The first production brewery in Alexandria since Prohibition opened just east of Old Town in the spring of 2011. Port City is offered at over 200 locations throughout the DC Metro and has established a fan base amongst locals. Public tours cost is $5 and includes a tasting glass to keep and a full tasting of all of the beers on tap.
Their flagship offerings include the Monumental IPA, Essential Pale, Downright Pils, Porter, and Optimal Wit. The Wit won the Great American Beer Festival Gold Medal in 2013, which is an incredibly high acclaim. Their Oktoberfest is also a highly anticipated seasonal release.
Founder Bill Butcher has a lifetime of experience in the beverage industry and is a leader in craft beer in the area in both production and policy.
The Port City tasting room often hosts events, including periodic "Metal Nights," and is a destination for those in Alexandria and beyond.