Just what is a denizen?

Simply put, it's a regular. Homegrown and hometown, we celebrate you. The regular. The local. The newcomer.
Because at Denizens Brewing Co. we're all Unified by Beer.

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 five years ago, none of this would have been possible in some parts of Maryland, 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 taprooms in Silver Spring and Riverdale Park 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 Maryland 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 and Riverdale Park, we carry Maryland products whenever possible, including locally produced wine, mead, cider, and liquor. We are proud to once again be listed with other local Maryland businesses in the Montgomery County Food and Beverage Guide. We also work with US companies for all of our merchandise so we can provide a higher quality product while supporting other US businesses.

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Taproom Hours

Silver Spring
Mon–Thu: 4pm to 10pm
Fri & Sat: 11am to 11pm
Sun: 11am to 9pm
Weekend Brunch: 11am to 3pm

Riverdale Park
Sun-Thu: 11am to 11pm
Fri & Sat: 11am to 1am
Weekend Brunch: 11am to 3pm

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This Week

Mon - Fri: Happy Hour 4-7 PM
Tues 12/3: Trivia - SS
Tues 12/3: Three Little Birds Sewing - RP
Wed 12/4: Trivia - RP
Thu 12/5: Making Wreaths with The Lemon Collective - RP
Sun 12/8: Holiday Craft Market - SS

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Next Up

Mon - Fri: Happy Hour 4-7 PM
Thu 12/12: Holiday Music Karaoke - SS
Sun 12/15: Typewriter Holiday Letters - RP
Thu 12/19: Democratic Debate Watch Party - SS + RP
Fri 12/20: Typewriter Poetry by "With Ink" - SS
Mon 12/23: Family Movie Night - RP
Tues 12/31: New Beer's Eve - SS

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

Beer

 We brew to honor time-tested traditions and styles, while also pushing the boundaries that define craft beer. With four 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 100 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. $13), and cans (avg. $10). We also serve local liquor, wine, cider, and mead, as well as an assortment of non-alcoholic options. Our happy hour is $2 off all pints and growler fills Mon-Fri from 4-7 PM.

bock to the future

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bock to the future
January 1970
seeing eye abbey singel

by DBC
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seeing eye abbey singel
June 2019
homegrown farmhouse ale

by DBC
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homegrown farmhouse ale
April 2019
never doubt brut ipa

by DBC
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never doubt brut ipa
March 2019
ponch olé coffee porter

by DBC
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ponch olé coffee porter
February 2019
bourbon brett party barrel-aged brett tripel

by DBC
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bourbon brett party barrel-aged brett tripel
February 2019
call waiting barrel-aged wee heavy

by DBC
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call waiting barrel-aged wee heavy
November 2018
papagayo brett saison

by DBC
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papagayo brett saison
October 2018
buena onda mexican-style vienna lager

by DBC
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buena onda mexican-style vienna lager
October 2018
pgc premium lager

by DBC
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pgc premium lager
August 2018
low county common sour brown ale

by DBC
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low county common sour brown ale
July 2018
animal juicy ipa

by DBC
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animal juicy ipa
July 2018
Better Call Collette Wee Heavy

by DBC
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Better Call Collette Wee Heavy
June 2018
Berry Petit Sour Ale

by DBC
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Berry Petit Sour Ale
April 2018
Xtra Xtra Xtra Pale Ale

by DBC
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Xtra Xtra Xtra Pale Ale
March 2018
Woodside Wit Double Belgian-Style Witbier

by DBC
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Woodside Wit Double Belgian-Style Witbier
February 2018
salute your schwarz brett black lager

by DBC
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salute your schwarz brett black lager
February 2018
Stop Trying To Make Gruit Happen Barrel-Aged Gruit Ale

by DBC
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Stop Trying To Make Gruit Happen Barrel-Aged Gruit Ale
February 2018
Pít Pivo Czech Black Lager

by DBC
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Pít Pivo Czech Black Lager
January 2018
Hop’d Up Party Mixed Culture Hoppy Tripel

by DBC
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Hop’d Up Party Mixed Culture Hoppy Tripel
January 2018
the gruit made me do it gruit ale

by DBC
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the gruit made me do it gruit ale
September 2017
avo ruby old ale

by DBC
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avo ruby old ale
September 2017
boho chic historical bohemian keller pilsner

by DBC
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boho chic historical bohemian keller pilsner
August 2017
ill cru mixed culture strong sour ale

by DBC
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ill cru mixed culture strong sour ale
July 2017
brett party brett tripel

by DBC
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brett party brett tripel
July 2017
the mack india pale lager

by DBC
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the mack india pale lager
July 2017
steamin’ willie beamen california-style steam beer

by DBC
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steamin’ willie beamen california-style steam beer
April 2017
young one english-style strong ale

by DBC
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young one english-style strong ale
March 2017
cupid’s curse brett porter

by DBC
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cupid’s curse brett porter
February 2017
safety pin session ipa

by DBC
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safety pin session ipa
December 2016
oud boy barrel-aged sour brown ale

by DBC
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oud boy barrel-aged sour brown ale
December 2016
chichi tequila barrel-aged petit sour ale

by DBC
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chichi tequila barrel-aged petit sour ale
October 2016
kvassier contemporary baltic-style kvass

by DBC
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kvassier contemporary baltic-style kvass
October 2016
a petit for $400 bourbon barrel-aged petit sour ale

by DBC
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a petit for $400 bourbon barrel-aged petit 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

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

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

by DBC
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feels like the first time orval tribute beer
May 2016
jobu rum barrel-aged brett dubbel

by DBC
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jobu 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 lime gose

by DBC
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bocho lime 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 juicy pale ale

by DBC
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trainspotting juicy pale ale
March 2019
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

by
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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

Can’t visit our taprooms?

We self-distribute our beer to over 100 bars, restaurants, and retail stores in Montgomery County, Maryland. If you are located in other parts of Maryland and DC and are interested in ordering our products, contact Legends Distributing. Our beer is also available in northern Virginia through Ferment Nation. Click on the map to 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

Kitchen

House-made Bar Favorites

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 our made-from-scratch menu features seasonal, shareable plates you can enjoy with your favorite DBC brew. Need some guidance on how to pair beer with your next meal? We got you.

Each taproom offers up some fan favorites, with a few unique twists. Check out our menus for Riverdale Park and Silver Spring. Our brunch menu is available Saturday and Sunday from 11 AM - 3 PM in both Riverdale Park and Silver Spring. Our happy hour is $2 off all shareable plates Mon-Fri from 4-7 PM. Our menu is also available on Uber Eats. Some dishes can be modified to accommodate dietary restrictions. Please notify your server or bartender of any food allergies.

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

Events

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

Review information on hosting a private event at our Silver Spring or Riverdale Park locations.
When you're ready to discuss options with our Event Manager, click here!

***New Beer's Eve tickets HERE!***

 

 

Silver Spring

Every Mon-Fri: Happy Hour 4-7 PM
Every Tue: Weekly Trivia
Every Wed: Run Club

Every Sat & Sun: Brunch

Thu 12/5: Bock to the Future release
Sun 12/8: 3rd Annual Holiday Craft Fair
Thu 12/12: Holiday Music Karaoke
Thu 12/19: Democratic Debate Watch Party
Fri 12/20: Typewriter Poetry by "With Ink"
Wed 12/25: Closed for Christmas
Tue 12/31: New Beer's Eve - Tix avail NOW!
Wed 1/1: New Beer's Brunch
Fri 1/17: Books In Bars - How to Lie with Maps

Riverdale Park

Every Mon-Fri: Happy Hour 4-7 PM
Every Sun: Brewery Tour 2 -4 PM
Every Wed: District Trivia 8 PM
Every Sat & Sun: Brunch

Thu 12/5: Bock to the Future release
Thu 12/5: Holiday Wreath Workshop
Sun 12/15: Typewriter Holiday Letters
Thu 12/19: Democratic Debate Watch Party
Mon 12/23: Family Movie Night
Wed 12/25: Closed for Christmas

Out and About

Fri 12/6: Tasting at Snider's
Fri 12/6: Tasting at Village Pump
Sat 12/7: The Brass Tap Annapolis for UMD Hoops
Thu 12/12: BrewLights
Fri 12/13: Tasting at Bay Ridge
Fri 12/13: Tasting at Seneca Meadows
Sat 12/14: Tasting Chevy Chase Wine & Spirits
Sat 12/14: Tasting at Gorska's
Sat 12/14: Food & Beer Tasting event at Crescent WS Bowie
Thu 12/19: Tasting at Downtown Rockville DLC
Thu 12/19: Tasting at Michigan Liquors
Fri 12/20: Tasting at Yes! (Hyattsville)
Fri 12/20: Tasting Kingsview DLC
Sat 12/21: Tasting at Aspen Hill County Liquor Store

 

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

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 and Riverdale Park communities.

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 | Chief Administrative Officer / Founder
  • Jeff Ramirez

    Favorite Denizens Brew: Born Bohemian Pilsner
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    Jeff Ramirez | Chief Beer Officer / Founder
  • Julie Verratti

    Favorite Denizens Brew: Southside Rye IPA
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    Julie Verratti | Chief Brand Officer / Founder
  • Brian Coulombe

    Favorite Denizens Brew: Animal IPA
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    Brian Coulombe | Marketing Director
  • Tom Lozupone

    Favorite Denizens Brew: Third Party Belgian Tripel
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    Tom Lozupone | Executive Chef
  • Katie Sullivan

    Favorite Denizens Brew: Big Red Norm Red Ale
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    Katie Sullivan | General Manager - SS
  • Coleene Rosenbach

    Favorite Denizens Brew: Macadocious Maibock
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    Coleene Rosenbach | General Manager - RP
  • Derek Ellis

    Avo Ruby Port Barrel-aged Old Ale
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    Derek Ellis | Asst General Manager - RP
  • Ryan Harvey

    Favorite Denizens Brew: Southside Rye IPA
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    Ryan Harvey | Head Brewer - RP
  • Dave Vogelpohl

    Favorite Denizens Brew: Southside Rye IPA
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    Dave Vogelpohl | Lead Brewer - SS
  • Tim Fothergill

    Favorite Denizens Brew: Lowest Lord ESB
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    Tim Fothergill | Lab and Packaging Manager - RP
  • Lily Schulz

    Favorite Denizens Brew: Backyard Boogie Farmhouse Ale
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    Lily Schulz | Brewer - SS
  • Sabra Cacho

    Favorite Denizens Brew: Chi Chi Tequila Barrel-aged Petit Sour
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    Sabra Cacho | Events Manager
  • Ben Hunter

    Favorite Denizens Brew: Brett Party Barrel-aged Brett Tripel
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    Ben Hunter | Sales Manager
  • Jackson Wilke

    Favorite Denizens Brew: Papagayo Brett Saison
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    Jackson Wilke | Sales and Distribution Coordinator
  • Joey Donohoe

    Favorite Denizens Brew: Ponch's Porter
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    Joey Donohoe | Production and Distribution Coordinator
  • Joy Turner

    Favorite Denizens Brew: Backyard Boogie Farmhouse Ale
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    Joy Turner | Shift Lead - SS
  • Salah Khanjari

    Favorite Denizens Brew: Dubplate Intergalactic Double IPA
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    Salah Khanjari | Shift Lead - SS
  • Abby Myers

    Lowest Lord ESB
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    Abby Myers | Shift Lead - RP
“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
4550 Van Buren St, Riverdale Park, MD 20737
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METRO

Silver Spring: 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.

Riverdale Park: The University of Maryland-College Park stop on the Green line is a short walk or even quicker bus ride away from our Production House & Taproom.

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BUS

Silver Spring: We're located right on the 17, 18, and F4 WMATA bus lines and short walk from the S2, S9, 70, and 79 bus lines.

Riverdale Park: Visit us via the 83, 86, and F4 WMATA bus lines, all of which are just a short walk from Riverdale Park Station.

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BIKE

Silver Spring: 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.

Riverdale Park:There is a Capital Bikeshare station immediately off of Van Buren Street and Baltimore Avenue.
If you're looking for a place to park your bike, there are plenty of spaces to lock up located near our taproom in Riverdale Park Station.

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DRIVE

Silver Spring: 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.

Riverdale Park: There are several lots and spaces available for parking around Riverdale Park Station. As always, if you are planning a visit to our taproom please use a designated driver.

Hours of Operation 
Silver Spring: Mon - Thu: 4 PM to 10 PM • Fri - Sat: 11 AM to 11 PM • Sun: 11 AM to 9 PM
Riverdale Park: Sun - Thu: 11 AM to 11 PM • Fri - Sat: 11 AM to 1 AM

Reservations
While we do not take reservations, we have ample seating areas in both of our taprooms 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 us in Silver Spring at 301-557-9818 or Riverdale Park at 240-582-6817. Thank you for your understanding.

Kids
Hi Parents - We are happy to serve you and your children. Please remember we operate two working breweries and taprooms. Due to the manufacturing equipment and capacity constraints inside, and for the safety of your family and our staff, we ask that you leave strollers outside and keep your children at your table at all times in our taprooms and beer garden. The beer garden in Silver Spring is 21+ on Friday and Saturday evenings after 8 PM; the indoor taproom is an alternative option for families after 8 PM on weekend evenings. If you are interested in sitting in our beer garden area, please plan your family visits to Silver Spring on a week night or during the day on a weekend.

Media: Please direct all press inquiries to Julie Verratti.

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