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Oskar Blues & DC Brau “Smells Like Freedom” Smells Like Weed

Oskar Blues Brewery and DC Brau have definitely made a statement with their newest beer, Smells Like Freedom. What does it smell like? Weed.

Smells Like Freedom is a tribute to Initiative 71 that legalized marijuana in Washington D.C. in late February. It is now legal to possess and grow pot in the district, yet it cannot be bought or sold.

The two brewery team came up with IPA that contains a mix of hops that smells like fresh cannabis.

Both Oskar Blues and DC Brau brewed Smells Like Freedom at their breweriesA majority of the release is draft, the cans are exclusive to Washington D.C.

Smells Like Freedom debuted at a special party in the nation’s capital on March 17th.

Style: IPA
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft. 120 Barrels (nearly 4,000 gallons)

7% ABV

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Posted in Baxter Brewing Co, DC Brau Brewing Co, Headlines, New Releases

DC Brau & Baxter Brewing Create New Can Collab

Lewiston, Maine’s Baxter Brewing and DC Brau (Washington D.C.) have teamed up on a new collaboration beer – Daughters of Poseidon. A stout/ipa hybrid brewed with oysters.

Brandon Skall, founder of DC Brau and Luke Livingston of Baxter Brewing met a couple of years ago at the American Craft Beer Festival in Boston. Their breweries were founded about a year apart, and both can their offerings. Both breweries are even close to the ocean. Why not collaborate?

The result is a unique recipe, more like a dark IPA than a stout, brewed with precisely the same ingredients at both DC Brau and Baxter. Except that the DC version uses locally sourced Rappahannock Oyster Co. Olde Salt oysters, and the Maine version uses oysters from Glidden Point Oyster Company in the Pemaquid (ME) area.

The duo spent time each oysters on the water in Boston during their time at the festival. A perfect way to remember their meeting was to add oysters to the collaboration. 800 pounds worth, to be exact. DC Brau/Baxter Daughters of the Poseidon will be available in 16oz cans for a limited time.

Style: Stout (w/ Oysters)
Availability: 16oz Cans
Arrival: May 8th, 2014

Release Events:

Meridian Pint (Washington D.C) 5/8, 5 pm
Deep Ellum (Boston, MA) – 5/29
American Craft Beer Fest – 5/30 – 5/31

Posted in DC Brau Brewing Co, Distribution Expansion

DC Brau Starts Shipping To Maryland

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Washington D.C. based DC Brau will start shipping to Maryland this week. The beer will start flowing in just Montgomery County first. This small, but meaningful distribution expansion places DC Brau in 3 territories – D.C. Virginia, and Maryland.

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DC United and DC Brau Create The Tradition

A name has been chosen. The Tradition, submitted by Donald Wine II and selected by DC United’s Chris Pontius, Ethan White and Dejan Jakovic will become DC’s first team-specific brew. The beer will make its debut this Saturday during DC United’s match against New England Revolution and will be available at DC Brau and select local bars.

Style: Golden Ale
Availability: Draft Only
Arrival: June 2013

4.5% ABV 

Posted in Beer News, DC Brau Brewing Co

DC Brau Kicks it Local with DC United Beer

In a first for the DC sports scene, DC Brau has teamed up with DC United soccer team to brew a unique beer just for them. The beer, currently unnamed, will be served at official DC United bar partners as well as DC Brau. 1000 gallons have been produced, they’re just waiting for a fan to name it. On DC United’s website fans can enter their name submission for a chance to win 2 field side seats, admission to the DC United field level game day experience, and a DC Brau/DC United prize pack. Look for this beer starting in June 2013.

Style: Golden Ale
Availability: 12 oz cans, Draft
Arrival: June 2013

4.5% ABV