Though American craft brewing has flourished since the ‘80s, the DC area was very, very late to the game. In fact, until DC Brau began production in 2011, no breweries had operated in the city since 1956.
Since that inflection point, the local brewing scene has exploded: scores of craft breweries now operate in the greater Washington area. Local beers are making their way from breweries to DC bars—including BevSpot users.
We’ve broken down our bar order data to find the most popular beer brands for Washington, D.C.-based BevSpot users, both locally-made and overall. Subscribe to see how these evolve quarterly as our user base grows!
The following material aggregates 2016 and early 2017 distributor order data from BevSpot users in the greater Washington, DC metro area; the majority of these users are in the city proper. All figures represent percentages of orders in dollar terms.
So, how do the top-selling DC beers compare to mass market brands like Bud Light and Miller? Read on to find out.
Want to see more industry data? Check out how the trends in D.C. compare to Boston: