Port City Brewing Company | Alexandria, Virginia
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Port City Brewing Company
Exceptional based on 11 ratings
Type: Brewery (see listing)

3950 Wheeler Avenue
Alexandria, Virginia United States 22304 [ print map ]
703 797 2739

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Hours: W-Th 5Ė8p.m., Fri. 3Ė9p.m., Sat. 12Ė9p.m., Sun. 12Ė6p.m.


Mayor: radagast83 (7) | Taps: 5+ | Bottles: 4+


Port City Brewing Company

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Beer Available At Port City Brewing Company (arranged by most recent)
Port City Ways & Means , Port City Revival Stout 86, Port City COLOSSAL TWO 77, Port City COLOSSAL THREE , Port City Monumental IPA 58, Port City Maniacal 90, Port City Oktoberfest 64, Port City Optimal Wit (Ginseng, Blackberries) , Port City Optimal Wit 67, Port City Porter 93, Port City Essential Pale Ale 65, Port City Tartan Ale 50
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11 reviews for Port City Brewing Company
 Ambiance  65%
 Service  82%
 Selection  59%
 Food N/A 
 Value  83%
 Overall  73%
 Rating  74%
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  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 6/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 16/20
Joe17  (1) Alexandria, Virginia | February 11, 2013
Best time to go is Friday at 7 when there is music. Sometimes a food truck will come. Great crowd. Beer is just above average. The Wit, their best seller, is a dinner beer and just not best to dink alone. The pale is average. Drink the IPA!!. Did not taste the Stout.
66
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 13/20
Braudog  (697) Hampton, Virginia | January 19, 2013
Dropped in at 4:30 on a Saturday afternoon and the place was mobbed. Amazingly there was still a couple close parking spots. Their tasting room was large enough to accommodate the crowd, but was under appointed -- what, maybe 4 standing tables. They have two bars but it was still a lengthy process to get a drink. I bought a pint, but it appeared like they do samplers as you go, giving you tickets to get the small glasses as you go ... Which gives you a freshly poured beer but makes the bar rail crowded. I enjoy their beers, so glad I could visit once. Not sure I need to back -- you can find their beers easily around town. (Brewery #599)
54
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 4/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 12/20
BVery  (388) Burnsville, Minnesota | November 29, 2012
Fun spot - taproom at the brewery with flights of 6 for 7 bucks. Glad I stopped.
76
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
craftbeerdesign  (100) Fort Collins, Colorado | July 6, 2012
industrial / warehouse setting with a large tasting room with 2 bars but lacking ambiance. great service! they offer pints for $4 or flights of 6 beers for $7 or a tour with a flight for $7. informative tour. great beer. growlers and bottles to go.
82
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
Drake  (449) Free Union, Virginia | May 2, 2012
Located in an industrial area. I only saw limited parking but there may be more elsewhere, and Iím not sure there would be a problem if you parked on the street. Big open, clean, bright tasting room with lots of merchandise for sale. Two bar setups and some tables are scattered around if you want to savor your samples. As of today the sampling is still $7 and you keep the glass. I didnít partake, but they did still give me a couple of partial samples. No tours on Wednesday, so I didnít partake in that. Growler fills were $11.50-$13.50 and they will fill any growler. The lady working was very friendly and well informed enough about the beers that I suspect she is one of the brewers, though I didnít ask. The beers are generally solid to very good. They distribute everything they make widely, so donít expect to find anything new here if youíre a local. Overall, a very nice stop.
60
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 12/20
GT2  (532) Carlsbad, California | April 16, 2012
Google maps sent us across the street into a no trespassing industrial park. Once we found the place, it was rather crowded with a good mix of beer people and fans of the brewery. You get five circus like tickets to try 4-5oz pours of there beers: the witbier, IPA, scotch ale, porter, stout. Usually there is a seasonal. You can take a brewery tour for additional fee. Service was friendly, beer is decent to disappointing. They sell their six-packs to go here but they get heavy distribution across DC/MD/VA so not sure why youíd need to go here. Ambiance was strange, super clean and sparse 50ís diner look. Bartender dude was very cool to chat with.
70
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr  (1374) Washington, Washington DC | April 14, 2012
Stopped by for a tasting but skipped the bwery tour. Seven bucks for six beers, four ounce pours. Friendly efficient service in a modern and sparse tasting room. Worth a stop if youíre in the area. Beers were OK, and the new stout was very good.
64
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
Brigadier  (250) Clevelandish, Ohio | January 3, 2012
Situated in a commercial strip mall off the main drag in Alexandria Port City is tucked away. Parking is relatively easy; the main thing to remember are the limited hours. Once you get inside the setup is a typical brewery with sale on premises - two coolers along one wall, a growler fill station, and some merchandise.

Sampler flights are $6.00 for five different beers plus a tasting glass which you get to keep. There really isnít much ambiance; this is definitely more of a production facility than a place to hang out. I hope they can make it in the long run as the beers were solid for having just opened in an area not particularly known for excellent craft beers.
74
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 17/20
mansquito  (67) Nueva York, New York | July 9, 2011
Went here on my birthday. Anyway, it is sort of in the middle of nowhere in Alexandria... about 1.5-2 miles off of King Street stop. Once you walk inside you see a sort of sterile and very white room with a little tap corner and a lot of Port City Paraphernalia in there. The place was packed when I was there, and we had to wait a bit to get our tickets, but once we did they immediately poured out some beers for us in little glasses we got to keep. It cost $5 to hang out in there and see the brewery. The owner was a swell guy who made a point of talking to each person in the place. He made a very good impression and was willing to answer any question that anyone might have had. Obviously, there were only four beers there, but we can hope that soon they will start coming out with a few more. The porter is in my opinion the best and my selections from their tap room reflected that.
82
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 16/20
BeerandBlues2  (584) Hanover, Maryland | April 2, 2011
This brewery makes solid beers. They will have four core beers and will begin brewing seasonals this fall (2011). Parking can be a challenge here, but they are working on a solution; many of the surrounding businesses seem willing to tow at a moments notice, so find a street to park on, and walk a couple blocks if the lot is full. The staff are all pleasant and knowledgeable. This brewer has great potential, and I look forward to increased offerings from them.

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