Alexandria, VA Hotel near Port City Brewing Co.
The American craft-beer revolution has made waves all around the world, and for good reason: Some of the tastiest and most dynamic suds in the world hail from the country’s small breweries, which draw upon venerable beer making traditions and no small amount of outside-the-box creativity to create their masterpieces.
Alexandria, Virginia, as it turns out, is a first-rate destination for experiencing this industry firsthand. Here you’ll find Port City Brewing Co., in business since 2011 and more high-profile than ever thanks to nabbing “Small Brewing Company of the Year” at the 2015 Great American Beer Festival in Denver.
Port City Brewing Co. Accommodations
Port City Brewing Co. whips up a whole universe of craft beer: There’s a brew for every palette here, whether you gravitate toward the hoppy, the bitter, the smoky, the dark, the light, or any other corner of the flavor spectrum. Staples include the Downright Pilsner, the Optimal Wit, and the Port City Porter, while seasonal offerings—the Oktoberfest lager, the Tidings Ale, and others—provide the perfect beer for every stretch of the calendar.
Among the brewery’s distinguishing features is its patented “Hopzooka,” which imbues maturing beer with hops without exposing it to oxygen.
Sample the Brews & Take a Tour
You can swing by Port City Brewing Co. for tasters, flights, and pints at its cheery Tasting Room—and maybe you’ll be inspired enough to join a brewery tour for some behind-the-scenes insight into the magic on tap.
Bed Down Nearby at Alexandria's Holiday Inn Express
Make your Port City beer safari a truly memorable one by choosing the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Alexandria-Fort Belvoir for your accommodations. The hotel—with its comfy guestrooms and suites and its many on-site amenities—lies just a hop, skip, and a jump away from the brewery.