Downright® Pilsner

A true Czech- style pilsner

Downright. Done right. No hype.

ABV: 4.8%

Downright Pilsner was the first lager to become a Port City flagship. It debuted in 2012 as our first summer seasonal. Downright Pilsner is a brilliant gold lager, medium-bodied with a soft, round malt profile and crisp, spicy hop character.

We brew Downright in the traditional Czech Pilsner style, using 100% Pilsner malt and noble Saaz hops. To further accentuate the spicy aroma, we dry hop our pilsner with additional Saaz hops. Downright Pilsner gets its carbonation completely naturally as it lagers in our fermentation tanks for six weeks.

Original Gravity:
12.0 plato

Final Gravity:
3.0 plato

Bitterness:
43

Awards & Press
  • 2017 VA CRAFT BREWERS FEST | BRONZE
    2017 VA CRAFT BREWERS FEST | BRONZE

    Downright Pilsner took home bronze in the Czech lager category at the 2017 VA Craft Brewers Fest.[...]

  • 2016 VIRGINIA CRAFT BREWERS FEST | GOLD
    2016 VIRGINIA CRAFT BREWERS FEST | GOLD

    At the 2016 Virginia Craft Brewers Fest, Downright Pilsner won gold in the pilsner category.[...]

  • 2015 VIRGINIA CRAFT BREWERS FEST | SILVER
    2015 VIRGINIA CRAFT BREWERS FEST | SILVER

    Downright Pilsner earned a silver at the 2015 Virginia Craft Brewers Fest.[...]

  • 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[...]

  • The 10 Best Craft Breweries in Virginia

    The Culture Trip “Established in Alexandria in 2011, Port City Brewing Company is a modern artisanal brewery that draws on the city’s rich brewing history and aims to bring world[...]

  • 2014 World Beer Championships | Gold
    2014 World Beer Championships | Gold

    Port City Brewing’s Downright Pilsner took home the Gold Medal at the 2014 World Beer Championships, with an impressive 91 points.[...]