upon our arrival in DC, we were inspired by other area businesses who like to focus on the local aspects of the district. Union Kitchen DC helps incubate + launch new DC food concepts out of its Ivy City commissary space while Atlas Brew Works delivers top tier craft beer to the city by way of a fully solar-powered brewery.
"founded in 2004; born at the dawn of civilization" claims the popular Brooklyn-based brewery, Sixpoint. Created to push the boundaries on the overall perception + styles of beer, Sixpoint has since established itself as one of Brooklyn's finest breweries, with almost every Brooklyn bar offering some variation of their brews on tap (you'd be hard-pressed to find a bar that doesn't carry SWEET ACTION—their staple cream ale/pale ale hybrid). The team at Sixpoint was even nice enough to provide the local suds for our Brooklyn FoodWorks pop-up dinner a few months back.
DC is continually redefining itself, shifting further away from its government and tourist roots into a more authentic small town, rich with culture, art and really, really good beer. One of the breweries contributing to DC's evolution is Right Proper Brewing, a craft brewery with roots in the burgeoning Shaw + Brookland sections of the city.
New Jersey’s Flying Fish Brewing Co. has been a part of the craft beer movement since before there was a craft beer movement. We sat down + enjoyed a nice cold beer with founder, Gene Muller, to learn more about how his brewery got it’s start online + how sustainable practices make for a greener future + superior suds.
hg: what were you doing prior to founding Flying Fish?
Philadelphia's hometown brewery, Yards, began as many great ideas do — in a dorm room + amongst friends. Since then it has become the staple beer in every Philly-area bar. We met with Yards' Founder, Owner + Head Brewer, Tom Kehoe, to talk all things brewed and sudsy (including one of our new stir-fry sauces, Yards Brawler au jus) as well as how the company plans to "Brew Unto Others" to give even more to the Philadelphia community.