While waiting for the this beautiful season to begin, we have been busy at work doing all of the behind-the-scenes work that goes into launching a brewpub including negotiating a lease on a great spot in Alexandria to call our own, finalizing the last pieces of funding needed and testing recipes for regular beer rotation. All these efforts have been to make Portner Brewhouse become a reality, aren’t you getting excited?
In February, the RRBMDK Law Firm hosted us for their Beer Tasting Fundraiser benefiting The Campagna Center. The event raised more than $9,000 for Alexandria’s children and families that the non-profit supports throughout the year. We were honored to be a part of it.
In addition, it’s a wonderful time to begin planning another tasting event! So we are excited to let you know that we will be hosting another beer soiree in approximately one month. It is also an opportune time to attend another event to help celebrate the long awaited spring season. Making this a fantastic time to drink, and luckily, we have plenty of Portner Brewhouse beer in stock to serve including:
- Tivoli Cream Ale, one of our pre-Prohibition series beers and a great spring beer! It’s light and easy-drinking with slight sweetness from the traditional flaked maize (5.1% ABV, 18 IBU)
- American Gothic, this American Brown Ale has nutty, biscuit notes with a balanced hop bitterness and lingering coffee notes (6.1% ABV, 40 IBU)
- Polar Bare, yes, it is spelled correctly! We brewed it in the snow during one of the oh too many snow storms this region has had. The American Pale Ale was dry-hopped with Chinook and Columbus hops for additional aromatic awesomeness (5.4% ABV, 50 IBU)
(Plus, it is something to look forward since March Madness is over.) Mmmmhmmm, beer. So pry your eyes away from cherry blossoms and look for a save-the-date soon so we can get everyone a fresh dose of Portner Brewhouse!
So the real question is, which beer are you excited to get a whiff of?
P.S. Did you catch us in the latest issue of The Washingtonian Magazine?