HIstoric Beer ReVIVALs
The Chr. Heurich Brewing Co. Senate Beer brand was popularized in the 1890s, survived Prohibition, and was produced until 1956. Test batches and the final recipe of our Senate Beer revival were developed by Pilot Brewer Jeff Clawson from Oregon State University’s Fermentation Science Department who, together with Professor of Fermentation Science Tom Shellhammer, analyzed a 20-page-laboratory-report on Senate Beer from 1948 to recreate the historic DC hometown favorite. The report was discovered and initially reviewed by Lost Lagers partners Peter Jones and Mike Stein, the duo who developed the historic Heurich’s Lager recipe in 2015 together with the museum and DC Brau.
The museum initially released the beer in June 2019 at a tasting event where they collected data from their guests which informed the final recipe. The beer is being brewed locally and will be available for the general public at the museum only starting September 21, 2019.
Stay tuned for more information on Senate Beer!
Christian Heurich produced his Lager Beer (later called “Heurich’s Lager”) from the time his brewery’s opened in 1873 until it closed in 1956. In 2013, DC Brau Brewing Company first released Heurich’s Lager, a limited edition pre-Prohibition style beer, based on historic research and recipe development by Lost Lagers (Mike Stein and Peter Jones) with help from Josh Hubner, and in partnership with the Heurich House Museum. DC Brau brewed additional limited edition versions of the beer again in 2016 and 2017, both in draft and cans.
Heurich’s Lager is currently not available.