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Posted at 01:12 PM ET, 11/30/2011

Open houses: Try some local beers this weekend


Every Saturday, you can meet DC Brau brewer Jeff Hancock, tour his Northeast D.C. brewery, taste his beers and bring home 64 ounces for yourself. (Bill O'Leary/The Washington Post)

This past weekend, Chocolate City Beer opened the doors of its Brookland brewery to the public for the first time. From 12:30 to 4, dozens of people filed in to grab a growler of Copper Ale to go for $10, either buying a 64-ounce glass jug with the Copper City logo ($6) or bringing their own.

Growlers have long been a fixture at brewpubs, which almost never commercially release beers outside their own bars. But you can also go to most local breweries and get super-fresh beer from a tap for far less than you’re paying for a pint at local pubs.

To welcome Chocolate City to the scene, we put together a quick guide to local breweries that fill growlers.

By  |  01:12 PM ET, 11/30/2011

Categories:  Bars and Clubs

 
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