Summer temperatures make for an excellent time to enjoy a cold beer on the patio, and two local businesses are joining forces to serve up frosty brews with a cause in mind.
To celebrate Pride Month, every Sunday in June from 4 to 7 p.m. the Alexandrian hotel’s Jackson 20 and Port City Brewing Company are teaming up to offer a sampling of beers in the hotel’s courtyard.
“We see it like a party outside where people can enjoy themselves,” says Port City’s Emma Quinn.
The brewery will offer a couple of beers on tap – the Optimal Wit wheat beer and Downright Pilsner to start – as well as some specialty bottle selections, including the Integral IPA and the Ideaal Tripel Belgian-style ale.
A portion of the proceeds will benefit NOVA Pride, a nonprofit supporting education and advocacy for Northern Virginia’s LGBTQ+ community.
The Sunday-afternoon event will also offer live music as well as patio games such as cornhole and Jenga, says Dan Tadros, director of operations at the Alexandrian.
“We’re really excited to kick this off. I think it’s going to be great,” he said.