When something is optimal it has everything it needs and nothing that it doesn’t. The optimal amount of spices, wheat and hops is found in our Optimal Wit. Brewed as a traditional Belgian style witbier, it is crisp and citrusy with layers of flavor that evolve in the glass. We brew this with Virginia grown wheat and use Spanish orange peels and coriander, which are traditional wit spices. Our unique twist is Grains of Paradise, which gives it a subtle peppery character on the finish.
This beer was the first Port City beer to roll out to the markets in 2011.
Washingtonian “It’s everything we want in a summer sip—crisp, easy-drinking, but with enough character to hold its own at the dinner table, thanks to such aromatics as orange peel, coriander,[...]
The World – A to Z “We give a big shout out to Port City Brewery for sponsoring this fun and festive event. It gave us a great opportunity to[...]
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[...]
Where Traveler ““That tank allows us to shoot hops into the fermenting beer without oxygen. It improves the beer and its shelf life,” says founder (and ex-wine marketer) Bill Butcher.[...]
DCWKLY “Virginia once produced the largest brewery in the Southern United States and was Alexandria’s largest employer until prohibition in 1915. Realizing the rich history and need for choices in[...]
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[...]
ecowatch.com “Probably the first thing you think about when you settle in at the bar and order your favorite beer is not “How is this impacting the climate?” But a[...]
Our famous Optimal Wit was honored by the Good Food Merchants Guild for the second year in a row, winning the Good Food Award for being, well, so darn good.[...]
The one and only Optimal Wit was give the Good Food Award Winner by the Good Food Merchants Guild — a true honor for PCBC and our most popular brew.[...]
Our Optimal Wit does it again! We’re proud to receive such a great award for such a great beer, from the Beverage Testing Institute’s World Beer Championships![...]
Port City Brewing Company’s Belgium style wheat ale, Optimal Wit, proudly took home the Gold Medal at the 2013 Great American Beer Festival.[...]
Our Optimal Wit struck Gold at the 2013 Virginia craft brewers fest! Our fan-favorite Belgium style wheat ale has proven it is a force to be reckoned with.[...]
Wine Enthusiast Magazine named our Optimal Wit one of their Top 25 Beers of 2012. Our flagship Belgium style wheat ale placed 14 among the country’s top brews.[...]
Our Flagship Belgium style wheat, Optimal Wit, was awarded 3rd place and PCBC’s second award at the Virginia Craft Brewers Fest in 2012.[...]