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Yada

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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #1320 on: May 03, 2012, 04:22:45 pm »
the first time in my life I wish I ilved in Philly.

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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #1321 on: May 03, 2012, 04:28:04 pm »

Bitter American is  a great beer as well with a nice taste and it's not too strong...

I can see why you'd think it's a DC Brau by name and being in a can, but it's actually a 21st Amendment brew from SF.

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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #1322 on: May 03, 2012, 04:33:16 pm »

Bitter American is  a great beer as well with a nice taste and it's not too strong...

I can see why you'd think it's a DC Brau by name and being in a can, but it's actually a 21st Amendment brew from SF.

Whoops!! hahaha, you are correct.

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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #1323 on: May 03, 2012, 05:02:54 pm »
the first time in my life I wish I ilved in Philly.

http://hawthornecafe.com/events.html

$5 pliny... woa.
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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #1324 on: May 03, 2012, 06:15:42 pm »
i'm quitting drinking beer for awhile

here are my last purchases


dogfish head    75 minute ipa  (store it for three weeks, then drink)
lagunitas    ipa  and pale ale  (i'll miss this brewery the most)
newcastle   founder's ale  (what happened to these guys?  they suck)
devil's backbone brewing   eight point ipa  (bottle is awesome, beer is actually very good)
stone   sublimely self-righteous   (i like stone, and haven't had a crap beer yet)
firestone   walker's reserve  porter  (damn.  one word.  damn.)


so, i'll miss you beer . . . its been fun.   

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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #1325 on: May 08, 2012, 02:04:48 pm »
Corruption wins an award at World Beer Cup for a good looking can.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/all-we-can-eat/post/bubble-has-not-burst-on-craft-beer-market/2012/05/06/gIQA83Xe6T_blog.html

HUGE list of winners and categories - interestingly, fetishsized beers like Hopslam, Pliny, and KBS didn't make the cut.
Here's some regional winners.

Category 6: Herb and Spice Beer, 80 Entries
Bronze: Hardywood Gingerbread Stout, Hardywood Park Craft Brewery, Richmond, VA

Category 7: Chocolate Beer, 34 Entries
Silver: X-1 Chocolate Imperial Rye Porter, DuClaw Brewing Co., Bel Air, MD

Category 8: Coffee Beer, 56 Entries

Bronze: Coffee Stout, Rock Bottom Arlington, Arlington, VA

Category 14: Experimental Beer, 42 Entries

Silver: Noble Rot, Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, Milton, DE

Category 17: American-Belgo-Style Ale, 48 Entries

Silver: Blue Reserve, Blue Mountain Brewery, Afton, VA

Category 24: Aged Beer, 20 Entries
Silver: Vintage Horn Dog, Flying Dog Brewery, Frederick, MD

Category 26: Smoke Beer, 48 Entries

Bronze: Grodzinski, Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant - Newark, Newark, DE

Category 35: Vienna-Style Lager, 41 Entries

Gold: Vienna Lager, Devils Backbone Brewing Co., Roseland, VA

Silver: Heavy Seas Marzen Vienna Lager, Clipper City Brewing Co., Baltimore, MD

Category 39: Traditional German-Style Bock, 30 Entries
Bronze: Troegenator, Tröegs Brewing Co., Hershey, PA

Category 50: German-Style Sour Ale, 11 Entries
Bronze: Vitis Reductus Weisse, Outer Banks Brewing Station, Kill Devil Hills, NC

Category 63: Belgian-Style Pale Strong Ale, 33 Entries
Bronze: Prisoner of Hell, Dock Street Brewery, Philadelphia, PA

Category 70: Extra Special Bitter, 49 Entries
Silver: GAR Pale Ale, Great American Restaurants, Centreville, VA

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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #1326 on: May 09, 2012, 03:48:37 pm »
steve - regarding our earlier convo about saisons:

Some people try and use Dupont yeast, but it's a frustrating process I read.

you're aware that both Wyeast 3724 (Belgian Saison) and White Labs WLP565 (Saison Ale) are the Dupont strain, right?  no need to culture from bottles dregs. 
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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #1327 on: May 09, 2012, 10:11:34 pm »
steve - regarding our earlier convo about saisons:

Some people try and use Dupont yeast, but it's a frustrating process I read.

you're aware that both Wyeast 3724 (Belgian Saison) and White Labs WLP565 (Saison Ale) are the Dupont strain, right?  no need to culture from bottles dregs. 


i was not, i thought the frustration was from trying to culture from bottles.  do people even do that?

bought a four-pack of dupont; love it, but dropping $4-5 for each bottle is not so hot.  still have not had helios or stillwater, haven't found either.  had the dfh/stone/victory saison du buff, which i thought was amazing.



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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #1330 on: May 15, 2012, 10:53:06 am »
i'm heading up to dc today for the evening.  staying in dupont (shocking) . . . will have to end my non beer ways for the day.  must try this pizza paradiso place i keep hearing about.  super excited.  and hit a museum while i'm up.

gosh, i love dc.

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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #1331 on: May 15, 2012, 10:58:49 am »
on tues and wed:

half price drafts downstairs at georgetown pizza paradiso from 5-7.
half price drafts at dupont pp from 5-7, but you have to be at the bar.

i'm heading up to dc today for the evening.  staying in dupont (shocking) . . . will have to end my non beer ways for the day.  must try this pizza paradiso place i keep hearing about.  super excited.  and hit a museum while i'm up.

gosh, i love dc.

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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #1332 on: May 15, 2012, 11:01:22 am »
i'm guessing . . . busy as all get out?

slappy

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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #1333 on: May 15, 2012, 04:53:03 pm »
i'm guessing . . . busy as all get out?
It's American Craft Brew Week so the availability of good stuff is pretty spread out through the city. Smith Commons had lots of Bell's on tap last night (2Hearted, Oarsman, Oberon, & Hopslam).

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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #1334 on: May 17, 2012, 08:25:26 pm »
so i went to pizza whateveriso . . . and fuck a place that you can not get into, cannot walk around once you are there, where fuckheads stare mean at you, and the beer selection was not that great.  walked out.

went to big hunt.  not as crowded.  seemed more seedy and dirty.  liked that.  no one stared.  liked that.  beer selection was nice, but not orgasmic.  walked out.  went back to my hotel.  had a free beer i brought with me.  then went to that awesome restaurant across from pizza whateveriso, called pesce . . . and drank goose island ipa until i passed out.

i love dc.  gave the rest of my dinner to a homeless woman and her daughter who was not wearing shoes.  she almost started crying.  but sometimes the town makes me sad.