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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #9945 on: October 20, 2020, 03:48:21 am »
i had an opportunity to enter civilization last week, so i hit up Total Wine to see if there was anything interesting to be had.  they had some Born Yesterday in the fridge that was fresh, so i grabbed some along with some Backwoods Bastard.  most notable thing that i saw was KBS for $18/4-pack.  a year ago they were going for $24.  maybe Founders finally got the message...
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« Reply #9946 on: October 20, 2020, 03:56:31 am »
GABF was held online, whatever that means, this past weekend.

the expo was a no-go, but the competition was still held and you can see winners here.  notable:
  • VA: 16 medals, lots of names i don't recognize.  interesting that both Lost Whino and Port City medaled for Vienna lager, and Devils Backbone won the category several times in the past... is vienna lager the official beer style of the Commonwealth?
  • MD: poor showing at only 2 medals, although Silver Branch nabbed the gold in saison - a highly competitive category.
  • no medals for DC.  boooooo.
  • no pro-am this year, due to the pandemic.
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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #9947 on: October 20, 2020, 09:08:25 am »
I had about 5 beers at silver branch a year or two ago and was not impressed 
Donít recall the saison?
But with all the great brews coming out of VA/MD  it is sad that these three are the names that won for the DMV
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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #9948 on: October 20, 2020, 09:42:36 am »
i had an opportunity to enter civilization last week, so i hit up Total Wine to see if there was anything interesting to be had.  they had some Born Yesterday in the fridge that was fresh, so i grabbed some along with some Backwoods Bastard.  most notable thing that i saw was KBS for $18/4-pack.  a year ago they were going for $24.  maybe Founders finally got the message...

2015 called, they want their references back!

What message did Founders finally get?

KBS is now a year round beer. I noticed it for $17/four pack at Whole Foods. I would have bought some at that price, but i have way too much beer at home, including KBS dating back to 2017. I would say I'm purposely aging it, but really it's aging because i bought too much. At least all my Tree House ipa's are from 2020.

I actually have so much store/brewery bought beer to go through that I'm not homebrewing until the Spring. I even still have a case left of the quad homebrew that i brewed last Fall. It's actually mellowed and drinking quite nicely now, as you predicted back in the Spring.

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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #9949 on: October 20, 2020, 10:02:45 am »
My experience has been that KBS doesnít age as well as Bourbon County or CBS. YMMV.

Silver Branch was noticeably better the last time I went but still a few steps behind AstroLab. I donít recall having the saison, either.

Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #9950 on: October 20, 2020, 11:02:23 am »
GABF was held online, whatever that means, this past weekend.
   
  • VA: 16 medals, lots of names I don't recognize. 
Just checked the link; Wow VA kicked butt ...Tied with WA for 16, and beat them in a few categories! (WA did have 7 golds tho)
NY and FL did horrible too

  I guess places like Aslin, Commonwealth, Tripple Crossing, Hardywood, The Veil, Brothers, Ocelet, Red Dragon, and others just don't enter these contests? (I guess since people already know they are great...not worth the $385 per beer cost plus the actual beer and shipping...)


You are right..I haven't even heard of 9 of them

I've had these two and I do think they are very tasty...not a good enough judge to say gold worthy on both
Safety Dance   Smartmouth Brewing Co.   Kellerbier or Zwickelbier Gold
ODIS   O'Connor Brewing Co.   Stout   2020


These Gold's surprise me, as they seem like competitive categories...I'm basing both these judgments with no actual knowledge...
Plumpricot   Beale's   Bedford   VA   Specialty Berliner-Style Weisse Gold
Mosaic Pale Ale   Random Row Brewing Co.   Charlottesville   VA   Juicy or Hazy Pale Ale Gold (Beat WA's Reuben's Brews )
Crazy Jackass Ale   Great American Restaurants - Sweetwater Tavern   Centreville   VA   Rye Beer   Gold (Beat WA's Chuckanut Brewery - North Nut)
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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #9951 on: October 20, 2020, 11:56:12 am »
Beales in Bedford I have heard of because there was just an article that the owner is opening a Richmond brewery.
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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #9952 on: October 22, 2020, 03:16:31 pm »
I'm at Mellow Mushroom, drinking something called,  Alltech Lexington Kentucky Pumpkin Barrel Ale.

I'm, in love.  And tipsy, again.

Awwwww, hell.

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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #9953 on: October 24, 2020, 04:53:35 am »
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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #9954 on: October 24, 2020, 08:38:27 am »
Did you need to clean your keyboard after you saw that news
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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #9955 on: October 24, 2020, 09:40:29 am »
Theyíre also doing a collab with Jailbreak, I believe?

Went to Elder Pine last nite. They didnít have all 19 taps going but the beers I had were damn good. Theyíre now the best brewery in my immediate area. Need to go back soon but I wonít even try it during a weekend.

Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #9956 on: October 24, 2020, 11:02:59 am »
Went to Elder Pine last nite. ... Theyíre now the best brewery in my immediate area. N
Man wish these guys could get VA distribution, guess I'll need to cross the border to get some
Alcohol laws are stupid
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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #9957 on: October 24, 2020, 05:42:24 pm »
It isnít Sapwood good. But itís the best within 5 miles of me.

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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #9958 on: October 24, 2020, 10:11:54 pm »
Theyíre also doing a collab with Jailbreak, I believe?

Went to Elder Pine last nite. They didnít have all 19 taps going but the beers I had were damn good. Theyíre now the best brewery in my immediate area. Need to go back soon but I wonít even try it during a weekend.

Went last weekend, and can confirm. Such a wide variety of beers, all done very well. They must be really hitting their stride, I think every beer we had was near the top of all of their untappd scores. Generous half pours and friendly service, too. And a very nice, distanced outdoor space to drink them. Will definitely return.

We followed that up with Lone Oak. Nice (and hugely popular) space, mediocre beer, and terrible food. Cool to visit once, but won't return.

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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #9959 on: October 25, 2020, 10:24:21 am »
Lone Oak is wildly popular. I guess it's the space cause it sure ain't the beer.