*Sniff* They grow up so fast. It seems like just yesterday that we were celebrating the first birthday of Port City Brewing Company.

Well, Bill Butcher, PCBC's owner, is announcing that Friday, February 1 is the second anniversary of the Alexandria brewery. Since the anniversary falls in the middle of winter, PCBC has brewed a strong, dark ale to warm beer lovers up. The second anniversary ale is a very limited Smoked Imperial Porter, called TWO.  This Porter is a stronger, smoked version of Port City’s flagship Porter. It is dark brown, almost black in color, and has a smoky, roasted aroma and smooth, rich, complex smoke and chocolate flavors, according to a press release.

Port City’s brewers and the Tasting Room crew teamed up to mill in by hand 5,000 pounds of German beech wood smoked malt and 600 pounds of roasted malt. This was all done bag-by-bag over the course of an afternoon.  TWO will be available in Port City’s Tasting Room and with select accounts in DC, Maryland and Virginia during the month of February while supplies last.

Port City Brewing Company’s second anniversary celebration will take place in the Tasting Room on Friday, February 1 from 3-9pm. TWO will be tapped at 3pm sharp. A draft 10-ounce pour will be featured for $5, and ½ gallon growler bottles will be priced at $19, with a refill for $14. 

The Borinquen Lunch Box Food Truck will be on hand starting at 5pm for hungry patrons.


It has been a big year for PCBC that included winning their first GABF medal (a Bronze for Monumental IPA).