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. Our merchandise is always made in the USA so we can provide a higher quality product while supporting other US businesses.


taproom hours

open 7 days a week
mon – thurs: 4 PM to 11 PM
fri: 3 PM to 1 AM
sat: 1 PM to 1 AM
sun: 1 PM to 10 PM


this week

mon, 2/8: all day happy hour
tues, 2/9: trivia
wed, 2/10: movie night
sat, 2/13: a valentine's day shucking
(paired beer + oyster flights)
sun, 2/14: three way beer dinner
(beer + chocolate + cheese)

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next up

mon, 2/15: all day happy hour
tues, 2/16: trivia
weds, 2/17: movie night
sat, 2/20: brewery tours + tastings
sun, 2/21: stand-up comedy with POPD

“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 35 beers and counting since opening, we’ve got no plans of slowing down.
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

by dbc
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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

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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. We also host beer dinners several times a year to celebrate the art of pairing beer and food. Need some guidance on how to pair beer with your next meal? We got you.

snacks and smalls

artisanal bread board    8
choose pretzel + mildly soba cheese dip
or yuca bread + apple butter
choose both for 14

popped corn    5
smoked salt and lowest lord esb butter

grilled broccolini    7
smoky romesco, pepita seed brittle,
manchego cheese

seared cauliflower    7
mole poblano, spiced peanut, raisin yogurt

roasted kabocha squash dip    7
seasonal veggies, grilled spent grain bread

wings    11
choose soy, honey, ají, roasted tomato sauce
or lowest lord esb butter and spices

freedom fries    5
duck salt, manchego, herbs, house-made ketchup

handhelds

served with fries or substitute local mixed greens (+1)

kitchen burger    14
two brisket patties, arugula, pickled onions,
whipped goat cheese, brioche
 - add spiced bacon (+2)
- add local cheddar or manchego (+2)

grain burger    12
grain blend, root veggies, sweet potato
aioli, kale slaw
- add local cheddar or manchego (+2)

peruvian sandwich    13
braised pork loin, salsa criolla, grilled sweet
potato puree, french bread

pork belly spent grain toast    12
confit pork belly, maple crema, pickled apple slaw

mushroom spent grain toast    12
goat cheese, braised mushrooms, crispy farro

greens and bowls

fall salad    8
local greens, shaved sprouts, roasted squash,
carrot purée, currant, apple vinaigrette

kitchen caesar    9
purple kale, chili croutons, manchego,
garlic-pablano dressing, white anchovy

local mixed greens    7
pickled onion, pepitas, apple vinaigrette

sautéed grains    12
grain blend, grilled scallions, apples, seasonal
veggies, peruvian aioli

CapMac pasta special    12
rotating selections

add grain bites (+3), grilled chicken (+4), or
grilled pork belly (+4) to any bowl

sweet thangs

messy pumpkin pie    8
pepita seed brittle, ponch's porter gelée,
pumpkin mousse, shortbread crisp

caramel apple    8
poached local apples, marshmallow popped
corn, five spiced caramel, honeycomb brittle

 

sopapillas    8
spiced dark chocolate ganache, caramelized
honey, lemon powder

“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 Monday:  All day happy hour
Every Tuesday:  Trivia kicks off at 8 PM
Every Wednesday:  Movie night kicks off at 7 PM

Sat, 2/13:  A Valentine's Day Shucking: Beer and Oyster pairing event (info here)

Sun, 2/14:  Three Way beer dinner with Firefly Farms and Puja Satiani (purchase tickets here)

Sun, 2/21:  Stand-up comedy with The Power of Positive Drinking

 out and about

Every Wednesday in February: Beer Dinner at Brookland's Finest

Wed, 2/10:  Handi-Hour at the Renwick Gallery

Fri, 2/12:  Silver Spring Pecha Kucha at Pyramid Atlantic

"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 team@denizensbrewingco.com.

 

  • 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
    Contact

    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
  • Heather Snook

    Favorite Denizens Brew: macadocious maibock
    Contact

    Heather Snook | Operations Manager
  • Jack Basso

    Favorite Denizens Brew: drie day white IPA
    Contact

    Jack Basso | Marketing and Events Manager
  • Annie Dougherty

    Favorite Denizens Brew: southside rye IPA
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    Annie Dougherty | Front of House Manager
  • Josh Warner

    Favorite Denizens Brew: southside rye IPA
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    Josh Warner | Executive Chef
  • Viviana Nunes

    Favorite Denizens Brew: third party tripel
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    Viviana Nunes | Sous Chef
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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: 1 PM to 1 AM • Sun: 1 PM to 10 PM

Media: Please direct all press inquiries to jack@denizensbrewingco.com.
 
 
Donation Requests: Please direct donation requests here.
 
 

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— Benjamin Franklin
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