Friday, July 9, 2010

Every now and then it’s nice to escape the horrors of commercial real estate lease negotiations and go have some fun. On Thursday of this past week we stopped by Bill Madden’s Mad Fox Brewing Co. in Falls Church VA. We were IMPRESSED! The space is absolutely stunning and the food is even better.

When we got there Bill had the brewhouse cranking! With 5 of his 6 fermenters full, Bill is ready to open with bang! We got to try some of the pizza and it was super yumtastic! The Buffalo Chicken Pizza had the perfect balance of blue cheese and buffalo sauce and it finished with a nice smoky kick. The New York Pizza was also top notch!

We didn’t get a chance to try any of Bill’s brews but we’ll be back for that soon enough!

Waste no time getting into Mad Fox once it opens, it’s well worth it!

For more info check out this great article

and the Mad Fox Website

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Hello everyone! A lot has happened since our initial post, but before we get to the update let's start things off right and introduce ourselves. We are Jeff and Brandon, two long time friends and beverage industry professionals who have decided to open a brewery here in Washington, DC. We thought it would be fun to chronicle the DC Brau journey online from start to finish. We have a lot to share, so let’s get started!

The big news around here is that we are now FULL TIME employees of DC Brau. However, a lot had to happen before we were able to make this leap. First, we decided for sure that we wanted to do this (that was the easy part). Then we wrote up a business plan and hired a lawyer because we needed someone to translate all our great ideas into legal mumbo jumbo. Then came the tough part, we had to try to convince people to hand over their hard earned money, so that we could live our dream and make some great beer for the good people of DC! Good news...the plan worked!

We've learned a lot in the past two years. We learned that people really do want local craft beer from DC, that local politicians are very helpful and supportive of small business start-ups, and that things that sound too good to be true - usually are.

Keep checking back with us. We'll be updating this blog regularly.

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