Town in City Brewing Co. City Porter By Chris


City Porter

Town in City Brewing Co.

The Heights


ABV: 5.8%


Packaging: Draft

Beer Chronicle Sharing Houston Beer, Houston Astros stars in a row


Town in City Brewing has always had a special place in my heart. My first time going there, my wife was pregnant with our son, we went for their steak night (RIP) and walked away really impressed with the atmosphere and and the beers on tap. Our second time at Town in City was again for their steak night, love steak nights! My wife was finally able to have a beer and she always mentions Town in City as her favorite brewery. City Porter, along with all their selections, are very approachable and true to style.

Town in City doesn’t can, but you might be able to find City Porter on draft with a high wheeled bike AKA a Penny-farthing according to google, on the tap handle. Pretty simple artwork, but I agree that sometimes less really can be more.

City Porter pours a dark brown body with a nice 1 to 2 finger Khaki head with slight lacing throughout the glass.

Town in City is known for brewing really stylistic beers. They’re a by the book type of brewery and City Porter is by the book! City Porter is a medium bodied with a crisp mouthfeel. Malty, chocolatey/coffee ish notes. City Porter pairs well with Brioche cherry cobbler, rich coffee ice cream and Pad Thai according to Town in City, I personally paired it with a 14 hour work day in this Houston heat and it was surprisingly refreshing!

If you’re still on the fence and not sure if you’ll like City Porter by Town in City then I would offer the comparison of Porter Authority by Under the Radar Brewery. Both beers have their differences, but overall I feel like they match up very well with each other. If you haven’t tried Porter Authority either….just go make a day of it and check out both taprooms.

I gave City Porter a 3 star rating for several reasons. City Porter is a GOOD beer, it’s a classic beer. It’s a no frills beer. You won’t have people from out of town hounding you for beer trades but when you see it around town your eyes will light up and you might even get a little giddy.


Town in City Brewing doesn’t can and they can’t sell beer to go due to their brewery license. You can find their beer on tap all over town and if you’re in the Heights, go stop by and order the City Porter or the Hawaiian Stout!

I was skeptical on drinking a Porter in Houston…in the summer…after a long day outside. Put your worries aside and order the beer all year round! Beers to you, Houston! 🍻


Chris loves Beer, Whiskey, Cigars, Music, Sports and Houston! He's worked in the oil industry since 2011. He's an Army veteran and most importantly a husband and father. His favorite beers are hop-forward and unique.

  • William C.
    Posted at 07:46h, 26 July

    I haven’t had their City Porter but next time I wander over to that side of town will definitely stop by. I highly recommend their Mosquito’s Revenge though, fantastic brew.

  • Chris
    Posted at 15:55h, 27 July

    Mosquito’s revenge is really good and underrated in my opinion. Thanks for the comment!

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