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Southeast VA Tasting Group - Tasting Info and Beer News

Discussion in 'US - South-Atlantic' started by Hanzo, Oct 5, 2012.

  1. Sounds good . We still have a few details to work out for the next one but message Hanzo and hopefully we'll see you at one .
  2. LambicKing

    LambicKing Advocate (650) Florida Apr 13, 2011

  3. riotinmyskull

    riotinmyskull Savant (290) Virginia Dec 15, 2011

    15 cases of nugget nectar at norfolk total wine!
  4. Hanzo

    Hanzo Champion (955) Virginia Feb 27, 2012

    Awesome!

    So when you gonna show up at one of our tastings?
  5. montman

    montman Aficionado (215) Virginia Mar 10, 2009

    Picked up a sixer of Hopslam yesterday afternoon at TW in Chesapeake if anyone is looking.
  6. riotinmyskull

    riotinmyskull Savant (290) Virginia Dec 15, 2011

    someday man, someday i swear.
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  7. hornsup

    hornsup Savant (310) Virginia Nov 29, 2012

    Just called since I cant get there til 6 and she just said "we got a ton of it, like stacks...so noo need to set any aside for you." I'll be looking for Cynthia if I get there and theres no NN
  8. riotinmyskull

    riotinmyskull Savant (290) Virginia Dec 15, 2011

    you'll be fine man...these were available for well over a month last year. it's like people don't seem to notice it because it doesn't say "IPA" on the box.
  9. hornsup

    hornsup Savant (310) Virginia Nov 29, 2012

    It's a freshness gripe more than anything....it sat on shelves at some places until late August..disappoints after sitting for that long
  10. Hanzo

    Hanzo Champion (955) Virginia Feb 27, 2012

    Last year I couldn't walk ten feet in shops without tripping over pallets of NN, I think everyone will be able to get their fill and then some.
  11. riotinmyskull

    riotinmyskull Savant (290) Virginia Dec 15, 2011

    anyone seen any weyerbacher insanity around? i could've sworn it was out around this time last year...
  12. Hanzo

    Hanzo Champion (955) Virginia Feb 27, 2012

    I saw Insanity on tap at Ynot in Greenbrier, but nothing in bottles yet.
  13. Hilltop TW got Hopslam today . They had a few cases left . 1 six limit .
  14. hornsup

    hornsup Savant (310) Virginia Nov 29, 2012

    hit TW Chesapeake on wed, same limit. I have an extra 6 pack sitting around if anyone cant find any but I'm sure it'll be around.

    and yes, Ynot had Insanity fresh on tap in Greenbrier as of 1/21 when I was there. Also had...5 golden rings, cafe royale, Enjoy By and something else i cant remember
  15. Hanzo

    Hanzo Champion (955) Virginia Feb 27, 2012

    That Ynot is on point with their taps, every time I go in there that have something awesome. It did look like they dropped their big bottle selection though. Maybe it wasn't selling well enough.
  16. Hanzo

    Hanzo Champion (955) Virginia Feb 27, 2012

  17. montman

    montman Aficionado (215) Virginia Mar 10, 2009

    Pleasantly surprised to get a barrel aged Bigfoot at TW VB today, one bottle limit, but definitely had a few left this afternoon.
  18. Cubatobaco

    Cubatobaco Advocate (595) Virginia Jan 27, 2013

    This certainly sounds like something I'd like to try and attend.
  19. richardflyr

    richardflyr Savant (330) Virginia Jul 28, 2009

    Awesome, sign up on the spreadsheet, and bring a couple interesting (non VA Distro or limited release) beers!
  20. Cubatobaco

    Cubatobaco Advocate (595) Virginia Jan 27, 2013

    Let me check my schedule for that day. I just really started collecting beer, but I'm sure I can find something worth drinking.
  21. Nice line-up for G&G Thursday tasting:

    Schlafly AIPA
    Evil Twin Black Out Imperial Porter
    Tilquin Oude Gueze- a traditional Belgian Lambic
    The Perfect Crime Hollow Point -a Quadruple
    Heavy Seas Siren Noire

    Also, Birch's 43 Hours of Bitter is April 2-6. Always fun times.
  22. We'll be in attendance! Raiding some Cellar items now... will sign up on the list in a bit!
  23. Hanzo

    Hanzo Champion (955) Virginia Feb 27, 2012

    Well that was a great time!

    Nice turnout, some great beers were cracked, found out Lynnhaven Pub serves up some tasty eats and we even managed to get some orders of business taken care of including the electing of some officials to try to bring some order to the chaos and we narrowed down our logo options to two, we'll be voting to pick the winner shortly. (we'll have the two finalists up on here and the Facebook group page soon)

    Also, our newly elected group Historian should have the photos of the event up on our group Facebook page soon (for those without Facebook we'll also post them here)

    Thanks again to Rob and the Lynnhaven Pub staff for hosting and for all of you that showed up!

    Now to some business, we went over the new tier system since out group sizes have been getting progressively larger. If you have any questions or concerns let us know! We will hold Unlimited tastings once a month on the first Sunday of the month. Limited and Rares will be held inbetween Unlimited tastings and can take place any day, not just Sundays.

    Virginia Craft Beer Society
    Tasting Tier Information


    The goal of this tiered tasting system is to allow a variety of different level beer enthusiasts to attend tastings without feeling intimated or overwhelmed.

    Unlimited – Open to all. The venue for this level of tasting is almost always at a bar or beer store to accommodate the group's size. For this level, we ask each person bring at least 44oz of the same beer to the tasting so that there is enough for everyone who wants a pour. Homebrews are absolutely welcome here as well!

    Limited– A maximum of 11 members on a first come, first serve basis may attend this level of tasting to ensure each person gets a decent pour (at least 2oz). Limited tastings will be primarily held at private residences of our members but can be held elsewhere if desired. At least 22oz of any beer not readily available in our area is required. If you are not sure about what to bring to this level please ask some of the other members attending the tasting for advice, or look at the signup sheet for the event to get an idea of the types of beers the other attendees are bringing.

    Rare– A maximum of 5 members may attend this level tastings. This will be done on an invite basis only. These tastings will always take place at the private residence of one of our members. At least 22 ounces of a highly rated, very limited, retired and/or brewery only release beer is required to attend. As a group, the beers submitted for the tasting by potential attendees will be voted on for acceptance.

    Plus One Policy– For the Unlimited tier, all are welcomed, if you have a friend or significant other who’d like to attend feel free to bring them. For the Limited and Rare tiers, plus ones are welcomed but are limited to sharing the pour that their hosts receives or they have an option of bringing a qualifying bottle to contribute the event to receive a full pour, or their host may stake them by providing a second bottle.
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  24. riotinmyskull

    riotinmyskull Savant (290) Virginia Dec 15, 2011

    still no signs of Weyerbacher Insanity??? i'm starting to worry :(
  25. Hanzo

    Hanzo Champion (955) Virginia Feb 27, 2012

    Yup, no signs of Insanity yet outside of a tap I saw. Hell the southside hasn't even seemed to get Bitter Valentine yet....
  26. Had a great time at the tasting Sunday. Enjoyed meeting everyone. What an awesome line-up of beers. Can't wait for the next one. I'll eat food next time.:)
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  27. Hanzo

    Hanzo Champion (955) Virginia Feb 27, 2012

  28. Head-high

    Head-high Aficionado (140) Virginia Jun 15, 2012

    L...I....B! My wife is NOT working that day! Hallelujah!
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  29. Sweet. Samples. :)
  30. Dropped by Chow Restaurant and Bar in Norfolk, a new craft beer bar. They have a good selection of Belgian beers and other crafts. Nice place. I inquired about whether they could accommodate a future meeting for our group, and manager told me he'd take a look at their options. They're located at 1503 Colley, by the bridge leading to Larchmont. Same owners as A.W. Shucks and Tortilla West.
  31. Hanzo

    Hanzo Champion (955) Virginia Feb 27, 2012

    That sounds awesome, the more options for meeting places the better!

    On a side note, we will be making a change shortly dropping the 44oz minimum requirement on beers brought to the next unlimited tasting. It's basically now just bring whatever you want and we'll adjust pours accordingly.

    Facebook to be updated shortly.
  32. riotinmyskull

    riotinmyskull Savant (290) Virginia Dec 15, 2011

    has firestone's sucaba shown up around here yet?
  33. ThatCracker

    ThatCracker Savant (350) Virginia Nov 20, 2012

    Sucaba showed up and left in an hour here in richmond. Insanity just showed up this week and hardywood's chocolate heat is hitting the distro as well.
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  34. montman

    montman Aficionado (215) Virginia Mar 10, 2009

    Picked up a bottle at lunch time today at the TW in Nofolk.
  35. Head-high

    Head-high Aficionado (140) Virginia Jun 15, 2012

    TW Chesapeake got skunked.
  36. Hanzo

    Hanzo Champion (955) Virginia Feb 27, 2012

    Thanks for saving me the time, I was about to swing by after work.
  37. A good beer day. Just picked up the last bottle of Sucaba and the last bottle of Black Note at TW in Norfolk. But, I also was told that Great Lakes is coming to TW (at least the Norfolk location). Right now, a seasonal and a few others (Dortmunder, etc.) are on list. I mentioned Edmund Fitzgerald and Eliott Ness, and salespeep said she'd ping on distributor for those.
  38. Off to G&G and Whole Foods to check out new stuff as well.
  39. Hanzo

    Hanzo Champion (955) Virginia Feb 27, 2012

    We're getting Great Lakes?? Fantastic....

    I'll be at G&G tomorrow for my weekly visit/tasting.
  40. hornsup

    hornsup Savant (310) Virginia Nov 29, 2012

    Whole foods has breakfast stout on tap just beware

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