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 p.m. to 9 p.m. 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.
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 D.C., Virginia, and Maryland beginning late October. Additionally, five percent of the sales of Revival Stout will be donated to the Oyster Recovery Partnership to support their efforts to revive the oyster population in the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries.
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.