For three weekends in October, toast Alexandria’s new waterfront experience at the foot of King Street with the Waterfront Beer Garden by Port City Brewing Company, part of the new Portside in Old Town programming series. Enjoy award-winning craft beer plus entertainment including live music, DJs, American Beer History Trivia and more, plus bites from local restaurants Pizzeria Paradiso (October 12-14), Chadwicks (October 19-20) and Mia’s Italian Kitchen (October 26-27). In addition to classics like Optimal Wit, Port City will highlight different beers each weekend, including their beloved Oktoberfest, an IPA showcase, and the newest beer in their Lager Series, Baltic Porter.
Oktoberfest Weekend (Oktoberfest, Wit, Monumental and Pilsner)
Friday, Oct. 12, 5 to 7 p.m. with DJ Laura Lopez
Saturday, Oct. 13, 2 to 7 p.m. with the Carly Harvey Band from 2 to 4 p.m. and Free Flowing Music Experience from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 14, 12 to 4 p.m.
IPA Weekend (Wit, Monumental IPA, Essential Pale Ale, Integral IPA)
Friday, Oct. 19, 5 to 7 pm with DJ G – Josh Goldman
Saturday, Oct. 20, 2 to 7 pm with live music by Taylor Carson from 2 to 4:30 p.m. and live music by Levi Stevens from 4:30 to 7 p.m.
Note: No Beer Garden Sunday, Oct. 21
Dark Beers Weekend – Halloween (Porter, Baltic Porter, Optimal Wit and Colossal 7)
Friday, Oct. 26, 5 to 7 pm with live music by The Walkaways
Saturday, Oct. 27, 2 to 7 pm with American Beer History Trivia 4:30-6:30 pm (sign up to come)
Note: No Beer Garden Sunday, Oct. 28