This local brewing company is all about its name, “Denizens,” which means regular, homegrown, local, newcomer.  They live by the belief that we are all unified by beer.  It is also important to them that their products are made locally so everyone can enjoy fresh, local craft beer.  Additionally, Denizens aims to make their brewery a gathering place for the community where everyone is welcome in their two-story taproom and large beer garden.  Denizens brews their beer in downtown Silver Spring and they carry many Maryland products, including locally produced wine, mead, and cider.

Denizens was founded in 2014 by Emily Bruno and Julie Verratti, along with their brother-in-law Jeff Ramirez, who spent time in the Colorado and Pennsylvania beer scenes.  Their goal was to create an environment where everyone felt welcome to grab a beer, and they succeeded.  They worked with local government and community leaders to remove prohibition-era barriers and allow them to expand their beer production and distribution.  Today, Denizens is the only woman and minority owned and operated brewery in Maryland.  So next time you’re in the area, pull up a chair and enjoy a beer at this fun, local brewery.



1115 East-West Hwy

Silver Spring, MD 20910


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Monday - Thursday: 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Friday - Saturday: 12:00 pm - 1:00 am

Sunday: 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm