PORT CITY BREWING COMPANY WINS GOLD, SILVER AT 2018 STOCKHOLM BEER & WHISKEY FESTIVAL
Alexandria, Va. — October 5, 2018 — Port City Brewing Company won two medals at the 2018 Stockholm Beer and Whiskey Festival, one of Europe’s largest trade/consumer shows. Optimal Wit took home gold in the Wheat Beer category, while Porter was awarded silver in the Porter and Stout category.
“We’re delighted to take home two medals from Stockholm,” says founder Bill Butcher. “There’s a lot of great beer at the festival, so being recognized for our quality is a great honor.”
Port City is a member of the Brewers Association’s Export Development Program, which coordinated the shipment and registration of American beers for the festival. “We appreciate the work the Brewers Association does to promote high-quality American craft beer overseas,” says Butcher. “Having the opportunity to share our beers with an international audience and compete with the world’s best helps us to continue improving.” Port City currently exports to four international markets: Ontario, Canada; France; Singapore; and the United Kingdom.
In addition to the two medals won in Stockholm, Port City has received several awards at international competitions, including a silver at the 2016 European Beer Star for Optimal Wit and a silver at the 2018 World Beer Cup for Porter. Port City has also won ten medals at the Great American Beer Festival®, the most prestigious competition in the US, and was named Small Brewing Company of the Year at the 2015 GABF.
ABOUT PORT CITY
Port City Brewing Company is an award-winning brewery that brews, serves, and ships beer to the D.C. and Mid-Atlantic market. They brew an exciting lineup of year-round brews, as well as an innovative slate of seasonal and occasional beers. 2015 Great American Beer Festival Small Brewing Company of the Year.
Chris Van Orden