Hellbender Brewing Company was founded in November 2014 by two very good-looking and intelligent men, Patrick Mullen and Ben Evans. (They made us write that.) This handsomely-helmed DC brewery got its name from the Eastern Hellbender Salamander, which is the largest salamander in North America, and the third largest in the world! So, it’s safe to say that their beers boast BIG flavors. But they don’t just brew killer ales, they do it in an environmentally sound, super-efficient way using their hammer mill and mash filter to protect the earth from harsh effects and you from bad beer. Unlike any brewery on the east coast, Hellbender Brewing is able to use less grain and less water for all of its brews but brings you more flavor than you can even imagine.
Let us take you on a behind the scenes tour of this brewery’s unique process and walk you through the science of why less really is more, and what makes Hellbender a must visit on any Washington, DC trip. Bonus: You’ll be able to tell everyone you’re a sustainable beer drinker, which basically means you’re imbibing for the greater good. So go on and feel awesome about yourself, you environmentally-conscious inhabitant of earth you.
5788 2nd Street NE
Washington, DC 20011