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walkonby

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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #405 on: June 24, 2011, 04:11:50 pm »
uhmmmm . . . . birch beer.  handmade.  me drool now.

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« Reply #406 on: June 24, 2011, 04:55:31 pm »
Hey, Rhett. A new potential beer stop for you while in Baltimore. Could also be a nice boost for a waning neighborhood not all that far from Fells Point. It's also very close to the Zappa memorial presented as a gift to Baltimore by fans in Lithuania.

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Joke Insurance

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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #407 on: June 26, 2011, 09:40:21 am »
Had these a few months ago:












sweetcell

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« Reply #408 on: June 26, 2011, 03:21:49 pm »
Had these a few months ago:

... aaaaaaand?
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« Reply #409 on: June 27, 2011, 02:52:01 pm »
Two things I learned from going to Rehoboth/ Dogfish Brewpub on Sunday:

1. All of the rare beers that they tap on Friday night are gone before the start of Sunday lunch.
2. Americans really, really, really need to start working out more.

walkonby

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« Reply #410 on: June 27, 2011, 03:49:20 pm »
1.  i like how beer is the new . . . thing.

2.  as a gay guy, i so agree.  but blame beer.

walkonby

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« Reply #411 on: June 27, 2011, 04:38:38 pm »
i must upload pics of my latest purchase.  a good beer haul is such a delightful feeling.  some of these beers hopefully will be new ones on most but all will be "da bomb."


Joke Insurance

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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #412 on: June 29, 2011, 09:02:45 pm »

sweetcell

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« Reply #413 on: June 29, 2011, 09:13:52 pm »
Had these a few months ago:

... aaaaaaand?

That's right!

in case you missed it: that was me prodding you for an assessment, appreciation, review, diss, etc of the beverages you mentioned.  anything worth tracking down?
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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #414 on: June 30, 2011, 09:36:13 am »
I can vouch for Dale's and Stone's Levitation.  both are very, very good.  Tho I think Stone isn't thought of too highly around here.

James Ford

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« Reply #415 on: June 30, 2011, 09:43:21 am »
By "around here" do you mean people on this board, or people in DC metro?

Rick's in Alexandria recently had an ipa tasting contest. It wasn't blind, so you knew which was which. I think the results were:

1. Firestone Walker Union Jack
2. Heavy Seas Loose Cannon
3 and 4. Port City IPA/Sierra Torpedo (can't remember which was where)
5. Victory Hop Devil
6. Stone IPA

Stone only got something like 4 out of 100 votes. Now I'm not the hugest Stone fan, but it still seems like there was some purposeful Stone hating going on. Port City IPA better than Stone IPA? Puh-leeze.

And for the record, my wife and I both contributed to the winner's tally.

I can vouch for Dale's and Stone's Levitation.  both are very, very good.  Tho I think Stone isn't thought of too highly around here.

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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #416 on: June 30, 2011, 09:45:32 am »
Most beer by Starr Hill is pretty average, imo.

However, their Double Platinum IPA is excellent, if you like to be overwhelmed by hops. They claim an ibu of 180.

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« Reply #417 on: June 30, 2011, 01:18:13 pm »
Now I'm not the hugest Stone fan, but it still seems like there was some purposeful Stone hating going on. Port City IPA better than Stone IPA? Puh-leeze.

That's why I only trust blind taste tests. I don't even trust myself to be unbiased.

Smith Commons is hosting a 'DMV Brewers BBQ' this Sunday.

Featured Breweries: $5 Pints

3 Stars Brewing Company // Washington, DC

DC Brau Brewing Company // Washington, DC

Baying Hound Aleworks // Rockville, MD

Flying Dog Brewery // Frederick, MD

Heavy Seas Beer // Baltimore, MD

Stillwater Artisanal Ales // Baltimore, MD

Lost Rhino Brewing Company // Ashburn, VA

Port City Brewing // Alexandria, VA


It's $20, but you get food (Kobe Beef Dogs, Short ribs, Braised Pork, Half smokes). Pretty good deal to check out the local brews if you're down with BBQ.

http://www.smithcommonsdc.com/index.php/events

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« Reply #418 on: June 30, 2011, 01:42:03 pm »
That sounds like a nice event. But not for vegetarians like us.  >:(

My local Whole Foods ins having a local beers blind taste test on Saturday.

The Whole Foods in Fairfax has a keg of Founders Devil Dancer they're planning on tapping soon.




And did I mention this already? Forgive me if I already did. Initial beer list tomorrow, I guess.

Back again! This year even bigger and better. All July long every Paradiso location will be pouring nothing but IPAs on draft. Come try Domestic IPAs, International IPAs, Black IPAs, Imperial IPAs, Wheat IPAs and IPAs not normally in DC.
Paired with our special pizza, ?IP(izz)A?

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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #419 on: June 30, 2011, 01:48:16 pm »
i wonder what a wheat IPA is like.  anyone tried one?

That sounds like a nice event. But not for vegetarians like us.  >:(

you might call them up and see if they can cut you a break since you won't be eating their expensive meat offerings... $5 for desert only or something like that.
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