The Lager Series

Celebrating Community and a Sense of Place

In 2021, Port City will release a new lager style approximately every six weeks. The series draws inspiration from lager brewing traditions in Europe and beyond, creating smooth and refreshing beers with a wide range of flavors.



ABV: 5%

Dunkel is a German-style dark lager from Bavaria, made popular in Munich and known for balancing a dark malt character with lager smoothness. Port City’s Dunkel is chestnut in color with a toasty malt aroma, and flavors of nut and caramel. This easy drinking lager is medium in body, finishing with a refreshing crispness.

Golden Export Lager


ABV: 5.8%

Based on the blonde export lagers invented in late-19th century Germany, our Golden Export Lager balances a subtly sweet, toasty malt character with spicy, floral hops. Slightly stronger than the related Helles and Pilsner styles, Golden Export still aims to refresh.

Mexican Dark Lager


ABV: 5.0%

Drawing inspiration from the brown and amber Oscura lagers of Mexico and designed to refresh in the warmer seasons, this Mexican-style dark lager is a brilliant tawny chestnut with nutty, toasted malt flavors.

Franconian Kellerbier


ABV: 5.0%

For our rendition of this Southern German unfiltered, hop-forward lager, Port City used European malt varieties to create a medium-bodied, amber base upon which to layer spicy, herbal Spalt hop character.

Derecho Lager®


ABV: 4.8%

Derecho Lager® is named after a violent storm which barreled through the DC Metro region on June 29th, 2012, leaving the brewery without power.  Unable to control fermentation temperatures, we experimented with non-traditional techniques and the result was the creation of our first American Lager!

German Pilsner


ABV: 4.6%

This refreshing pilsner is served in the “Keller” style, meaning unfiltered and naturally carbonated.  Brewed with pilsner malt and Noble hops, German Pilsner has a floral and spicy aroma with flavors of lightly sweet malt, finishing firm and dry on the palate.  2019 Gold Medal GABF® in the Kellerbier/Zwickelbier category.

Rauch Märzen


ABV: 5.5%

Rauch Märzen is a traditional Bamberg-style smoked Märzen lager brewed with all Bavarian malt and hops. Brilliant copper in color, this beer showcases toasty German malt character, including traditional beechwood-smoked malts that impart an appetizing, savory smokiness.

Tmavé Pivo


ABV: 4.3%

Port City’s example of a Tmavé Pivo is brewed with all Czech malt and hops, lagered for six weeks, and served unfiltered. The malt was grown in Bohemia and is floor malted, and the hops are the famous “Zatec” or Saaz hops. This dark lager finds the perfect balance between malt roastiness, spicy aromatic hoppiness, and a slight caramel sweetness.



ABV: 8.2%

Doppelbock is a stronger or “double” version of a German-style bock beer. This malt forward lager is reddish-brown in color with highlights of crimson. Weighing in at 8.2% ABV, Doppelbock has notes of toasted malt, dark fruits and caramel, with a touch of roastiness. This lager finishes slightly warm, smooth, and extremely satisfying.