Posts Tagged ‘Port City Brewing Company’

Brew in Town: Port City Colossal THREE Heller Bock

Port City Colossal THREE Heller Bock Where in Town: Meridian Pint, 3400 11th St. NW Price: $7/12 oz Hop of List Alexandria’s Port City Brewing Company has garnered considerable attention since it opened in February 2011. You may recall Derecho Common, the serendipitous beer that resulted from five days without power during D.C.’s freak 2012 […]

Which Local Breweries Won Top Awards at the Great American Beer Festival?

It was a pretty good year for Washington area breweries at the 2013 Great American Beer Festival, the biggest competition of its kind. The annual commercial brewing contest and tasting event, sponsored by the Brewers Association, was held in Denver this weekend. Out of nearly 5,000 entries from 745 American breweries, 252 medals were awarded in 84 […]

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 […]

Ale Together Now: Beer Collaborations During DC Beer Week

The Beer Issue Lager Rhythms How a Homebrewer Resurrected a Classic D.C. Lager Ready and Labeled What Would These Draft Beers Look Like in Cans and Bottles License to Swill D.C.’s Booze Laws Allow a Way Around the Middleman. Guess Who Isn’t Happy? Cask and Tell The Barrel-Aged Revolution How to Spend DC Beer Week […]

Local Breweries Win Big at the Great American Beer Festival

The Great American Beer Festival, the Oscars of the beer world, went down in Denver over the weekend, and local breweries took home some top awards. The annual beer competition and tasting event, organized by the Brewers Association, featured 4,338 beers from 666 breweries across the country. Judges awarded 254 medals in 84 categories, and 15 of those […]

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 […]

Young & Hungry’s Guide to D.C. Beer Week

Stock up on water and aspirin! Now in its fourth year, D.C. Beer Week kicks off this Sunday with more than 100 events throughout the District and northern Virginia. The highlights below, by type of event, are my suggestions for the best ways to wreck your liver next week. A complete daily list of beer dinners, small dish pairings, […]

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 […]

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