DC’s newest craft brewery, planned near Brookland, will celebrate District history

D.C. is getting another craft brewery, this one on the border of the Brookland and Edgewood neighborhoods in Northeast D.C.

City-State Brewing Co. has signed a lease for 13,000 square feet at 705 Edgewood St. NE, according to a press release. The space will include a microbrewery, taproom and event space.

The project comes from James Warner, who’s been working for nearly three years to get the project off the ground. City-State will have two connected brewhouses, a 20-barrel system for producing larger runs of flagships, and a 5-barrel system for more experimental beers. He’s raising money for the project with the help of Nick Freshman of Mothersauce Partners.

Warner intends to sell beer in cans out of the taproom and to self-distribute in the District and Montgomery County to start. The former Senate climate change staffer and Peace Corps volunteer did stints in a brewery, as a server and as a craft beer salesman to learn the industry and prepare for opening his own spot.

Read the full story from the Washington Business Journal.

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