The Union Market “District” is getting a brewery, Barred in DC has learned*. Crooked Run Fermentation, which first opened in Leesburg, Virginia in 2013 and then a second location in Sterling in 2017, is taking the long trip from the exurbs to the city, and will be opening a 3rd location (likely later in 2022) in the 550 Morse apartment building located across the parking lot from Union Market (a short block northeast of Florida Ave NE between 5th and 6th).
DC approved their liquor license in late December, and it appears that some brewing will be done on site based on the nature of their license (see below). A direct message to the brewery seeking additional details has not yet been responded to.
This isn’t the first brewery-related spot in the immediate neighborhood – The Bruery Store (which sells cans, bottles and draft to go) made offsite by the California brewery has been across the street since Jan 2018. Within walking distance-Red Bear Brewing is just 1/3 mile away in NoMa, and just over a mile away sits Other Half and Atlas in Ivy City. The legendary Italian deli A. Litteri sits across the street.
* By clicking on a public document posted on a website.