It’s a long time coming, but it’s finally happening! 3 Stars Brewing is officially brewing! Fermenters are filling up, mash tuns are being emptied, and the District’s third production brewery is about to provide us with craft beer!

Here’s the official release in case you missed it, including info on the beers that will be at launch!

The District’s Newest Craft Brewery Aims to Have Kegs in Market by Early August
Washington, DC – It’s official – residents of the District of Columbia now have another craft brewery operating at full steam in their backyard. The long-awaited 3 Stars Brewing Company is excited to announce that it has completed the inspection and permitting process, and is now brewing in Takoma Park.

“The build-out and permitting process has taken a bit longer than Mike and I had expected, but we’re excited to finally have brewing operations underway” says 3 Stars President Dave Coleman. “We have used the extra time to refine some of our recipes, and get the word out in the community about our beers so there’s excitement and an appreciation about what we’re doing at 3 Stars Brewing Company.”

“I am very excited to have 3 Stars Brewing Company as a part of the DC craft beer scene,” says Greg Jasgur, Executive Bar Manager of Pizzeria Paradiso/Birreria Paradiso. “I have been particularly impressed with the care and thoughtfulness they have shown with their collaborative releases, and am quite eager to see what they have brewing for all of us in the future. I hope to be drinking interesting, delicious 3 Stars beers for a very long time.”

Coleman and co-founder Mike McGarvey are planning on releasing three different beers as their initial offerings to the DC market this summer, including:
Urban Farmhouse: a Belgian-style Saison (6.5% ABV) with a slightly sweet fruity nose, hints of grass & coriander, and a clean dry finish with smooth lingering citrus notes.

The Southern Belle: an Imperial Brown Ale (8.7% ABV) carries subtle notes of roasted coffee, toasted pecans, and oak, with a smooth, yet slightly effervescent, mouthfeel and deep rich malt character.

The Pandemic Porter: an American Imperial Porter (9.6% ABV) with cold steeped fresh-roasted small batch coffee added during secondary fermentation. Loaded with a huge roasted malt and coffee nose, and chocolate and roasted malt flavors up front, this porter finishes smooth with lingering chocolate and coffee flavors and balanced malt bitterness.

Once released, 3 Stars Brewing Company beers will be available at restaurants and bars throughout DC, as well as some retail outlets, both on tap and in 750 ml bottles.

“The launch of 3 Stars Brewing Co should have everyone in DC excited. Our team at Smith Commons has had an opportunity to sample several of their offerings, and it is safe to say that Dave and Mike are brewing up world-class beers,” says Miles Gray, Managing Partner of Smith Commons Dining Room and Public House. “The brews are truly artisan in execution and express a subtle, yet flavorful complexity not often seen in Mid-Atlantic beers.”
About 3 Stars Brewing Company

3 Stars Brewing Company is delivering on the promise of bringing locally hand-crafted artisanal ales to the DC area. The company consists of Dave Coleman and Mike McGarvey, two long time friends who decided to seize the opportunity to produce high quality beer for the District of Columbia – hoping to make this world-class city a world-class craft beer destination. For more information about the brewery, please visit