Alexandria, Virginia (January 15, 2013)–Bill Butcher, owner of Port City Brewing Company, located at 3950 Wheeler Avenue in Alexandria, VA, is pleased to announce that Friday, February 1, 2013 is the second anniversary of Port City Brewing Company. With it falling in the middle of winter, the darkest, coldest days in the Mid- Atlantic, he has brewed a strong, dark ale to warm beer lovers against the cold. The second anniversary ale is a very limited Smoked Imperial Porter, called TWO. This Porter is a stronger, smoked version of Port City’s flagship Porter. It is dark brown, almost black in color, and has a smoky, roasted aroma and smooth, rich, complex smoke and chocolate flavors.
Port City’s brewers and the Tasting Room crew teamed up to mill in by hand 5,000 pounds of German beech wood smoked malt and 600 pounds of roasted malt. This was all done bag-by-bag over the course of an afternoon, truly a labor of love! TWO will be available in Port City’s Tasting Room and with select accounts in DC, Maryland and Virginia during the month of February while supplies last.
Port City Brewing Company’s second anniversary celebration will take place in the Tasting Room on Friday, February 1st, from 3 PM to 9 PM. TWO will be tapped at 3:00 PM sharp. A draft 10-ounce pour will be featured for $5, and ½ gallon growler bottles will be priced at $19, with a refill for $14. The Borinquen Lunch Box Food Truck will be on hand starting at 5:00 PM for hungry patrons.
Port City Brewing Company wishes to thank all of its customers in Maryland, DC, Virginia and North Carolina for another incredible year of growth, and Butcher and his team will raise a glass of TWO to everyone to begin another year. The 11,000-square-foot craft brewery is dedicated to bringing great quality, innovative, handmade craft beers to the DC and Mid-Atlantic market. Port City produces world-class quality beer, brewing four year-round beers along with a rotating seasonal selection. Named by Washingtonian magazine as Washington, DC’s best brewery tour, Port City has also captured the following awards: Bronze Medal, Monumental IPA, 2012 Great American Beer Festival; Gold Medal, Monumental IPA, 2012 Virginia Craft Brewers Festival; Bronze Medal, Optimal Wit, 2012 Virginia Craft Brewers Festival; Bronze Medal, Porter, 2012 Virginia Craft Brewers Festival, and Wine Enthusiast Top 25 Beers of the Year, 2012: Optimal Wit, #14. Port City Brewing Company is located two miles from the King Street Metro at 3950 Wheeler Avenue Alexandria, VA 22304. For more information please call (703) 797-2739 or visitportcitybrewing.com