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Washingtonians at Play

Unchanging pastimes in a changing dc

Senate Beer Label

Washington, D.C. has always been a thirsty town. For generations, that thirst was whetted by the city's biggest brewery, Christian Heurich Brewing Company. Founded in 1872 by immigrant Christian Heurich, the brewery churned out German-style lagers until Prohibition forced a switch to ice production. After the repeal of the 18th Amendment, the company bounced back by reviving one of its original brews, Senate Beer, as its flagship brand. This Senate Beer label from the 1930s hails the return of the hometown hero and its storied, medaled past.

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