SAVOR Week – DC Beer Tour

Heading to SAVOR on Friday night?  Check out DC’s craft breweries on Saturday.   The map shows a suggested itinerary.  Obviously, you will need a DD or Uber.

  1. DC Brau Brewery – open 12-4 pm (food trucks usually available)
  2. Chocolate City Brewery– open 12:30-4:30 pm (no food)
    • A nanobrewery located in the same building where stones were produced for use in DC’s Basilica.
  3. Atlas Brew Works– open 1 pm – 4 pm (no food)
    • Keep an eye out for this up-and-coming production brewery.
  4. 3 Stars Brewing– open 1 pm – 5 pm (food trucks usually available)
    • A nice variety of unique and complex beers with an excellent homebrew shop inside.
  5. Right Proper Brewing– open 11:30 am – 12 am (brewpub with full menu)
    • Great foods; Good sessionable beers.
  6. Capitol City Brewing Co. – open 11 am – 1 am (brewpub with full menu)
    • Boasts multiple award-winning beers.
  7. Bluejacket Brewery– open 4 pm – 1 am (brewpub with full menu)
    • Owned and operated by the people behind the excellent beer bar, ChurchKey.
* Pro tip – make a reservation ahead of time at BlueJacket, or you WILL have to wait a while for a table or even a spot at the bar.

Still thirsty? Check out these Northern Virginia gems:

  1. Port City Brewing Co. (food trucks usually available)
    • Try the Porter, it’s amazing.  Cleaning up at GABF recently.
  2. Mad Fox Brewing Co. (brewpub with full menu)
    • Great food, great beer.
  3. Heavy Seas Alehouse(brewpub with full menu)
    • An extension of the Baltimore-based brewery.


About Dan

Daniel Christopherson of is a beer and trademark attorney at Lehrman Beverage Law. He is an avid craft beer enthusiast who helps new and established breweries develop their business models, comply with the TTB and FDA, and protect their intellectual property.
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