Port City Brewing Optimal Wit

Alexandria Virginia’s Port City Brewing’s top selling beer is Optimal Wit and is the Gold Medal winner in this year’s World Beer Cup. It’s a quick turnaround – 10 days grain to glass and ready to make your summer more fun.

Recipe Author: Port City Brewing
Beer Style: Belgian Witbier
Boil Time: 60 minutes
IBUs: 15
ABV: 4.9%


Pilsner Malt 58%
Virginia Unmalted Wheat 37%
Acidulated Malt 5%

Water Profile

Filtered City Water


Step Mash


Magnum 15 IBUs 60 minutes
Hallertauer Hersbrucker Aroma


Westmalle Strain (3787/WLP530)


0 min – Boil – Coriander/Grains of Paradise/Dried Orange Peel


Ferment with Westmalle strain, VDK check on day 7, If it passes we cold crash, transfer, and carbonate. The beer is ready for packaging (10-14 days)