About AtlasCreating a buzz in the district

Current Solar Energy Production

Atlas Brew Works is a neighborhood production brewery located in Northeast Washington, D.C.

We produce hand crafted artisanal beer in 20 barrel batches at our facility in Ivy City in Northeast DC. We welcome visitors to stop in for a tasting, tour, growler to go, or just to say hi.

Atlas Brew Works was born of passion for craft beer and community.

CEO Justin Cox grew up in Tennessee and went to school at Vanderbilt. Afterwards Cox came to DC for government work. When Cox finally committed to starting his own brewery he decided 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.

Solar Powered Beer

As of August 2015, Atlas is a 100% solar-powered brewery through our partnership with Solar Solution. Learn more about the partnership here, and see our full solar production here.

 

Meet Our Crew

Justin Cox Founder & CEO

Meet Justin
Justin Cox

Justin CoxFounder & CEO

Now a DC resident for more than a decade, Justin was born and raised in the Smokey Mountains of East Tennessee. Justin pursued his undergraduate degree at Vanderbilt University in Engineering Science and Economics. Shortly after, he moved to Washington, DC to work in business consulting. He returned to law school at George Mason University School of Law in Arlington, VA. After graduating in 2009, Justin took a Presidential Management Fellowship with the General Services Administration.

Meanwhile, he honed his homebrewing skills, becoming a very popular neighbor by having lots of great beer always on hand. Justin decided to throw caution to the wind and explore his entrepreneurial side by opening Atlas Brew Works in his new hometown, the District of Columbia. Calling on long time friend Will Durgin to join as Head Brewer, the two opened the business in September of 2013.

When not putting out fires or marketing and selling beer, Justin enjoys any activity on the water, watching crappy reality TV, and spending time with his wife and English Bulldog.

Daniel V Head Brewer

Meet Daniel
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Daniel VHead Brewer

Daniel is the Head Brewer at Atlas. He is a graduate of the Siebel Institute's Concise Course in Brewing Technology. Daniel came to Atlas from Franklin's Restaurant and Brewery in Hyattsville MD. Raised in PG County, he now leads the production staff at Atlas. He works hard, has incredible tastes in suits, and loves pepperoni pizza.

When asked about his resemblance to Jon Snow, he was overheard pontificating:
"Water, hops, malt, and yeast gather, and now my watch begins. It shall not end until my death. I shall take no wife, hold no lands, father no children. I shall wear no crowns and win no glory. I shall live and die at my brew house. I am the yeast in the darkness. I am the watcher on the fermenators. I am the fire that burns against gycol, the forklift that brings the grain, the mash tun that wakes the sleepers, the kettle that guards the realms of men. I pledge my life and honor
to the Brewer's Watch, for this brew day and all the brew days to come."

Corey P Director of Operations

Meet Corey
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Corey P Director of Operations

Corey is a former construction senior project manager who was the second person to join the Atlas family. He holds degrees in the fields of plant biology and landscape architecture. Corey is obsessed with Star Wars and unapologetically loves renaissance fairs. 

Austin L Brewer/Cellarman

Meet Austin
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Austin L Brewer/Cellarman

Sports. Beer. Long walks on the beach. That about sums it up.

Sean P Quality Assurance Lead

Meet Sean
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Sean P Quality Assurance Lead

Sean is a packaging tech at Atlas and part-time Biochemistry student. He puts beer in cans so that you can enjoy them on trains and mountains and boats.

Will Cook Brewer Emeritus / Director of Heavy Metal Operations

Meet Will
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Will Cook Brewer Emeritus / Director of Heavy Metal Operations

Will loves to brew beer. He loves heavy metal. He loves to brew beer while blasting heavy metal. Will has traveled to more than 90 countries and drank beer and listened to metal in all of them. Metalhead. Hophead. Jarhead.

Jay M Accounts Manager

Meet Jay
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Jay M Accounts Manager

Hailing from the sunny beaches of South Florida and a DC resident for the last 8 years; Jay's the man on the street always ready to talk all things Atlas! When he's not spreading the good word of our delicious creations he enjoys camping, hiking and furthering his knowledge of useless movie facts.

Rachel M Tap Room General Manager

Meet Rachel
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Rachel M Tap Room General Manager

Rachel's part in the DC beer scene began over 10 years ago when she started as a server at an infamous local beer bar formally know as the Brickskeller. She began teaching classes on beer history & culture during her six years there and since their closing has spread her extensive knowledge to other local establishments including Bourbon Glover Park & Jack Rose.

Ryan Tap Room Manager

Meet Ryan
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Ryan Tap Room Manager

Most tend to think that my 9-5 at The Discovery Channel is all Shark Week and Puppy Bowl fun.  In reality, it just pay the bills, and I'd much rather be at Atlas slinging beers and pursuing my passion.

Kelly B Tap Room Manager

Meet Kelly
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Kelly B Tap Room Manager

When she isn't laying down the law in the taproom Kelly is always up for an adventure. She'll road trip to unknown places, visit cat cafes, cheer on the Orioles or bike a couple hundred miles as long as there is a beer waiting at the end

Woz Tap Room Beer Guide

Meet Woz
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Woz Tap Room Beer Guide

Scientist by day who's as good with the pint glass as he is with the Erlenmeyer flask. He's the guy with dog hair on his shirt. 

Layla V.K. Head of Security

Meet Layla
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Layla V.K. Head of Security

As Head of Security, Layla will greet you if your intentions at Atlas are nefarious. Her ferocious underbite and deep growl keeps criminals at bay. Don't even think about dropping off mail or a package. But as with all good strongmen, she has an Achilles heel - belly rubs.

Jasmine Director of Social Media

Meet Jasmine
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Jasmine Director of Social Media

As head of Social Media, Jasmine rocks out the Atlas swag and is working on bringing every other local beer loving dog their own personal dog wear. You might see her on Instagram and occasionally you can find her hanging out in the Tap Room. #monster

Maxx A Biggest Fan

Meet Maxx
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Maxx A Biggest Fan

Maxx Air Jr (or Max, for short) is Atlas' biggest fan. He has been with Atlas since their first anniversary party. Max cleans up around the brewery and occasionally helps keep equipment running smoothly. He also provides moral support to the brew staff. Max has taken on many of these responsibilities from his father, Maxx Air Sr, who died mysteriously during an Atlas staff party.

Josh H Tap Room Beer Guide

Meet Josh
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Josh H Tap Room Beer Guide

When not at Atlas Josh enjoys Capital's hockey, the black and white stylings of Boston terriers, Turner Classic movies, and Robert Smith. In his less prouder drinking moments he has been known to imbibe in fireball whiskey. Josh also rocks out in the local DC band Color Palette. While not looking for folks to join his goth doom band, he casts a favorable light on guests at NBC as an Audio Video Technician.

Chris M

Meet Chris
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Chris M

Lives on a peninsula.

Jamaal L Tap Room Beer Guide/Ambassador

Meet Jamaal
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Jamaal L Tap Room Beer Guide/Ambassador

Born and raised in Charleston, SC. 2016 Drink It Intern for World of Beer. An avid fan of Clemson football, Saisons and world traveling to locate the best cured zebra filets.

Life motto- "Everyone likes a good high
5...EVERYONE."

Josh M Tap Room Beer Guide

Meet Josh
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Josh M Tap Room Beer Guide

always on the look out for a juice bomb

Kara R Tap Room Beer Guide

Meet Kara
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Kara R Tap Room Beer Guide

Kara is a proud crazy cat lady who also harbors a minor obsession with Jayson Werth. The red knight at Medieval Times recently tossed her a flower, though it wasn't nearly as exciting as the time Jayson threw her a ball on her birthday.

John M Tap Room Beer Guide

Meet John
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John M Tap Room Beer Guide

Cube jockey who talks a lot and forces hockey references where they don't belong. Equally handy with a glass and a mop. The most famous thing on the California quarter.

Katie M Tap Room Beer Guide

Meet Katie
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Katie M Tap Room Beer Guide

The one that got away.

Grant T Tap Room Beer Guide

Meet Grant
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Grant T Tap Room Beer Guide

Grant spends majority of his time on rooftops; looking at solar panels and dealing with contractors...slinging pints is his happy place; along with camping and listening to electric light orchestra backwards

Joe F Tap Room Beer Guide

Meet Joe
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Joe F Tap Room Beer Guide

New Father, Pitbull Lover, Beer Nerd, Recovering Naval Officer and Part Time Antagonist.

TC Tap Room Beer Guide/Brand Ambassador

Meet TC
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TC Tap Room Beer Guide/Brand Ambassador

Finance nerd who loves spreadsheets almost as much as he loves beer. Look for his yellow lab staring at him in the taproom

Mark S Brand Ambassador

Meet Mark
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Mark S Brand Ambassador

As a long suffering Buffalo Bills fan, Mark enjoys wallowing in bitter yet inevitable disappointment while drinking the pain away. Cheers!

Tim G Brand Ambassador

Meet Tim
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Tim G Brand Ambassador

This Texas native loves hiking, biking, laying in hammocks, BBQ, and Atlas beer.

Heather H Brand Ambassador

Meet Heather
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Heather H Brand Ambassador

Heather likes drinking Atlas beer while cheering on the Nationals. She also likes Tim Gilbert, and they are often seen together being Atlas Ambassadors or drinking beer at the brewery.