Portner Brewhouse

Brewery Restaurant and Craft Beer Test Kitchen

Portner Brewhouse is brewery restaurant and Craft Beer Test Kitchen inspired by South's largest pre-Prohibition brewery - The Robert Portner Brewing Company. The former Portner brewery was headquartered in Alexandria, VA from 1869 until 1916 when the State of Virginia passed Prohibition. A century later, two of Robert Portner's great-great grandchildren, Catherine & Margaret Portner, are reviving the spirit of that era and celebrating the achievement of the American Dream.

Portner Brewhouse features reconstructed recipes of the Robert Portner Brewing Company's beers, seasonal beer offerings and beers designed in the Craft Beer Test Kitchen served alongside classic German and contemporary American cuisine. The innovative development program for aspiring brewers to test one of their recipes is known as the Craft Beer Test Kitchen program.

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Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays in July you can find your favorite Portner Brewhouse beers at New District Brewing Company in Arlington! Stop by the tap room this weekend.

**Mug Club Members - bring your stein and NDBC will honor your discount!

Mug Club Stein Reunion today & tomorrow noon - 5 pm. Come have a beer with us! (all are welcome)

Mug Club Members - Stein Reunion today & tomorrow noon - 5 pm. Come have a beer with us!

Beautiful day for today's #ALXBrewtour! Happy Father's Day!

Portner Porter #FTW #VCBG2018 Bronze Medal winner! Bittersweet, but more sweet than bitter.


Curtain Call: June 1, 2018 - Portner Brewhouse

We are honored to have been a part of your community and your history. When we opened Portner Brewhouse in March of last year, we sought to give a piece of Alexandria’s history a home in the West End and provide a community gathering place to relax and enjoy the company of friends and family. While this chapter in Portner brewing history may seem short-lived, it will remain with us for the entirety of our lives. [ 146 more words ]

portnerbrewhouse.com We are honored to have been a part of your community and your history. When we opened Portner Brewhouse in March of last year, we sought to… Read more "Curtain Call: June 1, 2018"

FOR OUR MUG CLUB MEMBERS: All mugs were safely removed and are anxiously awaiting to be back in your hands. We will be sending more information about how to return them to you as soon as possible.


Memorial Day Weekend at the Brewpub

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Because beer is always better with friends and family.

In honor of Memorial Day this weekend, we will be running a 15% discount for all military and first responders starting on Friday and all through Monday.


Drink Like it's 1920: Five Breweries with Pre-Prohibition Roots

Guess who's at the top of the list.

oct.co A few teetotalers couldn't stop these breweries.

Your week in advance.


2018 Preakness Stakes: Odds, Predictions and Start Time

Everything you need to prep yourself for our Preakness Watch Party tomorrow.

nytimes.com Will the unbeaten Justify complete the second leg of horse racing’s Triple Crown? Joe Drape and Melissa Hoppert weigh in on the contenders.


Ready for the weekend already? Come watch the Preakness with us this Saturday and enjoy our house specials, along with our signature craft beers!

It's finally Mom's Night Out! Mom's 1st happy hour beverage is on us tonight, just be sure to ask the host for a token. Happy Hour 4 pm - 7 pm.


Buck-a-shuck is back TONIGHT! $1 Blue Point Oysters. Starts at 4 pm until they run out!


Celebrate Mom All Weekend!

Celebrate Mom All Weekend! -


That sounds terrifying.


Celebrate Mom All Weekend!

Celebrate Mom All Weekend! -


Mother's Day

Reserve your table for our Mom's Weekend Brunch, this Saturday and Sunday 11 am - 3 pm. Mom enjoys a FREE brunch entree or dessert. Here's the link https://bit.ly/2riZZer.

Looking for something to do for Mother's Day that doesn't involve brunch? Come to our Mom's Night Out this Friday night. Mom's 1st happy hour beverage is on us, just be sure to ask the host for a token.

Happy Hour: 4pm-7pm.

Visit Alexandria VA

Have you seen this? Visit Alexandria VA put together a list of all of the best outdoor dining experiences in Alexandria and we're on it!

Choose from waterfront seating to lush green courtyard patios and street-side eats. Which restaurants do you recommend?

It's National Homebrew Day and we thought it'd be fun to share some old photos from our early days of brewing. Since we can't say it's Throwback Thursday, let's just call this Montage Monday.

Join us TOMORROW NIGHT for trivia, beer and perhaps even learn a useless fact or two! Starts at 7:30pm.

1st Prize: $50 Gift Certificate
2nd Prize: $30 Gift Certificate
3rd Prize: $20 Gift Certificate

Happy Cinco de Mayo!! Come celebrate with us today and watch the Kentucky Derby from 5pm-9pm! Be prepared for a Big Hat Competition, drink specials, and a new beer release too.

It's a Derby de Mayo Party 🎉

May the 4th beer with you.

Can you name this movie?

p.s. Come celebrate Cinco de Mayo with us tomorrow and watch the Kentucky Derby! There's going to be a Big Hat Competition, drink specials, and a new beer release too.

Move over milk!

Mother's Day (aka Take Mom Out for a Beer Day) is less than 2 weeks away, and now is the perfect time to reserve your table: http://bit.ly/2rbLd94

🚨Mark your calendars!!🚨 Come celebrate Cinco de Mayo with us this Saturday and watch the Kentucky Derby! Big Hat Competition, drink specials, and a new beer release too. http://bit.ly/2rdow5l

The Craft Brewers Conference kicks off today in Nashville, Tennessee.

These beers are reconstructed recipes from the Robert Portner Brewing Company, the South's largest pre-Prohibition brewery, which operated in Alexandria, VA from 1869 to 1916. Available year round.

Pre-prohibition beers at Portner Brewhouse

Buck-a-shuck starts right now! $1 oysters until they run out tonight. Also, our New Seasonal Menu was released this week. Check it out: http://bit.ly/2I4xIA7


Buck-a-Shuck Anyone? $1 Oysters Tonight @ 4 PM!

Buck-a-Shuck Anyone? $1 Oysters Tonight @ 4 PM! -


Will work for beer.

Variety is the spice of life, right? Come in for $5 flights all night.

The more you know

Happy German Beer Day! On this day in 1516, William IV Duke of Bavaria issued a historic order to brew German beer with only a few natural ingredients: water, hops and barley.

People tested, dog approved.

It's a good day to be out on Portner Brewhouse patio! Bruce approves too.

We’ve got you covered every day this week.

We have the limited-run Nor'Wester IPA tapped for Firkin Friday, starting at 4pm today!

Would you drink it?

Glass Case of Emotion

Tax Day have you in glass case of emotion? There's a $5 beer flight waiting for you.

Reminder: tomorrow night is Plant Nite again here at Portner Brewhouse! Tickets available: http://bit.ly/2qF3Bqz


New Exhibit at the Manassas Museum About Beer Baron Robert Portner

The free Manassas Museum exhibit runs through September 16. You won't want to miss it!

princewilliamliving.com Provided by City of Manassas Opening this Friday, April 13 at 7:00 p. m., Living the American Dream, the new exhibit at the Manassas Museum, tells the story of German immigrant Robert Portner, the Washington, D.C. beer baron. He was an entrepreneur, a philanthropist and a Manassas resident. It was w...

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5770 Dow Ave
Alexandria, VA
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