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James Ford

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« Reply #210 on: January 11, 2011, 10:21:26 am »
I'm a big fan of Nugget Nectar myself.

I think Total Wine had it last year for about $10.99 a six pack, minus a dollar if you join their email list and get their coupons...it's not really limited like Hopslam, and is on the shelvesfor awhile...

My advice for either Hopslam or Nugget Nectar is to try to drink it all within three months of production. After that, it will still taste great, but you'll start losing that wonderful hoppiness that it initially had.

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« Reply #211 on: January 11, 2011, 11:08:40 am »
re:  bells in MD.  Perfect pour carries every beer you can get in MD.  I asked them about Bells and they said they don't distribute here.  Luckily, DC is just a short drive away!

James Ford

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« Reply #212 on: January 11, 2011, 11:12:27 am »
I know it's a travesty for some Marylanders to cross into Virginia, but you'll probably find the prices in VA cheaper than DC, as well as the lower sales tax.  ;D

re:  bells in MD.  Perfect pour carries every beer you can get in MD.  I asked them about Bells and they said they don't distribute here.  Luckily, DC is just a short drive away!

StoneTheCrow

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« Reply #213 on: January 11, 2011, 11:52:58 am »
That's very true.  I drove over to VA to acquire Flying Mouflan last year and picked it up for ~$6.50 a bottle, as opposed to $9-10 in MD.

Not worth it for a bottle or two but if you buy in bulk it pays off.

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« Reply #214 on: January 11, 2011, 11:54:10 am »
Meant to also say I still have a couple bottles of Nugget Nectar and drank one over the weekend.  Still very enjoyable.

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« Reply #215 on: January 11, 2011, 12:00:04 pm »
Not worth it for a bottle or two but if you buy in bulk it pays off.

we do that for wine.  once every few months we hit up a Trader Joe's in VA and buy a few cases. 

until i start running more regularly, i'm going to hold off on buying beer in large quantities   :-\
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James Ford

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« Reply #216 on: January 13, 2011, 04:13:09 pm »
Split the first of our 12 HopSlam bottles last night. Best beer on earth when fresh?

Not many beers are worth $20/six pack, but this one is. Debating buying another six pack.

fatskippy

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« Reply #217 on: January 13, 2011, 04:14:33 pm »
$20 is a bargain, paid $25/6 last night in Van Ness

brennser

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« Reply #218 on: January 13, 2011, 09:37:07 pm »
$20 a sixer, 74.99 a case at Magruders

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« Reply #219 on: January 13, 2011, 10:11:10 pm »
Meant to stop and get some this evening.  My local shop will probably price the stuff at $30 a bottle.

fatskippy

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« Reply #220 on: January 14, 2011, 02:58:34 pm »
Just went to Magruders and did a thorough search for hopslam.  Unless they're hiding it, they're sold out.

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« Reply #221 on: January 14, 2011, 03:02:44 pm »
really? the magruders in Ch Ch? I was there at about 7pm last night and they had at least 10 cases on the floor and (so they said) more in back?

I guess its not out of the bounds of possibility but I'm pretty surprised

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« Reply #222 on: January 14, 2011, 03:19:28 pm »
Yes, I probably could have asked but I have some hopslam at home already so no big deal

James Ford

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« Reply #223 on: January 14, 2011, 04:18:33 pm »
The Fairfax Whole Foods sold out of all 25 cases in a matter of hours on Tuesday. They had a one case limit per customer, and apparently everyone was getting a case. Or so I surmised from their facebook page.

I got three six packs in all from two different locations, neither at the aforementioned WF.


really? the magruders in Ch Ch? I was there at about 7pm last night and they had at least 10 cases on the floor and (so they said) more in back?

I guess its not out of the bounds of possibility but I'm pretty surprised

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« Reply #224 on: January 16, 2011, 08:31:00 am »
I stend corrected - talked to the guys at Magruders yesterday and they sais it sound old in a matter of hours Friday morning. Guess I was just lucky to have stopped by Thursday evening