Notable Releases - DC/NOVA/MD

Discussion in 'Mid-Atlantic' started by Evan, Aug 2, 2015.

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  1. Evan

    Evan Devotee (481) Mar 9, 2012 Maryland
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    A new thread every month seems silly.
     
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  2. hoppytobehere

    hoppytobehere Crusader (735) Aug 10, 2012 District of Columbia
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    Anyone seen a new batch of OTWOA cans around DC?
     
  3. Evan

    Evan Devotee (481) Mar 9, 2012 Maryland
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    They just released a fresh batch yesterday, I believe. You'll probably have to go to the brewery to get some.
     
  4. Cpmitchno1

    Cpmitchno1 Defender (603) Jan 7, 2015 Virginia
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    I picked up a case yesterday. Canned on 7/31. I also believe it is brewery only.
     
  5. Crenwick

    Crenwick Initiate (145) Mar 22, 2015 Maryland
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    I picked up a case today and they said they have plenty in the back. So they might still have some Wednesday when they open back up.
     
  6. Dirtyhands

    Dirtyhands Defender (674) Jul 3, 2014 Maryland
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    I saw about 12 bottles of ruination at Old Line on Saturday.

    Anyone have a chance to try Manor Hills 'splendor' (citra dipa)? Good aroma and flavor, but I have never seen a beer with such turbidity. Light gold in color but an impenetrable haze that makes it look like gold milk. I love unfiltered beers, but this is too much and frankly off putting. Personally, I can't wait until the market becomes fully saturated and those who half-ass it, lack imagination or don't treat their customers right start to feel the squeeze.
     
  7. davidsonrva

    davidsonrva Initiate (0) Jan 2, 2011 District of Columbia
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    Pretty sure 99% of the time cans are brewery only
     
  8. TahoeTweezed

    TahoeTweezed Aspirant (218) May 6, 2014 District of Columbia
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    Anyone know if Helldorado has hit shelves yet?
     
  9. MaltLickyWithTheCandy

    MaltLickyWithTheCandy Devotee (424) Apr 22, 2013 Maryland
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    ^looking for that^
     
  10. hoppytobehere

    hoppytobehere Crusader (735) Aug 10, 2012 District of Columbia
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    Another dumb question, sorry I just moved to DC: can you find cans of Union Craft around here?
     
  11. DavidHume

    DavidHume Zealot (532) Mar 25, 2013 Virginia
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    Do Firestone's Proprietor's Vintage Series actually hit shelves here? I've seen Velvet Merkin once, and that's it.
     
  12. beernuts

    beernuts Disciple (386) Jan 23, 2014 Virginia
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    Stores? Yes. Shelves? No.
     
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  13. davidsonrva

    davidsonrva Initiate (0) Jan 2, 2011 District of Columbia
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    Yes, Double Duckpin should be coming soon, or so I was told
     
  14. ArlVABeerGuy

    ArlVABeerGuy Disciple (371) Feb 23, 2012 Virginia
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    Whole Foods P St usually has a full selection; they're also the best bottleshop in DC.
     
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  15. Evan

    Evan Devotee (481) Mar 9, 2012 Maryland
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    I have had two pours of it and haven't been terribly impressed so far. The haziness didn't really bother me. I thought that was similar to Treehouse/Trillium stuff. Those beers seem to have an intense amount of flavor/aroma hops and a higher amount of residual sugars, resulting in a juicy flavor. It seems that's what Manor Hill is going for with Citra Splendor. The pours I've had have been a little too dry and not hoppy enough, in the aroma/flavor department. I like the concept but they definitely haven't nailed it yet. I did enjoyed their IPA though. I love Mosaic!
     
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  16. nchhabra

    nchhabra Initiate (118) Apr 3, 2014 District of Columbia
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    Got some very fresh Heady Topper (7/30 release) up for trade if anyone is interested. Looking for Mexican Cake in particular, but will consider others.
     
  17. RKP1967

    RKP1967 Aspirant (248) Sep 26, 2010 Virginia

    I could be wrong, but seems like wrong thread.
     
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  18. _RL_

    _RL_ Disciple (322) Oct 2, 2013 Maryland
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    While I only know about MD's distro, I was told this evening Helldorado is expected next week or even the week after that even though some store owners were originally told the end of July. As usual, Firestone is slow getting out here. I had Helldorado in St. Louis this weekend, and I don't think it's as good as Parabola/Sucaba/Velvet Merkin/Stickee. It's thick and super sweet and not as complex. I know everyone will still go nuts for bottles, but I'm not sure it's worth all that much effort (Sucaba on the other hand..........).
     
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  19. Dirtyhands

    Dirtyhands Defender (674) Jul 3, 2014 Maryland
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    So you're saying that the color of an impenetrable very very light golden hue latte is what they were going for? Because you couldnt see through this with a maglight.
     
  20. Evan

    Evan Devotee (481) Mar 9, 2012 Maryland
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    To a certain extent, yes. I was saying that they're going for that fruit juice hoppy character that often results in a cloudier beer. That has started to become the description of NE hoppy beers, cloudy/juicy. I don't think they had a target level of cloudiness but more that they aren't worried about it.
     
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  21. beernuts

    beernuts Disciple (386) Jan 23, 2014 Virginia
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    Has anyone seen Sixpoint 4Beans yet?
     
  22. coquet

    coquet Initiate (68) Aug 31, 2014 Virginia
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    According to the thread on the Beer Releases board, 4Beans should hit VA this week. Haven't seen it yet but keeping my eyes peeled.
     
  23. AldoRaine14

    AldoRaine14 Initiate (0) Sep 28, 2014 Maryland

    4 beans is hitting this week

    Isnt whole foods a grocery store? Not arguing their beer selection, but "bottle shop"...no
     
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  24. davidsonrva

    davidsonrva Initiate (0) Jan 2, 2011 District of Columbia
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    A grocery store that contains a great bottle shop
     
  25. SlothB77

    SlothB77 Zealot (560) Dec 28, 2012 Virginia
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    Here come all the pumpkin beers.
     
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  26. dhartogs

    dhartogs Disciple (362) Apr 29, 2010 Virginia
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    Seems like the seasonal creep was slower this year, thankfully. Saw fewer in July than last year.
     
  27. starrdogg

    starrdogg Champion (822) Jun 21, 2010 District of Columbia
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    I know it's not bottled or canned, but if anyone gets a chance to try Ocelot's Home on draft, I would highly recommend checking it out. Maybe the best hoppy beer I've ever had out of the DC area.

    Edit: Just noticed this was discussed in the July DC releases thread, but it was worth reiterating anyway. This beer is awesome, even by Ocelot's standards.
     
  28. Prince_Casual

    Prince_Casual Disciple (320) Nov 3, 2012 District of Columbia
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    Sorry dude. They get every release, and more of it than any "bottle shop" in DC or NoVA. Solar Abyss was brewery only, except P St who had a floor stack. They also have a super knowledgeable and friendly buyer, who also stocks "rare" and often very tasty ciders (and it appears meads although not for me).Unlike wandering around a TW, there's two 16ft walls of beer and the struggle is "what not to get/ what can I live without."

    Not trying to be rude, you should make a trip!
     
  29. jayluf

    jayluf Devotee (406) Mar 26, 2014 District of Columbia
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    Ocelot has received a good amount of buzz lately - do they can/bottle? Or is it growler/pints only on site.

    Their website unfortunately is a bit lacking with the amount of information available.
     
  30. beernuts

    beernuts Disciple (386) Jan 23, 2014 Virginia
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    No packaged beer at Ocelot, draft only. From what they tell me, they don't plan to ever package their IPAs, but we'll see how long that lasts. I think they will eventually try to bottle some of their barrel-aged beers.
     
  31. starrdogg

    starrdogg Champion (822) Jun 21, 2010 District of Columbia
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    I've only had 3 Ocelot beers, and Home was considerably better than the other two (Hangman and My Worried Mind), which were both only okay. How does their barrel-aged/wild stuff stack up? Worth going out of my way for?
     
  32. LanguedocRocks

    LanguedocRocks Aspirant (224) Aug 21, 2014 Virginia
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    Dominion got in 4beans today for those looking. They have plenty.
     
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  33. Jtc2811

    Jtc2811 Aspirant (232) Dec 13, 2011 California
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    Definitely +1 on going to PST Whole Foods. Though solar abyss was not brewery only. A bunch of shops got a few cases apiece. While foods got the most retail, though little miss whiskeys also got I believe 30 out of the 300 cases that left the brewery. They still have some if anyone wants it btw
     
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  34. jcos

    jcos Aspirant (243) Nov 23, 2009 Maryland

    Who cares if it is a bottle shop or not, if the beer is there and for purchase?
     
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  35. beernuts

    beernuts Disciple (386) Jan 23, 2014 Virginia
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    They haven't released any barrel-aged beers yet, they have a 13% barleywine brewing now that's going into Woodford Reserve barrels.
     
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  36. Jtc2811

    Jtc2811 Aspirant (232) Dec 13, 2011 California
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    FYI, Bells Oracle at Schneiders
     
  37. hoppytobehere

    hoppytobehere Crusader (735) Aug 10, 2012 District of Columbia
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    Just singles? Price?
     
  38. Jtc2811

    Jtc2811 Aspirant (232) Dec 13, 2011 California
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    Singles, likely 6-7$ per bottle if past years are an indication
     
  39. alldogsgotohell

    alldogsgotohell Initiate (0) Aug 9, 2013 Virginia
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    I drank so much home last week. Hear they may never make the same beer twice.
     
  40. starrdogg

    starrdogg Champion (822) Jun 21, 2010 District of Columbia
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    I bought singles of Oracle and Neptune and it was $8something after tax.
     
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