City-State Brewing Company, the only physical brewery opening in DC in 2021, announced today that they’ve been granted building permitting for their new brewery, located at 705 Edgewood St., NE. They are hiring and plan to have beer for sale no later than April.
From their hiring announcement for a Head Brewer, they intend to use time-intensive brewing techniques like step mashing and decoction. Step mashing is a process used to raise mash temperatures by completing a series of rests after which the mash temperature increases, allowing for greater manipulation of wort, pre-fermented grains and water. The end product of step mashing is often more complex, having extracted more proteins and fermentables from the grain, than beers that do not go through this process. Decoction is the process of pulling a portion of the mash, removing it so it is boiled in a separate kettle, and then returned, raising the temperature of the main mash. It is a crucial component to lagers like Pilsner Urqu
Source: DC Beer
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