Birch Bar News (Norfolk)

Discussion in 'South-Atlantic' started by Beer-A-Lot, Nov 11, 2012.

  1. Beer-A-Lot

    Beer-A-Lot Oct 4, 2012 Virginia

    Birch Bar will be getting a case of ET Imperial Biscotti Break next week. Owner said he'll hold a bottle for me, so I don't mind sharing the news.

    Also, BFM is coming to Birch (they'll have 5 beers on tap). Not sure if there will be any special presentation or whatever, but should be a nice time to visit.
     
  2. Hanzo

    Hanzo Feb 27, 2012 Virginia

    If The Birch is getting a case I sure hope that means the other shops in the area are getting some. I really want to get my hands on more.
     
  3. Beer-A-Lot

    Beer-A-Lot Oct 4, 2012 Virginia

    I hope you're right. Would be awesome if Grape and Gourmet got 10 cases or something. I'd be stocking up.
     
  4. Head-high

    Head-high Jun 15, 2012 Virginia
    Beer Trader

    Kevin got 9 bottles last time, 9.
     
  5. Hanzo

    Hanzo Feb 27, 2012 Virginia

    I don't know how many Ian at Let's Talk Wine got, but they were on the shelf there for a while. I'm hoping I can at least find it somewhere.
     
  6. Hanzo

    Hanzo Feb 27, 2012 Virginia

    G&G just got some Imperial Biscotti Break in, so I assume that means most stores in the area will be getting some.
     
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  7. Hanzo

    Hanzo Feb 27, 2012 Virginia

    Figure I'd post this here, they also have a keg of Bell's Black Note they will be opening for their 43 Hours of Dark this Jan.
     
  8. Head-high

    Head-high Jun 15, 2012 Virginia
    Beer Trader

    Did you grab some?
     
  9. Hanzo

    Hanzo Feb 27, 2012 Virginia

    I have one on hold, haven't picked it up yet. This one is going for my Secret Santa BIF.
     
  10. Head-high

    Head-high Jun 15, 2012 Virginia
    Beer Trader

    ..... as well as FW Anniversary Ale.
     
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  11. riotinmyskull

    riotinmyskull Dec 15, 2011 Virginia

    that black note is 2011 vintage too
     
  12. LambicKing

    LambicKing Apr 13, 2011 Germany

    I'm there. Never tried BN.
     
  13. Hanzo

    Hanzo Feb 27, 2012 Virginia

    I was there before BN, but now I am really there. I just hope I don't run into the Cantillon situation again, where I couldn't get a pour until they sold all of their steal the pint keg.
     
  14. LambicKing

    LambicKing Apr 13, 2011 Germany

    I'm sure it'll be a cluster. Will be time to finally put my GGG card to use, but I do have tempered expectations for BN. I hear/read it's not that great...when compared to other limited release world class stouts.
     
  15. Hanzo

    Hanzo Feb 27, 2012 Virginia

    Well 1/2 of the blend is a beer I did not like (Expedition Stout) so I don't have very high hopes, but I'm hoping the Double Cream Stout and barrel aging really changed the final product.
     
  16. Maltytasker

    Maltytasker Oct 7, 2007 Virginia

    Aging really does help the expedition . I have a batch 8728 that I will have to open with you .
     
  17. ncaudle

    ncaudle May 28, 2010 Virginia
    Beer Trader

    to anyone going to the BFM event on 11/28, any way I can get one of the glasses?
     
  18. Beer-A-Lot

    Beer-A-Lot Oct 4, 2012 Virginia

    Have not yet received an email on the event, so don't know when or if I'll be able to go. However, I plan to go by tonight to check on something else. I'll ask about the glasses.
     
  19. Beer-A-Lot

    Beer-A-Lot Oct 4, 2012 Virginia

    Birch's BFM night is next Wednesday - or is it the Wednesday after? They'll be having a steal a glass night (you have to buy a beer). The BFM glass is nice (engraved wine glass with gold rim). I have one set aside.
     
  20. ncaudle

    ncaudle May 28, 2010 Virginia
    Beer Trader

    28th I believe. Jerome Rebetez from BFM will be up here at Mekong the next night.
    (no news if Mekong will have any special glassware...).
     
  21. Beer-A-Lot

    Beer-A-Lot Oct 4, 2012 Virginia

    WEDNEDSAY NOVEMBER 28, 2012 at 5PM


    Jérôme Rebetez, the brewer of BFM will be here to hang out, drink his beer, and answer questions! (Read about him here!)

    We will have 5 BFM Taps including:

    La Douze
    Abbaye de Saint Bon-Chien 2011
    Abbaye de Saint Bon-Chien Zymatore aged in Ransom's Bourbon
    BFM XIV (La Quatorze)
    BFM XV (BFM SqRt 225th Anniversary Sour Historical Saison matured in ASBC Barrels)

    We are having special glassware made for the event! A Steal the Goblet Night! (see below)

    Hubcap will be making Swiss inspired Street Food and we'll be doing a cheese a beer pairing with 4 of the draft offerings.

    Only BFM will be served all night long, so come out a meet the creator of our beloved Abbaye de Saint Bon-Chien!!
     
  22. Beer-A-Lot

    Beer-A-Lot Oct 4, 2012 Virginia

    Above from Birch.
     
  23. Hanzo

    Hanzo Feb 27, 2012 Virginia

    So Ben posted on Facebook asking people if they picked up their tickets yet....but no one seems to know what the tickets are for and assume it is an exclusive GGG event. Any of you a member of the GGG that can shed some light on this?
     
  24. ncaudle

    ncaudle May 28, 2010 Virginia
    Beer Trader

    did anyone happen to grab an extra BFM/Birch glass?
     
  25. Head-high

    Head-high Jun 15, 2012 Virginia
    Beer Trader

    I'm belong to the GGG and no I have heard nothing about tickets.
     
  26. Beer-A-Lot

    Beer-A-Lot Oct 4, 2012 Virginia

    Sorry, I got mine but didn't pick up an extra. I drank all of the BFM beers on tap (5) and then drank them again. Then I went to the Public House and drank some more. My mind might not have been right. Suggest you call to see if they have an extra one. They're pretty cool about it. I also wish I got the free Founders pint glass on day before Thanksgiving.
     
  27. Hanzo

    Hanzo Feb 27, 2012 Virginia

    Anyone else excited about their next event 43 hours of bitter? I hope they can get some awesome stuff that is super fresh.
     
  28. Beer-A-Lot

    Beer-A-Lot Oct 4, 2012 Virginia

    Always excited about Birch's 43 hours events. I'm on their email list so I can post details when info comes out.
     
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