(Alexandria, VA) – Bill Butcher, founder of Port City® Brewing Company, located at 3950 Wheeler Avenue in Alexandria, VA, is hopped up and pleased to announce the release of his first double IPA, Maniacal™ IPA – Double India Pale Ale, available this April. Crafted by Head Brewer Jonathan Reeves, this hand-crafted IPA will be brewed with hop maniacs in mind, using CTZ, Chinook, and Simcoe® hops and dry-hopped twice with Port City’s Hopzooka™ to further enhance the hop aroma. Maniacal™ IPA will be available on draft only at select restaurants and bars in Washington, DC, Virginia, Maryland and at Port City’s Tasting Room starting April 5, 2013.
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. The Maniacal IPA is an extra hoppy version of a traditional American IPA, which will delight hop-heads all summer long. This beer is 8.5% alcohol by volume and boasts a golden color with a slight orange hue and bold flavors of citrus and pine. Maniacal IPA strikes a good balance between hops, sweet malt structure and warming alcohol. Port City is using a small percentage of caramel malt for color and flavor, which allows the hops to dominate. They’ve “pre-hopped” this beer by throwing the hops in the brew kettle well before it boils to add extra hop bitterness and flavor. Then, Port City dry hops Maniacal IPA twice with CTZ, Chinook, and Simcoe® hops with their unique and innovative Hopzooka™ to further enhance the hop aroma.
Named by Washingtonian magazine as Washington, DC’s best brewery tour, Port City has also captured the following awards: Bronze Medal, Monumental IPA, 2012 Great American Beer Festival; Gold Medal, Monumental IPA, 2012 Virginia Craft Brewers Festival; Bronze Medal, Optimal Wit, 2012 Virginia Craft Brewers Festival; Bronze Medal, Porter, 2012 Virginia Craft Brewers Festival, and Wine Enthusiast Top 25 Beers of the Year, 2012: Optimal Wit, #14. Port City Brewing Company is located two miles from the King Street Metro at 3950 Wheeler Avenue Alexandria, VA 22304. For more information please call (703) 797-2739 or visit http://portcitybrewing.com/.