Monday, January 13, 2020

Atlas Brew Works Taps Markus Smith as Half Street General Manager

Atlas Brew Works general manager Markus Smith

From our friends at Atlas Brews Works...

Atlas Brew Works Taps Markus Smith as Half Street General Manager

Iron Horse Tap Room alum to manage brewery and tap room adjacent to Nationals Park

Atlas Brew Works announced today that Markus Smith will lead the charge as general manager of the brewery’s second location, opening across from Nationals Park in Capitol Riverfront this spring. Also, this Veterans Day, all active and retired military members will receive 20% off in the Tap Room throughout the day. See below for more information on these events and others.

"We are extremely pleased for Markus to join the Atlas team and lead our Half Street Brewery & Tap Room,” said Atlas Brew Works Founder & CEO Justin Cox. “Markus is a consummate industry professional; his experience and hospitality philosophy is an exciting addition to Atlas' management team. We're looking forward to him leading the charge to make sure our customers at our new ballpark location have the wonderful local craft beer experience Atlas has come to be known for."

Markus was an integral part in opening Rocket Bar, a Chinatown staple and home to Washington Capitals and Wizards fans’ pre- and post-game celebrations. He later became general manager of Iron Horse Tap Room, leading team members and overseeing the bar’s heralded craft beer program.

Now, Markus is excited to entertain Washington Nationals and DC United fans at Atlas Brew Works’ forthcoming Half Street location. In this new role, Markus will oversee the brewery’s tap room operations, while maintaining a strong, positive employee culture, focused on growth and development.

About Atlas Brew Works:
Located in DC’s Ivy City neighborhood, Atlas Brew Works creates balanced, great-tasting ales and lagers in a 100% solar-powered facility. Look out for a larger second location, opening across from Nationals Park in spring 2020. Atlas is available in bars, restaurants, and stores throughout DC, Northern Virginia, Maryland, and Tennessee. For a full list of Atlas’ beer portfolio, please visit