Young and Hungry

Check Out the Murals at Local Breweries

Sipping suds and admiring massive tanks are not the only things to do on a brewery visit. These local beer-dispensaries also feature artwork that’s well worth your attention—with or without double vision.

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DC Brau
3178 Bladensburg Road NE
Artist: James Walker
Materials: Acrylic paint, spray paint, oil sticks
Time: 15 hours
Brewery co-founder Brandon Skall likes how this portrait of Walker’s seemingly ferocious border collies—which actually portrays them playing—reminds him that things aren’t always what they seem.

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3 Stars Brewing Company
6400 Chillum Place NW
Artist: Kevin Thomas Irvin, a.k.a. Jazi Rock
Materials: Spray paint
Time: 5 hours
3 Stars had Baltimore-based graffiti artist Jazi Rock paint this celebratory piece during an arts event last year after being crowned Washington City Paper’s staff pick for Best Local Brewery.

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Franklins Restaurant, Brewery & General Store
5123 Baltimore Ave., Hyattsville
Artist: Liz LaManche
Materials: Acrylic paint, wood, programmed kinetic LED lights
Time: 364 hours
A Google search for “color-changing murals” led owner Mike Franklin to Massachusetts artist Liz LaManche for this bright, playful characterization of Hyattsville and Maryland mainstays. Spot the Terrapin?

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Right Proper Brewing Company
624 T St. NW
Artist: Patrick Owens
Materials: Chalk markers
Time: 100 hours
Owens’ inspiration for this piece depicting battling robotic animals came from Right Proper’s quirky array of beers and a mural of a Godzilla-ridden D.C. that adorned the front of the old Monster Island Studios spot on 14th Street NW.

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