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Brewing History: Beer Dinner and Private Tour at George Washington’s Mount Vernon

Mon, 08/26/2013

For Immediate Release
August 26, 2013

Media Contact: 
Melissa Wood (703) 799-5203        


Brewing History: Beer Dinner and Private Tour at George Washington’s Mount Vernon

Brewing Demonstrations and Four-Course Menu at the Mount Vernon Inn – September 19


MOUNT VERNON, VA – George Washington’s Mount Vernon partners with Alexandria-based Port City Brewing Company to host a special beer dinner, brewing demonstration, and private Mansion tour for guests at the first president’s estate on September 19. Learn more about how beer was brewed and enjoyed in early America. The evening begins at 6:30 p.m. with a reception and beer tasting. Following the reception, groups will experience a private tour of the Mansion. A special 18th-century beer brewing demonstration in the historic area will focus on the beer that would have been consumed by Washington. Listen to the experts from Port City Brewing Company while enjoying a four-course menu by the Mount Vernon Inn paired with Port City’s beers.  Tickets are $95 and are available online at Includes tax and gratuity.

Brewing History: Beer Tasting & Dinner Menu

Hors d'oeuvre
Salmon Rosés, Fruit & Cheese Tray, Spinach & Feta Puffs paired with Port City Brewing Company Downright Pilsner & Optimal Wit

First Course
Fig Salad Paired with Port City Brewing Company Essential Pale Ale
-Black mission figs, pecans, fried brie croutons over mixed greens topped with a balsamic reduction       

Second Course
Pork Tenderloin Paired with Port City Brewing Company Monumental I.P.A.
-Peppercorn crusted pork tenderloin served with saffron grits and a cherry mustard sauce

Third Course
Lobster Thermidor Paired with Port City Brewing Company Derecho Common
-Whole lobster stuffed with mushrooms and herbs, baked with a
cognac cream and garlic bread crumbs

Fourth Course
Chocolate Porter Cake Paired with Port City Brewing Company Porter
-Moist chocolate cake with a cream cheese frosting


Events, programs, and activities are subject to change.
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Since 1860, over 80 million visitors have made George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate, Museum & Gardens the most popular historic home in America.  Through thought-provoking tours, entertaining events, and stimulating educational programs on the Estate and in classrooms across the nation, Mount Vernon strives to preserve George Washington’s place in history as “First in War, First in Peace, and First in the Hearts of His Countrymen.”  Mount Vernon is owned and operated by the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association, America’s oldest national preservation organization, founded in 1853.  A picturesque drive to the southern end of the scenic George Washington Memorial Parkway, Mount Vernon is located just 16 miles from the nation’s capital. 

Hours of operation: April-August, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; March, September, October, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; November – February, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Regular admission rates: adults, $17; senior citizens, $16; children age 6-11, when accompanied by an adult, $8; and children under age 5, FREE.  Admission fees, restaurant and retail proceeds, along with private donations, support the operation and restoration of Mount Vernon.