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Discussion in 'Mid-Atlantic' started by Evan, Aug 2, 2015.
A new thread every month seems silly.
Anyone seen a new batch of OTWOA cans around DC?
They just released a fresh batch yesterday, I believe. You'll probably have to go to the brewery to get some.
I picked up a case yesterday. Canned on 7/31. I also believe it is brewery only.
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.
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.
Pretty sure 99% of the time cans are brewery only
Anyone know if Helldorado has hit shelves yet?
^looking for that^
Another dumb question, sorry I just moved to DC: can you find cans of Union Craft around here?
Do Firestone's Proprietor's Vintage Series actually hit shelves here? I've seen Velvet Merkin once, and that's it.
Stores? Yes. Shelves? No.
Yes, Double Duckpin should be coming soon, or so I was told
Whole Foods P St usually has a full selection; they're also the best bottleshop in DC.
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!
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.
I could be wrong, but seems like wrong thread.
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..........).
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.
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.
Has anyone seen Sixpoint 4Beans yet?
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.
4 beans is hitting this week
Isnt whole foods a grocery store? Not arguing their beer selection, but "bottle shop"...no
A grocery store that contains a great bottle shop
Here come all the pumpkin beers.
Seems like the seasonal creep was slower this year, thankfully. Saw fewer in July than last year.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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?
Dominion got in 4beans today for those looking. They have plenty.
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
Who cares if it is a bottle shop or not, if the beer is there and for purchase?
They haven't released any barrel-aged beers yet, they have a 13% barleywine brewing now that's going into Woodford Reserve barrels.
FYI, Bells Oracle at Schneiders
Just singles? Price?
Singles, likely 6-7$ per bottle if past years are an indication
I drank so much home last week. Hear they may never make the same beer twice.
I bought singles of Oracle and Neptune and it was $8something after tax.