DC/MD/NoVA Beer Updates (2017)

Discussion in 'Mid-Atlantic' started by ArlVABeerGuy, Apr 12, 2017.

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  1. spontaneously_fermented

    spontaneously_fermented Initiate (69) Nov 1, 2017 Virginia

    Sold @ NB brewery on release day for $48. I'm happy with their sour bombers but that's a little rich for my blood.
     
  2. RKP1967

    RKP1967 Aspirant (277) Sep 26, 2010 Virginia

    What is the different between GBS and Regular GBS?
     
  3. RKP1967

    RKP1967 Aspirant (277) Sep 26, 2010 Virginia

    So no BCBS DMV thread? Anybody have any scoops?
     
  4. Jhurley1

    Jhurley1 Initiate (125) Jan 14, 2011 Virginia
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  5. coquet

    coquet Initiate (104) Aug 31, 2014 Virginia
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    GBS, Bourbon GBS, So Happens It's Tuesday, and Velvet Merkin at WF Old Town.
     
  6. hoppytobehere

    hoppytobehere Champion (801) Aug 10, 2012 District of Columbia

    Is DC getting Burial distro now or is it just a CBC thing?

    Surf Wax is a fucking great IPA
     
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  7. Sip404

    Sip404 Initiate (84) Feb 27, 2017 Virginia
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    I’ve also only seen it at CBC.
     
  8. jacewg

    jacewg Zealot (592) Jan 7, 2012 District of Columbia

    Pekko is getting shipments from time to time
     
  9. hoosurnurse05

    hoosurnurse05 Initiate (0) Jan 9, 2015 Virginia

    Trader Joe’s in Springfield has both GBS and bourbon barrel GBS—no limit
     
  10. hoosurnurse05

    hoosurnurse05 Initiate (0) Jan 9, 2015 Virginia

    Springfield TJs has bourbon barrel now
     
  11. wd09601

    wd09601 Initiate (88) Jul 29, 2012 Maryland

    Love Surf Wax. So well balanced, goes down very easy.
     
  12. Slack

    Slack Savant (915) Feb 14, 2012 Virginia
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    Any BB GBS still around NoVA?
     
  13. VABA

    VABA Poo-Bah (4,033) Aug 8, 2015 Virginia
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    Saturday I picked up four in the DC Costco, and left six in the container. Although I thought about taking them all as they were selling them for $10.99...

    Regular GBS was $8.99.
     
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  14. burugby

    burugby Initiate (32) Dec 11, 2015 Maryland

    Big Bad Baptist, Baptista, and Triple Barrel Baptist supposed to be hitting Baltimore tomorrow! Move aside Goose. haha
     
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  15. Slack

    Slack Savant (915) Feb 14, 2012 Virginia
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    Appreciate the heads up and that pricing is awesome! Unfortunately i dont have a Costco membership so If anyone knows of BB GBS elsewhere, it would be appreciated.
     
  16. Snicht

    Snicht Initiate (47) May 8, 2017 Maryland
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    Dang really want to get my hands on a few bottles of mainly the baptista, that was so good last year. Any sightings around Baltimore yet?
     
  17. Colbyamoss

    Colbyamoss Initiate (37) Oct 21, 2014 District of Columbia

    GBS still at DC costco, but BB GBS is unfortunately gone.

    I saw BB GBS at Trader Joes Capitol Hill on Saturday, but not sure if they still have it.
     
  18. hoppytobehere

    hoppytobehere Champion (801) Aug 10, 2012 District of Columbia

    Since when do you need a Costco membership to buy booze?
     
  19. Topease

    Topease Initiate (79) Nov 18, 2016 Maryland
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    Can't speak for DC but at my local Costco in Baltimore they won't even let you in the door without you showing them your Costco card
     
  20. BrownBottle

    BrownBottle Initiate (151) Nov 19, 2014 Maryland

    EDIT: looks like you're allowed to buy booze as long as you have a cash card. Some employees aren't aware of this though so you may have to talk to a manager.

    I remember looking into this a while ago. (I know you're from DC) but I thought DC required membership to buy alcohol? I know the following states will allow you to buy booze w/o membership:
    • Arizona
    • California
    • Connecticut
    • Delaware
    • Hawaii
    • Indiana
    • Massachusetts
    • Michigan
    • Minnesota
    • New York
    • Texas
    • Vermont
     
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  21. burugby

    burugby Initiate (32) Dec 11, 2015 Maryland

    Baptista hitting Lighthouse Liquor, Canton Crossing, Wine Source today
     
  22. RKP1967

    RKP1967 Aspirant (277) Sep 26, 2010 Virginia

    Why would Hardywood send a limited release beer to a store that you have to have a membership to shop at?
     
  23. hoppytobehere

    hoppytobehere Champion (801) Aug 10, 2012 District of Columbia

    I haven't done it in DC but was able to do this in Missouri and Colorado while living there.
     
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  24. Gumbo_gravy

    Gumbo_gravy Aspirant (202) Jan 31, 2015 District of Columbia
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    I would super interested to know if you can buy booze without a membership. I assumed you had to have a membership
     
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  25. mikehayz

    mikehayz Initiate (68) Aug 11, 2012 Virginia

    I'm not sure if this is the correct location and just ignore me if so, but I didn't want to make an entire new thread. Anyway, there's a good chance I will be relocating to the NOVA area for a job very soon. I will most likely be looking to move to the Alexandria, VA area and will be coming from Virginia Beach/Hampton Roads.

    Tips for getting acclimated to the beer scene up there? Breweries to frequent (I'm aware of Aslin, Mad Fox, some of the other more well known ones). Best shops? Having grown up in VB and being very familiar with the bottle shops in this area, I rarely have trouble getting my hands on even some of the more limited releases, I imagine that will change.

    Thank you in advance!
     
  26. Auburn_tigers

    Auburn_tigers Initiate (45) Feb 28, 2015 Virginia

    Wegmans in fairfax had BGBS on the floor on Saturday.
     
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  27. CrispyKickz

    CrispyKickz Initiate (69) Sep 24, 2010 Virginia
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    And it was $10.99
     
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  28. Sip404

    Sip404 Initiate (84) Feb 27, 2017 Virginia
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    This isn’t really the place but I’ll bite. Total Wine is typically the best place in NoVA to get stuff. The staff usually suck and don’t know when anything comes out (or in some cases even have it on the floor! Looking at you TW Springfield). Aslin is far and away the strongest brewery we have. Ocelot is worth checking out, especially if you like alpha heavy retro west coast IPAs. Crooked Run surprises me on occasion and usually gets ignored on lists like these. Good luck have fun
     
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  29. Slack

    Slack Savant (915) Feb 14, 2012 Virginia
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    Gone but they do have BCBS
     
  30. ArlVABeerGuy

    ArlVABeerGuy Disciple (381) Feb 23, 2012 Virginia
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    In terms of independent shops, Norm's in Vienna; Arrowine, The Brew Shop and K-1 in Arlington; Dept of Beer and Wine in Alexandria; and Dominion in Falls Church are your best bets.
     
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  31. harbinger

    harbinger Initiate (67) Jan 30, 2015 District of Columbia

    Still good quantity of Bourbon GBS at Whole Foods P, $14.99, though.
     
  32. jmasher85

    jmasher85 Zealot (575) Mar 27, 2015 Maryland
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    3 left.
     
  33. beernuts

    beernuts Disciple (341) Jan 23, 2014 Virginia
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    Because shitloads of people have memberships and shop there. DC area costcos are one of the worst shopping experiences in terms of crowds 7 days a week.
     
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  34. cp45

    cp45 Meyvn (1,247) Nov 20, 2012 New Jersey
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    I’ll be in Chantilly for the weekend. Any spots officially announce the release of CBS on Friday?
     
  35. CrispyKickz

    CrispyKickz Initiate (69) Sep 24, 2010 Virginia
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    I would expect Total Wine in Chantilly to have it Friday morning. Call them on Thursday to see if they received their shipment.
     
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  36. starrdogg

    starrdogg Crusader (786) Jun 21, 2010 District of Columbia

    Not sure if it's been mentioned, but Tequila and Rum Barrel Abyss hit DC this week. CBC got it in on Monday, but not sure if they still have any. After how good the Scotch barrel variant was last year, I was at least willing to give these a try.
     
  37. SFP04

    SFP04 Initiate (49) Dec 12, 2015 Virginia

    Just talked to them and they dont have it yet but should by Friday is what the guy expected
     
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  38. spontaneously_fermented

    spontaneously_fermented Initiate (69) Nov 1, 2017 Virginia

    Saw Bell's Black Note $29/4 @ Euro Market in Arlington
     
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  39. beernuts

    beernuts Disciple (341) Jan 23, 2014 Virginia
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    I saw on a Facebook thread the Founders rep for the area say that while Dec 1 is the "official" release day, most stores will start to see their shipments the week of the 4th.
     
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