Riverdale Park’s Denizens Plans May Opening

Photo courtesy of Denizens Brewing Co.

The new Denizens Brewing Co. is scheduled to open at Riverdale Park Station in May.

Co-founder Emily Bruno told the Hyattsville Wire that the popular Silver Spring-based brewery doesn’t have “any firm dates” yet but plans to open next month.

The 12,000-square-foot space will be one of the biggest new draws at the Riverdale Park Station mixed-use development sinceWhole Foods opened in 2017.

Along with its taproom, Denizens will cater private events and host meet-ups for yoga, biking and running clubs.

Denizens is also a good fit for the diverse local community, as the only woman- and minority-owned brewery in Maryland.

Bruno has said the brewery’s belief is that “there is a beer for everyone,” not just the stereotypical bearded beer nerd.

While a recent Stanford study found that consumers ranked a craft beer more poorly when they thought it was made by a woman, Denizens’ owners say they have faced little outright discrimination.

“I think the future is going to have a lot more women at the helm in the beer business,” Denizens co-founder Julie Verratti told Forbes recently.

Denizens joins Franklins, Streetcar 82 Brewing Co., Maryland Meadworks and Sangfroid Distillery as part of Route 1’s burgeoning craft beer and liquor scene.

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