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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #1125 on: February 28, 2012, 12:57:02 pm »
A kind soul procured a bottle of barrel aged blackout stout (Great Lakes) for me yesterday - can;t wait to try it!

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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #1126 on: February 28, 2012, 01:34:30 pm »
To prove that I can even be snarky on this thread...Beer Madness is back in the Washington Post...



The ?experts? are a pastry chef, a mixologist (black and tan anyone?), a chef at a wine bar, a wine sommelier and a beer writer. How does that constitute a group of ?experts??

The readers, other than the old Navy geezer (who sounds like a Safeway beer shopper), actually sound like they would have some expertise based on their favorite beers. It?s almost like they asked the readers their three favorite beers, and the old guy said ?Flying Dog, Dogfish, and New Belgium? and they had to change the question they printed (to favorite brewery) to fit his answers.

I also fail to see how 26, 28, 30, 64, and 70 are a good representation of the ages of the craft beer drinking population. Or the over 21 population in general (unless a good number of those whose ages were'nt given are in the 31-60 range).

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/all-we-can-eat/post/meet-the-beer-madness-judges/2012/02/24/gIQA3g35dR_blog.html



THE EXPERTS
Agnes Chin is the pastry chef at Palena in Cleveland Park.
Gina Chersevani is a mixologist and founding member of the DC Craft Bartenders Guild.
Rob Weland is executive chef at Cork Wine Bar in Logan Circle.
Returning judge Kat Bangs, 28, is sommelier at Komi in Dupont Circle.
Greg Kitsock is The Post?s Beer columnist. He is editor of Mid-Atlantic Brewing News.
THE READERS
Jim Munsterman, 70, is a retired Naval aviator and part-time marketing consultant. He lives in Chantilly. His entry:
Seventy year young retired Naval Aviator enjoys a variety of craft beers; his expertise and passion are testified to by the gossip and admiration of the technicians who weekly collect his frequently full recycling container ? mostly dark bottles and occasional cans.
His three favorite breweries: Flying Dog; Dogfish Head; New Belgium.
Halley Fehner, 26, is a historian at History Associates Inc. She lives in Rockville. Her entry:
SWF seeking good craft beer, preferably tall, dark, and strong enough to make me lightheaded when we?re together.
Her three favorite beers: Russian River Supplication; Goose Island Bourbon County Stout; Dogfish Head Indian Brown Ale.
Samantha Polinik , 30, is an architect apprentice. She lives in Columbia Heights. Her entry:
Before moving back to DC for the ever-increasing craft-brew culture (and a job opportunity), I lived in Portland, Oregon, for two and a half years, where in addition to permanently losing my ability to absorb sunlight, I frequently enjoyed many a craft brew, while attempting to explain sarcasm to the locals.   
Her three favorite beers: Ninkasi (Total Domination IPA); Dogfish Head Chicory Stout; tie (sorry sorry) McMenamin Brothers Ruby Ale and Copacetic IPA (Amnesia Brewing Co.).
U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.), 64, is co-chairman of the Small Brewers Caucus. His entry:
The only effective role I have in the minority is my co-chairmanship of the Small Brewers Caucus because beer is food and that?s the most bipartisan agreement around Washington, D.C., these days.
His three favorite beers: Ninkasi Tricerahops Double IPA; Brooklyn Brewery Sorachi Ace; Deschutes Black Butte Porter.
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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #1127 on: February 28, 2012, 02:47:40 pm »
My latest favorite is Evolution Winter Migration (2011), a dark ale aged in bourbon barrels.  Yum!

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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #1128 on: March 01, 2012, 11:05:14 am »
Did anybody manage to try Alewerks Bitter Valentine?

http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/14952/78559

Hopefully more is on the way.


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« Reply #1130 on: March 01, 2012, 11:45:08 am »
They lost me with this:

Adroit Theory?s premise is to be cutting edge, targeting the ?1-percenters.?

Not what the beer world needs.

http://dcbeer.com/2012/03/01/adroit-theory-is-or-will-be-the-new-brewery-on-the-block/?utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=twitterfeed

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« Reply #1131 on: March 01, 2012, 12:03:58 pm »
They lost me with this:

Adroit Theory?s premise is to be cutting edge, targeting the ?1-percenters.?

Not what the beer world needs.

http://dcbeer.com/2012/03/01/adroit-theory-is-or-will-be-the-new-brewery-on-the-block/?utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=twitterfeed

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« Reply #1132 on: March 01, 2012, 12:55:17 pm »
They lost me with this:

Adroit Theory?s premise is to be cutting edge, targeting the ?1-percenters.?

Not what the beer world needs.

i think y'all getting your overly-PC underwear in a knot over a poor choice of words.  they are not talking about socio-economic 1-percenters, they're talking about the 1% of beer drinkers who have uncommon tastes.  what percentage regularly drinks lambics?  i wouldn't be surprised if it's around 1%.  ergo, if you are a lambic producer you're targetting that 1%.
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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #1133 on: March 01, 2012, 06:55:21 pm »
More than enough beery events in the Mid-Atlantic area this month to get all of your drunkin' asses fired!  :D

Delaware

Thursday, March 1st: Dogfish Head Beer Dinner at Luca, Millsboro ?
Featured will be Noble Rot, their newest beer made with botrytis infected grapes and blended with a saison. Also, Namaste, and Palo Santo. 5pm. Reservations at 302-934-5822. www.lucaristorante.com/events.html.

Friday, March 9th through Sunday, the 11th: Chocolate Beer Dinner at Dogfish Head, Rehoboth ?
Between Dogfish Head Brewing and Eats and our off-centered Milton brewery, the Weekend of Compelling Ales and Whatnot is a great few days for beer geeks. Info at www.dogfish.com/the-weekend-of-compelling-ales-and-whatnot/index.htm.

Sunday, March 18th: Cheese, Please, Beer Dinner at Dogfish Head, Rehoboth ?
6:30pm. $57 includes gratuity. Menu and reservations at www.dogfish.com.

Tuesday, March 20th: Grilled Cheese and Beer at World Cafe Live at The Queen, Wilmington ?
The best quality locally sourced ingredients for these creations, as well as hard to find imports from around the world. $35. 6pm. Tickets and details at http://queentickets.worldcafelive.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=200.

Wednesday, April 25th: Brewer's Dinner at Stewart's, Bear ?
Four courses for $40. Reservations at info at 302-836-2739 or www.stewartsbrewingcompany.com.

District of Columbia

Saturday, March 3rd: Brewer's Ball to Benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation ?
Sample a variety of handcrafted microbrews from more than a dozen of the region's best microbreweries and brewpubs, while also enjoying the cuisine of several popular restaurants. The evening will feature live entertainment and guests can enjoy an exciting auction. Details and tickets at www.dcbrewersball.org.

Thursday, March 5th: DC/NY Beer Tasting and Musical Showcase at DC9 ?
Details at www.dcnine.com.

Tuesday, May 15th: Big But Beautiful Beers at National Geographic ?
Brewmaster and beer expert, Garrett Oliver, whose definitive Oxford Companion to Beer was published to rave reviews last fall, returns by popular demand with a selection of "big but beautiful" beers?beers that combine brawn with true elegance and an ability to age well. 7pm. $85. http://events.nationalgeographic.com/events/special-events/2012/05/15/power-and-glory/.

Maryland

Thursday, March 1st: Heavy Seas Cask Night at Metropolitan, Baltimore ?
The highlight of this event will be a wooden Beaujolais cask filled with Heavy Seas Siren Noire Chocolate Stout; Metropolitan asked Heavy Seas firkinmeister Steve Marsh to select a beer to complement the particular flavors of the Beaujolais pin. A custom cask of Heavy Seas Pale Ale will also be on hand, and the Heavy Seas crew will surely make a showing. 6pm. www.hsbeer.com/cask-night-metropolitan-balto-md.

Thursday, March 1st: Heavy Seas Local Music Night at Leadbetters, Baltimore ?
Join Heavy Seas at Leadbetter's to see a special surprise set by Baltimore's own G-Tore! Refills of Heavy Seas pints will be discounted, and the first 48 attendees get to take home their logo-ed glass. 5pm. www.hsbeer.com/leadbetters.

Thursday, March 1st: Gigi's Farmhouse Ale Beer Release Party at Ram's Head ?
$4 commemorative glassware and $1 each additional pour during the release at your local Rams Head restaurant. 4-6pm. www.ramsheadtavern.com.

Friday, March 2nd: Heavy Seas Black Cannon Cask at Brewer's Cask, Federal Hill ?
Don't miss one of your last chances to taste this winter seasonal on cask in 2012. The first 24 people who purchase a draught get to keep the pint glass. 6pm. www.hsbeer.com/brewers-cask.

Friday, March 2nd: Florida Beer Co Tasting at Fenwick Beer and Wine, Silver Spring ?
Come out between 4:30-7:30pm for this free tasting. Located 2 blocks from the Silver Spring metro, Fenwick's offers 600+ craft beers. Free parking in front. 301-650-5770 or www.fenwickbeerandwine.com.

Wednesday, March 7th: Heavy Seas Fighting Firkins at Mahaffeys, Canton ?
Two custom Heavy Seas casks will go head-to-head in Mahaffey's firkin competition. Alice and Wayne are competing against Dennis and Jay to see who can come up with a better brew. Come out and taste each beer, and then vote on which one you liked best. 4-9pm. www.hsbeer.com/mahaffeys.

Wednesday, March 7th: Dogfish Head Aprihop Release Party, Gaithersburg ?
A serious IPA brewed with real Apricots. Raffle prizes every half hour. Proceeds go to benefit the Alzheimers Association. 5-8pm. www.dogfishalehouse.com.

Wednesday, March 14th: Stone Brewing Beer Dinner at Victoria Gastropub, Columbia ?
6:30pm. Reservations at 410-750-1880 or heather@victoriagastropub.comMenu at www.victoriagastropub.com.

Thursday, March 15th: Heavy Seas Beer Dinner at London Town, Edgewater ?
Meet Heavy Seas' sales rep Terry Moran. The meal will be prepared by Chef Jorgina Colyn, and beers from the Pyrate and Mutiny fleets will be paired with five courses. $95. 6:30pm. www.hsbeer.com/london-town.

Friday, March 16th: Local Hard Cider Tasting at Fenwick Beer and Wine, Silver Spring ?
Come out between 4:30-7:30pm for this free tasting. Located 2 blocks from the Silver Spring metro, Fenwick's offers 600+ craft beers. Free parking in front. 301-650-5770 or www.fenwickbeerandwine.com.

Saturday, March 17st: Heavy Seas St Paddy's Day Firkin at Bo Brooks, Baltimore ?
Bo Brooks will be tapping a special firkin of Heavy Seas Green Gold Ale to kick off the day. This is high-quality green beer that you don't want to miss. Noon to 4pm. www.hsbeer.com/bo-brooks.

Tuesday, March 20th: Heavy Seas Tap Takeover at Hempen Hill, Hagerstown ?
Hempen Hill BBQ will have six Heavy Seas taplines. The first 48 guests will be able to keep their Heay Seas pints. 5-8pm. 301-797-4455 or www.hsbeer.com/hempen-hill.

Wednesday, March 21st: Heavy Seas Plank II Release Party at Alewife, Baltimore ?
Join the Heavy Seas crew to celebrate the debut of their Plank II, the second edition in this series of beers aged on wood. 7pm. www.hsbeer.com/alewife.

Saturday, March 23rd and Sunday, the 24th: 5th Annual Beer and Bourbon Festival, Timonium ?
60 beers, 40 bourbons, and lots of bbq. Tickets at www.beerandbourbon.com.

Friday, March 30th: Judge's Bench 5-Year Anniversary Party with Heavy Seas, Ellicott City ?
Includes a special custom cask, created by Judge's Bench owner Mike. Cask details to come. 5-10pm. www.hsbeer.com/judges-bench.

Friday, March 30th: Spring Beerfest at Leinenkugel's Beer Garden, Baltimore ?
Unlimited Sampling of more than 10 seasonal beers, Live entertainment, Win a trip to Dewey Beach or an Xfinity Live! Philly VIP package. Details and tickets at www.missiontix.com.

Saturday, April 14th: City Paper's 2012 Brewfest, Fells Point ?
Featuring 72 micro-brews to sample. They've doubled the size of this event this year and will have both a music DJ and Karaoke. 1-5pm. Tickets at 410-523-2300 or www.missiontix.com.

Wednesday, April 18th: Unibroue Beer Dinner at Victoria Gastropub, Columbia ?
6:30pm. Reservations at 410-750-1880 or heather@victoriagastropub.comMenu at www.victoriagastropub.com.

Thursday, April 26th: Heavy Seas Tap Takeover and Tasting at Gilly's, Rockville ?
Try a Heavy Seas beer, order a pint, and buy a six pack--all in one outing. 5-8pm. 301-770-5515 or www.hsbeer.com/gillys.

Saturday, April 28th: Heavy Seas Brewery Tour, Halethorpe ?
Join Heavy Seas for a tour of the brewery and learn how your favorite beer is made! The tour is free and open to all ages, but to sample Heavy Seas beer you must purchase a souvenir pint glass for $5 and be 21+ years of age. Children under 18 do not need to be registered. www.hsbeer.com/brewery-tour-4281100.

New Jersey

Thursday, March 1st: Defiant Brewing Promo Night at Valley Stables, Oakland ?
Four Defiant beers will be on tap for the night with Mike on hand to meet and greet and discuss all things Defiant. 201-644-0800 or www.valleystablesnj.com.

Thursday, March 1st: Meet the Brewery at Iron Monkey, Jersey City ?
Featuring Flying Fish. 6-11pm. 201-435-5756 or www.ironmonkey.com.

Monday, March 5th: Beer Dating at the Iron Monkey, Jersey City ?
Three-minute speed dates each with a different craft beer sample. On-going drink specials during the event. 2pm. Gents-$25, Ladies-$10. 201-435-5756 or www.ironmonkey.com.

Saturday, March 24th: Beer on the Boards at Martell's Tiki Bar, Point Pleasant Beach ?
25+ breweries and an all-day gourmet buffet. Tickets include beer and buffet. Details at www.beersontheboards.com.

Thursday, March 29th: Vintage Brew Dinner at Mia, Atlantic City ?
Dogfish Head and Mia will be teaming-up to bring you a one-of-a-kind dinner to kick-off the festivities surrounding the 2012 Atlantic City Beer and Music Festival. 7pm. Menu and details at www.dogfish.com.

Friday, March 30th and Saturday, the 31th: Atlantic City Beer Festival ?
Tickets and info at http://celebrationofthesuds.com.

Saturday, April 28th: Chocolate and Beer Tasting, Cape May ?
Not America's beer authority Gary Monterosso, who will host a sampling of beers and chocolates that go perfectly together at the Inn of Cape May. 2-4pm. $30. 800-275-4278 or www.capemaymac.org.

Saturday, May 12th: Garden State Brewfest, Berkeley Heights ?
Hosted by the Mount Carmel Society, this event is a fundraiser for the NJ Community Food Bank and St Jude Children's Hospital. Featuring local brews from NJ, NY and PA. Plus, local vendors, local bands, a homebrew competition, and beer pong tournament. www.njbeerfest.com.

Southeastern PA

Thursday, March 1st: Tröegs Flight Night at Liberty Taproom, Reading ?
Four Tröegs beers will be offered on tap, including the elusive and super-hyped Nugget Nectar. There will be prizes and giveaways, possibly including posters signed by the brewmaster himself, Chris Trogner. 6pm. http://thelibertytaproom.com.

Friday, March 2nd: Bell's Tap Takeover at City Tap House ?
With Hopslam, Hell Hath No Fury, Cherry Stout, Winter White, Third Coast Old Ale, Sparkling Ale, Two Hearted Ale, Oarsmen, Java Stout, and Best Brown. 7pm. www.citytaphouse.com.

Saturday, March 3rd: Philly Craft Beer Festival ?
VIP tickets still available at http://phillycraftbeerfest.com.

Saturday, March 3rd: Half Acre Brewing Co at Blue Dog, Lansdale ?
Enjoy complimentary samples and discounted glasses of these Half Acre offerings. 6:30pm. www.bluedog.cc.

Saturday, March 3rd: Barrel-Aged to Perfection at Iron Hill, Phoenixville ?
Six Brewers' Reserves on tap. A raffle will be held for tickets to the Breakfast of Champions Event and a growler of each. www.ironhillbrewery.com.

Monday, March 5th: Kona "Buy the Glass" Luau at Revolution House ?
Unlimited Kona draft beers, Luau favors and a Kona pint glass for $10. Free bar snacks and great food specials. http://revolutionhouse.com.

Monday, March 5th: Kopstootje! Stillwater Ales and Bols Genever at The Farmers Cabinet ?
Lucas Bols and Stillwater join forces to reinvent the traditional Dutch "Kopstootje". 6-11:30pm. Details at www.thefarmerscabinet.com.

Tuesday, March 6th: Barrel-ly Legal at Eulogy Belgian Tavern ?
The selection will include bourbon, brandy, chardonnay, pinot noir, scotch, cabernet, and sake barrel aged beer in a range of styles and tastes. 7pm. www.eulogybar.com.

Wednesday, March 7th: Ommegang Meet the Brewer Dinner at Spinnerstown Hotel ?
Four courses for $45. 7pm. Reservations at 215-536-7242. www.spinnerstownhotel.com.

Wednesday, March 7th: AleSmith Draft Release Party at Hawthornes ?
4pm to close. www.hawthornecafe.com.

Wednesday, March 7th: White Birch Beer Dinner at Route 6 ?
One night only special beer dinner with New Hampshire's first nano-brewery, White Birch. $50 plus tax and gratuity. Menu at www.uwishunu.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/route-6-beer-menu.jpg. Reservations at 215-391-4600. ww.route6restaurant.com.

Thursday, March 8th: Half Acre Tappings at Pinnochio's, Media ?
Daisy Cutter, Over Ale, Callow Knife and Alpenglo will be on tap. 11am-11pm. www.pinpizza.com.

Friday, March 9th: Doylestown Brewing Co Launch Party ?
DBC will be hosting its launch and tasting night at Shaving Grace Barbers in downtown Doylestown. Sample Fountain House Light, R5 Lager, and Union St IPA. 6pm. 267-614-1589 or http://doylestownbrewingcompany.com.

Saturday, March 10th: Craft Beer Express at Devil's Den ?
More info at 215-339-0855 or www.devilsdenphilly.com.

Saturday, March 10th: Craft Beer Express ?
A pub crawl to attract a knowledgeable audience who has a passion for quality beers and in-depth tasting events. 11am-9pm. Details at www.craftbeerexpress.com.

Sunday, March 11th: The Brewer's Plate 2012 at the National Constitution Center ?
Fair Food once again brings you a celebration of our region's craft breweries, restaurants, farmers, and artisanal producers ? all independently owned and located within 150 miles of the city. Info at www.fairfoodphilly.org/farm-tours-events/brewers-plate-2012.

Wednesday, March 14th: 3rd Annual Celtic Beer Dinner at Iron Abbey, Horsham ?
Five beers and five plates. 7pm. Details and reservations at 215-956-9600 or http://ironabbey.com.

Wednesday, March 14th: Pi(e) Day with Yards Brewing at Grey Lodge Pub ?
Celebrate Pi(e) Day with a three-pie dinner. 4-10pm. Details at http://greylodge.com.

Saturday, March 17th: Kegs and Eggs and Appalachian Brewing, Harrisburg ?
ABC will be serving a special menu for all the hungry lads and lassies from 9-11am. http://abcbrew.com.

Wednesday, March 28th: 6th Anniversary Beer vs Wine Pairing Dinner at Sette Luna, Easton ?
Five courses, head-to-head challenge, course for course. You pick the winner. 6:30-9:30pm. $40. Reservations at 610-253-8888. www.setteluna.com.

Saturday, April 28th: PA Flavor, the Ultimate Beer and Food Pairing at the Farm Show Complex, Harrisburg ?
Tickets and details, at http://greenbeltevents.com/events/pa-flavor-2012-the-ultimate-beer-and-food-pairing.

Sunday, April 15th: Electric City Craft Brewfest, Scranton ?
50+ local and regional craft brews. VIP tickets available. http://ecbrewfest.com.

Saturday, May 5th: Brewfest at Mount Hope Homebrew Competition Deadline (Fest on May 12th), Manheim ?
The Homebrew Competition will give homebrewers the chance to show off their brews among a festival of professional breweries. AHA/BJCP sanctioned and will follow the 2008 BJCP Style Guidelines. The Best of Show award will give homebrewers the opportunity to work with a professional brewer to make a batch of their winning recipe for sampling at the 2013 BrewFest. This honor also makes their brew eligible for entry into the GABF Pro-Am Competition. $5 per entry. www.parenfaire.com/brewfest/rules.php.

Saturday, May 12th: Brewfest at Mount Hope, Manheim ?
Fill your sampling glass with unique brews from a variety of different breweries from across the country. 11am-3pm or 4:30-8:30pm. Tickets and details at www.parenfaire.com/brewfest/main.php.

Virginia

Friday, March 2nd: Heavy Seas Oak Cask at Bilbo Baggins, Alexandria ?
Help drain an oak cask of Heavy Seas Loose Cannon. 5pm. www.hsbeer.com/bilbo-baggins.

Tuesday, March 6th: Heavy Seas Beer Dinner Challenge at Lyon Hall, Arlington ?
Heavy Seas' Jonathan McIntire will go head-to-head with the beverage director of Lyon Hall in a test of beer-and-food pairing skills. 6pm. 703-741-7636 or www.hsbeer.com/lyon-hall.

Wednesday, March 7th: Homebrewer's night at the Cock, Occoquan ?
Bring your latest brew to share and join a small but cool group of local home brewers to relax and talk beers. 7:30-? 703-494-1180 or http://cockandbowl.com.

Wednesday, March 7th: Devil's Backbone Beer Dinner at Tuscarora Mill, Leesburg ?
Chef Patrick is looking forward to pairing his cuisine to another award winning local brewery. $85 includes all. 7pm. Menu and reservations at www.tuskies.com.

Wednesday, March 7th: Dogfish Head Aprihop Release Party, all locations ?
A serious IPA brewed with real Apricots. Raffle prizes every half hour. Proceeds go to benefit the Alzheimers Association. 5-8pm. www.dogfishalehouse.com.

Monday, March 12th: Catoctin Creek Whiskey Dinner at Mad Fox, Falls Church ?
Five courses prepared by Chef Russel, four Spirits from Catoctin Creek, and one beer from Mad fox that has been Barrel-Aged for at least six months. 7pm. Tickets and menu at http://madfoxbrewing.com.

Thursday, March 15th: Flying Dog and Oysters at Magnolias at the Mill, ?
Whether it's on the half shell, fried, stewed or Rockefeller style this little bivalve say "show me the beer!" Flying Dog is the only brewery I know of that makes an Oyster Stout so... sounds like a perfect match to me! Five courses of food with eight killer brews. $80 includes all. 7pm. Reservations at 540-338-9800 or http://magnoliasmill.com.

Saturday, March 17th: The Beer Academy with Greg Engert at Rustico, Ballston ?
Two spots left!!! (as of January 29) The topic: Local Brewing and Sourcing. Details at 571-384-1820 or www.rusticorestaurant.com.

Saturday, March 17th: Capital Ale House St Patrick's Day Celebrations, all locations ?
10+ different Irish and Scottish Ales on tap and at least ten more in the bottle. Plus, a new Irish menu for 2012. Details at www.CapitalAleHouse.com.

Sunday, March 18th: Heavy Seas Beer Dinner at Da Luca, Crozet ?
6pm. Call the restaurant for more information. 434- 205- 4251 or www.hsbeer.com/da-luca.

Saturday, March 24th: The Beer Academy with Greg Engert at Rustico, Ballston ?
The topic: Local Brewing and Sourcing. Details at 571-384-1820 or www.rusticorestaurant.com.

Wednesday, April 11th: Anderson Valley Dinner at Tuscarora Mill, Leesburg ?
Featuring some of their solid brews such as their ESB, Porter, Oatmeal Stout, and some of their specialty Belgian styles as well.. $85 includes all. 7pm. Menu and reservations at www.tuskies.com.

Saturday, April 14th: New River Brewfest, Radford ?
Featuring local micro-breweries, catered food, and local musicians for entertainment. At Nesselrod Bed & Breakfast. Noon to 6pm. http://nesselrod.com/Brewfest/index.html.

Saturday, April 14th: The Beer Academy with Greg Engert at Rustico, Ballston ?
One spot left!!! (as of February 29) The topic: Sour Ales: The Old and the New. Details at 571-384-1820 or www.rusticorestaurant.com.

Monday, April 16th: Catoctin Creek Whiskey Dinner at Mad Fox, Falls Church ?
Five courses prepared by Chef Russel, four Spirits from Catoctin Creek, and one beer from Mad fox that has been Barrel-Aged for at least six months. 7pm. Tickets and menu at http://madfoxbrewing.com.

Saturday, June 9th: The Beer Academy with Greg Engert at Rustico, Ballston ?
Two spots left!!! (as of February 29) The topic: Barrel-Aged Beers. Details at 571-384-1820 or www.rusticorestaurant.com.


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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #1134 on: March 03, 2012, 10:22:27 am »
^^^  thanks jag . . . awesome.

hey, james, here it is.

once or twice a year i stumble upon a beer haul, a holy grail grab of sorts, where my local beer shoppe in its country charm simply out does itself.  i call these days, "scoring the moutherlode."




anderson valley brewing   brother davids triple

dogfish head   aprihop

founders  curmudgeon better half

dogfish head  120 minute ipa

north coast brewery   old stock ale

[others not pictured]

stone   cali-belgie  ipa

founders  double trouble

troegs  nugget nectar

almazo  pilsner  (lebanon)


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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #1135 on: March 05, 2012, 09:50:39 am »


Sometimes the cost of living just blows my mind in this damn city. In Pittsburgh this weekend and this "hop cellar" had $4 bottles of Hopslam.

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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #1136 on: March 05, 2012, 10:15:35 am »
Pizza Paradiso in Georgetown had Hopslam on draft for $4 and it lasted 2+ days.

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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #1137 on: March 05, 2012, 10:29:43 am »
Pizza Paradiso in Georgetown had Hopslam on draft for $4 and it lasted 2+ days.

But that means hanging out in Georgetown.

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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #1138 on: March 05, 2012, 10:38:21 am »
Home of my favorite pizza/beer place, favorite gelato place, and an underused playground to take the kid to and sober up in before driving (a straight shot) home to the VA burbs. What's not to love?  :)

Pizza Paradiso in Georgetown had Hopslam on draft for $4 and it lasted 2+ days.

But that means hanging out in Georgetown.

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« Reply #1139 on: March 05, 2012, 10:41:43 am »
Home of my favorite pizza/beer place, favorite gelato place, and an underused playground to take the kid to and sober up in before driving (a straight shot) home to the VA burbs. What's not to love?  :)

Pizza Paradiso in Georgetown had Hopslam on draft for $4 and it lasted 2+ days.

But that means hanging out in Georgetown.

^^drives drunk with child in the car^^  :o :o :o

j/k... kind of.