When beer historians look back at craft beer in 2019, they’ll find a few big themes: competition, independence and celebrating the roots of this incredible craft brewing community.Read More
Visiting Washington, D.C. Breweries
The Washington, D.C. area reaches from the District to Northern Virginia and Southern Maryland. While the area’s brewing scene is fairly new, local brewers, brew pubs, and bars have created a fervent fanbase in just a few short years. People who call the area their home are fiercely proud of the region’s history and locally-made products, including the craft beer.
After WWII, the “Beer Belongs” campaign helped change minds by using well-known artists to redraw how Americans perceived beer.Read More
The Brewers Association announces the 2020 SAVOR date as well as a venue change! Get the details on the special Washington D.C. beer and food celebration.Read More
If you’re shopping for someone who loves beer and you want to splurge on something darn right impressive, we’ve dug up some extraordinary beer gifts.Read More
The Brewers Association announces the Sunday after Thanksgiving will be Small Brewery Sunday, encouraging beer lovers to visit craft breweries Dec. 1, 2019.Read More
As the Museum of American History welcomes its new display celebrating American craft brewers, its Last Call event featured some superstar brewing pioneers sharing memories.Read More
Explore U.S. Beer History in Washington, D.C.
Washington, D.C. is a city where you can soak up the nation’s history, and that includes the role beer plays in the U.S. The American Brewing History Initiative at the American Museum of National History was created to build an archive for telling the ever-unfolding story of beer’s importance in the nation’s history. The initiative will also highlight how craft beer and independent brewers and homebrewers have played a large role in that story since the 1960s. The Brewers Association, publisher of CraftBeer.com, is the lead sponsor of the American Brewing History Initiative.
Maryland’s Denizens Brewing Co. has recreated "Bock to the Future," a replica of an 80-year-old bock beer recipe that was found in the Smithsonian’s archives.Read More
The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History will explore the history and industry of brewing in the US in a new showcase beginning Oct. 25, 2019.Read More
Architect and author Neil Ginty talks about some of his favorite breweries that give you a front row seat to the brewing process.Read More
Find Craft Beer and Breweries in Washington
If you are planning to visit and explore the Washington, D.C. craft beer scene, make our CraftBeer.com Brewery Finder your go-to online search tool. As more brew pubs and breweries open in the area, it can be hard to stay up to date with all of them. Our interactive map is continually updated, making sure the newest craft breweries are easy to find. If you are always looking for new spots, let our powerful brewery search engine locate the Washington, D.C. beers and brew pubs that pique your interest.
D.C. Area Craft Beer News
There are many exciting things going on with Washington, D.C. craft beer and breweries across the area. D.C. brewery tours pop up every now and then, so make sure to keep an eye out. Knowing the latest happenings with brew pubs will help you plan your trip, so continue to visit CraftBeer.com for updates on Washington, D.C. beer and brewery news across the Mid-Atlantic region.