% ABV this is the Brau's strongest offering in our flagship portfolio.

Can Factoids:

2012: "In 1963, the citizens of Washington DC won the right to vote for the president and vice president of the United States, with the ratification of the 23rd amendment to the Constitution."

Style: Belgian Pale
Color: Light Copper
ABV: 7%
Serving type: Can
Availability: Year-Round

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The Public™ Pale Ale is brewed in the classic American Pale Ale style. Assertive bitterness backed by C-60 and Vienna malts which lend notes of rich, yet semi-dry caramel. Then followed up with a nice white grapefruit and citrus aroma that begs for a follow up sip.

"The Public" is DC Brau's most popular offering and continues to be a sought after staple by imbibers and ale hounds in the Nations Capitol.

Can Factoids:

2012: "'New Columbia' is the name of the proposed U.S. state that would be created by the admission of the District of Columbia into the United States as the 51st state according to legislation offered starting in the 98th Congress in 1983" - suggested by contest winner Matthew Vermillion

2011: "In November 2000, the DC Department of Motor Vehicles began issuing license plates bearing the slogan 'Taxation Without Representation' - Visit www.dcvote.org for more information"

Style: American Pale
Color: Crimson Copper
ABV: 6.0%
Serving type: Can
Availability: Year-Round

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The Corruption™ IPA is DC Brau's take on a Pacific Northwest IPA.

Brewed with Pale 2 row, C-10, Honey and Victory malts. Exclusively hopped with 40 lbs of Columbus hops per brew to ring in at 80 IBU.

"The Corruption" comes in at 6.5% ABV. This beer straddle's the line between IPA and Imperial IPA and has a supportive malty backbone with an assertive hop presence that smacks your mouth with a dank, resinous bitterness followed by pleasant aroma's of pine sap and burnt spruce.

Can Factoids:
2012: "In 1824, Speaker of the House Henry Clay forged a coalition that secured the White House for John Quincy Adams. In return, Adams named Clay as his secretary of state in what became known as 'The Corrupt Bargain'."

Style: India Pale
Color: Orange Copper
ABV: 6.5%
Serving type: Can
Availability: Year-Round

Website Information:
Penn Quarter Porter was our first in a line of draft and 22oz bomber limited-release beers, and it's a robust porter! Now available in Cans! In the way that The Public™ is on the line between a pale ale and an IPA, this is on the line between a porter and a stout - with chocolate notes and a dry, roasted finish.

In addition to our Penn Quarter Porter, we have a very special release, aged for six months in Roundstone Rye® whiskey barrels from Catoctin Creek distilling in Purcellville, Virginia. Catoctin Creek are not only talented distillers, but they are also local producers of some of the finest artisanal whiskey available on the East Coast.

Frequently Asked Questions About PQP

Q: Can I age/cellar Penn Quarter Porter?
A: Despite the lower alcohol volume, we think the complex nature of PQP will allow it to age and develop into something even more special, if cellared properly. Put a bottle away for a year, and see for yourself!

Q: "Why do you call this a 'limited-release' when it seems to be available all year round?"
A: Penn Quarter Porter is brewed in much smaller, tightly-controlled batches than the other flagship beers. PQP production may also change at any time in order to accommodate other seasonal releases.

Q: What/Where is Penn Quarter?
A: Penn Quarter Porter is named for the Penn Quarter area of Washington, D.C., which most notably houses Ford's Theatre, where President Abraham Lincoln was shot. It also is home to numerous bars, restaurants, and museums.


Penn Quarter Porter was the 2012 Gold Medal winner of the Los Angeles International Commercial Beer Competition.

Style: Robust Porter
Color: Deep Chocolate Brown
ABV: 5.5%
Serving type: NOW IN CANS!
Availability: Semi-regular Release

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