ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WUSA) -- After dealing with that epic line of storms called a derecho, many people probably felt like tossing back a cold one. If that's you, Alexandria's Port City Brewing Company had the beer for you. It's called the "Derecho Common."
The Derecho Common is from a 60 barrel batch of lager beer that fermented at a higher temperature during the five days the brewery was without power. While that sounds bad, it isn't. There is a type of brew called a "steam beer" that's intentionally made that way.
Once the beer is ready in August, Port City will take the batch -- about 120 kegs worth -- and sell it in its tasting room and bars around DC affected by the storm.