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3 Stars Brewing Company

6400 Chillum Place North West

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3 Stars Brewing Company is a brewery delivering on the promise of bringing locally hand crafted artisanal ales to the DC beer community.  The company was founded by Dave Coleman and Mike McGarvey, two longtime friends who decided to seize the opportunity to build a brewery and produce high quality beer in the District of Columbia - hoping to make this world-class city a world-class craft beer destination.

Mike and Dave started out as homebrewers, developing recipes on a homebrew lab system in Mike's basement. What began as a hobby, soon became the main focal point of their attention. The duo then realized that building a brewery in D.C. was just the type of project they had been looking for. They began writing business plans, searching for a suitable property to house the brewery, and discussing the project with local friends and business associates as a potential investment opportunity. With an unwavering dedication to crafting and brewing unique, complex, forward thinking beers the guys set out a path for the brewery with the purpose of creating highly innovative drinking experiences.

To date, the brewing team at 3 Stars has released over 40 different distinctive beers and cultivated a reputation for pushing the envelope when it comes to creativity. They have been recognized for their commitment to their craft, and have received multiple awards for their achievements. They have been named DC's Best Local Brewery two years running by Washington City Paper, and were named Rising Stars in 2014 by Star Chefs Magazine.

Be on the lookout as they continue to innovate and create outstanding beers that offer unparalleled drinking experiences.


Paul Fisher

Thursday, April 19, 2018
Nothing too bizarre, weird or over the top in the 6 beers I tried. But these were six enjoyable beers that I'd gladly drink again. It's not crazy to think basil is good for tomato sauce but not for beer. Good, helpful service, too.

James Prewitt

Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018
Fun brewery. Great tasting room with a helpful and friendly staff. Little parking, but the beer is good. Worth the effort to get to it.

Ian Champ

Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018
Great space and I love their homebrewing store. Its a nice addition to the beer connoisseurs in the area. They're a bit of a victim of their own awesome beers though, since this place gets packed on weekends. Come early if you want a table!

Binyamin Biber

Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018
Great beer selection with several excellent saisons and stouts. Parking can be tight near the industrial area entrance, but easy within a block away. Check the 3 Stars website for correct hours, as Google maps info was out of date. Home brew supplies here too!

Joanna Lampe

Sunday, March 11, 2018
I'm a huge beer fan, and this is far and away my favorite DC area brewery. The beers are excellent and the folks here are fun and friendly. Try to visit for their special events or catch a tour, but they always have a good variety of beers on tap in the tasting room, including some you can't get elsewhere. Homebrewers and aspiring homebrewers should check out the compact but well-stocked homebrew shop. It has everything you need to get started brewing and has always had the ingredients I need for recipes I've brewed.

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