The Lager Series

Draft Only Limited Release Beers

In 2019, Port City will release a new lager approximately every two month. The series draws upon lager brewing traditions from Germany and beyond to create clean yet complex beers with a wide range of flavors.


These limited release beers are draft only.

Golden Export Lager

January – February

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

March – May

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

May – June

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%

Named after the infamous DC-area derecho storm of 2012, Derecho Lager™ is medium-bodied and gold in color, with toasty, biscuit-like malt flavors and spicy, citrusy hop character.

German Pilsner

August – September

ABV: 5.0%

Drier and lighter than Downright Pilsner, this blonde lager looks to Germany for inspiration. A long, cold fermentation makes room for noble Tettnang hops and pilsner malt to shine. Beauty in simplicity.


November – December

ABV: 5.0%

From the beer halls of Bavaria comes the dunkel. This traditional, easy-drinking dark lager is a deep copper with predominant malt notes of biscuits and bread crust kept in check by a moderating hop character.