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
Daniel V

Daniel VHead Brewer

As Head Brewer at Atlas, Daniel oversees production of Atlas’ varied portfolio of ales and lagers. Daniel has a Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry from the University of Maryland and he is a graduate of the Siebel Institute's Concise Course in Brewing Technology. Daniel came to Atlas mere months after we opened from Franklin's Restaurant and Brewery in Hyattsville, MD. Before entering the craft beer industry, Daniel held a position with Chesapeake Spice Co, as a Quality Control technician. Raised in Prince George’s County, 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 fermenters. I am the fire that burns against glycol, 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 Poole Director of Operations

Meet Corey
Corey Poole

Corey Poole Director of Operations

Corey is a graduate from the University of Maryland with degrees in Plant Biology and Landscape Architecture. Starting out in the trenches in golf course construction, at a young age he made his way to the senior construction project manager's role. He later started a landscape construction company with his father and served as the CEO for 6 years. As his own family began to grow, he set aside his role in this endeavor and became a stay-at-home dad.

While in his new position managing the household, play dates, and home brew recipes, he came across Justin when Atlas was a few months from opening. He began working at Atlas, and as his children were getting ready to begin school, he became Atlas' Director of Operations.

When he isn't managing Atlas's day to day activities and company development, he spends time with his incredible wife and three boys. He is obsessed with Star wars and unapologetically loves renaissance fairs.

Dusty Poore Sales Director

Meet Dusty
Dusty Poore

Dusty Poore Sales Director

Dusty loves beer and sold everything from Hot Tubs to granite countertops. It seems only fitting that he would fit perfectly into the beer distribution world. After working as a Territory Manager for a Maryland Brewery, Dusty has found a permanent home with us here at Atlas Brew Works.

When he's not searching out new places to throw back an Atlas Beer or two, Dusty enjoys showcasing his above average speed on the Lax field and seeing how high he can toss his kids in the air.

Austin Lead Brewer

Meet Austin
Austin

Austin Lead Brewer

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

Sean P Quality Assurance Lead/Brewer

Meet Sean
Sean P

Sean P Quality Assurance Lead/Brewer

Sean runs the Quality Assurance program at Atlas, as well as overseeing the barrel-aging program and dabbling in brewing. He uses Science to ensure that your favorite Atlas beer arrives in the same condition from the tank to your can.

Sean is also the commissioner of the renowned Atlas Beer League.

Mark Warehouse Manager/Cellarman

Meet Mark
Mark

Mark Warehouse Manager/Cellarman

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

Carey Brewer

Meet Carey
Carey

Carey Brewer

Beer and metal music are twin passions crafted and consumed with the desire to perfect the known and the unquenchable curiosity to explore beyond. Carey finds Atlas the perfect home for reveling in the pursuit of the adventurous spirit and traditional foundations of both undertakings

Will Cook Brewer Emeritus / Director of Heavy Metal Operations

Meet Will
Will Cook

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.

Blake P. Tap Room Assistant General Manager

Meet Blake
Blake P.

Blake P. Tap Room Assistant General Manager

Blake grew up in the Bay Area, CA. He got his masters from SFSU in international relations and is the singer/guitarist of the extreme metal band Lyceum. Blake moved to DC in May 2017 and shortly thereafter applied to work at Atlas Brew Works which is now his all-time favorite brewery!

Ryan Tap Room Manager

Meet Ryan
Ryan

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 Tap Room Manager

Meet Kelly
Kelly

Kelly 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

Josh Tap Room Manager

Meet Josh
Josh

Josh Tap Room Manager

always on the look out for a juice bomb

Eldridge Tap Room Manager

Meet Eldridge
Eldridge

Eldridge Tap Room Manager

Private chef in the day. Beer slanger at night. Slowly falling in love with Metal Night. Chicago raised, and DC's fave.

Woz Tap Room Beer Guide

Meet Woz
Woz

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
Layla V.K.

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
Jasmine

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

Jackson HR

Meet Jackson
Jackson

Jackson HR

Jackson is a ladies man and is very protective of his female friends. He can often be found working out of his office in the lounge of the Tap Room. Feel free to join him for a beer on your next visit. He will accept tips in the form of pizza crust for his company.

Maxx A Biggest Fan

Meet Maxx
Maxx A

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.

Michael Bolton Beer Guide

Meet Michael
Michael Bolton

Michael Bolton Beer Guide

Michael sat at a desk for far too long before realizing he’d much rather be around people who love beer.

Please stop asking him what his favorite in the tap room is, it will always be Rowdy.

Brett Tap Room Beer Guide

Meet Brett
Brett

Brett Tap Room Beer Guide

Brett has been a DC resident for the past decade after moving here from outside Chicago.
He's an avid Butler Basketball fan and loves visiting new cities and their breweries.
He spent too much time in IT. Everyone hated and he hated it.
Now, he slings drinks in DC. Everyone loves it and he loves it.

Jamaal Tap Room Beer Guide/Ambassador

Meet Jamaal
Jamaal

Jamaal 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."

Katie Tap Room Beer Guide

Meet Katie
Katie

Katie Tap Room Beer Guide

The one that got away.

Grant Tap Room Beer Guide

Meet Grant
Grant

Grant 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

Chris

Meet Chris
Chris

Chris

Lives on a peninsula.

Joe Tap Room Beer Guide

Meet Joe
Joe

Joe 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
TC

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

Tim Tap Room Beer Guide/Brand Ambassador

Meet Tim
Tim

Tim Tap Room Beer Guide/Brand Ambassador

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

Heather Brand Ambassador

Meet Heather
Heather

Heather 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.

John Tap Room Beer Guide

Meet John
John

John 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.

Rokas Tap Room Beer Guide

Meet Rokas
Rokas

Rokas Tap Room Beer Guide

Proud resident of Trinidad in NE DC and Great Dane owner. Unique skills include heartfelt late night karaoke, bombing down black diamonds and taking advantage of 10 cent buffalo wing night specials.