The past decade or so has produced a revival of craft brewing in the D.C. area, with breweries popping up in the District proper, in the open space of Loudoun County, and in the Maryland suburbs.
DC Brau kicked off the trend in the city when it opened in 2009. The city’s essential breweries include brew pubs like Right Proper in Shaw, large-scale facilities like Bluejacket in Navy Yard, and neighborhood taprooms like Settle Down Easy in Falls Church. Another heavy hitter will arrive in NoVa this year, when popular Loudoun County craft brewer Solace takes over the Mad Fox brewpub space in Falls Church.
Here are 16 essential breweries for beer fans to visit around D.C.
— Updated by Adele Chapin and Gabe HiattRead More