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The Craft Beers of Alexandria's Port City Brewing Company

Ready to get a head start on Oktoberfest?

Join us this Friday evening for a special guest tasting featuring 4 excellent craft beers (including a beautiful, clean Oktoberfest lager) from our friends at Port City Brewing Company in Alexandria!

The name "Port City" is an homage to Alexandria's rich and colorful origins as an important colonial seaport.

What you may not know is that the city was also once a major brewing center, and home to the largest brewery in the southern United States.

Port City Brewing Company was founded in part to revive, celebrate and continue this rich brewing tradition right in and around Washington.

Here's what they'll be pouring on Friday:

  • Optimal Wit: A white ale, Optimal Wit is brewed in the Belgian Wit Bier tradition with raw wheat and oats, and steeped with coriander, orange peel and grains of paradise. This unfiltered ale offers layers of complex, nuanced flavors that evolve in the glass. It finishes crisp and refreshes the palate.

  • Essential Pale Ale: A deep golden color with hop aroma reminiscent of fresh fruit. The pleasing bitter taste from American hops is balanced with English and German malts, and offers a complex full-flavored character that is smooth and refreshing.

  • Monumental IPA: The brewery's flagship India Pale Ale exhibits floral aromas and flavors of citrus and pine resin, balanced by toasty, caramel malt character.

  • Oktoberfest: A traditional Märzen style lager, brewed entirely with German malts and hops. This beer is a brilliant amber with gently sweet flavors of crusty bread, leading to a clean, dry finish punctuated by just a touch of noble hops.

We hope to see you then!