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February 5, 2016 to February 6, 2016

Alexandria Brewery Celebrates Milestone Anniversary with Events and a New Beer Launch

Alexandria, Va. —January 13, 2016 —Port City Brewing Company, based in Alexandria, Virginia, celebrates its 5th anniversary in 2016. Festivities will kick off with several events over the month of February, including an anniversary party at the brewery and a pub crawl in D.C. In addition, a special brew named COLOSSAL® V will be released and available starting Friday, February 5.


+ 35 percent growth in 2015, anticipating an additional 35 percent growth for 2016

+ Distributes approximately 2,000 accounts in six states: Va., D.C., Md., N.Y., Conn. and N.C.

+ 300+ DMV bars and restaurants serve Port City beers

+ 800+ DMV retailers sell Port City beers

+ Tasting room welcomes approximately 1,500 guests per week

+ Oldest packaging brewery in D.C. metro area

+ Received medals in three categories at the 2015 Great American Beer Festival®


+ Small Brewing Company of the Year, Great American Beer Festival, 2015

+ Best of D.C. Readers Poll, Washington City Paper, 2015

+ Best Brewery D.C., Thrillist, 2015


5th Anniversary Party

Port City Brewing Company, 3950 Wheeler Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22304 

Friday, February 5, 2016, 4–10 p.m.  

Saturday, February 6, 2016, 2–9 p.m.

Join us at the brewery to celebrate our 5th Anniversary. No tickets required; beer and food available for purchase.

Live music on Friday 6–8 p.m. and Saturday 3–6 p.m.

Food trucks Ada's Kitchen on Wheels, Borinquen Lunch Box, DC Slices and Rocklands BBQ will be on site.

Growlers and pints are available on Friday 2–4 p.m. and Saturday noon–2 p.m.

Port City 5th Anniversary Adams Morgan Release

COLOSSAL V Tour throughout Adams Morgan

Saturday, February 13, 2016 2–5 p.m.

Join Port City Brewing Company as we release COLOSSAL V®, our fifth anniversary old ale, into the market!  In honor of five years of business, we'll be celebrating at five different bars in Adams Morgan: The Black Squirrel, The Blaguard, Rebellion, Roofers Union, and Smoke and Barrel.  Members of Port City's team will be at every bar to toast to five years. No tickets required. Food and drinks available for purchase.

COLOSSAL V Bottle Release

Port City Brewing Company, 3950 Wheeler Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22304 

Saturday, February 20, 2016, noon–5 p.m.

Sunday, February 21, 2016, noon–5 p.m.

One four pack of COLOSSAL V per person will be made available for online reservation starting Monday, January 18 at 10 a.m. on the Port City website. This is the only way to purchase COLOSSAL V four packs at the bottle release, taking place February 20–21; a very limited number of COLOSSAL V four packs will be sold at the brewery and select retailers after Feb. 21.


In honor of its 5th anniversary, Port City Brewing Company will be launching a limited edition beer called COLOSSAL 5. This brew is a rich, full-bodied ale that hews close to the English tradition of old ales, with a dark mahogany color accentuated by ruby highlights. Flavors of toffee and dried fruit are complemented by a subtle hop presence. This beer is specifically crafted for cellaring, and will be the Port City’s first anniversary beer to be bottled, enabling customers to age bottles at home.   

COLOSSAL V will be available on tap starting Friday, February 5.  Bottles can be reserved starting Monday, January 18 at 10 a.m. for pickup Saturday, February 20 and Sunday, February 21.




Twitter:         @PortCityBrew /


Hashtags:     #PCBC5  


Bill Butcher, founder, Port City Brewing Company

Prior to starting Port City Brewery in 2011, Butcher built a successful 18-year career in fine wine. Bill’s background in fine wine sales and brand building helped him quickly establish Port City Brewing as a quality leader in the D.C and Mid-Atlantic craft beer market.


Port City Brewing Company, based in Alexandria, Virginia, is an award-winning brewery that brews, serves and ships beer to the D.C. and Mid-Atlantic market. We brew an exciting lineup of year-round brews, as well as an innovative slate of seasonal and occasional beers. Find us on tap all over the D.C. Metro, or stop in our Alexandria Tasting Room, which is open seven days a week.


Vanessa French