Port City Brewing Company

Port City Brewing Company Since 2011, Port City Brewing Company has been brewing award-winning craft beer. We are a reliable and innovative brewery of delicious, well-balanced beers which are true to style and celebrate their raw ingredients.
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Port City Brewing Company is an award winning craft brewery in Metropolitan Washington, DC. Our state of the art brewery is located in Alexandria, Virginia, where we produce an exciting line of hand made, great quality brews for the DC and Mid Atlantic market. In addition to our lineup of flagship beers, we brew seasonal and experimental beers which are available on tap and at retail, and in our Tasting Room at the brewery.

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Ways & Means fans, today is your day! It’s back! 👏👏Ways & Means is a session IPA brewed with rye, pouring golden in colo...
07/16/2021

Ways & Means fans, today is your day! It’s back! 👏👏

Ways & Means is a session IPA brewed with rye, pouring golden in color with a slight haze. This crisp IPA has notes of citrus and tropical fruit with a soft bready spice, finishing dry and extremely drinkable. 😎

Available in six packs through curbside pickup, Port City On Demand, and throughout Maryland, D.C., and Virginia. Or come by the Tasting Room and enjoy a fresh pint, fill your growler, or grab a crowler!

Tasting Room hours are 12-10pm. @borinquenlunchbox will be here serving delicious food starting at 4pm!

Ways & Means fans, today is your day! It’s back! 👏👏

Ways & Means is a session IPA brewed with rye, pouring golden in color with a slight haze. This crisp IPA has notes of citrus and tropical fruit with a soft bready spice, finishing dry and extremely drinkable. 😎

Available in six packs through curbside pickup, Port City On Demand, and throughout Maryland, D.C., and Virginia. Or come by the Tasting Room and enjoy a fresh pint, fill your growler, or grab a crowler!

Tasting Room hours are 12-10pm. @borinquenlunchbox will be here serving delicious food starting at 4pm!

07/14/2021

Cool off this summer heat by drinking an Optimal Wit! 😎

Planning a summertime barbecue, but can’t decide what to bring? We’ve got Optimal Wit in all sorts of packaging! 16oz cans, 12oz cans, 12oz bottles, 4 packs, 6 packs, kegs, we’ve got it all!

Whichever package you decide to get, be sure to rouse pour your Optimal Wit!

Step 1: pop the top and pour approximately 2/3 of the beer into a clean, tilted glass.

Step 2: gently swirl the beer remaining in the can/bottle to rouse and incorporate sentiment.

Step 3: pour the rest of the beer into the glass. Enjoy your perfect, slightly hazy Optimal Wit!

You don’t even have to memorize those instructions, we’ve printed them on the packaging!

If you’re grabbing a keg from us, we store our Wit kegs upside down, so they’ll be ready for you to pour and tap when you get it from us.

Houston, we’re going to need to stock up on Star Sailor… ⭐️🧑‍🚀🍺⭐️
07/13/2021

Houston, we’re going to need to stock up on Star Sailor…

⭐️🧑‍🚀🍺⭐️

Houston, we’re going to need to stock up on Star Sailor…

⭐️🧑‍🚀🍺⭐️

Throwback to our 2019 Old Town Pub Crawl! 🍻Want to join in on this year’s pub crawl? Pick one of three dates: September ...
07/12/2021

Throwback to our 2019 Old Town Pub Crawl! 🍻

Want to join in on this year’s pub crawl? Pick one of three dates: September 11th, 18th, or 25th, and come hang out with some Port City people!

Each day will feature four restaurants and/or pubs, an exciting lineup of ales and lagers, a commemorative pint glass and shirt, and some small surprises along the way.

Get your tickets quickly before they’re all sold out! https://www.portcitybrewing.com/events/8th-annual-old-town-pub-crawl/

We hope to see you there! 🍻🦍

Throwback to our 2019 Old Town Pub Crawl! 🍻

Want to join in on this year’s pub crawl? Pick one of three dates: September 11th, 18th, or 25th, and come hang out with some Port City people!

Each day will feature four restaurants and/or pubs, an exciting lineup of ales and lagers, a commemorative pint glass and shirt, and some small surprises along the way.

Get your tickets quickly before they’re all sold out! https://www.portcitybrewing.com/events/8th-annual-old-town-pub-crawl/

We hope to see you there! 🍻🦍

Today at 3pm! Who will win?
07/11/2021

Today at 3pm! Who will win?

Today at 3pm! Who will win?

It’s the weekend! 🍻We’ll have food trucks all weekend - @borinquenlunchbox today, @kam.and.46 Saturday, and @rocklandsbb...
07/09/2021

It’s the weekend! 🍻

We’ll have food trucks all weekend - @borinquenlunchbox today, @kam.and.46 Saturday, and @rocklandsbbq Sunday.

If you’re looking for a spot to watch the Euro 2021 final, we’ll be setting up the big screen in our Tasting Room for the 3pm game! ⚽️🍺

It’s the weekend! 🍻

We’ll have food trucks all weekend - @borinquenlunchbox today, @kam.and.46 Saturday, and @rocklandsbbq Sunday.

If you’re looking for a spot to watch the Euro 2021 final, we’ll be setting up the big screen in our Tasting Room for the 3pm game! ⚽️🍺

07/04/2021

We hope your 4th of July is Monumental! 🍻🇺🇸

Tasting Room hours are 12-6pm - come grab a pint or a six pack before the fireworks!

It’s National Independent #BeerRunDay! 🇺🇸🍻Today is dedicated to supporting and celebrating independent craft beer before...
07/03/2021

It’s National Independent #BeerRunDay! 🇺🇸🍻

Today is dedicated to supporting and celebrating independent craft beer before Independence Day. And because we want your weekend to be awesome, we’re doing some awesome specials!

Stop by our Tasting Room and pick up our Beer Run Case Mixer! It includes a 12 pack of our Optimal Wit cans, 6 pack of Monumental IPA, and one 6 pack of our Beach Drive cans for $41! We’re also giving away a free Derecho pint glass with every purchase of a Derecho Lager 4 pack. 🍻

Here are some other spots you can by our beer for #BeerRunDay

Dixie Liquor Dvinesdc Magruder's DC The Batesville Market Bottle House Vintage Cellar Craft Beer Cellar Lynchburg
Crystal City Wine Shop Grape & Bean Unwined Alexandria, Virginia Black Dog Beer Shop
Beer Wine & Co. Harry's Reserve Fine Wine & Spirits

It’s National Independent #BeerRunDay! 🇺🇸🍻

Today is dedicated to supporting and celebrating independent craft beer before Independence Day. And because we want your weekend to be awesome, we’re doing some awesome specials!

Stop by our Tasting Room and pick up our Beer Run Case Mixer! It includes a 12 pack of our Optimal Wit cans, 6 pack of Monumental IPA, and one 6 pack of our Beach Drive cans for $41! We’re also giving away a free Derecho pint glass with every purchase of a Derecho Lager 4 pack. 🍻

Here are some other spots you can by our beer for #BeerRunDay

Dixie Liquor Dvinesdc Magruder's DC The Batesville Market Bottle House Vintage Cellar Craft Beer Cellar Lynchburg
Crystal City Wine Shop Grape & Bean Unwined Alexandria, Virginia Black Dog Beer Shop
Beer Wine & Co. Harry's Reserve Fine Wine & Spirits

⭐️STAR SAILOR® IS BACK!⭐️And just in time for the holiday weekend!Exploring the limits of IPAs, Star Sailor® White IPA c...
07/02/2021

⭐️STAR SAILOR® IS BACK!⭐️
And just in time for the holiday weekend!

Exploring the limits of IPAs, Star Sailor® White IPA converges two of our favorite styles: a Belgian-style witbier and an American IPA. Enjoy the gravitational balance between refreshing, fruity witbier notes, and bitter, hoppy IPA character.

Available in the Tasting Room, curbside pickup, On Demand, and at retailers throughout Virginia, D.C., and Maryland! 🍻⭐️🍻

⭐️STAR SAILOR® IS BACK!⭐️
And just in time for the holiday weekend!

Exploring the limits of IPAs, Star Sailor® White IPA converges two of our favorite styles: a Belgian-style witbier and an American IPA. Enjoy the gravitational balance between refreshing, fruity witbier notes, and bitter, hoppy IPA character.

Available in the Tasting Room, curbside pickup, On Demand, and at retailers throughout Virginia, D.C., and Maryland! 🍻⭐️🍻

Carly is one of our newest brewers and she’s absolutely killing it! 🙌Today she brewed a fresh batch of Monumental IPA, s...
07/01/2021

Carly is one of our newest brewers and she’s absolutely killing it! 🙌

Today she brewed a fresh batch of Monumental IPA, so when you’re drinking your next Monumental, thank Carly for making it so delicious! 🍻

Carly is one of our newest brewers and she’s absolutely killing it! 🙌

Today she brewed a fresh batch of Monumental IPA, so when you’re drinking your next Monumental, thank Carly for making it so delicious! 🍻

06/30/2021

Yesterday marked the anniversary of the storm that knocked out our power. Out of that storm was born the Derecho Lager. Of course we’ve tweaked it over the years to make this beer even better, but it still has the same great story.

As a tribute to that storm, we’re giving away a free Derecho glass with every purchase of a Derecho Lager 4 pack.

Promotion available until July 5th! Come get a free glass while supplies last. 🍻

We are open and it’s Friday! Come kick off your weekend with us! 🍻Tasting Room hours are 12 - 10pm today and the Quarter...
06/25/2021

We are open and it’s Friday! Come kick off your weekend with us! 🍻

Tasting Room hours are 12 - 10pm today and the Quarterdeck Food Truck will be on site.

We are open and it’s Friday! Come kick off your weekend with us! 🍻

Tasting Room hours are 12 - 10pm today and the Quarterdeck Food Truck will be on site.

Can you guess what beer this is? 😎🍻
06/24/2021

Can you guess what beer this is? 😎🍻

Can you guess what beer this is? 😎🍻

06/22/2021

There are some good things that came out of last year, like our curbside pickup and Port City On Demand. Just click on the links below, you can order your beer from there! We’ll have it ready for you and you can either walk up and grab it, pick it up through our drive through, or have it delivered to your front step!

Need a suggestion? Our Derecho Lager is some of the freshest beer you can get - it’s citrusy, biscuity, and clean! We’ve also got our Rivershed Ale which is so so easy drinking, hoppy, and fruity. Or if you want to stick with a classic, grab some Optimal Wit, you can’t go wrong with that.

You know what, just grab all three! That seems like the best choice. 🍻

Curbside Pickup:
https://gotab.io/loc/portcitybrewingcompany/spot/curbside/order/.o~XirTz5SshcSp8O5dHmQIKB

On Demand:
https://beerbroadcast.com/breweries/port-city-brewing-co/releases/port-city-on-demand-2

06/20/2021

Happy Father’s Day to all of the dads out there! Crack open a cold beer, sit back, and relax! You deserve it.

06/18/2021

The President has declared Juneteenth a national holiday, and PCBC will commemorate the day with a paid production holiday on Friday, June 18th.

Our coworkers who have the day off will use the day as a day of service and reflection.

It is a good time to reflect on those who have suffered, and those in our country who continue to be oppressed by systemic bias and inequality.

We will also reflect on what each of us can do to make further progress toward equality in our society.

06/18/2021

We’re welcoming back the Derecho Lager®! ⛈🍻

Derecho Lager®, which is part of our lager series, is named after a violent storm which barreled through the DC Metro region on June 29th, 2012. Brewed with 100% Centennial hops, this American Lager is bright blonde in color with bread like flavors from the malts, and citrus and pine notes from the hops. This lager has a medium body and finishes with a clean hop bitterness.

Available on tap at the brewery, four pack 16oz cans through curbside pickup, and Port City on demand, as well as throughout D.C., Maryland, and Virginia!

Tasting room hours are 12-10pm today and we’ll have a food truck from 1-7pm!

Today’s canning crew is the dream team! 🙌🍻 We’re packaging up some fresh Optimal Wit for you all!
06/17/2021

Today’s canning crew is the dream team! 🙌🍻 We’re packaging up some fresh Optimal Wit for you all!

Today’s canning crew is the dream team! 🙌🍻 We’re packaging up some fresh Optimal Wit for you all!

What’s your go-to Port City summer beer? 🍻
06/15/2021

What’s your go-to Port City summer beer? 🍻

What’s your go-to Port City summer beer? 🍻

06/10/2021

That's one way to drink a Beach Drive! ☀️🍻 🚲

We’re so happy to be serving you straight from the bar! 🍻
06/08/2021

We’re so happy to be serving you straight from the bar! 🍻

We’re so happy to be serving you straight from the bar! 🍻

06/04/2021

Now available, Rivershed Ale!

Rivershed Ale is our tribute to the Chesapeake Bay and the rivers that flow into it. This dry-hopped pale ale is brewed with 100% Virginia grown wheat, providing the perfect setting for a bright hop flavor. Best when paired with the sweet sounds of nature. 🌾🍻

Grab a six pack for the weekend! Available at our curbside pick up, Port City On Demand, and through the tasting room!

06/01/2021

Kick off summer with a Helles! ☀️😎

Thank you to the friends and family who have served our country. Today, we remember you. 🇺🇸
05/31/2021

Thank you to the friends and family who have served our country. Today, we remember you. 🇺🇸

Thank you to the friends and family who have served our country. Today, we remember you. 🇺🇸

05/28/2021

We are ready to open our doors and welcome you back for indoor seating! 🍻

Though the pandemic has undoubtedly put a stress on our entire industry, there are some positives that have come about that we are excited to keep. We will continue our daily deliveries, curbside service, and contactless ordering for our outdoor seating.

If you are ready to join us indoors, we look forward to serving you the old fashioned way! Our tables are still six feet apart and we ask that if you are not fully vaccinated to please wear your mask when you are not at your table. If you’re fully vaccinated, you do not need a mask, however, we are very mask-friendly!

We want to thank everyone who has continued to support us over the last 15 months. We are astonished to see how many people endured less than ideal weather conditions to continue to enjoy a pint of our beer. We have no doubt that you are not just fair weather fans! 😎

We would also like to give a shout-out to ALL of our staff for all the sacrifices they have been willing to make to keep us and our community safe as we navigate the pandemic - and with saying that, we also are so pleased to announce that the entire Port City staff is FULLY vaccinated! 🍻 We could not have done this without their hard work and positive attitudes. Thank you! Today is a good day.

05/27/2021

If you're planning on hanging out with us this weekend, we'll have food trucks on site Friday - Monday! Fri Borinquen Lunch Box Kitchen from 4-8pm, Sat Bun'd Up 1-7pm, Sun The Big Cheese 12-7pm, and Mon Rocklands Barbeque and Grilling Company starting at 3pm! Come drink some beer and eat some food! 🍻

Decisions are hard... but we've made it easy! Pick up a Variety 12 Pack!
05/27/2021

Decisions are hard... but we've made it easy! Pick up a Variety 12 Pack!

Decisions are hard... but we've made it easy! Pick up a Variety 12 Pack!

What's your summertime Port City beer of choice?
05/25/2021

What's your summertime Port City beer of choice?

What's your summertime Port City beer of choice?

Today is our Virginia, Maryland and D.C. Sales Manager, Will Bruder’s three year anniversary!Here’s a note from our Sale...
05/21/2021

Today is our Virginia, Maryland and D.C. Sales Manager, Will Bruder’s three year anniversary!

Here’s a note from our Sales Manager:

“Wow… three years in, BIG congrats to you Will Bruder, our VA, D.C., & MD Area Sales Manager, on your 3rd Anniversary! Kudos to you for being a TRUE rising star at Port City, always eager to learn and manage the chaos – it has been a pleasure watching you grow! An extra BIG thanks for all the HARD work dedicated to developing our ROCKstar sales team, creating true partnerships with our distributors, and overseeing the growth and development of our home market states – know it is very much appreciated, and your efforts directly tie into the success of our brewery! Cheers to you Will Bruder, the future is BRIGHT with you at the helm!”

Thanks for all you do, Will! Cheers! 🍻

Today is our Virginia, Maryland and D.C. Sales Manager, Will Bruder’s three year anniversary!

Here’s a note from our Sales Manager:

“Wow… three years in, BIG congrats to you Will Bruder, our VA, D.C., & MD Area Sales Manager, on your 3rd Anniversary! Kudos to you for being a TRUE rising star at Port City, always eager to learn and manage the chaos – it has been a pleasure watching you grow! An extra BIG thanks for all the HARD work dedicated to developing our ROCKstar sales team, creating true partnerships with our distributors, and overseeing the growth and development of our home market states – know it is very much appreciated, and your efforts directly tie into the success of our brewery! Cheers to you Will Bruder, the future is BRIGHT with you at the helm!”

Thanks for all you do, Will! Cheers! 🍻

🐼✨ NEW BEER ✨🐼Giant Panda Haze was brewed in collaboration with Giant®, this New England-style pale ale pours hazy golde...
05/21/2021

🐼✨ NEW BEER ✨🐼

Giant Panda Haze was brewed in collaboration with Giant®, this New England-style pale ale pours hazy golden in color. The nose is lively with notes of bright citrus and stone fruit. Silky-smooth in mouthfeel with a surprisingly full body, the finish is soft with flavors of clementine, apricot, and melon.

🐼✨ NEW BEER ✨🐼

Giant Panda Haze was brewed in collaboration with Giant®, this New England-style pale ale pours hazy golden in color. The nose is lively with notes of bright citrus and stone fruit. Silky-smooth in mouthfeel with a surprisingly full body, the finish is soft with flavors of clementine, apricot, and melon.

Welcome back, Helles! 🎉🍻Today we’re releasing our Helles lager! Helles is a German-style lager balancing rich flavors wi...
05/20/2021

Welcome back, Helles! 🎉🍻

Today we’re releasing our Helles lager! Helles is a German-style lager balancing rich flavors with smooth drinkability. Brilliant gold in color with notes of soft malt sweetness and delicate hop bitterness, this beer finishes toasty and refreshing.

Coming in a 5.2%,Helles could easily be your daytime beer of choice.

Available in the tasting room on draft, for curbside pickup, and Port City On Demand- as well as throughout Virginia, D.C., Maryland. 🍻

Welcome back, Helles! 🎉🍻

Today we’re releasing our Helles lager! Helles is a German-style lager balancing rich flavors with smooth drinkability. Brilliant gold in color with notes of soft malt sweetness and delicate hop bitterness, this beer finishes toasty and refreshing.

Coming in a 5.2%,Helles could easily be your daytime beer of choice.

Available in the tasting room on draft, for curbside pickup, and Port City On Demand- as well as throughout Virginia, D.C., Maryland. 🍻

05/19/2021

We’re hiring! 😁🍻

Port City Brewing Company’s mission is to be a reliable and innovative regional craft brewery of top-quality beers that are delicious and well balanced, made from the finest ingredients available, and which celebrate their raw ingredients. It takes talented, dedicated people to make a great beer and pour a great pint. Hands down, our most important ingredient is our people.

If this sounds like somewhere you would like to work, please reach out to us at [email protected] and apply to be a Tasting Room team member! The ideal candidate will enjoy working in fast a paced environment, talking to people and have experience or an interest in craft beer. Hours are part-time and flexible, mostly nights and weekends. This is a long-term, non-seasonal role. Please email us at [email protected] for the full job description details or to apply (please send cover letter and resume).

Join our team and become part of the family! 🍻

Which one's your favorite?
05/18/2021

Which one's your favorite?

Which one's your favorite?

Address

3950 Wheeler Ave
Alexandria, VA
22304

Opening Hours

Monday 15:00 - 21:00
Tuesday 15:00 - 21:00
Wednesday 15:00 - 21:00
Thursday 15:00 - 21:00
Friday 12:00 - 22:00
Saturday 12:00 - 22:00
Sunday 12:00 - 20:00

Products

Flagships:
Optimal Wit
Downright Pilsner
Beach Drive Golden Ale
Essential Pale Ale
Monumental IPA
Integral IPA
Porter

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Did I imagine I saw Mexican Dark Lager release date as March 24? Was this just wishful thinking???🤔
Bernie, waiting for curbside pickup.
You're welcome.
A song about losing one's love and hoping to find it again. Appreciate a listen while you're sipping.
This is a perfect addition to a beautiful afternoon. #Optimal Port City Brewing Company
Will the Mexican Dark Lager make a return next year or will PCBC deprive my tastebuds of my favorite beer to date for all of eternity?
Are you planning to sell any pride shirts online? I'm really digging the logo (and miss you guys so much since I moved to Western NY 😞).
I want to thank you and Big Blue BBQ for an outstanding meal for Memorial Day. What a way to celebrate Memorial Day with my favorite beer and BBQ. I've never had Big Blue BBQ but really enjoyed it. I've tried every place in Old Town Alexandria and Big Blue BBQ out did any here.
Knocked it outta the park, Port City & Haute Dogs! We had the DIY Pairing delivered tonight and it was fabulous. Such a fun, fatty, quarantine Friday! Thanks for doing it!
Can we redeem gift certificates for curbside pick up?