1. Slack

    Slack Champion (890) Feb 14, 2012 Virginia
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    Happy New Year all!
     
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  2. Slack

    Slack Champion (890) Feb 14, 2012 Virginia
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    Whole Foods Clarendon had Cassowary, BCBS, BA Ten Fiddy, and CBS on the shelf
     
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  3. RKP1967

    RKP1967 Aspirant (262) Sep 26, 2010 Virginia

    Will this be the year that everyone gets sick of overly sweet syrupy stouts?
     
  4. sefus12

    sefus12 Aspirant (212) Sep 7, 2006 Virginia

    Seems that way. Total Wine here in Alexandria had dozens of CBS sitting around.

    Also, not quite DMV, but we made the drive up to Dirt Farm Brewing yesterday and I can safely say I've never been to a brewery with a better view than you will get there. Absolutely stunning from their patio. Beer was solid, but the view was worth the trip alone.
     
  5. beernuts

    beernuts Disciple (335) Jan 23, 2014 Virginia
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    I sure as hell hope so, but no I don’t think so.
     
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  6. RKP1967

    RKP1967 Aspirant (262) Sep 26, 2010 Virginia

    Have you been to Kloster Andechs, Banff Brewing, or Pelican Brewpub?
     
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  7. hoppytobehere

    hoppytobehere Crusader (793) Aug 10, 2012 District of Columbia

    Anyone try that Solace/Meridian Pint collab Cheat Day?
     
  8. Sheppard

    Sheppard Meyvn (1,067) Mar 16, 2013 Virginia
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    I tried it at the brewery but didn't take detailed notes. It was good, but I prefer Partly Cloudy.
     
  9. LanguedocRocks

    LanguedocRocks Initiate (178) Aug 21, 2014 Virginia
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    Yea, I had a can last night. I really enjoyed it. It's juicy with a little dankness, but clean. I like their hoppy beers more than Aslin nowadays.
     
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  10. hoppytobehere

    hoppytobehere Crusader (793) Aug 10, 2012 District of Columbia

    I wasn't that impressed with Partly Cloudy and Sun's Out, but their one offs have been really good, most notably Super Dope
     
  11. swampwanderer

    swampwanderer Initiate (40) Apr 8, 2017 Virginia

    Hi All,

    I sadly missed the drop but does anyone know of any stores that have Commonwealth Marviloso variants still available?

    Happy New Year!
     
  12. ashellen

    ashellen Initiate (100) Mar 26, 2009 Virginia

    if you make it back that way check out Bear Chase Brewing, its on the other side of the ridge with a pretty solid view
     
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  13. Slack

    Slack Champion (890) Feb 14, 2012 Virginia
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    Maybe try K-1 or My Local Bree Shop, stuff seems to hang around
     
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  14. hoppytobehere

    hoppytobehere Crusader (793) Aug 10, 2012 District of Columbia

    Cheat Day is very nice, glad I picked up a 4 pack.
     
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  15. Beers-es

    Beers-es Champion (842) Oct 30, 2015 Virginia

    Two recent IPAs from local breweries that really impressed me: Solace/Meridian Pint's Cheat Day and Ocelot's Moonlight Drive. I've had a lot of great IPAs recently (Treehouse, Monkish, Veil, etc) and these are right up there.
     
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  16. Slack

    Slack Champion (890) Feb 14, 2012 Virginia
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    Anyone want some 6 bottle shippers? I have 3 upright and 2 horizontal which are in average condition. I wouldn’t be opposed to trading these for a couple of fresh IPAs but not a requirement. I am local to Arlington and work in College Park.
     
  17. jacewg

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

    Best IPAs I've had in 2019: Triple Crossing Bright Lights, Ocelot Gorgeous & Alone, Solace Cheat Day (obvious bias)
     
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  18. jacewg

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

    Dynasty Electro Vision right there as well.
     
  19. Sheppard

    Sheppard Meyvn (1,067) Mar 16, 2013 Virginia
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    Really dug Gorgeous & Alone.
     
  20. hoppytobehere

    hoppytobehere Crusader (793) Aug 10, 2012 District of Columbia

    3 day old Hopslam has hit town. Seems a bit cheaper than year's past too.
     
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  21. lazyjc22

    lazyjc22 Initiate (90) Feb 12, 2010 Virginia

    Found some at my local bottle shop here in Haymarket. Also grabbed a four pack of Easy Peasy. Have thoroughly enjoyed both.
     
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  22. KEA

    KEA Initiate (30) Jan 10, 2019 District of Columbia

    Where?
     
  23. hoppytobehere

    hoppytobehere Crusader (793) Aug 10, 2012 District of Columbia

    Ton of it at WF H St for $20.99. CBC H St also should have it, not sure on price there.
     
  24. RKP1967

    RKP1967 Aspirant (262) Sep 26, 2010 Virginia

    I think someone in NoVA had it at $20, maybe Norm's. Doesn't sound any cheaper.
     
  25. BikeChef

    BikeChef Aspirant (254) Dec 27, 2007 District of Columbia

    Just when I thought I was done with Hopslam, these ultra-fresh cans pulled me back in again. Really good, even in these NEIPA days.

    Had Cheat Day on tap at MP and loved it. Who has cans in DC proper?
     
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  26. ItchyMitch

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

    Delicious beer for sure. Good luck with cans, I'd call CBC or D'Vines as a starting point. The small store I run, which happens to be a block from MP, sold 5 cases in like 3 days which doesn't happen often. The snowstorm certainly helped this and I tried to re-up for the beginning of that week but the distributor has sold through. Happy hunting, new Solace/ Manor Hill IPA collab hitting stores this week!
     
  27. BikeChef

    BikeChef Aspirant (254) Dec 27, 2007 District of Columbia

    Impressed by Astro Lab on my first visit. They’re making some very nice juicy IPAs.
     
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  28. Slack

    Slack Champion (890) Feb 14, 2012 Virginia
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    Not in DC but Arrowine in Arlington did have Cheat Day earlier this week. May want to call and confirm.
     
  29. BrueryDC

    BrueryDC Initiate (124) Aug 22, 2018 District of Columbia
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    *Full Disclosure* - I am an employee of The Bruery

    The Bruery Store at Union Market is having our 1 Year Anniversary event at the shop today. We'll be giving away 3 Free bottles of beer to the first 100 people in line and 2 Free bottles of beer to the next 100 people. Anyone who signs up for the Preservation Society or spends over $100 will receive a Free Offshoot Beer Co. 4-pack. Cheers!
     
  30. Slack

    Slack Champion (890) Feb 14, 2012 Virginia
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    4 packs of KBS at Safeway in Arlington for $22 each yesterday
     
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  31. RKP1967

    RKP1967 Aspirant (262) Sep 26, 2010 Virginia

    Sampled Easy Peasy yesterday. Not sure what they were going for yesterday, but not good. How Solace would be mentioned in the same sentence as Aslin or Ocelot is beyond me.
     
  32. hoppytobehere

    hoppytobehere Crusader (793) Aug 10, 2012 District of Columbia

    I don't drink fruited lactose IPAs so I'm not sure about that one, but Cheat Day is up there with some Aslin and Ocelot stuff I've had. No question.
     
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  33. Sheppard

    Sheppard Meyvn (1,067) Mar 16, 2013 Virginia
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    Solace does get points for, you know, actually having cans widely available. You have to go to the brewery or find it on draft for the other two. While I like the other two better, it's nice to have a pretty good to good IPA producer with availability throughout the Greater DC Metro area.

    I'd also say making the leap from having their session IPA and using that as why it shouldn't be compared to Ocelot or Aslin is a strange to me.
     
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  34. Beers-es

    Beers-es Champion (842) Oct 30, 2015 Virginia

    Yep, yep and yep.
     
  35. RKP1967

    RKP1967 Aspirant (262) Sep 26, 2010 Virginia

    I had Easy Peasy. Since when is a 7% abv beer with lemons, vanilla and lactose considered a "session IPA?"

    I'd call that a milkshake IPA, and it was definitely a below average milkshake IPA.

    Since making that post, I also had a can of Party Cloudy, which I'd saw was slightly above average.



    Easy Peasy: Brewed with Lemondrop and Amarillo hops, lemons, vanilla, and lactose. Lemony, vanilla, and slightly sweet, 7% abv
     
  36. Sheppard

    Sheppard Meyvn (1,067) Mar 16, 2013 Virginia
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    My mistake. I confused Easy Peasy for Suns Out, Hops Out.
     
  37. Auburn_tigers

    Auburn_tigers Initiate (39) Feb 28, 2015 Virginia

    Any chance Pliny the Younger gets any closer to us than Philly?
     
  38. LanguedocRocks

    LanguedocRocks Initiate (178) Aug 21, 2014 Virginia
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  39. hoppytobehere

    hoppytobehere Crusader (793) Aug 10, 2012 District of Columbia

    Yeah and it's called Ocelot Talking Backwards
     
  40. jacewg

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

    Thursday at Meridian Pint on draft. Can release Friday at Ocelot!