Port City Brewing: Long Black Veil Release Party

Join us for the tapping of our Long Black Veil Black IPA! NOW rescheduled for December 21 during our The Longest Night of the Year event!

Inspired by the local legend of the Female Stranger, Long Black Veil is jet black with a tan head. Piney, citrusy hops burst from the inky depths to mingle with notes of coffee and dark chocolate. The tasting room will be open with extended hours for The Longest Night of the Year, from 12-11pm.

The Long Black Veil will be available on draft starting December 21 and in bottle on December 23rd.

Long Black Veil was originally introduced in October 2014 to coincide with the anniversary of the death of its namesake. The name of the beer was inspired by Alexandria’s famous mystery of the veiled Female Stranger. In 1816, a young woman who had fallen ill was brought ashore from a ship at Alexandria’s port and her husband never removed the thick veil she wore to conceal her identity. They moved into Room 8 at Gadsby’s Tavern and her husband swore the doctor and nurses to secrecy. After two months, she died in his arms on October 14, and he himself prepared and buried her body in a cemetery at the edge of Old Town. The identity of this veiled “Female Stranger” remains a mystery to this day.

To match the tapping of multiple beers on The Longest Night of the Year, we have multiple bands for the evening: Taylor Adam Carson at 6PM and Levi Stephens at 8:30!

We will have two food trucks for the day and a Daddy G’s Craft Salsas Pop-up! DC Slices and The Frenchman Food Truck will be in early serving their delicious food throughout the day!

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Event Details
  • Start Date
    December 21, 2019 12:00 pm
  • End Date
    December 21, 2019 11:00 pm
  • Status
  • Address
    3950 Wheeler Ave Alexandria, VA 22304