We are bringing a touch of Germany to Alexandria’s culinary scene

We are bringing a touch of Germany to Alexandria’s culinary scene
(Derrick Perkins)

Catherine and 
Margaret Portner 
Co-founders, Portner 
(File Photo)

To the editor:

Thank you, Michael Ford, for sharing your thoughts regarding the lack of German cuisine and opportunities for “utepils” in Alexandria (“Bring a touch of Germany to Alexandria’s restaurant scene,” July 10). We completely agree and would like to let you and everybody else know we have been working to fill this precise void in the city.

Please allow us to introduce Portner Brewhouse. The forthcoming restaurant, brewery and craft beer test kitchen will feature classic German and contemporary American fare, including a made-from-scratch wurst of the day that can be enjoyed with one of our handcrafted beers, which are brewed from recipes of yesteryear and today.

Portner Brewhouse is inspired by and will celebrate the history of the South’s largest pre-Prohibition brewery, The Robert Portner Brewing Co. It was operated in Old Town by our great-great grandfather and German immigrant, Robert Portner from 1862 until 1916.

In the meantime, we would like to invite you all to join us for one of our private pre-opening tasting events by becoming a member of our taste test team. Membership is free and signing up is easy on our Web site: www.portnerbrewhouse.com. We look forward to meeting you and sharing good things and good times in the future!