Port City Brewing Optimal Wit

Port City of Alexandria's Optimal Wit won the Gold at the 2013 Great American Beer Festival as the best American brewed belgian style wit bier. This is one of my favorite local beers and I went down to Dogwood Tavern to grab one on draft the other day. Here's where to get it, what it costs, and everything you need to know about this local brew.


Port City Optimal Wit

Brewery: Port City Brewing Company
Location: Alexandria, VA
Distance From FC: 9 Miles
Style: Belgian Wit Bier
Other That Style: Blue Moon, Shock Top
ABV: 5.0%
IBU: 15
Beer Advocate Score: 84
Beer Advocate Pro Score: 83
Rate Beer Score: 68
Legend's Score: 3/5
Brewer's Description: Our Optimal® Wit is brewed in the Belgian Wit Bier tradition. It is brewed with raw wheat and oats, and steeped with coriander, orange peel and grains of paradise. This ale is a pale golden color with a bit of cloudy haze from natural yeast in the bottle. This unfiltered ale offers layers of complex, nuanced flavors that evolve in the glass. It finishes crisp and refreshes the palate. Optimal Wit won the Gold Medal at The 2013 Great American Beer Festival, recognized as the best example of the style in America!  (via Port City)


Wheat beer is one of my favorite styles of beer and as I said this was one of my favorite local beers. It is a solid brew, don't ruin it with an orange peel.

Where to get in Falls Church:

Other Port City Beers:

  • Port City Porter - Dogwood Tavern - Bottle - $6.50
  • Port City Porter - Pizzeria Orso - Bottle - $6.00

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