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Orval. It changes so dramatically and so wonderfully as it ages. It's like 4 beer styles in one!
Sort of a long shot but WTF, right?
I have Monday evening free, looking for a bottle of the 2019 DDG, SARA Cellar / Normal releases at something...
Does anyone know which of the Toronado 30th beers got bottled? I know about RR & SARA, guess you can count Cable Car too. Any others?
Looking to pickup a bottle of Dutch Door; offering a Westly (15 or 17) or other Cellar bottles.
IP in NorCal would be awesome
They've committed to bringing it to the Craft Beer Summit too:
Trappist & Beer Revolution are both a very easy walk from the Marriott. You can also take the free B shuttle up Broadway to Grand then hit Drake's...
I rented a car to make the trip to Orval (totally worth it). Since we didn't want or need a car for the whole stay, I ruled out the Airport...
I hate these "but he's a nice guy" posts, but... I saw this yesterday and asked around since bugdoc is pretty well known in the local beer scene...
They'll hold your beer for either Belgium in a Box or Etre to pickup and ship.
They have a fairly useful mobile app these days.
Some tasty looking Iowa hops via @shermND and his wife
Drake's Hopocolypse? Knee Deep makes a couple of really hoppy booze-bombs -- Hop Shortage, Simtra...
Very much this. Great website, well curated, very up to date.
The more I think about this (and how draining work travel can be)... my suggestion:
Spend some time shopping online @ K&L Wine, have your order...
For bottles & cans:
Russian River (Monument gets Pliny & recently Dribble Belt)
Faction bottles have started hitting distro. Monument should have them or any Bay Area Whole Foods
When she's in Pleasant Hill she can hit Monument Wines (right up the street) for a good bottle selection. For most of your list... unlikely to...
Shipping is painful, but possible.
It was 5, so dropping 1 might give you an extra 20-30min per stop? It's still not a ton of time. Don't forget the breweries & blenderies are open...