Posts Tagged ‘Bill Butcher’

Young & Hungry’s DC Beer Week Guide: Closing Weekend Edition

All good things must come to an end. After dozens of beer-focused activities across bars, restaurants, markets, and even ballparks and concert venues throughout the Washington area, DC Beer Week comes to a close on Sunday. Here are our suggestions for where to down your final pints this weekend. View the full list of events […]

Brewer Bill Butcher Hangs Out With Political Heavy Hitters at DNC

Port City Brewing Company founder Bill Butcher spoke at the Democratic National Convention last night. Y&H asked the Alexandria-based brewer to dish about who he hung out with backstage and whether he got a bottle of White House Honey Ale. How did you end up speaking at the DNC? The campaign highlighted our story of […]

Port City Brewing Company Founder to Speak at DNC

The Washington area beer community's love fest with President Barack Obama continues tonight. Port City Brewing Company founder Bill Butcher will speak at the Democratic National Convention sometime between 9 and 9:30 p.m., reports DC Beer. The Alexandria-based brewer, who describes himself as "not a particularly politically involved person," will speak about his experiences as […]

Derecho Common Beer Debuts Today

Port City Brewing Company in Alexandria will be tapping kegs of its limited edition Derecho Common beer today at 3 p.m. The brew is actually the result of derecho-caused accident. When the massive storm hit in July, Port City lost power and feared that it would lose 13,000 gallons of beer. It turned out that […]

Port City Brewing Survives Derecho, Names Beer After It

After losing power from last week's storm, Alexandria's Port City Brewing Company feared it would lose 13,000 gallons of beer. (That's 104,000 pints.) The brewery now brings word that five of its six tanks are just fine. The sixth? It fermented at a higher temperature than intended. But that's not a bad thing. Turns out […]

Happy Birthday, Port City! Special Anniversary Beer Released All Across Town Tonight

Port City Brewing Company turns one year old today. To commemorate, the Alexandria brewery is releasing a special anniversary beer, appropriately called "One," tonight with a synchronized tapping at more than 30 bars and restaurants throughout the area. The first of several local production breweries to get underway in the past year, Port City has […]

This Week in Beer: Rare Maine Brews at Meridian Pint, Bell’s Dinner at RFD, Sixpoint at The Pug & More

Here's the weekly listing of organized beer fun in and around the District. Click on any event in the D.C. Beer Events Calendar above for more details. My pick is the Oxbow Brewing night at Meridian Pint on Tuesday, which will feature two unique American farmhouse ales brewed by D.C.-to-Maine transplant Tim Adams in a renovated […]

Inside Port City: Alexandria Brewery Debuts New Holiday Ale, Shows Off Its ‘Hop Cannon’

"Everyone else goes dark, we went light," Bill Butcher, owner of Port City Brewing, explained of his new seasonal brew, Tidings Ale, during a tour of the brewery in Alexandria on Tuesday. Instead of concocting a Christmas ale buried in cloves and ginger and cinnamon, head brewer Jonathan Reeves sourced area ingredients for a Belgian style blond ale. […]

Alexandria’s Port City Brewing Company Opens This Week

As of today, Port City Brewing Company, the first production brewery to operate in Alexandria, Virginia, since Prohibition, is officially open for business. Founder Bill Butcher and head brewer Jonathan Reeves started brewing in the 21,000-square-foot space on January 15. Today the first batch of Port City beer left the warehouse in kegs and bottles […]

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