Grand Opening Coming Soon! Expected Mid-November

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.

Featured Beers

Relax and have a bite

Through 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)

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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 granted 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.

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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 and request that groups 8 or more please call ahead to reserve a table. We are also available on Mondays and Tuesdays after 6pm for private events, please email 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. We added an outdoor patio, which is open on weekends weather permitting.

Do you fill growlers

YES WE DO! On Thursdays and Sundays we also offer 20% off growler fills.

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). However, dogs are permitted outside in the patio area only. (We recommend calling ahead to ensure the patio is open before taking your pup).

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

While we are a family friendly environment, we've recently had to implement some "Rules of the Road" due to unattended children. Apparently their parents confused your favorite Brewery for a Chuck E. Cheese.

  • No Screaming
  • No Running
  • No Throwing of Anything
  • No Blankets or Play Mats in the Tasting Room
  • No Children in the Brewing Area
  • Please respect our property including the games provided for your entertainment. Parents are solely responsible/liable for any damage caused by unattended children.

We also offer soft drinks, juice boxes, bottle water, and board games for the entire family.

Do you distribute?

Please contact Ferment Nation at or 877-210-BEER (2337) if you are interested in purchasing SDE beer for your restaurant/bar/venue!

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!