Portner Brewhouse in Alexandria, Virginia opening Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Portner Brewhouse Opening in the West End of Alexandria, Virginia

The long-awaited and highly anticipated 150 seat Portner Brewhouse announced its grand opening date today in an email to their Taste Team members. Catherine and Margaret Portner, two of Robert Portner’s great-great granddaughters, are opening their new brewery restaurant featuring craft beer and German-American cuisine on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at 11:00 AM.

They are opening at 5770 Dow Avenue, part of Modera Tempo, the 360 unit mixed-use apartment complex, in the Van Dorn neighborhood of Alexandria, Virginia.

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This is an update to this post. The Portner Brewhouse is opening at Modera Tempo, the 360 unit mixed-use apartment complex at South Van Dorn Street and South Pickett Street in the Van Dorn neighborhood of Alexandria, Virginia.

We had heard this was to be a June 2016 opening. We now hear this will be an early fall 2016 opening. As you can see, a LOT of progress has been made on the new brewhouse.

Co-founder Catherine Portner says “We are greatly looking forward to joining the Alexandria community this year and celebrating the return of Portner beer after a 100 year hiatus! Presently, we are projecting our opening towards the end of the summer/early fall due to unforeseen permitting delays.”

Catherine wanted to remind our readers that, like me, you can get the latest updates from the Portner Brewhouse by joining the FREE Taste Test Team.

Amidst the construction and after a brief hiatus, the Alexandria Historic Breweries Walking Tour & Tasting returns on Sunday, October 2nd. Join local historian, Garrett Peck and Portner Brewhouse co-Founder, Cat Portner on an adventure around Old Town. Local homebrewer, Justin Lee, will be pouring his New England Style IPA & Saison. Tickets are available NOW.

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This is an update to this post. The Portner Brewhouse is opening at Modera Tempo, the 360 unit mixed-use apartment complex at South Van Dorn Street and South Pickett Street in the Van Dorn neighborhood of Alexandria, Virginia.

We had heard this was to be a June 2016 opening. A LOT of readers have written in wanting to know an update so, we reached out to Co-Founders Catherine & Margaret Portner for an update.

Catherine says “We are greatly looking forward to joining the Alexandria community this year and celebrating the return of Portner beer after a 100 year hiatus! Presently, we are projecting our opening towards the end of the summer/early fall due to unforeseen permitting delays.”

Catherine wanted to remind our readers that, like me, you can get the latest updates from the Portner Brewhouse by joining the FREE Taste Test Team.

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As we told you first, the Portner Brewhouse is planning to come to Modera Tempo, the 360 unit mixed-use apartment complex at South Van Dorn Street and South Pickett Street in the Van Dorn neighborhood of Alexandria, Virginia.

According to planning documents filed this week with the City, the Brewhouse will have 156 indoor seats as well as outdoor seating.

The Brewhouse is planning to be open:

  • Tuesday 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM
  • Wednesday 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM
  • Thursday 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM
  • Friday 11:00 AM – 12:00 AM
  • Saturday 11:00 AM – 12:00 AM
  • Sunday 10:00 AM – 11:00 PM

View the application at this link (PDF).

If you have any comments regarding this request, please contact Planning and Zoning staff at 703 746-4666 or email Ann Horowitz directly. The deadline for comments is Thursday, September 10, 2015.

The Brewhouse is planning to open in June 2016. To learn more about the Portner’s and the concept, visit this link.

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Modera Tempo, the 360 unit mixed-use apartment complex at South Van Dorn Street and South Pickett Street in the Van Dorn neighborhood of Alexandria, Virginia, is about to have a new retail tenant.

The retail portion of the complex, home to Smashburger, and soon-to-open Jimmy John’s and Starbucks, will also have the long-awaited Portner Brewhouse as a tenant the company announced in an email earlier today. The Brewhouse will be located at 5772 Dow Avenue in Alexandria.

The Brewhouse is planning to open in June 2016. To learn more about the Portner’s and the concept, visit this link.

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