Vlad

Discussion in 'Northwest' started by Lordkrystic, Dec 15, 2012.

  1. Lordkrystic

    Lordkrystic Jul 18, 2012 Washington

    Five weeks from yesterday release. Really interested in trying this one. Another wallet crusher.
     
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  2. yojimbo1

    yojimbo1 Feb 26, 2012 Kansas

    I wonder if this will see distribution like blueberry did. If it doesn't a bottle limit may save your wallet.
     
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  3. BillHilly

    BillHilly Oct 17, 2010 Washington
    Beer Trader

    No matter the distro, the Vlad is an impaler...one of the finest brews from the NW period...
     
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  4. CA_Infidel2o9

    CA_Infidel2o9 Dec 1, 2012

    Is Vlad the full name? What brewery is it from?
     
  5. beefandbean22

    beefandbean22 Oct 15, 2008 Washington
    Beer Trader

    Vlad the Imp Aler from Cascade Brewing
     
  6. Lordkrystic

    Lordkrystic Jul 18, 2012 Washington


    We should be seeing It here.
     
  7. Smurf2055

    Smurf2055 Nov 12, 2011 Washington

    AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW YEAHHHHHHHHHHHH :cool:
     
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  8. yojimbo1

    yojimbo1 Feb 26, 2012 Kansas

    That makes my life so much easier.
     
  9. CA_Infidel2o9

    CA_Infidel2o9 Dec 1, 2012

    Is cascade fairly easy to get in WA?
     
  10. yojimbo1

    yojimbo1 Feb 26, 2012 Kansas

    Much easier than when I lived in California.
     
  11. CA_Infidel2o9

    CA_Infidel2o9 Dec 1, 2012

    It's right out, nonexistent here. I was just curious if i walked in a bevmo or something in WA, would there be a selection of their brew on the shelf?
     
  12. honkduh

    honkduh Jun 2, 2011 Oregon
    Beer Trader

    Probably not at bevmo, total wine or any grocery stores but bottles shops tend to get it in every so often.
     
  13. CA_Infidel2o9

    CA_Infidel2o9 Dec 1, 2012

    I c, thnx.
     
  14. Smurf2055

    Smurf2055 Nov 12, 2011 Washington

    Best place to get it is probably Chuck's. He gets like 20 cases every time it comes around. Currently have Apricot, Kriek, and Blueberry. We had Noir until about 3 months ago, and The Vine until about 2 months.
     
  15. dirtylou

    dirtylou May 12, 2005 Washington
    Beer Trader

    Cascade is very easy to get in Seattle. But please, no walking into BevMo for beer. Many many small business purveyors to support.
     
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  16. CA_Infidel2o9

    CA_Infidel2o9 Dec 1, 2012

    I'll be living at Ft Lewis which appears to be near dupont and about a 25 minute drive from both olympia & tacoma. I plan on going to all the small businesses, i just used Bevmo as an example because were i live now, bevmo is my best resource for good beer.
     
  17. distantmantra

    distantmantra May 23, 2011 Washington
    Beer Trader

    Last Drop also has a great track record with Cascade releases. But, if you're down at Joint Base Lewis/McChord, your best bet for Cascade is 99 Bottles in Federal Way.
     
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  18. csano

    csano Sep 21, 2010 Washington

    99 bottles is a fantastic store.
     
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  19. CA_Infidel2o9

    CA_Infidel2o9 Dec 1, 2012

    Yeah, this is probably the 100th time someone has recommended it to me. So i'm pretty sure it's gonna be my go-to spot.

    Not saying i dont appreciate the recommendation csano, thnx.
     
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  20. beertunes

    beertunes Sep 24, 2007 Washington
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    Yes and no. Up here in the vast wilderness of Whatcom County, we get kegs regularly at a couple of places. Bottles show up here and there as well. That said, I don't recall ever seeing Vlad up here. The closer ya are SEA-TAC and PDX (and you'll be plenty close) the better your would seem to be.
     
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  21. CA_Infidel2o9

    CA_Infidel2o9 Dec 1, 2012

    Cool, i'll definitely be ISO.
     
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  22. yojimbo1

    yojimbo1 Feb 26, 2012 Kansas


    To my knowledge Vlad has never seen distribution until apparently this year.
     
  23. CA_Infidel2o9

    CA_Infidel2o9 Dec 1, 2012

    Just realized PDX = Portland? According to google map, i'll be no where near there. Looks like i'll be right by Dupont.

    EDIT: removed alot of pointless rambling. Lol
     
  24. beertunes

    beertunes Sep 24, 2007 Washington
    Beer Trader

    Time-wise, you'll be as close to PDX as you be to the North-end/Everett area. It's only a couple hours south on I-5. It's only a 5 hour drive from up here in boonies.
     
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  25. NWer

    NWer Mar 10, 2009 Washington
    Beer Trader

    And well worth it. Two hours to Beervana. No brainer.
     
  26. DimensionX

    DimensionX Oct 1, 2010 Oregon

    Check out Amtrak and the Bolt bus for non driving options.
     
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  27. CA_Infidel2o9

    CA_Infidel2o9 Dec 1, 2012

    Sounds like portlands a must, hopefully ill get a chance to go down there a few times and check out HotDs brewery. I've never had any of their beer.
     
  28. Lordkrystic

    Lordkrystic Jul 18, 2012 Washington

    Cascade is walking distance from HOTD. It makes for a great day.
     
  29. CA_Infidel2o9

    CA_Infidel2o9 Dec 1, 2012

    Awesome, i'll definitely be taking the amtrak or spend the night at a hotel when i go, as i will be in no shape to drive. ;)
     
  30. sanford_and_son

    sanford_and_son Jul 23, 2012 Washington

    Agreed, but it kinda makes me sad you can't drink on the premises. Or has that changed since I was there last?

    Either way, best and pretty much only beer nerd place south of Seattle and north of Tacoma.
     
  31. DimensionX

    DimensionX Oct 1, 2010 Oregon

    and Sassy's is only a block away from cascade. 2$ pints before 7 and hipster strippers, what more could you want ;)
     
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  32. 66jzmstr

    66jzmstr Jul 17, 2005 Washington
    Subscriber Beer Trader

    FWIW, My cousin just called me from PDX, picking up some bokkles for me before he comes up for the holidays. It sounds like Vlad will be bottle-conditioned for six weeks before they release it for sale. (Got me some Blueberry and Noyaux, instead.)
     
  33. slinkie

    slinkie Mar 4, 2011 Washington

    "Vlad the Imp Aler is conditioning nicely and we are looking for a late January/early February release - you'll know more when we do. Vlad will be sold online!"
     
  34. distantmantra

    distantmantra May 23, 2011 Washington
    Beer Trader

    They originally said Blueberry was going to be Barrel House and Online-only, but then it showed up here in Seattle at the usual suspects.
     
  35. slinkie

    slinkie Mar 4, 2011 Washington

    I didn't interpret it as online only.
     
  36. Lordkrystic

    Lordkrystic Jul 18, 2012 Washington

    Bourbonic will have online sales as well.
     
  37. woemad

    woemad Jun 8, 2003 Washington
    Beer Trader

    In eastern Washington it's easier to get a unicorn's tusk than a Cascade beer.
     
  38. podunkparte

    podunkparte Nov 14, 2009 Washington

    I wish I could like this more! Sassy's is awesome, though Casa Diablo is the best spot in Portland!
     
  39. CA_Infidel2o9

    CA_Infidel2o9 Dec 1, 2012

    I've only seen blueberry on the shelf.
     
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