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DC Brau Discontinues Free Samples, Citing 'Widespread Abuse'

This is why D.C. can't have nice things.

DC Brau
DC Brau
Missy Frederick is the Cities Director for Eater.

No more free samples during growler hours, DC Brau fans.

The brewery sent out a press release today saying they will no longer offer free samples due to "widespread abuse of the privilege."

In the release, CEO Brandon Skall said, "Unfortunately people were going to great lengths to circumvent the system to drink more without paying. We are all for having people try our beers, but we have to stay compliant to the rules. This decision isn’t about the money, it’s about protecting our license."

DC Brau's permit allows up to 12 oz of free beer per person each visit. They used to give out four drink tickets when people arrived at the location. Instead, now they'll offer 3.5 oz pours for $2 each during growler hours (in addition to pint sales and growler fills).

Growler hours at DC Brau are Thursday and Friday 4-9 p.m., Saturdays from 1-6 p.m. and Sundays from 1-5 p.m. They offer half-priced pints on Friday nights.

DC Brau Brewing Co

3178 Bladensburg Rd NE, Washington, D.C. 20018 (202) 621-8890 Visit Website