Port City was just introduced into my world in the last few weeks. They are a newish brewery but they are already doing the DMV proud (as evidenced by their showing a the recent Great American Beer Festival).
This is my first (of hopefully many) Port City brews...and it's a perfect time of year to have this.
Look-Beautiful amber color with lots of floaties...well after opening. Impressive.
Smell-Breads and grains.
Taste-First thing that I get is that bready taste that makes Marzens so delicous. Subtle hops throughout but they aren't the star...just a supporting player to the bread.
Mouthfeel-Medium bodied and full of flavor. Crisp finish.
Drinkability-Let's have a party! Seriously, have a party, get a few cases of this, and invite me. Perfect blend of flavors combined with a low ABV make this a definite contender for a fall session beer. Delicious.
About Port City Brewing Company:
The historic port city of Alexandria, VA has a proud tradition of brewing beer for the region that dates back to the 19th century. Founded in 1866, the Robert Portner Brewing Company operated in Alexandria for almost 50 years. It grew to become the largest brewery in the southern United States, and was Alexandria’s largest employer. The company thrived until 1915, when Prohibition came to Virginia, and the brewery went out of business.
Port City Brewing Company is proud to revive, celebrate and continue this rich brewing history in our modern artisanal brewery right outside our nation’s capital. We started the brewery in January 2011 because we found that the DC area needed more choices for great quality, locally produced craft beer. We are committed to producing world class quality beers without compromise for the DC and Mid Atlantic market.
Our mission is to be a reliable and innovative regional brewer of top quality beers that are delicious and well balanced, made from the finest ingredients available, and which celebrate their raw materials.
About Port City Oktoberfest:
Port City Oktoberfest is a traditional Märzen style lager, brewed with all German malts and hops. This beer is amber in color, with malty, gently sweet flavors of crusty bread, leading to a clean dry finish with a touch of noble hops. Our Oktoberfest is served in the 'keller' or 'Zwickel' style and is unfiltered.