ma·ni·a·cal (adj) \mə-ˈnī-ə-kəl\ characterized by excessive enthusiasm or excitement
Maniacal Double was devised to be a super hoppy beer without being aggressively bitter. Our first Double IPA is hazy, deep orange in color with crazy bold hop flavors and aromas of exotic citrus and pine. It strikes an appealing balance between hops, sweet malt structure and warming alcohol. We use a small percentage of caramel malt for color and flavor, which allows the hops to dominate. We “pre-hop” this beer by throwing the hops in the brew kettle well before it boils to add extra hop bitterness and flavor. Our unique twist with this beer is that it is maniacally hopped with 2.75 pounds of hops per barrel, but it remains a tropical beauty. 8.5%
Port City Brewing Company is proud to revive, celebrate and continue this rich brewing history in our modern artisanal brewery right outside of our Nation’s Capital. We started the brewery in January 2011 because we found that the DC area needed more choices for great quality, locally produced craft beer. We are committed to producing world class quality beers without compromise for the DC and Mid Atlantic market.