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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #1185 on: March 14, 2012, 07:15:39 pm »
i had some amazing beers last week in dallas, the two highlights were:

- Deep Ellum Dreamcrusher Double Rye IPA (info): mr. ford would LOVE this one.  gawd, it almost made a hop-head out of me.  the rye gives this one a mild toasty biscuit flavor to go along with the bitterness.  i got 2 pints before it sold out... at an unsuspecting 9.7%, that was probably a good thing.  draft pints were $6 (it was launch night) otherwise it sells for $14 or more per 22oz, when you can find it.  i've had other offerings from Deep Ellum and i thought they were merely ok but this one is worth tracking down.  unfortunately i don't think they distribute very widely.  yet.

- Boulevard Chocolate Ale (info) - they've mastered the use of bitter chocolate instead of hops.  color was remarkably light & clear.  so damn tasty, probably because it was a lot maltier than anything i've ever had in the genre.  really unique.  bonus: it was glass night so i got to keep my Boulevard Brewery pint glass.

in other news:

Frederick Beer Week 2012
May 11-19
http://frederickbeer.com/
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Frederick-Beer-Week/189388711096750?sk=wall
(not a lot of info yet, more announcements to come.  very much geared towards craft & home brews)
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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #1186 on: March 15, 2012, 03:05:35 pm »
Looks like KBS is starting to pop up in stores. No word on any DC locations, but I saw a tweet that Massachusetts only got 45 cases total.

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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #1187 on: March 15, 2012, 03:32:17 pm »
My wife grabbed two four packs last year. i'l be happy with one this year.

Looks like KBS is starting to pop up in stores. No word on any DC locations, but I saw a tweet that Massachusetts only got 45 cases total.

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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #1188 on: March 15, 2012, 05:20:54 pm »
First sighting of DFH 75 min in MoCo yesterday...haven't opened it yet

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« Reply #1189 on: March 15, 2012, 11:08:21 pm »
First sighting of DFH 75 min in MoCo yesterday...haven't opened it yet

got it where i live . . . where the deer and the antelope play.

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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #1190 on: March 16, 2012, 12:17:39 am »
Lately I've been happy just getting Sierra Nevada Torpedo.

James Ford

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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #1191 on: March 16, 2012, 11:06:01 am »
My wife just picked up a 64 oz growler of Nugget Nectar for $8 and one of Double Trouble for $10. Woohoo.

And the deal is good at all NoVA Whole Foods with draft lines.

Half price growler refills this Friday only at Whole Foods.

Not sure if it applies to all Whole Foods with draft lines, but I know it does to Vienna and Springfield.

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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #1192 on: March 19, 2012, 01:21:27 pm »
If anyone is into spiced beer or molé.
New Belgium's Cocoa Molé is pretty damn tasty, especially for pairing.
Get some queso blanco or panela and some tortillas and you're set.
It's got a little heat to it so I wouldn't pair it with something too spicy.


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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #1193 on: March 21, 2012, 08:57:00 am »


Picked up a bomber of the 75min IPA last night, haven't sampled it yet.

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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #1194 on: March 21, 2012, 10:26:39 am »
excited to try 75 minute.  looking out for it on cask.

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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #1195 on: March 21, 2012, 10:40:37 am »
I found KBS at Total Wine last night.  They sold me 1.  1 beer that is.  They said that they had 3 cases being sold as 72 individual beers.

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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #1196 on: March 21, 2012, 10:59:34 am »
i am completely not a fan of that tactic.  one of my shops tries that now and again.  i get the desire to "let everyone taste" and i guess i have to applaud that . . . but one beer?  do you drink it or just stare at it?  i wrote to founders and asked them why don't you just brew the damn beer more than just once and let it be a quad release?  jeez, is that so hard.  think of the jobs . . . think of the money to be made.

dogfish head realized that releasing 120 minute again, was very profitable.
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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #1197 on: March 21, 2012, 11:10:43 am »
I found KBS at Total Wine last night.  They sold me 1.  1 beer that is.  They said that they had 3 cases being sold as 72 individual beers.


What'd they charge you?

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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #1198 on: March 21, 2012, 11:14:36 am »


dogfish head realized that releasing 120 minute again, was very profitable.

But that beer tastes like shit.

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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #1199 on: March 21, 2012, 11:18:05 am »
I found KBS at Total Wine last night.  They sold me 1.  1 beer that is.  They said that they had 3 cases being sold as 72 individual beers.


What'd they charge you?

$5.99 per beer.  I really thought he was joking when he handed me 1 beer.  The good news is that Double Trouble was almost overstocked, they had 6 or so cases.