PORT CITY PORTER

American Porter

Malty and chocolatey, yet refreshing

ABV: 7.2%

Smooth and silky, our flagship Porter pours a dark mahogany with a firm cap of tan foam. The complex malt bill imparts bittersweet chocolate and coffee notes and a depth that bigger beers aspire to. And unlike many of the stronger, sweeter dark beers in the market, Porter remains robust while having a refreshing character that doesn’t weigh down the palate.

Original Gravity:
17.5 plato

Final Gravity:
3.5 plato

Bitterness:
45

Awards & Press
  • 2017 GFMG | GOOD FOOD AWARD WINNER
    2017 GFMG | GOOD FOOD AWARD WINNER

    In 2017, Porter won a Good Food Award – its first, following three consecutive wins by Optimal Wit.[...]

  • 2016 VIRGINIA CRAFT BREWERS FEST | BRONZE
    2016 VIRGINIA CRAFT BREWERS FEST | BRONZE

    Our beloved porter won a bronze medal at the 2016 Virginia Craft Brewers Fest.[...]

  • Virginia Is Making the Area’s Best Beers Now?

    DC Beer “Virginia breweries are killing it, culminating in Port City winning the nation’s Best Small Brewery Award, having medaled at GABF for their porter, IPA, and witbier.”[...]

  • Port City Brewery wins big!

    WJLA – Good Morning Washington “A local brewery took home the award for “Small Brewery of the Year” at the Great American Beer Festival. But that wasn’t the only award[...]

  • 2015 GREAT AMERICAN BEER FESTIVAL | SILVER
    2015 GREAT AMERICAN BEER FESTIVAL | SILVER

    Porter won silver in the robust porter category at the 2015 Great American Beer Festival, its first GABF medal.[...]

  • Port City Brewing Co. takes home top national honors

    Washington Business Journal “Port City Brewing Co. in Alexandria has plenty of medals and honors to its name, but it just brought home a huge one this weekend. ”[...]

  • It’s official: Port City is the best small brewery in America

    The Washington Post “Alexandria’s Port City Brewing Company had a pretty stellar weekend at the Great American Beer Festival in Denver, winning silver medals for its Porter and Monumental IPA,[...]

  • Alexandria’s Port City Named Best Small Brewery In America

    DCist “While it is often said that the best beer in the world is the one currently in your hand, it’d be especially difficult to dispute that with an award-winning[...]

  • BEHIND THE BAR WITH BREWERY BEERTENDERS

    On Tap “Even our flagship IPA, a lot of IPA drinkers love that beer, but non-IPA drinkers love it too because it’s balanced and that’s what we like – balance[...]

  • TAP TAKEOVER: PORT CITY

    Brightest Young Things ““This is what happens when you’re growing at 60% a year,” Butcher says. “We’re over four years into this thing, and we still feel like we’re working[...]

  • LOCAL BARTENDERS: CHEERS TO ST. PATRICK’S DAY

    ON TAP “ Port City Porter pairs well with High West Double Rye, a spicy whiskey with a cold sweet beer; another great pairing is Devils Backbone Schwarzbier, or DC[...]

  • For The Love Of Chocolate: 50+ Chocolate Craft Beers

    Virginia Tourism Corporation “Admit it, chocolate in most any form is acceptable. In Virginia you’ll find at least 57 craft beers that are either centered around chocolate or have detectable[...]

  • Bottling at Port City: Making 6-packs Happen

    The Brew Shop “As you can probably guess, the bottling line is a huge piece of machinery that does most of the work for you – but that awesome feat[...]

  • Rolling With the DC Brew Crew

    Roll Call “Across the river in Alexandria, Va., the Port City tasting room was overflowing. Music was blasting (Misfits, Dropkick Murphys) throughout, and large groups of people were doing their[...]

  • Resolved: Fifteen Virginia Foodie Towns to Try in 2015 – Part 1 of 2
    Resolved: Fifteen Virginia Foodie Towns to Try in 2015 – Part 1 of 2

    Virginia Travel Blog “Here are 15 foodie towns across the commonwealth and a few deliciously researched recommendations to help you make 2015 one you – and your tastebuds – will[...]

  • 2014 Virginia Craft Brewer’s Fest | Bronze
    2014 Virginia Craft Brewer’s Fest | Bronze

    In addition to taking home the Silver for our Monumental IPA, our flagship Porter scored the Bronze at the 2014 Virginia Craft Brewer’s Cup![...]

  • 2014 World Beer Championships | Silver
    2014 World Beer Championships | Silver

    Port City Brewing Company’s Porter also got some love from the Beverage Testing Institute’s World Beer Championships this year, bringing home the Silver medal.[...]

  • 2013 Virginia Craft Brewers Fest | Silver
    2013 Virginia Craft Brewers Fest | Silver

    Our Port City Porter won the silver medal in 2013’s Virginia Craft Brewers Fest; improving from its bronze medal awarded in 2012.[...]

  • 2012 Virginia Craft Brewers Fest | Bronze
    2012 Virginia Craft Brewers Fest | Bronze

    Port City Brewing won its 3rd award at 2012’s Virginia Craft Brewers Fest when its smooth and silky flagship, Porter, snagged the bronze.[...]

  • Porter Call: Port City’s Porter Barrels Forward with Flavor

    tastingtable.com “Rich, chocolaty and delicious could well describe your leftover Valentine’s candy. But our latest sweet satisfaction comes courtesy of the satiny Porter just released by newcomer Port City Brewing[...]

  • 2011 Washington Post | 40 Must Try Dishes
    2011 Washington Post | 40 Must Try Dishes

    Who says beer isn’t a craveable food? Our Port City Porter snagged a spot on The Washington Post’s 40 Must Try Dishes in 2011.[...]