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Port City to Launch Seasonal “Tidings” Ale

Port City Brewing Company is set to release its second seasonal beer and only its  sixth beer overall since breaking ground in late 2010.  We first learned about Tidings Ale  a couple of months ago during the development stages, but just yesterday confirmed the details with Owner Bill Butcher.

“Tidings Ale is a strong Belgian style blond Ale. Jonathan and I could not decide between a Tripel and a Grand Cru, so we did kind of a mashup of the two styles, a cross between a traditional Tripel and sort of a Super Wit beer. We sourced local ingredients for this beer: Maryland wildflower honey and Virginia wheat. It will weight in around 7.8% alcohol, and is gently spiced with coriander, cardamom, fresh ginger, and grains of paradise.”  —  Bill Butcher

Tidings will be in short supply as it was limited to a single 90 barrel batch. That’s roughly 80 kegs and 550 cases. Port City is also hosting a special preview of Tidings this weekend at the tasting room prior to its official release on December 1st.

Don’t have time to get over to Port City this weekend ? No worries — stay tuned and we will keep you updated on which venues will have Tidings next month.

Ho Ho Ho !

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