October 3, 2013 | Beer, Press, Virginia Beer

Port City Brewing Company to Re-Release Limited Edition Revival Stout

Press Release

Alexandria, Virginia — Bill Butcher, founder of Port City Brewing Company, located at 3950 Wheeler Avenue in Alexandria, VA, 22304, is pleased to announce the re-release of his limited edition beer, Revival Stout, just in time for oyster season. Revival Stout is a creative partnership between Port City’s brewing team, headed by Jonathan Reeves, and Dave Svec and Brad Blymier of War Shore Oyster Company. Produced in the British and Irish brewing tradition of oyster stouts, this beer is made by steeping War Shore’s Chesapeake Bay oyster shells in the brewing water to add mineral content, and then adding the oysters and their liquor to the brew during the boil. The oysters add a subtle briny character, and a smooth textural element to the beer.

Port City will host a release party of their 60-barrel batch in the brewery’s Tasting Room on Friday, October 18th from 5 PM to 9 PM. A variety of freshly shucked oysters on the half shell courtesy of War Shore Oyster Company will be available. Patrons can enjoy a pint of Revival Stout along with a half dozen oysters for $17 each.

Patrons can find this limited edition beer at Port City’s Tasting Room, as well as on tap at select oyster houses, restaurants and bars in Washington, DC, Virginia, and Maryland beginning late October. Additionally, five percent of the sales of Revival Stout will be donated to the Oyster Recovery Partnership (http://oysterrecovery.org/) to support their efforts to revive the oyster population in the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries.

About Port City Brewing
The 11,000-square-foot craft brewery is dedicated to bringing great quality, innovative, handmade craft beers to the DC and Mid-Atlantic market. Port City produces world-class quality beer, brewing four year-round beers along with a rotating seasonal selection. In addition to the Revival Stout, the brewery is currently offering its complex and full bodied Monumental IPA, the crisp and refreshingly fruity Essential Pale Ale, as well as the Optimal Wit brewed in the Belgian wit bier tradition and the Porter, which shows flavors of roasted coffee and bittersweet dark chocolate. All beers are made with the world’s highest quality ingredients and are brewed to be complex, balanced and deliciously easy to drink.

Since opening in 2011, the brewery has been named by Washingtonian magazine as Washington, DC’s best brewery tour and “Best Local DC Brewery,” 2013 Drinker’s Choice Awards, Drink DC, as well as DC’s Best Local Brewery by WTOP News, 2013. Port City has also captured the following awards: Bronze Medal, Monumental IPA, 2012 Great American Beer Festival; Gold Medal, Optimal Wit, 2013 Virginia Craft Brewers Festival; Silver Medal, Porter, Virginia Craft Brewers Festival; Gold Medal, Monumental IPA, 2012 Virginia Craft Brewers Festival; Bronze Medal, Optimal Wit, 2012 Virginia Craft Brewers Festival; Bronze Medal, Porter, 2012 Virginia Craft Brewers Festival, and Wine Enthusiast Top 25 Beers of the Year, 2012: Optimal Wit, #14. Port City Brewing Company is located two miles from the King Street Metro at 3950 Wheeler Avenue Alexandria, VA 22304. For more information please call (703) 797-2739 or visit http://portcitybrewing.com/.

About The War Shore Oyster Company:
Since 2009, War Shore Oyster Company has been committed to ethically growing and sourcing the highest-quality, best-tasting Eastern Oyster (Crassostrea Virginica) in and around Virginia’s Pungoteague Creek and Chincoteague Island. Today, with their “Farm-to-Table” delivery model, War Shore is a niche provider of fresh Pungoteague Creek and Battle Creek Oysters to consumer tables within hours of harvest. The farmed oyster was recently listed among the top five food choices for human and water health by the Monterey Bay Aquarium, and War Shore is proud to contribute to modern efforts in defending the great Chesapeake Bay. For more information please call (443) 842-1977 or visit http://www.warshore.com.

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