Jan 16, 2014

Port City Brewing Company Unveils COLOSSAL™ THREE Anniversary Beer

Press Release

Alexandria, Virginia (January 16, 2014)—Bill Butcher, owner of Port City Brewing Company, located at 3950 Wheeler Avenue in Alexandria, VA, is pleased to announce his company will celebrate its third anniversary on January 31. To commemorate the milestone, Port City is pouring a new, limited edition anniversary beer appropriately titled COLOSSAL™ THREE. This single 60-barrel batch of COLOSSAL THREE, which is a Heller Bock, the palest and hoppiest of Bock style beers, will be available exclusively on draft in select bars and restaurants in Metro DC and at Port City Brewing Company’s Tasting Room at 3950 Wheeler Avenue Alexandria, VA 22304.

COLOSSAL THREE is crafted to stand up to Washington’s frigid winter months. It showcases noble hop varieties that impart floral, spicy aromas and flavors, and a beautiful tawny color that comes from the Munich malt. This must-try lager was fermented cold and aged at 32 degrees Fahrenheit for 8 weeks. The long fermentation and aging process gives this strong beer the remarkably clean finish for which Port City’s beers are known. The malt incorporated is Pilsner and Munich and the hops, Hallertau and Saaz, to create this anniversary brew.

Additionally, to mark its third anniversary, Port City is coordinating a weeklong celebration featuring scheduled events in its Tasting Room, as well as in the DC marketplace. Beer lovers can anticipate events at Meridian Pint (DC), Boundary Stone (DC), Pizzeria Paradiso in Old Town, Whole Foods Market in Fairfax (VA) and Whole Foods Market in Old Town Alexandria (VA).

Celebrating its third anniversary, 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 five year-round beers along with rotating seasonal selections and unique one-off brews.