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Brookland, the Geographic Center of the DC Beer Scene

“My house is about equidistant from the Young’s brewery and the Fuller’s brewery. This is no accident.” — Michael Jackson

On Saturday, November 26th, 2011, Chocolate City Brewing became the second production brewery to offer growler fills in DC, behind DC Brau, which opened in April. It’s no accident that both these breweries are located in DC’s Ward 5, which boasts available space and favorable zoning, lacking in many other parts of the city. Meanwhile, in a warehouse district in the northeast corner of Ward 4, 3 Stars Brewing continues their build out and should open within the next few months. Lowbrau, a nanobrewery in its planning stages, is looking at real estate along Rhode Island Avenue in Ward 5 for a brewpub, while Ward 5 resident Nathan Zeender, a homebrewer of some note, is partnering with Thor Cheston to open a brewpub as well, though the tentative location will likely be in Wards 1 or 2.

Click on the image below for a better look at where DC’s breweries currently call home!

* Neighborhood boundaries in DC, as in many cities, are contentious. Our apologies if this map, from dcrealestateguide.com, offends you.

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