A homebrewer and a commercial brewer are teaming up to open Atlas Brew Works in Northeast DC come next year.
The new venture is a partnership between Will Durgin and Justin Cox, according to a press release. You'll be able to find the brewery at 2052 West Virginia Ave NE, and it will open some time in the first three months of next year.
The dirt on Durgin and Cox: The two became friends at Vanderbilt University (both were engineering students). Cox has spent eight years brewing beer at home, winning awards in contests such as the DC State Fair homebrew competition and the DC Homebrewers Association Contest. Durgin, for his part, has been brewing since college, and his resume includes stints at Telegraph Brewing Company in Santa Barbara and Pyramid Breweries in Portland, Oregon.
The brewery will be pretty large, at almost 10,000 square feet, and be open to the public for tours, tastings and growler purchases. The partners have been tracking some of their progress on the brewery's Facebook page.
· Atlas Brew Works [Official Site]