brew
[bro͞o]
1. verb– make (beer) by soaking, boiling, and fermentation.
2. noun– a kind of beer.

re·pub·lic
[rəˈpəblik]
1. noun– a state in which supreme power is held by the people and their elected representatives, and which has an elected or nominated president rather than a monarch.

A simple question like that actually has a modestly complex answer.

Functionally, Brew Republic is a craft brewery located in the Potomac River shoreline community of Woodbridge, Virginia. The brewery makes a multitude of classic beer styles and uses proper locally-sourced ingredients (when available) and proven methods to do so. The beer is complimented by delicious food, fun entertainment and a staff that is friendly, hard-working, knowledgeable and equipped to foster an atmosphere that is warm and welcoming.

But as our name might suggest, brewing beer is only half of the equation. The word “republic” was chosen deliberately to reflect our philosophy: people deserve a destination they can escape to and enjoy better beer. There are two elements to this ethos: the people and the destination.

The people are first and foremost, you – the consumer – without whom none of this matters. It’s obviously important to brew delicious beer made the right way, but if nobody is there to drink it, that delicious beer made the right way becomes a lot like that tree that fell in the woods. We spend more time focusing on you than we do on the beer we make, which is saying a lot because we obsess over the beer we make.

The people of the republic also include us: the brewers, the bartenders, the chefs, the sales team, the accountants and lawyers, the guy who sweeps the floor… all of us. Our industry partners and the folks at other restaurants and bars where our beer is on tap are part of this thing too. We are all in it together.

The second element of our philosophy is the destination. Brew Republic exists physically, but it is as much a mental getaway as it is a physical location. We believe that beer is fun, and as such is the perfect escape from the tired, mundane, workaday and sometimes very ugly realities of everyday life. That escape can be found in our tap room, but that escape can also be found wherever you find a pint of our wonderful beer. In other words, it doesn’t matter where you physically are; if you’re drinking a Brew Republic beer, you’re in the Republic, and that’s a great place to be.

So when someone asks you what Brew Republic is, tell them it’s about the beer, the people and the destination. All three are true, and in no certain order, are our priorities and the elements of who we are – our solemn pledge to all of you.

To the Republic! Cheers.

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