In this beer blog, we are going to get into the third beer from my beer trade. It is DC Brau The Public Pale Ale. If you read my beer blogs on their beers back in 2012, you know the history of this DC craft brewery. If you have not read those blogs, please, read them to get to know DC Brau Brewery. Let us get into this beer.
This pale ale has a clear copper color with a white constant head. The smell has a piney to citrus notes. The taste has a light caramel to citrus notes. The aftertaste has a dry hop finish. It is a pretty drinkable brew.
Here is a description from the beer can:
“New Columbia” is the name of the proposed U.S. State that would created by the admission of the district of Columbia into the United States as the 51st State according to legislation offered starting in the 98th congress in 1983.
Here is a description from their website (www.dcbrau.com):
The Public™ Pale Ale is brewed in the classic American Pale Ale style. Assertive bitterness backed by C-60 and Vienna malts which lend notes of rich, yet semi-dry caramel. Then followed up with a nice white grapefruit and citrus aroma that begs for a follow up sip.
“The Public” is DC Brau’s most popular offering and continues to be a sought after staple by imbibers and ale hounds in the Nations Capitol.
- 2012: “‘New Columbia’ is the name of the proposed U.S. state that would be created by the admission of the District of Columbia into the United States as the 51st state according to legislation offered starting in the 98th Congress in 1983” – suggested by contest winner Matthew Vermillion
- 2011: “In November 2000, the DC Department of Motor Vehicles began issuing license plates bearing the slogan ‘Taxation Without Representation’ – Visit www.dcvote.org for more information”
Here is their website and twitter addresses:
In the end, I have had a few of their beers while in and out of Washington DC in 2012 at Savor. I do not think they were at Savor but they were in pretty much every bar we went into. I know I had one of their Stouts. I have to say I was pretty impressed with their beers. Just like Devil’s Backbone Company, I was on a beer hunt for their beers when I lived in Chicago market. I shortly discovered that they were not there. I moved to Michigan and I found out they are not here either. This is a small craft brewery that is growing at rapid rate. They are in process of expanding their brewery. I hope they make it to Michigan soon. I love their packaging and the liquid lives up to the high standards from the craft beer community. I love the malty backbone and the hops used. I highly recommend this beer if you can get yourself a can. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser