Atlas Brew Works
Atlas Brew Works produce hand crafted artisanal beer in 20 barrel batches at their facility in the Ivy City neighborhood of Northeast DC, about a mile from Union Market and conveniently only 1.7 miles from DC Brau.
Atlas was founded by homebrewer Justin Cox and award winning brewer Will Durgin. Justin won the DC State Fair homebrew competition back in 2010 with his black lager. Will gained his brewing experience at Telegraph Brewing Company in Santa Barbara, CA and Pyramid Breweries in Portland, OR. He is a graduate of the Master Brewers Program and the Professional Brewers Certificate Program at the University of California, Davis.
CEO Justin and Head Brewer Will met at Vanderbilt, but went their separate ways come graduation: Justin came to DC for government work. When Justin finally committed to starting his own brewery, and Will came on board to help open Atlas, deciding that DC’s burgeoning craft scene would be perfect for their varied and oftentimes sophisticated offerings.
In just a few years, Atlas has expanded in big ways, both in terms of output and styles brewed.