D.C.’s historic brew Senate Beer, which used to be one of the most popular brands of the city, is brought to life after being off the shelves for decades.
Behind the move is Heurich House Museum, also known as the Christian Heurich Mansion (or Brewmaster’s Castle), based in the Dupont Circle neighborhood of D.C.
Senate Beer was also the official radio sponsor of the Washington Senators baseball team.
“Our recreation of Senate Beer is very important and very historical for us because it is a document that was found in the National Archives that really talks through an original recipe for the beer,” Kimberly Bender, Heurich House’s Executive Director, said back in June.
“Otherwise we wouldn’t have anything because of this fire,” she added, referring to the 1938 fire that destroyed the brewery’s archives,
According to Bender, the beer has been created in the most academic to make sure the recipe was as close as possible to the original.
The museum worked with researchers such as Tom Shellhammer, a professor of brewing science and other academics at Oregon State University in order to obtain the correct combination.
The beer was invented by Christian Heurich, who was a German immigrant and the founder of Heurich Brewing in 1872. His business became the biggest brewery in D.C., even surviving Prohibition.