Friday Happy Hour: 3 Stars Syndicate

With all the excitement about the recent launch of DC Brau you could be forgiven for missing the slightly-quieter drop of a second DC based beer company, Three Stars Brewing – but, if so, it is high time you found out.

Debuting with their Syndicate saison, brewed in collaboration with Evolution in Delaware, the seasonally-appropriate style is infused with red, white, and black peppercorns to create a spicy, floral, summer beer. It is quaffable and tasty, without being overbearing. (If you have tried the Green Peppercorn Tripel from Baltimore’s Brewer’s Art, this is a far lighter, more subtle pepper quality.)

If pressed, I would pick 3 Stars’ Syndicate over the DC Brau Public Ale – but they really are very different styles, so the comparison means little. The principal things they share are natures well-suited to drinking on the warm patios of their home city as the season carries on and a hint of more great things to come from both local breweries.

Brittany has tried to leave DC, it just never lasts. She has lived in Chicago, California, and China – but she always comes back home. Brittany is a drinks, nightlife, and style correspondent for We Love DC. Between columns, you can find her on Twitter, Tumblr, or standing by the bar. Email her at brittany(at)

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