Denizens Brewing Co. was the first production brewery in Montgomery County, MD. In a state that had many prohibition era laws in place as recently as 2013, the founders of this brewery fought to remove many of these antiquated laws, which paved the way for the success of Denizens and other local breweries. Their beer garden and barrel house in Silver Spring is the perfect place to go and enjoy great beer and good food with your friends!

Their beers are distributed throughout Maryland, DC, and Northern Virginia. Look for them on the shelves of your local stores.

Denizens currently offers socially, distanced outdoor seating in both Silver Spring & Riverdale Park. Pickup is also available at both locations. And they continue to deliver beer, hard seltzer, wine, and cocktails Thu-Sun of each week.


Silver Spring Beer Garden & Barrel House
1115 E W Hwy, Silver Spring, MD 20910
(301) 557-9818

Riverdale Park Production House & Taproom
4550 Van Buren St, Riverdale Park, MD 20737
(240) 582-6817

Bonus: They are dog friendly in the outdoor space at both locations!

Co-founders: Emily Bruno, Jeff Ramirez, & Julie Verratti

Birthday: 2014

Our Favorite Beer:

Georgia Ave.: This is a tart peach ale that is a perfect balance between sour and juice. Enjoy on a warm summer day, or, any day if you enjoy sours, like we do!

Other Great Choices:

  • Denizens recently introduced MoCo Hard Seltzer in collabo with The MoCo Show. Lime, Blood Orange, and a soon to be announced third flavor.
  • Any of the beers that come out of their bottling program.
  • Southside IPA: An IPA brewed with Azacca and Simcoe hops and some rye in the malt!

Upcoming Releases:

Get to know the people behind: Meet the Team