DC/MD/NoVA Beer Updates (2019)

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  1. joerooster

    joerooster Initiate (52) May 15, 2018 Virginia

    Crooked Run does milkshake IPAs, can't say if they are good or not though.
     
  2. rightcoastn

    rightcoastn Initiate (23) Nov 6, 2010 Maryland

    Are you looking specifically for milkshake IPAs or just generally hazy/NEIPAs? I know some people use the interchangeably, and if that's the case here you might as well swing through Ocelot by Dulles as well.
     
  3. LanguedocRocks

    LanguedocRocks Initiate (178) Aug 21, 2014 Virginia
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    All of Crooked Run's IPA's taste off to me. Maybe they have improved over the last couple months, but I think their IPA's are horrible. They have this super green and play dough taste to me.

    Their pilsner, Coast, is awesome though.
     
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  4. ashellen

    ashellen Initiate (100) Mar 26, 2009 Virginia

    can check out crooked run, they sometimes have some. the leesburg location would be closer to aldie but has a smaller tap list. Old Ox is opening in Middleburg this weekend and they might have something as well.

    if you make it up to leesburg there are a handful of other breweries (Black Hoof, Black Walnut, BikeTrale, McDowell Brew Kitchen) and some decent bars all within a few blocks of each other.
     
  5. BrueryDC

    BrueryDC Initiate (124) Aug 22, 2018 District of Columbia
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    Wanted to let everyone here know that The Bruery Store at Union Market is hosting a pop-up can sale with Triple Crossing today, starting at 11 am. Brands will include:
    • Salinity w/ Lime
    • Falcon Smash
    • All Neon Like
    • Bright Lights
    • Dawn Chorus
    • The Grid
    • Night Call
    Hope to see everyone out at the shop today, cheers!
     
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  6. hoppytobehere

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

    Oh damn, had no idea
     
  7. Jerktookmyname

    Jerktookmyname Initiate (144) May 31, 2007 Wisconsin

    Milkshake. Wife is also big on hazy IPAs but I'm specifically looking for milkshakes. Went to ocelot last time we visited. It was fantastic.
     
  8. hoppytobehere

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

    Man from Wisconsin MUST have lactose in his IPAs.
     
  9. Jerktookmyname

    Jerktookmyname Initiate (144) May 31, 2007 Wisconsin

    I mean, gosh, my initial post was last week. I can't believe it took this long to get this response.
     
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  10. rightcoastn

    rightcoastn Initiate (23) Nov 6, 2010 Maryland

    PSA - Downtown Crown is currently doing an Other Half can sale that was announced a couple hours ago on the DTC IG account. If my fridge wasn't currently full of triple crossing I'd head up there but c'est la vie.
     
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  11. joerooster

    joerooster Initiate (52) May 15, 2018 Virginia

    Aslin is releasing (what I assume is) a 'milkshake IPA' today, contains milk sugar anyway. Not sure when you will be in the area but maybe you could have someone in your family pick up a 4 pack for you cause I'm guessing it won't be around more than a couple days.
     
  12. RKP1967

    RKP1967 Aspirant (274) Sep 26, 2010 Virginia

    Does anybody know why Craft Beer Cellar refuses to carry Backwoods Bastard?
     
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  13. VABA

    VABA Poo-Bah (3,735) Aug 8, 2015 Virginia

    My guess would be because it is widely available.

    But, it’s their lost, as it is a great beer!
     
  14. RKP1967

    RKP1967 Aspirant (274) Sep 26, 2010 Virginia

    Try again. They just had a Founders tasting there yesterday with all their common beers. Someone asked about Backwoods Bastard and the owner said she refused to carry it but I didn't catch why. The Founders rep said too bad because it's a good seller.
     
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  15. errantnight

    errantnight Meyvn (1,216) Jul 7, 2005 District of Columbia
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    refused to sell it sounds like an objection to the name, but that's pure speculation. It's not like they don't sell similar style beers, that beer has a history of issues, and obviously they're ok with Founders as a business. Not sure what's left.
     
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  16. hoppytobehere

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

    Or you could just ask them why
     
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  17. RKP1967

    RKP1967 Aspirant (274) Sep 26, 2010 Virginia

    Someone asked the last time i was in the store. I couldn't hear the answer. Not sure when i'll be back in he store again to ask...was hoping someone else here had asked...oh well.
     
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  18. LanguedocRocks

    LanguedocRocks Initiate (178) Aug 21, 2014 Virginia
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    DTC still has cases of DDH Mylar Daydream, DDH Double Simcoe Daydream & DDH Ain't Nothing Nice left. With this weekly drops of OH beers in the area, no reason for any of that Aslin swill.
     
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  19. errantnight

    errantnight Meyvn (1,216) Jul 7, 2005 District of Columbia
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    Forgive but DTC?
     
  20. Beers-es

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

    Downtown Crown in Gaithersburg.
     
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  21. LanguedocRocks

    LanguedocRocks Initiate (178) Aug 21, 2014 Virginia
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    Downtown Crown. Located in Gaithersburg. Same dudes that own Dominion in Falls Church own that place. They have been getting OH drops a couple times a month. The prices are the same as from the brewery as well, so no up charge.
     
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  22. errantnight

    errantnight Meyvn (1,216) Jul 7, 2005 District of Columbia
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    Thanks
     
  23. hoppytobehere

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

    Speaking of, whatever happened with OH opening up in DC (Ivy City). That still happening?
     
  24. Beers-es

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

    I've heard it's still on, but haven't heard a timeframe or exact location.
     
  25. beerman2017

    beerman2017 Initiate (100) Aug 18, 2017 Virginia
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    I’ve heard late fall/early winter
     
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  26. Beers-es

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

    Are they still going with the brewery/axe-throwing combo?
     
  27. Goobawl

    Goobawl Initiate (49) Jan 24, 2015 Maryland

    Agree on the OH drops at DTC, no need to go to Aslin anymore....unless I need a new skate board
     
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  28. rightcoastn

    rightcoastn Initiate (23) Nov 6, 2010 Maryland

    Yeah these OH drops are great. The oat cream mash they use seems a lot easier on my stomach than straight lactose.
     
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  29. LanguedocRocks

    LanguedocRocks Initiate (178) Aug 21, 2014 Virginia
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    DTC still has OH cans from the Fri drop. Double Cream Get the Honey is fuego.
     
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  30. RKP1967

    RKP1967 Aspirant (274) Sep 26, 2010 Virginia

    When is Dominion going to show us some Other Half love? My June can supply is running low. Might have to start drinking that "swill beer" /s from Aslin.
     
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  31. Beers-es

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

    Yeah, I talked to the guys at Dominion about this last week. Apparently there's a loophole in Maryland law that lets OH self-distribute to DTC. No such luck in Virginia.
     
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  32. beerman2017

    beerman2017 Initiate (100) Aug 18, 2017 Virginia
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    Weird, since they were able to sell Equilibrium cans?
     
  33. Topease

    Topease Initiate (79) Nov 18, 2016 Maryland
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    True that drops at DTC have been more common but there were OH cans at Dominion a few months ago that coincided with a tap takeover.
     
  34. Beers-es

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

    Yeah, not sure how they worked around that. Maybe because of the tap takeover? Dunno.
     
  35. Beers-es

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

    I think the difference is that Equilibrium came through a distributor, and OH isn't aligned with a distributor. That was my understanding anyway.
     
  36. rightcoastn

    rightcoastn Initiate (23) Nov 6, 2010 Maryland

    Shoulda bought more OH last weekend. Hoping for a ldw drop at DTC
     
  37. RocketFrogDavid

    RocketFrogDavid Zealot (596) Apr 29, 2010 Virginia
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    In Maryland you can self distribute, and just pay a fee for your brewery to enter the state. In Virginia, aside from paying a fee to enter the state you also need a distributor. In rare cases the brewery will pay to enter the state and do a one time contract with a distributor for special occasions.
     
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  38. Topease

    Topease Initiate (79) Nov 18, 2016 Maryland
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    Your wish was granted.
     
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  39. RKP1967

    RKP1967 Aspirant (274) Sep 26, 2010 Virginia

    What is ldw?
     
  40. Sheppard

    Sheppard Meyvn (1,124) Mar 16, 2013 Virginia
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    Labor Day Weekend.
     
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