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January 2, 2018
First of an Unpredictable Series of Beers Available Exclusively at Brewery
Washington, DC – January 2, 2018 – DC Brau is starting the new year with new beer — a barrel-aged English-style Barleywine they’ve dubbed SLEEPING STANDING UP. This will be the first barleywine produced by the team, available exclusively at the brewery in limited supply starting this Saturday, January 6th.
“We’ve been dabbling with barrel-aging for the last couple of years with one-offs and special events, but we’re stepping up the program big time in 2018. This English-style Barleywine has been aging in 25-gallon One Eight Rye Whisky barrels for the last three months,” says co-founder and head brewmaster Jeff Hancock. “Boozy & aromatic, SLEEPING STANDING UP 
boasts flavors of marmalade, candied orange and dry fruit cake that excite the palate, liven the senses, and warm the soul. Perfect drinking for colder weather!”
The beer will be available in 16-ounce tall boy single cans or four packs exclusively at the brewery.
Style: Barrel-aged English-style Barleywine
ABV: 10%
IBU: 40
Malts: Canadian Pale 2-Row, Simpson's Crystal Medium, Weyermann Barke Munich I, Thomas Fawcett Roasted Barley
Hops: Willamette
Yeast: Scottish Ale
An attractive off-white, tan head sits atop a malty, high octane beverage. Aroma's of light booze, toffee, un-ripe fig give way to a complex tapestry of malt flavors that are perfectly balanced by hop contributions of the Willamette variety. Flavors of marmalade, candied orange and dry fruit cake excite the palate, liven the senses and warm the soul. Enjoy this exclusive, brewery only release while it lasts.
About DC Brau Brewing Company
When co-founders Brandon Skall and Jeff Hancock opened the doors to their brewery in 2011 on Blandensburg Road in NE Washington, DC Brau Brewing Company became the first packaging brewery inside the District of Columbia since 1956. DC Brau’s signature brews include: The Public (Pale Ale), The Corruption (IPA), The Citizen (Belgian-style Ale), Brau Pils (German-style Pilsner), and Penn Quarter Porter (Robust Porter), with seasonal and special brews available throughout the year including the award-winning On the Wings of Armageddon (Double IPA). For more information on DC Brau, visit, and follow on social media @dcbrau.