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.
Heurich's Lager History
Heurich’s Lager is a historic re-creation of Chr. Heurich Brewing Co.’s Lager Beer. The recipe was developed in 2013 by historian & homebrewer Mike Stein based on research he did in the historic Chr. Heurich Brewing Co. records at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History archives. Stein, together with homebrewers Pete Jones & Josh Hubner, home-brewed test batches, and used modern ingredients where historical accuracy could not be achieved. In June 2013, Jeff Hancock of DC Brau Brewing Company scaled up the recipe to 1,000 gallons. The Heurich House Museum, DC Brau and the homebrewers partnered to bring this beer to the public for the first time since the brewery closed in 1956. The beer had a limited release and was available only on tap.
In 2016 and 2017 DC Brau brewed limited batches of Heurich's Lager which was again released to the public.
The Heurich's Lager can label is based on the original Heurich’s Lager label from ca. 1933.