Happy Hours at Portner Brewhouse

Enjoy the best pre-prohibition brews, check out the test kitchen or the best happy hour discounts at this woman-owned brewery in Alexandria.

Robert Portner was a pioneer, inventor and founder of The Robert Portner Brewing Company, also known as the Tivoli Brewery. He emigrated from Westphalia, Germany. After opening his brewery's doors in Alexandria, Virginia in 1869, it became the largest pre-Prohibition brewery in the southeastern United States. Exactly a century later, Catherine and Margaret Portner, two of Robert Portner's great-great granddaughters, embark on their own journey to resurrect the history and celebrate it as a new concept in the same city as the original brewery. But this time, the sisters are adding a few innovations of their own.

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