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Port City Optimal Wit Rated No. 14 by Wine Enthusiast for Best Beers of 2012

Posted by / Thursday, November 29th, 2012

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The results are in for Wine Enthusiast‘s Best Beers of 2012. Port City Optimal Wit was rated No. 14. More than 100 beers were reviewed, with 95 of them from the United States and two from Virginia.

Wine Enthusiast Tasting Coordinator Lauren Buzzeo awarded Optimal Wit 90 points. Here is her description of the beer: “Brewed with coriander, orange peel and grains of paradise, this is a well-balanced, smooth and immensely drinkable witbier that any fan of the style can appreciate. The nose and mouth are wheat-driven, but accents from the spice bill are there to add depth and complexity. A lemony brisk­ness complements the flavors of clove and pepper on the close, ending slightly dry but clean.”

Port City co-founder Bill Butcher said, “We are really excited about this. It’s kind of a big deal.” We couldn’t agree more.

Port City Brewing Company: 3950 Wheeler Ave., Alexandria, VA 22304
Tastings: Wednesday and Thursday 5-8 p.m.; Friday 3-9 p.m. with tours at 6:30 p.m.; Saturday noon-8 p.m. with tours at 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 p.m.; Sunday noon-6 p.m. with tours at 2 and 3 p.m.

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