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slappy

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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #1020 on: January 25, 2012, 01:22:19 pm »
They are brewing a second batch of Sucks, aren't they?
They did back in late December. What's available now is the last of it for the year.
Lagunitas ran into trouble expanding their operation. They had a giant new tank coming from Germany that was damaged in a hurricane on the way over by a crane on the ship.


A new one is on the way but their operations are reduced for a few months. The cool part is the new owners of Anchor are working on a collaborative IPA with them in the mean time.

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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #1021 on: January 25, 2012, 01:46:59 pm »
America's 100 Best Beer Bars

Huge oversight not to include the Pony Bar in Hell's Kitchen NYC (45th and 10th)

James Ford

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« Reply #1022 on: January 25, 2012, 02:06:52 pm »
And if I were limited to only two picks for the entire DC area, I sure wouldn't have used one of them in Bier Baron.

Brouwers Cafe is without a doubt the best beer bar in Seattle and it was left off the list as well.


America's 100 Best Beer Bars

Huge oversight not to include the Pony Bar in Hell's Kitchen NYC (45th and 10th)

Yada

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« Reply #1023 on: January 25, 2012, 02:16:14 pm »
And if I were limited to only two picks for the entire DC area, I sure wouldn't have used one of them in Bier Baron.

Brouwers Cafe is without a doubt the best beer bar in Seattle and it was left off the list as well.


America's 100 Best Beer Bars

Huge oversight not to include the Pony Bar in Hell's Kitchen NYC (45th and 10th)

Haven't even stepped foot in the Bier Baron. Is it basically the Skellar renovated?

James Ford

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« Reply #1024 on: January 25, 2012, 02:18:46 pm »
To be honest, neither have I  ;)

I did read something to the effect of what you said. But if someone can point out some good reasons to go when there's a Pizza Paradiso around the corner, i'm all ears.


And if I were limited to only two picks for the entire DC area, I sure wouldn't have used one of them in Bier Baron.

Brouwers Cafe is without a doubt the best beer bar in Seattle and it was left off the list as well.


America's 100 Best Beer Bars

Huge oversight not to include the Pony Bar in Hell's Kitchen NYC (45th and 10th)

Haven't even stepped foot in the Bier Baron. Is it basically the Skellar renovated?

James Ford

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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #1025 on: January 25, 2012, 02:21:41 pm »
Hopslam $26 at Whole Foods in DC. Hopslam $20 at Whole Foods in the burbs.

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« Reply #1026 on: January 25, 2012, 02:23:17 pm »
$22 with tax at Rick's.

Hopslam $26 at Whole Foods in DC. Hopslam $20 at Whole Foods in the burbs.

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« Reply #1027 on: January 25, 2012, 02:49:40 pm »
That is crazy.  That beer is not worth that price at all!  It is good though, but not that good.

Finally had Founders Breakfast Stout over the weekend.  Tasty.

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« Reply #1028 on: January 25, 2012, 02:54:10 pm »
wasn't canadian breakfast stout selling for $18-20 for a 750 ml bottle, i.e. the equivalent of two regular 12 oz bottles?   that makes hopslam a bargain: you're getting 3 times as much for about the same price! ;D
 
if anyone hears about it on tap anywhere, please let us know.  might be the only way i'll end up trying this.
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« Reply #1029 on: January 25, 2012, 02:56:46 pm »
REally? I still think it's a good value when you compare it to comparable double IPA's.

I'm talking about $13 750 bombers of FFF Dreadnaught, $7 500 ml bottles of Pliny the Elder, $20 for a four pack of Founders Devil Dancer......and well, what other double IPA's are really comparable to Hopslam?


That is crazy.  That beer is not worth that price at all!  It is good though, but not that good.

Finally had Founders Breakfast Stout over the weekend.  Tasty.

James Ford

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« Reply #1030 on: January 25, 2012, 02:58:04 pm »
yes exactly. won't be buying another one of those at that price!

Other than the big shindig at Churchkey, haven't heard of any keg tappings yet.

wasn't canadian breakfast stout selling for $18-20 for a 750 ml bottle, i.e. the equivalent of two regular 12 oz bottles?   that makes hopslam a bargain: you're getting 3 times as much for about the same price! ;D
 
if anyone hears about it on tap anywhere, please let us know.  might be the only way i'll end up trying this.

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« Reply #1031 on: January 25, 2012, 06:24:27 pm »
Just dropped $23+ for a six o' slam at Magruder's Chevy Chase.  Got lotsa other good stuff too ;)

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« Reply #1032 on: January 25, 2012, 07:51:13 pm »
$8 a pint at meridian pint this evening...

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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #1033 on: January 26, 2012, 12:20:09 pm »
tapping here this evening...

http://www.louscitybar.com/


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« Reply #1034 on: January 27, 2012, 09:08:00 am »
I cringe in posting this, but since there are probably more hipsters on the board than beer lovers...

Friday 1-Day Deal. PBR. Regular price is $8.99, but for just Friday they are $5.99/12pk. Whole Foods.