DC/MD/NoVA Beer Updates (2020)

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  1. Sheppard

    Sheppard Meyvn (1,355) Mar 16, 2013 Virginia
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    It's so good. If I weren't so determined to get through as many different Oktoberfests as possible, I'd be going back for more. I might sneak in their German pils this week though.
     
  2. BikeChef

    BikeChef Aspirant (262) Dec 27, 2007 District of Columbia

    Does Hacker-Pschorr Oktoberfest make it into DC proper? I know it gets to VA, but I'm without a car and don't really want to ride the Metro right now. Any sightings yet this year?
     
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  3. EmperorBatman

    EmperorBatman Initiate (119) Mar 16, 2018 District of Columbia

    I saw some PS in Vauxhall. From Dupont, though, no such luck - but I swear the beer scene here in this part of town is absolutely dead.
     
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  4. mrmsmith

    mrmsmith Initiate (113) Apr 22, 2007 District of Columbia

    Anywhere with a decent number of singles for sale besides Craft Beer Cellar in DC proper? I'm rarely in that part of town during pandemic times, so wondering about alternatives.
     
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  5. VABA

    VABA Poo-Bah (4,636) Aug 8, 2015 Virginia
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    You’re in DC, Calvert Woodley, Connecticut Ave. Wine & Liquor, Chevy Chase Wine & Spirits, Rodman’s, Magruder’s and Schneider’s of Capitol Hill. Those are the one I have been to. But I am sure there are many others, look in the Washington DC stores in this database under places.
     
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  6. BikeChef

    BikeChef Aspirant (262) Dec 27, 2007 District of Columbia

    I don’t think Rodman’s, Schneider’s or Chevy Chase do singles, so they? Harris-Teeter and Calvert Woodley have a semi-decent singles selection. Wardman Wines is the only place I know of besides CBC that lets you buy a single of anything. Wardman doesn’t mark things up as a single, which is nice.
     
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  7. VABA

    VABA Poo-Bah (4,636) Aug 8, 2015 Virginia
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    They do, it’s a limited selection, plus they have bombers, which are big singles! :grinning:
     
  8. mrmsmith

    mrmsmith Initiate (113) Apr 22, 2007 District of Columbia

    Anyone seen any Wet Hop IPAs or know which DMV breweries usually make one? Bluejacket is only one I can remember from local brewers, but I know there must be others.
     
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  9. Sheppard

    Sheppard Meyvn (1,355) Mar 16, 2013 Virginia
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    Corn Crib is back tomorrow at Wheatland Spring. Can't wait to grab some on Saturday.
     
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  10. beerman2017

    beerman2017 Initiate (93) Aug 18, 2017 Virginia
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    Downtown Crown had Other Half collab Ghost in the Machine for about a minute. Too bad I can't refresh their page every minute while at work. :rofl:
    Same went for the All Citra Everything Experimental.
    Good times.
     
  11. Sheppard

    Sheppard Meyvn (1,355) Mar 16, 2013 Virginia
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    On the plus side, it looks like Other Half DC is brewing test batches and should be open soon.
     
  12. hoppytobehere

    hoppytobehere Champion (818) Aug 10, 2012 District of Columbia

    Shelter AKA Churchkey SE is open now. Plenty of outdoor seating. Plenty of taps. Lots of stuff to-go including Tired Hands and Other Half cans.

    Had some delicious side pulled lagers and an Alien Church. Place rules.
     
  13. hoppytobehere

    hoppytobehere Champion (818) Aug 10, 2012 District of Columbia

    Ordered a Tired Hands shipment and it arrived today. Cans arrived cold. Alien Church canned on Tuesday. Shit yeah.

    $15 shipping for four 4 packs, but no taxes. So really not a bad deal at all.
     
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  14. beerman2017

    beerman2017 Initiate (93) Aug 18, 2017 Virginia
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    That's a great deal - most breweries are charging $30+.
    Side note - Other Half DC is now open.
     
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  15. Sheppard

    Sheppard Meyvn (1,355) Mar 16, 2013 Virginia
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    Hit up Solace Outpost for lunch today on the way back from picking up pumpkins. Only grabbed one beer, but good indoor/outdoor setup. Super chill for a Sunday. Easy parking. One negative is they have 4 sauces for their chicken and none of them are good. The chicken itself is great.
     
  16. almostjay

    almostjay Initiate (0) May 24, 2008 Virginia

    Has anyone seen Born Yesterday in stores yet?
     
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    almostjay Initiate (0) May 24, 2008 Virginia

  18. Slack

    Slack Savant (942) Feb 14, 2012 Virginia
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    Norm's
     
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  19. Beers-es

    Beers-es Champion (895) Oct 30, 2015 Virginia

    I picked up a 4-pack today and it is fantastic. Reminds me of the best Born Yesterday with a kind of hop candy thing going on, but a bit more substantial feel than Born Yesterday, which can be a little thin. Thanks for the rec!
     
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  20. Sheppard

    Sheppard Meyvn (1,355) Mar 16, 2013 Virginia
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    Bingo Black Lager made it to distro and if you like Schwarzbiers, it's worth checking out.
     
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  21. almostjay

    almostjay Initiate (0) May 24, 2008 Virginia

    Found it! [​IMG]

    Not quite Born Yesterday, more like two weeks ago, but this will work. TW in McLean.
     
  22. Auburn_tigers

    Auburn_tigers Initiate (34) Feb 28, 2015 Virginia

    Most TW should have it at this point. Just saw sucks at Wegmans Fairfax as well
     
  23. DavidHume

    DavidHume Zealot (570) Mar 25, 2013 Virginia
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    It's at the Alexandria Total Wine, too.
     
  24. hoppytobehere

    hoppytobehere Champion (818) Aug 10, 2012 District of Columbia

    BY is fantastic this year
     
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  25. Sheppard

    Sheppard Meyvn (1,355) Mar 16, 2013 Virginia
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    Is there any Port City Rauch Marzen still kicking around somewhere?
     
  26. sportstsar

    sportstsar Initiate (162) Jan 23, 2012 District of Columbia

    Apologies if this information is floating around elsewhere, but has anyone created a list of breweries now shipping to DC? Seems like there are a lot more options over the past few months. The ones I can think of off the top of my head are The Veil, Triple Crossing, Benchtop, Tired Hands, Jackie O's, Equilibrium, Threes, Hudson Valley Brewing, Modern Times (granted a very limited selection)
     
  27. Sheppard

    Sheppard Meyvn (1,355) Mar 16, 2013 Virginia
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    I don't think so. Not like they have for Virginia (in the South-Atlantic forum).
     
  28. bubseymour

    bubseymour Poo-Bah (3,147) Oct 30, 2010 Maryland
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    Westbrook distro seems to have hit the Maryland market. Noticed the Gose and Two Claw and maybe 1-2 other canned options in the stores around Frederick last week. Fingers crossed some Mexi Cake makes it up this way.
     
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  29. Jayjaybman

    Jayjaybman Initiate (173) Apr 18, 2014 District of Columbia
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    I’m ISO Westbrook Gose, which store did you see it in? Or any recommendations for an app to find it? BeerMenus used to be good for this, but isn’t updated much anymore
     
  30. bubseymour

    bubseymour Poo-Bah (3,147) Oct 30, 2010 Maryland
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    I was at District East Beer Store in Frederick about an hour ago. They had the 12oz sixers of Gose, TwoClaw, White Thai, Westbrook IPA and a 16oz can of Helles lager I think as well.
     
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  31. Beers-es

    Beers-es Champion (895) Oct 30, 2015 Virginia

    Will Other Half DC distribute to Virginia? Curious.
     
  32. Sheppard

    Sheppard Meyvn (1,355) Mar 16, 2013 Virginia
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    Would you prefer distro or a better version of their current shipping model?
     
  33. Beers-es

    Beers-es Champion (895) Oct 30, 2015 Virginia

    I'd prefer they distribute to Dominion, which is a few blocks from me. :grin:
     
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  34. Griffin2

    Griffin2 Champion (814) Aug 22, 2014 Virginia
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    They must have heard your request. These are currently available at Dominion:

    -'DDH Patchwork V1' Imperial IPA (8.2% ABV) "Patchwork was devised as a series to highlight our hand selected Mosaic hops mixed up with a few of our other favorites in the hop cannon. We worked with artist @eiziv to make these cool labels. V1 contains Motueka and Nelson Sauvin from our friends @freeestylehops in addition to all that Mosaic goodness."⁣

    -'Double Space Gems' Imperial IPA (8.0% ABV) "Our Gems series of beers always have Citra lead the way but this version has Galaxy and Cashmere hops along for the ride."⁣

    -'Diamond Reflection' Imperial IPA (8.4% ABV) "This Galaxy forward DIPA is brewed with 2-Row, oats and wheat and also hopped with Mosaic, Idaho 7 and Cashmere."⁣

    -'Green Dots' IPA (6.8% ABV) "Unfairly packed with some of the greatest hops: our hand selected Citra, Strata and Riwaka. Can't go wrong."⁣

    -'CananDANKua' Imperial IPA (8.0% ABV) "Dope and dank. Hopped with Citra, Idaho 7, Columbus and Cascade."⁣
     
  35. Beers-es

    Beers-es Champion (895) Oct 30, 2015 Virginia

    NICE, thanks for the heads up!
     
  36. colty42

    colty42 Initiate (84) Nov 14, 2011 District of Columbia

    Hey, so Port City has been killing it recently with these German-style beers. Enjoying their Colossal IX Weizenbock at the moment and damn if it doesn't beat out some of the German iterations of the style I've had. I also enjoyed their Rauch Marzen. Both styles are sorely lacking on the shelves in the current environment and I love that Port City is doing them and doing them very well.
     
  37. Sheppard

    Sheppard Meyvn (1,355) Mar 16, 2013 Virginia
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    Haven't had the Colossal and missed out on the RM, but couldn't agree more about Port City and the German styles.
     
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  38. coquet

    coquet Initiate (93) Aug 31, 2014 Virginia
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    Any word on how bottle shops are handling the BCBS release this year? It sounds like TW is trying a "business as usual" approach, which seems less than safe given the circumstances. I don't think I've heard any plans from any other shops.
     
  39. Colbyamoss

    Colbyamoss Initiate (23) Oct 21, 2014 District of Columbia

    Wheatland Spring is something special. I've been preferring the lower ABV stuff since the pandemic, and they are just hitting the spot for me. Complimentary delivery to NOVA hasn't hurt either. Both Corn Crib and their Pilsner have been fantastic.
     
  40. BikeChef

    BikeChef Aspirant (262) Dec 27, 2007 District of Columbia

    The RM must have been somewhat limited— tried a few shops in DC, but couldn’t find it. The tmavé they followed it with was very good, though.
     
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