Posted by Melissa Lyden / Thursday, November 29th, 2012
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.