About us

3 Stars Brewing Company is a brewery delivering on the promise of bringing locally hand crafted ales to the DC beer community. The company was founded by Dave Coleman and Mike McGarvey, two longtime friends who decided to seize the opportunity to build a brewery and produce high quality beer in the District of Columbia – hoping to make this world-class city a world-class craft beer destination.

To date, the brewing team at 3 Stars has released over 200 different distinctive beers and cultivated a reputation for pushing the envelope when it comes to creativity. They have been recognized for their commitment to their craft, and have received multiple awards for their achievements. They have been named DC’s Best Local Brewery 3 times by Washington City Paper, and were named Rising Stars in 2014 by Star Chefs Magazine.

Be on the lookout as they continue to innovate and create outstanding beers that offer unparalleled drinking experiences.

3 Stars Brewing Company Celebrates 5 Years.

The Founders


Dave Coleman photo

Dave Coleman

Mike McGarvey photo

Mike McGarvey

Welcome Homebrewers!

The DC Homebrew Shop at 3 Stars Brewing Company is Washington, DC’s only homebrew shop, serving homebrewers of all levels. We carry a large selection of grain, malt extract, hops, & yeast as well as various adjuncts, spices, & additives to craft any style of beer you can imagine. For the beginning brewer, we stock multiple equipment kit options along with recipe kits to brew your first beer. Or expand your existing home-brewery with our wide array of brewing, fermentation, bottling, & kegging equipment. Got a kegerator at home? Well we got CO2 for you! We swap both 5 and 10 lb CO2 tanks to keep the beer flowing.


At 3 Stars, we pride ourselves on our customer service. Our friendly staff, all of whom are local homebrewers, can answer any question you have to ensure that you’re brewing the best beer possible.

Check out our online product list or better yet, come visit us and enjoy some ultra-fresh 3 Stars beer while browsing the shop. Let us help you brew your next great beer!

Homebrew Shop Product List