Good news for the #DCBrews scene out of DC Brau last week. Also good news for folks in Maryland who want some DC-made craft beer. From a press release:

DC Brau Brewing Company, the first production brewery in the District of Columbia since 1956, announced its 2012-2013 production expansion plans of today. This marks the second production expansion of 2012 and the brewery will be more than doubling its capacity again, with the addition of 5 new 60 barrel fermentation tanks and 1 new 60 barrel Brite Tank to its production line.

The brewery will be increasing production from 5,000 barrels annually to over 12,000 barrels (One barrel equates to roughly two kegs of beer.) According to CEO Brandon Skall, the new tanks should be up and running by January. This figure more than doubles the DC beer company’s current production. “With all of the support and encouragement we’ve received from loyal bars, restaurants, and DC Brau drinkers, we’ll be able to make the in-roads into the rest of the region,” says Skall. “We’ve been eyeing Maryland distribution for a while, and this will give us the capacity to meet both the needs of Washington DC proper, as well as the rest of the Capital region.”

2012 also saw a small expansion of DC Brau, into the Charlottesville, VA region. “We wanted to test the waters with our capacity, and we had already laid the groundwork with Virginia distribution,” says Skall. “We know we’ll be ready for our loyal Maryland fans, in 2013.”