DC/MD/NoVA Beer Updates (2018)

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  1. coquet

    coquet Initiate (103) Aug 31, 2014 Virginia
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    I've been fortunate to try multiple vintages of each of BBomb, Cinnamon/Coffee BBomb, KDS, Coffee KDS, and Rusty Nail. As with all BBA beers, there's define batch variation, with some being amazing and others not so much. That being said, '15 Cinnamon/Coffee BBomb and '16 Rusty Nail are two of the top three beers I've ever had. When Fremont is firing on all cylinders, their beer is absolutely pants-crapping incredible.
     
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  2. coquet

    coquet Initiate (103) Aug 31, 2014 Virginia
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    Also, just a fair warning, I didn't find '17 Rusty Nail to be nearly as good as '16. Don't get me wrong, I'm still going to get some on tap to confirm/refute my earlier impressions, but I don't want to set unrealistic expectations for those planning to go to this week's Fremont events
     
  3. RKP1967

    RKP1967 Aspirant (275) Sep 26, 2010 Virginia

    No problem dude. I tend not to set my beer expectations based on what some random internet dude who drinks Colt 45 says.
     
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  4. RocketFrogDavid

    RocketFrogDavid Zealot (596) Apr 29, 2010 Virginia
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    Rebuen's is awesome, and a small brewery in Seattle, make them a must stop, also Fremont.
     
  5. dieterl

    dieterl Initiate (0) May 30, 2018 North Carolina

    Beer lovers from Charlotte NC in DC this coming weekend, any spots that is worth checking out? Thinking Bier Baron, any other great bars/pubs/breweries? Huge fans of Double/Imperial IPAs, so let me know if there are any stand out local ones I need to try. Thx!
     
  6. Sip404

    Sip404 Initiate (84) Feb 27, 2017 Virginia
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    Churchkey's a great and regular place most will recommend. Aslin will be having a release Thursday and probably a new stout on Saturday if you have a car or are willing to uber out to VA.
     
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  7. Beers-es

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

    Not local, but lots of fresh Sip of Sunshine around. Last night Whole Foods H Street had it on tap, plus a huge pile of cans.
     
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  8. MetroWineAndSpirits

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

    Central Waters event at MP is looking pretty good.
     
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  9. makalarch

    makalarch Aspirant (206) Jul 31, 2011 Pennsylvania
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    Not looking to hijack this thread but I'll be in town for a brief amount of time this weekend, Bluejacket worth stopping by to pick up some packaged goods on my way back north? Let's go Caps.
     
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  10. Colbyamoss

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

    You are probably better served dropping by Craft Beer Cellar or Schneider's. Both are getting pretty cool out of market stuff due to Savor. If you are set on grabbing something local Right Proper's Brewhouse in the NE is probably easier to get to parking wise than Bluejacket. Not saying anything bad about Bluejacket, but I find their prices to be a bit high.
     
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  11. coquet

    coquet Initiate (103) Aug 31, 2014 Virginia
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    Holy hell, I think it's 2016 Rusty Nail! Better get here fast, folks, I'm drinking this one by the Big Gulp.
     
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  12. Myst

    Myst Aspirant (278) Dec 13, 2011 Maryland

    how are the crowds at the spots. churchkey, meridian pint, etc
     
  13. coquet

    coquet Initiate (103) Aug 31, 2014 Virginia
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    Nothing's kicked at MP, despite my best efforts, and it's less crowded than last night's Central Waters event.
     
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  14. dennisdrinks

    dennisdrinks Initiate (0) Jan 12, 2017 Maryland

    Sip of Sunshine and Rhinegeist at most Yes! Organic Markets.
     
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  15. grover37

    grover37 Meyvn (1,289) Nov 14, 2007 District of Columbia
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    It's been really manageable at MP and BP all week. Haven't been to CK.

    Anyone have thoughts on sleeper beers at the festival?
     
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  16. Snicht

    Snicht Initiate (45) May 8, 2017 Maryland
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    I was shocked how reasonable ck was yesterday. Given I was there early but with all the crazy beers on I expected more people there around 5.
     
  17. Myst

    Myst Aspirant (278) Dec 13, 2011 Maryland

    At the sovereign. The blackberry farm saisons are delicious.
    Plenty of seats every where also at the moment
     
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  18. coquet

    coquet Initiate (103) Aug 31, 2014 Virginia
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    Never been to Savor, but I just scored a free ticket for tonight. Will I look out of place if I show up in a t-shirt and shorts? I'm fine with looking like a total slob, as long as I'm not the only total slob.
     
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  19. grover37

    grover37 Meyvn (1,289) Nov 14, 2007 District of Columbia
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    You will look out of place but not the only one..
     
  20. Sheppard

    Sheppard Meyvn (1,124) Mar 16, 2013 Virginia
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    Bunch of Fremont still on at Churchkey/B&B. Also, MBC, Stone, Allagash (Belfius, Gratis), Night Shift available as well. I imagine there's quite a lot of SAVOR stuff around.
     
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  21. dkol1875

    dkol1875 Initiate (20) Feb 12, 2018 District of Columbia
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    CBC still has Lawson's (in the fridge now, with Sip tasting better than I remembered!), Reuben's, Crooked Stave, Maine Lunch and Fremont's non-stout offerings, among others. Looks like most of the non-whales are sticking around both in package and at NRG/the pints, which is nice.

    Also had DC Brau's new "Rose du Gose" which I was pleasantly surprised by
     
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  22. jpreed

    jpreed Initiate (29) Nov 4, 2014 Pennsylvania

    Anyone know if the Yes Organic Market on 14th still has any Sip of Sunshine? Headed that way Saturday morning.
     
  23. rightcoastn

    rightcoastn Initiate (23) Nov 6, 2010 Maryland

    There was a decent amount two days ago. Metro Wine & Spirits on Columbia & Sherry's in woodley also have a bunch.
     
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  24. colty42

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

    Any places still have the Super Session?
     
  25. rightcoastn

    rightcoastn Initiate (23) Nov 6, 2010 Maryland

    I saw some at Sherry's in Woodley yesterday. Also saw it at Rodmans up Wisconsin ave last weekend.
     
  26. Topease

    Topease Initiate (79) Nov 18, 2016 Maryland
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    There are rumors swirling on the Other Half page that they closed on a DC location...any locals have any intel?
     
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  27. b-mc-g

    b-mc-g Initiate (181) Mar 12, 2014 Maryland
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    Don't toy with my emotions like this!
     
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  28. hoppytobehere

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

    Still ISO. Any help is appreciated
     
  29. jmasher85

    jmasher85 Zealot (576) Mar 27, 2015 Maryland
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    Another Petrus/Trader Joe's collab has dropped: this one is a single-barrel, 2 year aged sour in a 750ml for $8.99. This one is a pretty heavy-duty sour, so not recommended for newbies (but you never know)! :slight_smile:
    Tons available at Capital Hill, and probably all the other area stores.
     
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  30. Kirkles

    Kirkles Initiate (0) Nov 7, 2008 District of Columbia

    I've also heard they're coming to DC. Ivy City was what I was told.
     
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  31. RKP1967

    RKP1967 Aspirant (275) Sep 26, 2010 Virginia

    What is the name of this beer?
     
  32. gpd5

    gpd5 Initiate (19) Jun 4, 2016 Virginia
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    It’s not in Falls Church yet...
     
  33. jmasher85

    jmasher85 Zealot (576) Mar 27, 2015 Maryland
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    It's called Petrus Aged Pale, Foeder no. 102. Nice big stack of it by the beer section at TJ's Capital Hill. @gpd5 not sure how VA distro works, but probably just a matter of time?
     
  34. grover37

    grover37 Meyvn (1,289) Nov 14, 2007 District of Columbia
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    Is it in the vinegar section?
     
  35. Topease

    Topease Initiate (79) Nov 18, 2016 Maryland
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    Good to know the rumor may not be complete lunacy
     
  36. Kirkles

    Kirkles Initiate (0) Nov 7, 2008 District of Columbia

    I mean, I heard it from some guy and for all I know it might be the same guy you heard it from - but it's definitely out there.
     
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  37. grover37

    grover37 Meyvn (1,289) Nov 14, 2007 District of Columbia
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    ^ It's all but confirmed from what I've heard. It sounds like it won't be soon though.
     
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  38. starrdogg

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

    I definitely saw some at Craft Beer Cellar recently, though I have no idea how fresh it was. Might be worth a call over there at least?
     
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  39. ItchyMitch

    ItchyMitch Initiate (44) Apr 1, 2014 District of Columbia

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    09/19/18 date at Odd Provisions. Not faced but I can tell you where to find it.
     
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  40. dkol1875

    dkol1875 Initiate (20) Feb 12, 2018 District of Columbia
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    Any chance Sucaba is still sitting anywhere in DC? Would love another bottle of it, hot weather be damned
     
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