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MRP Signs Brewery At New Building Near Nationals Park

MRP's The Maren and Dock 79 buildings, photographed May 2 from the South Capitol Street bridge.

The District's craft beer scene continues to grow with a Northern Virginia brewery planning to open across the street from Nationals Park

Solace Brewing Co. plans to open in The Maren, MRP Realty's new apartment building at 71 Potomac Ave. SE, Eat DC first reported on Twitter. MRP confirmed to Bisnow that the brewery signed a lease last month for 5,111 SF in the building.

The brewery's first location opened in Sterling in 2017, and in June Solace opened another brewery in Falls Church in partnership with Eric and Ian Hilton. The brothers are also partnering on the new D.C. brewery, MRP said. Solace is known for its IPAs, including the Partly Cloudy, which has been distributed to D.C. bars.

"We feel very fortunate in the midst of COVID to add the Hilton Brothers and Solace Brewing Company to our extraordinary F&B partners on the water at Dock 79 and Maren," MRP principal John Begert wrote in an emailed statement to Bisnow

The deal continues the expansion of the brewery market in D.C, particularly in the ballpark area. Atlas Brew Works began serving to-go beers out of its new Half Street location in April and opened for indoor and outdoor seating in June. The neighborhood also has Bardo Brewing, which sits next door to the Maren building, and Bluejacket, at the corner of Fourth and Tingey streets SE.

The news also comes one week after a popular New York brewery, Other Half Brewing Co., announced plans to open in Ivy City

MRP began moving residents into the 264-unit Maren building in March. It is the second phase of the waterfront development that includes the Dock 79 building. The development has landed other retailers like Dacha, The Salt Line and All Purpose Pizzeria.