Posts Tagged ‘Port City Brewing Company’

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 […]

Today’s Hops Stories: The Latest News On Local Brews

Nearly a dozen breweries are now operating or planning to open in the D.C. metro area. Let's catch up on what's going on with each one. On the production brewery front, DC Brau, which you named D.C.'s best local brewery in our 2012 readers poll, celebrated its first anniversary (has it been a year already?) and six-packs […]

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. […]

D.C. Beer Week, Day By Day: Lagerheads’ Picks for Friday & Saturday

This year's D.C. Beer Week is beginning to wind down, but hopefully you aren't. There are still two full days of craft beer madness and more than 35 interesting to-do's with tasty brews to choose from. Below are my picks for Friday and Saturday, but be sure to check out the full calendar after the jump. […]

Brew at the Zoo: Where’s All The Local Craft Beer?

Brew at the Zoo, the annual outdoor beer tasting event hosted by the National Zoo, will pair biology and the buzzed on July 14. The suds-filled soiree, which attracts some 40 breweries and about 2,000 thirsty guests each year, regularly sells out weeks in advance. As of Thursday, there were still about 600 tickets available. Why? […]

This Week: DC Brau Brew #2, Wood-Clad Schlenkerla, Real Ale Fest in Baltimore & More

It's already the middle of the week but there is still plenty of beer fun to be had. Read on for my picks, or click on any event in the D.C. Beer Events Calendar above for more details. LAGERHEADS PICK: The featured event this week is not in D.C. but is well worth a trip to […]

This Week in Beer: DC Brau Launch, Flying Dog Exclusive, Brew Cruise and More

It's another big week for craft beer fans in D.C. There is plenty to do from fancy multi-course pairing dinners to casual pay-as-you-drink draft nights and even a beer cruise on the Potomac. Read on for my picks or click on any event in the D.C. Beer Events Calendar above for more details. My pick of […]

This Week: Hofstetten, Epic & Great Divide at ChurchKey, Virginia Showcase at Galaxy Hut, Pairings at Ella’s & Matchbox

Here's your beer fun fix for the week. Read on or click on an event in the D.C. Beer Events Calendar for details. On Monday starting at 4PM, ChurchKey is featuring five draft beers from Brauerei Hofstetten, a small Austrian craft brewery that focuses on unique interpretations of classic German beer styles. I had my first […]

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