Bitter Valentine in VA/DC/MD

Discussion in 'Mid-Atlantic' started by kylep3, Feb 6, 2013.

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  1. kylep3

    kylep3 Initiate (0) Feb 1, 2012 Pennsylvania

    Anyone know if Bitter valentine has hit the shelves in Northern VA yet? Parental units are coming up for a visit this weekend and want to see if they can snag some for me. Thanks!
     
  2. ThatCracker

    ThatCracker Aspirant (295) Nov 20, 2012 Virginia
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    Total wine in Richmond got it yesterday in one store but they are sold out - the Robious store got it this morning but I know two are already sold ;)....The norfolk stores have cases of them but I an not sure if NoVa has any yet.
     
  3. InfinityonTrial

    InfinityonTrial Initiate (76) Mar 31, 2012 Connecticut
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    Really hope it hits this week before I move away.

    If not I'll need someone around here to trade with me ;)
     
  4. BrewUrbanist

    BrewUrbanist Initiate (149) May 11, 2012 Wisconsin

    Last time I was at Cairo Liquor on 17th st in DC, they had a couple bottles of what I assume is last year's batch. I didn't buy it because I had no idea how old it was. now I know.
     
  5. Sterlingbeerguy

    Sterlingbeerguy Initiate (0) Jan 23, 2010 Virginia

    Total Wine in Sterling has it. One bottle limit.
     
  6. Evan

    Evan Devotee (474) Mar 9, 2012 Maryland
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    Damn! I just ordered 4 online at TW McLean. Looks like another situation where they take my money for 4 bottles only to tell me that I can only have one and it will take them a few business days to give me my money back for the other 3 bottles. I wish they could figure out how to apply bottle limits to their website!
     
  7. InfinityonTrial

    InfinityonTrial Initiate (76) Mar 31, 2012 Connecticut
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    Alexandria and Springfield TW both have it. One per person limit. Only got a case each store.
     
  8. Eriktheipaman

    Eriktheipaman Savant (971) Sep 4, 2010 California
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    Lame I was just at the Alexandria store a few hours ago :/ One case each seems really limited. Hopefully some non TW spots get more.
     
  9. ThatCracker

    ThatCracker Aspirant (295) Nov 20, 2012 Virginia
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    The Norfolk area TW's got 17 cases, we just got one at each in Richmond too...
     
  10. ncaudle

    ncaudle Zealot (594) May 28, 2010 Virginia
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    Hop-n-Wine'd!
     
  11. C20Percent

    C20Percent Initiate (0) Aug 24, 2011 Virginia
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    Last year there were two batches of this. Maybe NOVA gets more of the second batch.
     
  12. Eriktheipaman

    Eriktheipaman Savant (971) Sep 4, 2010 California
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    Seems more than likely. I think they have been doing this with BB Porter and even their seasonals.
     
  13. kylep3

    kylep3 Initiate (0) Feb 1, 2012 Pennsylvania

    it was at whole foods fair lakes today. however from what i understand it is gone now.
     
  14. Goodwire80

    Goodwire80 Initiate (0) Apr 17, 2011 Virginia

    I picked some up from the brewery last weekend and they were doing 2 bottles per customer. A woman who worked in their brewery shop said they had another batch in the tanks so be on the lookout for a second shipment.
     
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  15. 2dogbrew

    2dogbrew Crusader (752) Mar 2, 2009 Virginia
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    Not much interest in this one lately it seems, but I saw multiple bottles at Lost Dog in McLean yesterday. Hope it was batch 2.
     
  16. C20Percent

    C20Percent Initiate (0) Aug 24, 2011 Virginia
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    The beer shops I follow on Facebook usually post an update when this comes in, and I haven't seen anything since early February.
     
  17. El_Zilcho

    El_Zilcho Initiate (70) May 3, 2012 Virginia

    The 2nd batch should be in the area now, I know MOM's Organic Market in Herndon ( http://www.facebook.com/HerndonBeerPage ) got some in but can't sell it until it is in their computer system.
     
  18. ThatCracker

    ThatCracker Aspirant (295) Nov 20, 2012 Virginia
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    Batch 2 is come and gone in Richmond - Batch 2 of Cafe Royale should be around in a month or so
     
  19. wardenclyffe

    wardenclyffe Initiate (0) Sep 10, 2010 Virginia
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    Whole Foods in Falls Church had this on tap the past two days, but its gone now. Anyone know if other places have it?
     
  20. RKP1967

    RKP1967 Aspirant (240) Sep 26, 2010 Virginia

    I called Total Wine and they told me that this beer only comes out once a year, and that's at Valentine's.

    Sucks when you know more than your beer store.
     
  21. Squatchito

    Squatchito Initiate (0) Dec 6, 2007 Virginia

    You should see some more out in NoVA this week. It was allocated out last week. The distributor has opened up to accounts this week with a 1 case/account limit(at least through my rep).
     
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  22. GreenMonster12

    GreenMonster12 Initiate (0) May 19, 2013 Maryland
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    seekabrew says they distribute to MD...does anyone know if this shows up in MD?
     
  23. stickboy1125

    stickboy1125 Initiate (0) Jan 28, 2012 Virginia

    They had some at Whole Foods in Reston last Thursday, not sure if there is any left but you have to ask for it as it wasn't on the shelf. $7.99 each, I think it was limited to one bottle as that's all I was offered.
     
  24. Saudereth

    Saudereth Aspirant (262) Feb 21, 2013 Virginia
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    Curious Grape in Shirlington had like 6 or 7 yesterday. 8.99 a bottle iirc
     
  25. Arsenal_MC

    Arsenal_MC Initiate (174) Feb 25, 2013 District of Columbia
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    My man on U Street has quite a few on the shelves still (as of last night).. 11.99 though.. I could've gone down a bit to Whole Foods for cheaper, but this guy is great and hooked me up big time when KBS came out.

    14th and U
     
  26. Mattysox

    Mattysox Initiate (0) Feb 8, 2006 Virginia

    Curious Grape in Shirlington still had some as of 9pm last evening.
     
  27. Saudereth

    Saudereth Aspirant (262) Feb 21, 2013 Virginia
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    TW Alexandria had a ton about 3 days ago. Not behind the counter. It was on one of the 4 sided island shelves, the one closest to the door to the cooler.
     
  28. ThatCracker

    ThatCracker Aspirant (295) Nov 20, 2012 Virginia
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    WTF! None in RIC but the beach and NoVa got it? Goooood God!
     
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