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Dark Horse in NoVA

Discussion in 'South-Atlantic' started by tzolandz, Feb 16, 2013.

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  1. tzolandz

    tzolandz Initiate (0) Mar 17, 2012 Virginia

    I was pleasantly surprised when i went into my local total wine today and saw a selection of beers from Dark Horse. they said they had just gotten them in. have they always been here or is this new? They had Pt5 in their computer system so hopefully some will come this way.
     
  2. 2dogbrew

    2dogbrew Crusader (752) Mar 2, 2009 Virginia
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    I noticed the same thing at Total Wine McLean this week. Really happy to see this brewery in VA, they are new to the state, don't know when but must be recent.

    According to the Dark Horse site, Pt5 is a February release but the McLean store didn't know anything about this one.
     
  3. ArlVABeerGuy

    ArlVABeerGuy Disciple (371) Feb 23, 2012 Virginia
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    They entered the Richmond area last year and must have just arrived in NoVA. That's great news, all their beers are excellent.
     
  4. funkybottoms

    funkybottoms Initiate (0) Jun 11, 2010 Virginia

    Richmond has received, i think, only two shipments of Dark Horse in the six-or-so months they've been distributed here. the most recent included the One, Too, and Tres stouts, but nobody's been able to say anything definite about the next two. really hope they don't run into the same situation CCB did and end up having to pull out...
     
  5. ArlVABeerGuy

    ArlVABeerGuy Disciple (371) Feb 23, 2012 Virginia
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    I also noticed that Twisted Pine is also now in NoVA (at least at Total Wine). The McLean store has a number of different TP brews, including Espresso Shot and Ghostface Killah.
     
  6. BeastLU

    BeastLU Disciple (326) Dec 20, 2012 Virginia

    Pt5 will be coming to Richmond and nova within the next few weeks. Limited cases though. As well as double crooked tree.
     
  7. ipas-for-life

    ipas-for-life Disciple (347) Feb 28, 2012 Virginia
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    Tried the Ipa and Black Ipa. Wasn't really a fan of either. I didn't see a bottle date and wondered if that had anything to do with it.
     
  8. CUE45

    CUE45 Initiate (0) Jul 29, 2008 Virginia
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    I also purchased a Crooked Tree IPA sixer at Whole Foods Fair Lakes and was very dissapointed. Not what I remember it tasting like when I tried it in IN last year. It was a gamble since there is no bottle date. I should know better!
     
  9. BeastLU

    BeastLU Disciple (326) Dec 20, 2012 Virginia

    Be on the look out for pt5 during the first week in march on the nova area.
     
  10. ThatCracker

    ThatCracker Aspirant (295) Nov 20, 2012 Virginia
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    Had the ghostface killah last week....wow...pepper, pepper, pepper, HEAT. Hoping bbpt5 makes it in but not holding my breath....
     
  11. BeastLU

    BeastLU Disciple (326) Dec 20, 2012 Virginia

    Bbpt5 is a brewery only release unfortunately...

    I like to boil sausages in the ghost face the grill em for like one minute.
     
  12. ThatCracker

    ThatCracker Aspirant (295) Nov 20, 2012 Virginia
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    That's right....I like the idea of the sausages, that mess sounds crazy good...
     
  13. funkybottoms

    funkybottoms Initiate (0) Jun 11, 2010 Virginia

    if you guys got those recently, they've been sitting on a shelf for months. as poorly as the Special Black Ale aged, i imagine it's way worse with the IPAs.

    my sources have confirmed Four, Pt5, and Double Crooked Tree, but as noted above, no BBPt5.
     
  14. BeastLU

    BeastLU Disciple (326) Dec 20, 2012 Virginia

    Couldn't have been sitting for too long, just got started being distro'ed up there about a month ago
     
  15. El_Zilcho

    El_Zilcho Initiate (70) May 3, 2012 Virginia

    I don't know, I tried the Crooked Tree when it got here. I wasn't impressed, and it just seemed to me like the beer was old. If so thats a pretty shitty way to introduce a brand into a region.
     
  16. BeastLU

    BeastLU Disciple (326) Dec 20, 2012 Virginia

    Yeah I don't know how old the actual beer is I just know it just came to nova in late jan.
     
  17. El_Zilcho

    El_Zilcho Initiate (70) May 3, 2012 Virginia

    There was a good bit of sediment in there too. Maybe someone who knows this beer can chime in, its not always the case but usually means the beer is gettin old.
     
  18. BeastLU

    BeastLU Disciple (326) Dec 20, 2012 Virginia

    Good stuff hit Richmond...

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  19. ArlVABeerGuy

    ArlVABeerGuy Disciple (371) Feb 23, 2012 Virginia
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    In the last week or two, I've seen what appears to be almost their whole current lineup at NoVA TWs -- including Kmita Kolsch, Amber Ale, Perkulator Coffee Dopplebock, the One - Fore Stouts, and Crooked Tree. Haven't seen Double Crooked Tree or Pt5 yet, nor have I seen their stuff at any other bottle shop, so I'm wondering if they have some special arrangement with TW.
     
  20. tzolandz

    tzolandz Initiate (0) Mar 17, 2012 Virginia

    Whole Foods got a bunch of their stuff too. Picked up Scotty Karate there.
     
  21. BradStokley

    BradStokley Disciple (348) Jan 19, 2013 Maryland
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    Any Pt5 sightings in NoVa?
     
  22. C20Percent

    C20Percent Initiate (0) Aug 24, 2011 Virginia
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    I bought some today from the Ashburn Wine Shop. Two bottle limit. And kind of pricey.
     
  23. BeastLU

    BeastLU Disciple (326) Dec 20, 2012 Virginia

    Ahsburn Wine Shop has Double Crooked Tree too!
     
  24. LMT

    LMT Initiate (0) Oct 15, 2009 Virginia

    Picked up Scotty Karate at TW in Chantilly...first time I've seen it in NoVA. Only one 4-pack left on shelves after I bought mine.
     
  25. 2dogbrew

    2dogbrew Crusader (752) Mar 2, 2009 Virginia
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    Picked up Plead the 5th at TW McLean today - 4 packs for $8, limit 1 per
     
  26. BeastLU

    BeastLU Disciple (326) Dec 20, 2012 Virginia

    Believe this hit 757 recently too.
     
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