“Gimme a Beer”

Something’s brewing in the District.

Beer made right here in D.C. is once again flowing through the city’s taps for the first time in more than half a century. And people in town are raising their glasses to new, local brews.

Beer production in the States is now at its highest levels since before prohibition, and the District is no exception — by the end of 2011, the city will be home to at least four new full-scale production breweries that are already defining D.C.’s local craft brewing culture.

And as these up-and-coming brewmasters will tell you, D.C. is a very thirsty town.

Filmed, edited and produced by Kate Musselwhite. Featured on Washington’s NBC4 Nonstop cable program.

*Feel free to link to or post this video with credit to Kate Musselwhite*

Music by Sea Monster, “Gimme a Beer,” Live at WFMU on Pat Duncan’s Show 5/14/09, via freemusicarchive.org
(Creative Commons license terms: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/us/)

Photo of Capitol dome by Mary Ann Reitano (Own work) [CC-BY-3.0 (www.creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
(Creative Commons license terms: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/us/)

Other photos courtesy of Port City Brewing Company, DC Brau Brewing Company, Chocolate City Beer and 3 Stars Brewing Company.