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Breweries transforming office parks into a hopping scene

It's 86 degrees outside, but in the dank walkways between the towering stainless steel tanks of Atlas Brew Works, the temperature hovers somewhere between Bikram-yoga hot and Mojave Desert sweltering. But what's a little sweat to the dozens of mostly 20- and 30-somethings who have descended on the brewery on a recent Saturday? Beer is a widely accepted antidote to Southern summers, and the pitch-black, 9.2 percent alcohol content IPA is flowing freely. On the weekends, Atlas and a handful of other breweries on the very edges of the District are flush with bros in Top-Siders, women in voluminous maxi dresses, new parents, cycling groups, home brewers and bachelorettes. They...

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