DC/MD/NoVA Beer Updates (2018)

Discussion in 'Mid-Atlantic' started by Slack, Jan 3, 2018.

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  1. Beers-es

    Beers-es Champion (859) Oct 30, 2015 Virginia

    Anybody heading to the Salt Line for Oyster Wars today? They posted the beer list on Instagram and it's sick. It's sold out, FYI, just wondering if any BAs will be there.
     
  2. jmasher85

    jmasher85 Zealot (576) Mar 27, 2015 Maryland
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    Tons of surly stuff at Total Wine stores, including 2016 Darkness, Todd the Axeman, and Furious.
     
  3. kingholmes

    kingholmes Initiate (74) Jun 10, 2015 Virginia

    Total Wine where? Virginia or DC?
     
  4. grover37

    grover37 Meyvn (1,289) Nov 14, 2007 District of Columbia
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    Definitely not in DC.
     
  5. hoppytobehere

    hoppytobehere Champion (802) Aug 10, 2012 District of Columbia

    Didn't they send 2 month old IPAs? lol pass
     
  6. BikeChef

    BikeChef Aspirant (263) Dec 27, 2007 District of Columbia

    Ah, damn. Can someone verify this? Was gonna swing out to Ballston to pick some up some Furious, but...
     
  7. jmasher85

    jmasher85 Zealot (576) Mar 27, 2015 Maryland
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    There is no TW in DC.
     
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  8. kingholmes

    kingholmes Initiate (74) Jun 10, 2015 Virginia

    Well then. That would definitely lower the chances that they have Surly. :slight_smile:
     
  9. RKP1967

    RKP1967 Aspirant (274) Sep 26, 2010 Virginia

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  10. colty42

    colty42 Initiate (93) Nov 14, 2011 District of Columbia

    Just opened a Todd the Axe Man today and it was phenomenal, canned 8/7. The Furious cans were canned almost a month later.
     
  11. hoppytobehere

    hoppytobehere Champion (802) Aug 10, 2012 District of Columbia

    Glad to hear it. I wouldn't pay $16 for Todd that old, but that's just me. How is the carbonation? I remember that beer being pretty flat.
     
  12. colty42

    colty42 Initiate (93) Nov 14, 2011 District of Columbia

    Carbonation seemed normal to me. Honestly if someone gave me a glass and told me it was canned yesterday I would’ve believed them.
     
  13. jmasher85

    jmasher85 Zealot (576) Mar 27, 2015 Maryland
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    For what it's worth, Surly Abrasive was a top 5 IPA for me when I had it about a year ago, canned just a couple weeks out. I tried the Todd this week and I thought it was good but I could definitely believe it was almost 2 months old. Furious was even less impressive. Glad I only got a couple cans of each.

    I would be eager to try fresher cans if they come back around, but the dumb part is that if they don't make a big splash the first time they come to town, it's less likely they'd return. That's why I'm always confused when brewers don't send their freshest, best first impressions to a new market. It's like when we got Sip of Sunshine last year after even Sean Lawson admitted that the hop harvest had been poor that season and SoS wasn't showing it's best self. Several friends tried it for the first time then and called it overrated. Oh well.
     
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  14. BikeChef

    BikeChef Aspirant (263) Dec 27, 2007 District of Columbia

    Just had one, and I don’t know if it’s how my palate has changed (I used to love Furious, but haven’t had one in a long time) or the age on these (dated Aug 23), but I just had a can and it came across as a MALT BOMB.
     
  15. hoppytobehere

    hoppytobehere Champion (802) Aug 10, 2012 District of Columbia

    That beer was always a bit malty IMO
     
  16. Beers-es

    Beers-es Champion (859) Oct 30, 2015 Virginia

    Maybe less the age and more a lack of refrigeration? Six-week-old Furious should be fine.
     
  17. MRN

    MRN Initiate (152) Jul 20, 2007 Virginia

    My son got me a 750-ml 2016 Surly Darkness ($19.99) from the Chantilly, VA Total Wine store last night. I think I'll keep him in my will. ;-)
     
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  18. jmasher85

    jmasher85 Zealot (576) Mar 27, 2015 Maryland
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    Now that's a beer that lived up to expectations! Strongly recommend pouring about 20-30 mins before drinking, or at least sip slowly. It opens up a lot.
     
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  19. Beers-es

    Beers-es Champion (859) Oct 30, 2015 Virginia

    What's up with Born Yesterday? Anybody seen any around NoVA?
     
  20. Auburn_tigers

    Auburn_tigers Initiate (39) Feb 28, 2015 Virginia

    Should be here Monday or Tuesday
     
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  21. hoppytobehere

    hoppytobehere Champion (802) Aug 10, 2012 District of Columbia

    Lagunitas website said it was shipped on 10/8 but I haven't seen it anymore.

    It used to get here within 2 days of bottling, but over past few years that has not been the case.
     
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  22. Beers-es

    Beers-es Champion (859) Oct 30, 2015 Virginia

    Not exactly Born Yesterday, in other words.
     
  23. MetroWineAndSpirits

    MetroWineAndSpirits Initiate (34) Mar 3, 2018 District of Columbia

    Born Yesterday is all over DC.

    I just got my shipment of New Glarus from my friend back home. Excited to pop some Belgian Red and Wild Sour.
     
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  24. RKP1967

    RKP1967 Aspirant (274) Sep 26, 2010 Virginia

    Anybody know why Meridian Pint/ Brookland Pint/Smoke and Barrel don't appear to get Aslin beers anymore?
     
  25. scottDC

    scottDC Aspirant (261) Jul 3, 2013 District of Columbia

    Does anyone have them regularly in DC these days besides NRG spots? Seems like they've really scaled back keg distro to focus on can sales.
     
  26. RKP1967

    RKP1967 Aspirant (274) Sep 26, 2010 Virginia

    I'm hearing Tuesday 10/23 at the earliest in NoVA. They're also changing the name to Born Two Weeks Ago.
     
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  27. RKP1967

    RKP1967 Aspirant (274) Sep 26, 2010 Virginia

    Old Town Paradiso had a couple of kegs recently. I haven't been following close enough to say beyond that.
     
  28. RKP1967

    RKP1967 Aspirant (274) Sep 26, 2010 Virginia

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  29. joerooster

    joerooster Initiate (52) May 15, 2018 Virginia

    Is it just me or has Ocelot gone all in on the hazy beer thing? I don't get much other than what's canned but seems like all their IPAs are now hazy. Not sure I'd call them all NEIPAs but they are closer to that style than what I was getting from them the first year or so they were opened.
     
  30. hoppytobehere

    hoppytobehere Champion (802) Aug 10, 2012 District of Columbia

    The venn diagram of pastry stout neckbeards and axe throwers is a single overlapping circle.
     
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  31. jmasher85

    jmasher85 Zealot (576) Mar 27, 2015 Maryland
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    Sounds like my backyard on a mild afternoon.
     
  32. Prince_Casual

    Prince_Casual Disciple (341) Nov 3, 2012 District of Columbia
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    Should have just labeled it:
    Lawson's Decent But Not Great Liquids
     
  33. Sheppard

    Sheppard Meyvn (1,124) Mar 16, 2013 Virginia
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    Feel like they have a cleaner yeast profile than other breweries, but definitely got a lot of haze in there.
     
  34. adilorenzo

    adilorenzo Initiate (15) Oct 21, 2018 Virginia

    Anybody know of any decent breweries or brewpubs in Northern VA or DC that show all the NFL games on Sundays?
     
  35. joerooster

    joerooster Initiate (52) May 15, 2018 Virginia

    Anyone sightings in NoVA today? Called a couple places but no luck.
     
  36. RKP1967

    RKP1967 Aspirant (274) Sep 26, 2010 Virginia

    Total Wine told me to call on Wed.
     
  37. RKP1967

    RKP1967 Aspirant (274) Sep 26, 2010 Virginia

    I don't know about "all" of the games, but Dominion Wine and Beer tasting room (unfortunately) had on several of them when I was there on a Sunday.
     
  38. Beers-es

    Beers-es Champion (859) Oct 30, 2015 Virginia

    Dominion just posted they got it.
     
  39. RocketFrogDavid

    RocketFrogDavid Zealot (596) Apr 29, 2010 Virginia
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    Rocket Frog is releasing our second Hazy IPA today, Udvar 2.0 brewed with Falconers Flights, mosaic, and Amarillo hops. [​IMG] Available in the tap room.

    [​IMG]
     
    #520 RocketFrogDavid, Oct 24, 2018
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