Three graduates of D.C.’s Gallaudet University, which serves students who are deaf and hard of hearing, have co-founded Streetcar 82 Brewing Co this summer, WAMU reports.
Streetcar 82 is the first deaf-owned brewery on the East Coast, named for the 82 streetcar line that used to run from downtown D.C. and along Rhode Island Avenue from 1888 to 1958.
The three men launched a Kickstarter campaign in late May with a goal of raising $15,000. Within the first month it drew $25,487 from 229 donors, enough for a soft opening in early July.
The brewery opened officially on Sept. 7 with a ribbon cutting and a celebratory weekend with food trucks and live music.
“We aim to have a beer for everyone, as we want our brewery to be a community gathering place,” Burke told WAMU.