Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Atlas Brew Works, Washington DC's newest brewery!

In early 2011, there were exactly three brewpubs in Washington, D.C., and exactly zero production-only breweries. That changed in April of that year when DC Brau opened its doors. Since then, two more production-breweries, 3 Stars and Chocolate City, have fired up their kettles.

Now, D.C. gets its 4th production brewery. Atlas Brew Works begins shipping draft beer the first week of September. Along with yesterday's good beer news, what a noteworthy DC Beer Week this has become. Here's the brewery's press release.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Atlas Brew Works, the District’s newest production craft brewery, today announced the dates its fresh, local craft beers will be available in bars and restaurants around the District of Columbia: September 2nd through 8th, 2013.

“We are excited to finally be licensed to manufacture beer in the District.” said Atlas CEO Justin Cox, “We can now focus on creating great quality craft beers to share with our community in DC.”

Atlas Brew Works, founded by Cox and award winning professional brewer Will Durgin, will launch the week of September 2nd -8th with an event in a different neighborhood across D.C. each night. Atlas will premier three beers that week: Rowdy, a hop-forward American-style Rye ale, accented by the peppery notes of rye; District Common, a California Common featuring Czech Saaz hops; and a third beer, NSFW, which will remain a surprise.

Atlas Brew Works is also excited to announce the addition of Dan Bedford to its brewing staff. Bedford’s impressive resume includes working on the brewing and cellar staff at Flying Dog, in Frederick, Maryland, followed by brewing for the Bristol Beer Factory, in Bristol, England.

“Dan is a great addition to our team and the skills he brings to Atlas will be an asset to our brewery’s mission of brewing local craft beer of the highest quality.” commented Head Brewer Will Durgin. Atlas Brew Works is located in the Ivy City neighborhood of North East DC and will provide fresh, local craft beers to thirsty Washingtonians in taverns and restaurants across the District.

DCBeer has posted the list of venues for the official release.
  • Monday, 9/2: Meridian Pint
  • Tuesday, 9/3: Pizzeria Paradiso Georgetown
  • Wednesday, 9/4: Big Hunt
  • Thursday, 9/5: Iron HOrse
  • Friday, 9/6: Churchkey
  • Saturday, 9/7: Smith Commons
  • Sunday, 9/8: Black Squirrel, Libertine
  • Follow Atlas Brew Works on Twitter: @AtlasBrewWorks.
  • Follow on Facebook: AtlasBrewWorks.
  • Website: www.atlasbrewworks.com.
  • The three brewpubs in D.C. are the District Chophouse, and two locations of Gordon-Biersch: one downtown, one Navy Yard.

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