Alexandria Neighborhood Spotlight: Port City Brewing Company

One of the most exciting things about Alexandria is the many local shops and businesses in the community. Fans of delicious beers in the DMV probably already know about Port City, one of the region’s most popular breweries.

About Port City Brewing Company

Port City was founded in January 2011 to provide the Mid-Atlantic market with innovative, top-quality beers made from the best possible ingredients. Some of their most popular varieties include:

  • Optimal Wit: a Belgian-style white ale with a crisp and citrusy finish, brewed with Spanish orange peels and coriander.
  • Monumental IPA: an India Pale Ale that strikes a perfect balance between bitter and sweet, designed to represent the East Coast IPA brewing style.
  • Downright Pilsner: One of Port City’s flagship beers, this medium-bodied pilsner has a spicy, hoppy finish.


Events at Port City Brewing

Besides excellent beer, Port City also contributes to the community by hosting unique events. Here’s a few on the horizon:

  • Joggers & Lagers: On Monday, August 1st at 7:00 PM, the brewery will host a 1, 3, or 5-mile run along the Holmes Run stream, starting and ending at the tasting room. Local eatery Old Blue BBQ will be there providing food.
  • Oktoberfest Release: On August 5, Port City celebrates the launch of their seasonal Marzen lager, Oktoberfest. The event kicks off at 3:00 PM – food trucks will begin serving at 5:30 PM. Local acoustic artist Taylor Carson will be performing from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM.
  • Beer Yoga: Every Tuesday from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM, join Port City for a $15 yoga class with a complimentary pint afterwards. The class is suitable for beginners and experts alike and will help you eliminate stress and tension.


Whether you’re a local or will be staying in the area, Holiday Inn Express & Suites Alexandria – Fort Belvoir encourages you to support awesome local businesses like Port City. And if you need a place to stay as you sip on suds and partake in fun events around town, the Holiday Inn Express offers great amenities, complimentary high-speed Internet and a free shuttle to the metro.

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