Port City Brewing to Release Long Black Veil Black IPA and Rauch Märzen on December 21

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — On Friday, December 21, Port City Brewing Company welcomes back two fan favorites: Long Black Veil and Rauch Märzen.

Inspired by the local legend of the Female Stranger, Long Black Veil is Port City’s black IPA. Piney, citrusy hop aromas emerge from the beer’s inky depths to mingle with notes of coffee and dark chocolate. Initially brewed in 2014 as a draft-only seasonal, Long Black Veil will be available both on draft and in bottles for the first time.

“Ever since we launched Long Black Veil, it’s had a passionate following,” says Port City founder Bill Butcher. “We’re excited to share it with a wider audience this year.”

Rauch Märzen is a traditional Bamberg-style smoked Märzen lager. Brilliant copper in color, the beer showcases toasty German malt character, including a judicious amount of traditional beechwood-smoked malts that impart an appetizing, savory smokiness. Rauch Märzen is the final 2018 installment in the brewery’s popular draft-only Rotating Lager Series.

Port City will celebrate the beers’ return with a joint release party at the brewery on Friday, December 21st, with market releases following. Full details below.


  • Black IPA, 6.8% ABV, 65 IBUs
  • Available in bottles and on draft throughout Port City’s nine state distribution area
  • Website: www.portcitybrewing.com/the-beer-old/long-black-veil/


  • Rauchbier Märzen, 5.0% ABV, 25 IBUs
  • Available on draft throughout Port City’s nine state distribution area
  • Website: www.portcitybrewing.com/the-beer-old/lager-series/


Tasting Room Joint Release Party – The Longest Night of the Year

  • Friday, December 21, 2018
  • Port City Brewing Company, 3950 Wheeler Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22304
  • Website: https://www.portcitybrewing.com/events/the-longest-night-of-the-year/

DC Rauch Märzen Release Party

  • Wednesday, January 9, 2019
  • Smoke & Barrel, 2471 18th St NW, Washington, DC 20009

DC Long Black Veil Release Party

  • Thursday, January 10, 2019
  • Church Hall, 1070 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20007

Northern Virginia Long Black Veil Release Parties

  • Tuesday, January 8, 2019
  • Vola’s Dockside Grill, 101 North Union St, Alexandria, VA 22314
  • Thursday, January 10, 2019
  • Lost Dog Alexandria, 808 North Henry St, Alexandria, VA 22314

Maryland Long Black Veil Release Party

  • Thursday, January 10, 2019
  • Alonso’s, 415 West Cold Spring Lane, Baltimore, MD 21210


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.

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