About Silver Branch Brewing Company


Experience beer’s greatest brewing cultures at Silver Branch!

We celebrate the beers that arose from centuries of brewers experimenting and refining their recipes and approaches in Belgium, Britain and Ireland, Central Europe and the Americas. The casual ambiance of our taproom will evoke the gemütlichkeit and camaraderie enjoyed in turn-of-the-century American biergartens; British pubs; a sidewalk café in Prague; or a low-key taproom in Portland or Poland.

GEMÜTLICHKEIT /gǝ’ mōōtlik,kīt/

No, it isn’t a misspelling of Gesundheit.

It’s German for that nebulous sense of camaraderie, coziness, and a sense of belonging one gets when enjoying time with good friends. For us, drinking beer is a time to commune with friends. Creating a space where folks want to catch up while enjoying a pint of beer, a glass of wine, or a soda is the reason we decided to open a brewery in the first place. We look forward to hosting you and your buddies! Pretty soon you too will feel comfortable describing Silver Branch using that term gemütlich.


Silver Branch Brewing Company is a production brewery and taproom located in the heart of Downtown Silver Spring immediately adjacent to the Silver Spring red line metro stop.

Silver Branch was founded by Christian Layke and Brett A. Robison in January 2017. As long-time beer lovers with an appreciation for the four major brewing cultures, they will brew and serve excellent beer inspired by European and American beer traditions. Silver Branch’s beers will be multi-dimensional so that the last sip of your last beer is as pleasing as the first sip of your first beer.

Beers made by Silver Branch Brewing Company

Beyond the Gnome World

Seasonal Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Brewery Contact

Phone Number

+1 (301) 264-7111

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