Welcome to your new favorite brewery
Settle Down Easy Brewing Co. is a new Nano brewing operation in the Northern Va. Merrifield/Falls Church neighborhood. SDE’s mission is to provide the discriminate Craft Beer consumer with a high quality, approachable, selection of specialty craft beers and seasonal varietals. We have a grain to glass thoughtfulness behind every beer we create, and are earnest in sharing that knowledge to grow the passion for the best beer in the world. SDE brewery is the perfect social place to grab a cold beer with some great people, enjoy your favorite music, and of course - settle down easy.
Relax and have a biteThrough our fantastic partnership with El Tio, we have a taco stand in the brewery! You can also call in your order and one of their awesome servers will deliver to our brewery… BUT… more news to follow.
(Unfortunately, no outside food allowed at this time)
The story behind the logo
We are excited to be the setting that brings people together! For us, we started Settle Down Easy with meaning and care. The name comes from a lyric in the Grateful Dead song Ramble on Rose. The 6 roses on the chair offer pull through from the Dead, but our 3 owners each have 2 children, thus the 6 roses. The guitar represents good music that expands the mind and touches the soul. Keeping with that mindset, the chair is a comfortable image. When thinking of a rocking chair you are transported to a huge wrap around front porch or a beautiful overlook of a river.
The concept of Settle Down Easy was inspired one year following the death of Bryan, (better known by his friends as Tut) the younger brother of one of our owners. He is the one who inspired the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, color palette – Bryan’s favorite football team. Additionally, there are 36 wheat kernels as Bryan died 2 days shy of his 36 birthday. One year after his passing, a dear friend posted a story on Bryan’s Facebook wall that started with the words - Settle Down Easy…
When the owners of SDE filed for trademark on Settle Down Easy, they were rejected because Odell Brewing Co in Fort Collins had the rights for Settle Down Brown. After wonderful conversations with Odell Brewing, on what would have been Bryan’s 39th birthday, Odell told us we could use the name and grated us the rights to the name. Needless to say, we all felt something very special was happening with our brewery.
Head Brewer - Henry Jager
Henry started as a passionate homebrewer, while earning an Environmental Studies degree at CU Boulder and completed an internship at the American Homebrewers Association. After completing his assignment, Henry moved to Twisted Pine as lead Brewer in Boulder. He was most proud of recipe development and medals won at the Great American Beer Festival (GABF) while at Twisted Pine. In 2013 Henry moved back East to join Heavy Seas Brewing and start a family. He has spent the last five years at Heavy Seas as Brewing Team Leader at their 45,000+ barrel/year operation.
Henry had an instant connection with the team at Settle Down Easy, who share his vision and values - “I couldn’t be happier to return to a more intimate brewery and help build it into a cornerstone of the local community. There are many thing that really excite me about joining the SDE team as I will be able to share my knowledge, passion, and enthusiasm for brewing quality beer while interacting with customers on a regular basis. I am really looking forward to this new adventure.”
Henry is still a passionate homebrewer and regularly brews with his dad, Charlie, on the weekends. Henry loves music and is an avid Grateful Dead fan. He is married to his wife Maurirose, and they have a daughter Alice and another baby on the way - due December 26th.
It is with tremendous excitement we welcome Henry Jager to the Settle Down Easy team.
Can I bring in outside alcohol
Dang… No. VA ABC law prohibits any outside alcohol on the premises. That said, we make damn good beer!
Do you take reservations or book private events
Yes, we offer reservations Thursday -Friday for groups of 10 and up. We can hold a large table or space for you. We are also available on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday after 6pm for private events, please email email@example.com for more info.
What is the seating like
We are a 36 seat Nano brewery, with multiple standing rails for you to enjoy your beer!
Do you fill growlers
Only Privy Council Members – A hidden tap society can have growlers filled.
The Reason – We are a 5-barrel brew house, that means we can only make 8-9 kegs at a time. We are saving our beer to be enjoyed in brewery. Once we start canning we will have 4 and 6 pack cans to go!
Do you offer Food
We have a partnership with El Tio and will have a taco stand in the brewery. You can also call in your order and one of their awesome servers will deliver to our brewery… BUT… more news to follow (no outside food allowed at this time)
Can I bring my dog
Bummer…. We are not allowed to have dogs inside the brewery. Service dogs are allowed inside per VA law (vest required).
But wait… Happy Tails Dog Day Care is right behind the brewery!
Do you offer tours
Because our brewery has an open space concept, you can see everything! Depending on how busy we are, we can take you on tours of the space. Be on the looking out for special events with our Head Brewer hosting tours and brewing discussions.
Do you sell kegs
We sell 1/6-barrel kegs from the tasting room. We require a $100 deposit on all keg sales.
Do you have gift certificates
We sure do! Please ask a Beer Guide for details.
Does the brewery support the community
100%! SDE is committed to contributing to charitable organizations in our community. Talk to us about supporting your organization for special events. We offer complimentary space for non-for-profits, and host for private events Monday – Tuesday and Wednesday.
Do you have merchandise
Yep, we will have a modest selection of merchandise; however, as we grow we will offer a variety of shirts, glassware, hats, hoodies, stickers and so much more. We aspire to add new items during each season of the year! Don't forget Privy Council gets first crack at merchandise!
What about kids
Well, they can’t drink beer if they are under 21… but we are a family friendly environment! We will have soft drinks and board games for the entire family. • Children unattended will be given caffeine and taught how to play adult drinking games with water… you have been warned.
What about home brewing
LOVE IT! Yep, that is how we started, and we are going to pay it forward! Please be on the lookout in 2019 for a special announcement regarding our Home Brewers Club!