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 arrived in NoVa this year, when popular Loudoun County craft brewer Solace took over the Mad Fox brewpub space in Falls Church. Meanwhile, D.C.’s brewery scene got an additional boost thanks to recent arrivals from Brooklyn-born OtherHalf in Ivy City and ambitious beer startup City-State in Edgewood.
Here are 21 essential breweries for beer fans to visit around D.C.
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