welcome

At Denizens Brewing Company, we live by a few simple beliefs.

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We believe that the best products are made locally, and that everyone has a right to fresh, local craft beer.

Drinking beer close to where it’s brewed gives us a better product and does right by the local economy and environment. From bag of grain to pint glass, making beer is our passion, and sharing our product with you is at the heart of what we do. Only two years ago, none of this would have been possible in Montgomery County, MD, so we worked with government and community leaders to remove unnecessary, prohibition-era barriers, enabling an expansion in local beer production and distribution.

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We believe every brewery should be a gathering place for the community.

There’s no craft beer type; craft beer belongs to all of us. We welcome beer fans to our two-story taproom and spacious beer garden seven days a week. We celebrate birthdays and anniversaries, and we get to know our guests’ four legged friends. From partnering with the University of Maryland to grow yeast strains, to giving our used grains to Montgomery County farmers, to hosting fundraisers for local non-profits, we are a community-based company.

 


We believe in the power and opportunity of US manufacturing.

In addition to brewing our beer in downtown Silver Spring, MD, we carry Maryland products whenever possible, including locally produced wine, mead, and cider. We also work with US companies for all of our merchandise so we can provide a higher quality product while supporting other US businesses.

 


taproom hours

open 7 days a week
mon–thu: 4pm to 11pm
fri: 3pm to 1am
sat: 12pm to 1am
sun: 12pm to 10pm


this week

mon, 9/26: all day happy hour
+ pres. debate drinking game
tue, 9/27: trivia at 8pm
wed, 9/28: karaoke at 7:30pm
sat, 10/1: 'make it funky'
wild beer festival
(reopening to the
general public at 5pm!)
sun, 10/2: redskins v. browns

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next up

mon, 10/3: all day happy hour
tue, 10/4: trivia at 8pm
sat, 10/8: scott slay and the rail
sun, 10/9: redskins v. ravens

“Work is the curse of the drinking classes.”
― Oscar Wilde

your beer

 We brew to honor time-tested traditions and styles, while also pushing the boundaries that define craft beer. With five flagship beers showcasing traditional lager, ale, and Belgian styles, and rotating seasonal selections highlighting our barrel aging and sour programs, we’ve got a style to suit every taste. At 45 beers and counting since opening in 2014, we’ve got no plans of slowing down.

Come in any time during business hours for pints (avg. $7), growlers (avg. $17), and cans (avg. $10).

a petit for $400 sour ale

by DBC
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a petit for $400 sour ale
September 2016
the chapless horseman bourbon barrel-aged russian imperial stout

by DBC
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the chapless horseman bourbon barrel-aged russian imperial stout
September 2016
nine hoppy abbey-style single

by DBC + Granville Moore's
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nine hoppy abbey-style single
August 2016
bunches barrel-aged honey oat farmhouse ale

by DBC + Charm City Meadworks
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bunches barrel-aged honey oat farmhouse ale
August 2016
georgia ave. peach berliner weisse

by DBC
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georgia ave. peach berliner weisse
July 2016
foam party german-style hefeweizen

by DBC
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foam party german-style hefeweizen
July 2016
dubplate american double ipa

by DBC
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dubplate american double ipa
June 2016
rumble and roar “intercontinental” double india red ale

by DBC
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rumble and roar “intercontinental” double india red ale
June 2016
whodunnit? sour red saison

by DBC
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whodunnit? sour red saison
June 2016
black’s one-eye’d bock hellesbock

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black’s one-eye’d bock hellesbock
May 2016
denny’s delight dark farmhouse-style ale

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denny’s delight dark farmhouse-style ale
May 2016
feels like the first time orval tribute beer

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feels like the first time orval tribute beer
May 2016
jobu’s gonna git you rum barrel-aged brett dubbel

by DBC
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jobu’s gonna git you rum barrel-aged brett dubbel
April 2016
B.O.S.S.

by DBC
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B.O.S.S.
March 2016
mc ramirez tequila barrel-aged irish-style export stout

by DBC
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mc ramirez tequila barrel-aged irish-style export stout
March 2016
ponch’s paunch

by DBC
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ponch’s paunch
March 2016
de ranke donk black saison

by DBC + Hellbender Brewing Company
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de ranke donk black saison
January 2016
aged ill padrino quadrupel

by DBC
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aged ill padrino quadrupel
December 2015
cool breeze oatmeal stout

by DBC
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cool breeze oatmeal stout
December 2015
wee more funkay barrel aged sour wee heavy

by DBC
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wee more funkay barrel aged sour wee heavy
November 2015
five points india pale lager

by DBC
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five points india pale lager
November 2015
guera en la madera brett barrel-aged tripel

by DBC
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guera en la madera brett barrel-aged tripel
October 2015
nuggernaut american-belgo coffee stout

by DBC
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nuggernaut american-belgo coffee stout
October 2015
bocho bandido

by DBC
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bocho bandido
September 2015
bocho gose

by DBC
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bocho gose
August 2015
drie day white IPA

by DBC
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drie day white IPA
July 2015
first time anniversary ale

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first time anniversary ale
July 2015
backyard boogie farmhouse-inspired ale

by DBC
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backyard boogie farmhouse-inspired ale
July 2015
blanc yeah! belgian-style saison

by DBC
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blanc yeah! belgian-style saison
June 2015
trainspotting pale ale

by DBC
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trainspotting pale ale
June 2015
mildy soba brown mild

by DBC
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mildy soba brown mild
May 2015
brett leroy brett IPA

by DBC
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brett leroy brett IPA
May 2015
macadocious maibock

by DBC
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macadocious maibock
April 2015
wee bit funkay wee heavy

by DBC
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wee bit funkay wee heavy
April 2015
sex panther india black lager

by DBC
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sex panther india black lager
March 2015
short session double IPA

by DBC
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short session double IPA
February 2015
ill padrino belgian-style quadrupel

by DBC
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ill padrino belgian-style quadrupel
January 2015
ponch’s porter

by DBC
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ponch’s porter
December 2014
the shirtless horseman russian imperial stout

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the shirtless horseman russian imperial stout
November 2014
junk in the dunk dunkel

by DBC
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junk in the dunk dunkel
November 2014
mixed breeds are the prettiest american-belgo blonde ale

by DBC
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mixed breeds are the prettiest american-belgo blonde ale
October 2014
big bad bohemian pale lager

by DBC
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big bad bohemian pale lager
October 2014
ponch’s patch pumpkin porter

by DBC
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ponch’s patch pumpkin porter
October 2014
third party belgian-style tripel

by DBC
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third party belgian-style tripel
September 2014
big red norm american red ale

by DBC
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big red norm american red ale
September 2014
born bohemian czech-style pilsner

by DBC
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born bohemian czech-style pilsner
September 2014
southside rye ipa

by DBC
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southside rye ipa
July 2014
lowest lord english-style ESB

by DBC
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lowest lord english-style ESB
July 2014

not in silver spring?

We self-distribute our beer to over 70 bars in Maryland and DC.
Find DBC beer at your neighborhood bars and restaurants devoted to craft.

“Hell, there are no rules here - we're trying to accomplish something.”
― Thomas Edison

your kitchen

 seasonal | shareable | made for beer

The food you eat should stand up to and complement the beer you’re drinking. We bring the same passion and creativity of our brewing process to our kitchen, where the rotating menu features seasonal, sharable plates you can enjoy with your favorite DBC brew. Need some guidance on how to pair beer with your next meal? We got you.

snacks and smalls

pretzel bread    $8
warm pretzel + lowest lord cheese dip
pairing: born bohemian or lowest lord

popcorn    $5
parmesan and chives
pairing: third party or lowest lord

fries    $6
parmesan, herbs, aioli
pairing: lowest lord or born bohemian

chickpea wedges   $7
cumin, garam masala, tamarind chutney
pairing: bunches or third party

sesame hummus   $7
tahini oil, pita chips
pairing: born bohemian or big red norm

wings    $11
choose roasted tomato sauce (a)
or west indian pepper sauce (b)
pairing: nine (a) or southside (b)

sandra's pupusa    $7
carnitas (a) or cheese (b), black bean, cabbage slaw
pairing: big red norm (a) or nine (b)

crispy brussel sprouts     $9
avocado mousse, heirloom beans, and red beets
pairing: lowest lord or southside

handhelds

choose fries or garden salad

kitchen burger    $14
brisket patties, pickled onions, goat cheese,
tomato jam, arugula
- add bacon, cheddar, or mozzarella (+$1)
pairing: born bohemian or big red norm

warm curry chicken sandwich    $13
currant, celery, fennel, aioli, baguette
pairing: southside or 5 points

quinoa burger    $14
kale slaw, pickled onions, aioli
- add bacon, cheddar, or mozzarella (+$1)
pairing: lowest lord or bunches

tomato spent grain toast    $12
tomato, pesto, mozzarella, balsamic reduction
(toast is made with grain from our beer!)
- add bacon (+$1)
pairing: nine or born bohemian

greens and bowls

add grain bites, grilled chicken, or carnitas to any bowl (+$4)

brewer's salad    $8
kale, balsamic vinaigrette, barley, mozzarella
pairing: lowest lord or big red norm

kitchen caesar    $9
kale, garlic-pablano dressing, parmesan
- add anchovy (+$2)
pairing: born bohemian or lowest lord

quinoa salad    $8
mixed veggies, arugula, lemon vinaigrette
pairing: bocho or 5 points

garden salad    $9
pistachio-rolled goat cheese, honey-thyme vinaigrette
pairing: bunches or third party

sweet thangs

stuffed pastry    $7
pastry, macaroon, whipped cream
choose: strawberry jam and basil (a) or
orange marmalade and lemon curd (b)
pairing: third party (a) or southside (b)

 

fried dough    $7
chai spice, dulce de leche
pairing: big red norm or third party

★ in order to best serve you, we offer a separate, picnic-style menu in the beer garden 

“A fine beer may be judged with only one sip, but it's better to be thoroughly sure.”
— Czech Proverb

your events

There’s always something going on at the brewery or with DBC around town. Come join us!

Looking to have your party here?

at the taproom

every mon: all day happy hour
every tue: trivia kicks off at 8pm

mon, 9/26: presidential debate drinking game

sat, 10/1: 'make it funky' wild beer fest
(reopening to the general public at 5pm!)
tue, 10/4: vice presidential debate drinking game
fri, 10/7: dj set in the beer garden
sat, 10/8: live music ft. scott slay and the rail 
sun, 10/9: sun, salutations, & suds 
fri, 10/14: dj cuurious  in the beer garden
sat, 10/15: live music ft. phil kominski duo 
fri, 10/21: live music ft. the beanstalk library duo
sat, 10/22: dj set in the beer garden
sun, 10/23: sun, salutations, & suds 
fri, 10/28: live music ft. katie hargrove 
sat, 10/29: halloween party

 out and about

sat, 9/24 - sat, 10/1: dc beer week
mon, 9/26: barrel-aged release party at jack rose
tue, 9/27: women's industry event with
republic restoratives at brookland's finest
tue, 9/27: sensory overload pairing class lead by
women in the beer industry at the black squirrel
thu, 9/29: ladies' night at pizzeria paradiso
thu, 10/6 - sat, 10/8: great american beer festival
sat, 10/8 - sun, 10/9: taste of dc festival
sat, 10/15 - sun, 10/16: northern virginia fall brewfest
sat, 10/22: baltimore craft beer festival
(bam bus from dbc available!)
wed, 10/26: chefs for equality
sun, 10/30: taste on wheels outdoor brunch

"Milk is for babies. When you grow up you have to drink beer."
- Arnold Schwarzenegger

your team

Your beer is our business. And oh, it’s serious.

Owners Emily Bruno, Jeff Ramirez, and Julie Verratti launched Denizens Brewing Co in 2014 to bring the camaraderie of the brewery taproom to the DMV. Emily and Julie – locals and recovering office dwellers – joined forces with their brother-in-law Jeff, a veteran of the CO and PA beer scenes, to create a space where anyone could pull up a chair, grab a pint, and enjoy. Denizens is the only woman and minority owned and operated brewery in Maryland and a proud member of the Silver Spring community.

We’re lucky to have an awesome and growing team that shares a true love of craft. We don’t take ourselves too seriously, unless it’s in finding an excuse to celebrate. Interested in joining us? Email us.

 

  • Emily Bruno

    Favorite Denizens Brew: lowest lord ESB
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    Emily Bruno | Director of Business Operations / Founder
  • Jeff Ramirez

    Favorite Denizens Brew: born bohemian pilsner
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    Jeff Ramirez | Director of Brewing Operations / Founder
  • Julie Verratti

    Favorite Denizens Brew: born bohemian pilsner
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    Julie Verratti | Director of Business Development / Founder
  • Jack Basso

    Favorite Denizens Brew: drie day white IPA
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    Jack Basso | Marketing Manager
  • Stephanie Nale

    Favorite Denizens Brew: sex panther IBL
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    Stephanie Nale | General Manager
  • Annie Dougherty

    Favorite Denizens Brew: sex panther IBL
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    Annie Dougherty | Assistant General Manager
  • Viviana Nunes

    Favorite Denizens Brew: third party tripel
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    Viviana Nunes | Executive Chef
  • Amy Smith

    Favorite Denizens Brew: sex panther IBL
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    Amy Smith | Events Manager
  • Ben Hunter

    Favorite Denizens Brew: feels like the first time orval tribute beer
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    Ben Hunter | Sales Manager
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“Give me a woman who loves beer and I will conquer the world.”
— Kaiser Wilhelm

visit us

 

 

Walk, bus, metro or drive, you're never far from Denizens Brewing Co.

1115 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910

 
 
 
 

metro

We're a ten minute minute walk from the Silver Spring Metro station on the red line.
Seven minutes if you're a speedy one.


bus

The Brewery is right on the 18 and 8 WMTA bus lines and short walk from the S2, S9, 28, 70, and 79 bus lines.


bike

The nearest Capital Bikeshare station is a three minute walk from the brewery at Blair Mill Road and East-West Highway. We also have a private bike rack right in front of our doors where you're welcome to lock up.


drive

If you plan on using a designated driver, there are several public lots steps from the brewery. We recommend the Kennett Street Garage on the corner of Bottleworks Lane and Kennett Street. It's only a block away from the brewery and free after 7 PM and on the weekends.

Hours of Operation: Mon - Thurs: 4 PM to 11 PM • Fri: 3 PM to 1 AM
Sat: 12 PM to 1 AM • Sun: 12 PM to 10 PM

Reservations: While we do not take reservations, we have seating for over 400 guests and are able to accommodate groups even on weekends. If you would like to book a private event for a party of 20 or more, please fill out this form, and we will respond shortly. If you are arriving with a large group and want to give us a heads up, please call the brewery at 301-557-9818. Thank you for your understanding.

Media: Please direct all press inquiries to jack@denizensbrewingco.com.

Donation Requests: Please direct donation requests here.

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“Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.”
— Benjamin Franklin