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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #2115 on: February 28, 2013, 08:13:40 pm »
you could say the same thing about wine and virginia, from 10 years ago to now.

well I went to the a wine festival in Virginia somewhere off 66..they still do it.. we went there about 15 years ago and it was full of virginia wine growers...from when I first set foot in Virginia back in 89 I knew that Virginia produced wine...


but DC ..I don't think they've had a brewery in decades..even FOggy BOttom Ale I think was produced elsewhere although considered the local beer..

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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #2116 on: February 28, 2013, 10:23:39 pm »
We have a wine bar in Berlin that sells only Maryland wines. A nice little place and I like the concept, except that I've yet had a Maryland wine that I've liked. They do much, much better with their beers.
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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #2117 on: March 01, 2013, 06:10:13 pm »
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery Presents
The Feelies
Wed 3/27
930 Club

on draft that night (and that night only, i suspect)
60 Minute IPA
Aprihop
Rhizing Bines
90 Minute IPA
Burton Baton
Sixty-One
Raison D'Etre
Chicory Stout
Midas Touch  -
http://www.dogfish.com/community/events/happening/47646/dfh-presents-the-feelies.htm

rhizing bines and burton baton should make for a hoppy evening. 
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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #2118 on: March 01, 2013, 06:15:25 pm »
Flying Dog Brewery Presents "Festival De Cans" with
Escort
Thu 3/28

FD will be unveiling the first version of Natural Selection Ale, a collab with Evolution Brewing. http://flyingdogales.com/blog/brewery-news/

"Each participating brewery will also serve their canned beer selections, some of which is not typically available in Washington, DC."
http://www.thebarleyblog.com/2013/flying-dog-presents-festival-de-cans-a-craft-beer-and-film-festival/

they'll be showing a movie and "classic beer commercials".  Escort to go on at 10.
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« Reply #2119 on: March 04, 2013, 11:51:47 am »
on saturday night brennser graciously hosted a bottle-sharing party at his place.  during the course of the evening we enjoyed:

- a taste-off between the two versions of International Arms Race, a gruit made by both Flying Dog and Brewdog.  there was no clear consensus on who's version was better, but folks did agree that these were less than mind-blowing.  file under "interesting and glad i tried... somebody else's bottle" ;D  the provider of these bottles was tom, the editor of http://americancraftbeer.com/

- james ford brought what was arguably the highlight of the night: a 2 year-old Deschutes' The Dissident.  i'm not a sour guy so the fact that this might have been my fav is really saying something.  for kicks, check out the review by"BrewSnob" on the first page of BA.  Ford also brought a Zombie Dust and another pale ale that escapes me at the moment.

- stevewizzle brought it strong with his homebrewed chocolate stout, a small growler of DC Brau Colliding Hemispheres (a just-released dark "IPA"), and a Sam Adams 2011 Infinium (a belgian strong that i thoroughly enjoyed).

- brennser has an amazing cellar, it seems that every time we mentioned a style he'd ask if we'd like another version.  sour?  he returned with a Russian River Supplication (which we chose over the Beatification).  Stout?  he produced Upright Brewing's Oyster Stout (mmm, salty).  IPA?  out came a Pliny the Elder (the nose... the nose!), then backed that up with a Marin White Knuckle.  etc.

- my contributions were a bomber of my Mosaic IPA (again, well received) and a Chimay Spéciale Cent Cinquante (this limited release was the abbey's first new recipe in something like 50 years).

i'm sure i'm forgetting some... gents, please chime in.  this was easily the biggest & best assortment of beers i have ever had in one sitting.  although we were only getting 2-3 oz pours of each one, i was feeling pretty damn toasty by the end. 
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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #2120 on: March 04, 2013, 12:14:08 pm »
We have a wine bar in Berlin that sells only Maryland wines. A nice little place and I like the concept, except that I've yet had a Maryland wine that I've liked. They do much, much better with their beers.

Have you tried Black Ankle?  Their Passegiata is really great.  Their wine is expensive, but it's the only MD wine I really like.  Their vineyard is really beautiful too.

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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #2121 on: March 04, 2013, 12:20:13 pm »
We have a wine bar in Berlin that sells only Maryland wines. A nice little place and I like the concept, except that I've yet had a Maryland wine that I've liked. They do much, much better with their beers.

some friends are big fans of Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyard, http://www.smvwinery.com/.  i've only tried them twice but both times were solid.
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« Reply #2122 on: March 04, 2013, 12:38:08 pm »
for kicks, check out the review by"BrewSnob" on the first page of BA.  Ford also brought a Zombie Dust and another pale ale that escapes me at the moment.

i'm about 95% certain BrewSnob is @dadboner.  at the very least, a @dadboner copycat.

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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #2123 on: March 04, 2013, 12:48:38 pm »
you could say the same thing about wine and virginia, from 10 years ago to now.

well I went to the a wine festival in Virginia somewhere off 66..they still do it.. we went there about 15 years ago and it was full of virginia wine growers...from when I first set foot in Virginia back in 89 I knew that Virginia produced wine...

"A renewed effort to grow a European Chardonnay succeeded at the Waverly Estate in Middleburg in 1973. Then in 1976, Italian pioneer vintner Gianni Zonin hired Gabriele Rausse to grow and harvest vinifera grapes near Charlottesville. He established Barboursville Vineyards and then helped other vineyards do the same. By 1995, Virginia had 46 wineries."

http://www.virginiawine.org/learn/wine-history/

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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #2124 on: March 05, 2013, 08:26:59 am »
on saturday night brennser graciously hosted a bottle-sharing party at his place.  during the course of the evening we enjoyed: 

sweetcell and stevewizzles homebrews deserve a special shout out - they more than held their own against what was a pretty stellar lineup

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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #2125 on: March 05, 2013, 10:27:30 am »
and while I think our tasting was indeed stellar check out the bottle list neing brought to smoke and barrel this saturday afternoon

Let me know if I missed anything:

1.Jacewg (Rodenbach Caractere Rouge; Jackie O's BB Oil of Aphrodite)
2.Instantmessinger (Surly Darkness; Surly Abrasive/Pentagram)
3.rhefter (Lost Abbey Grand Cru 2010; Sinner's Blend 2010; Schlafly Reserve Barleywine)
4.CoastieSimon (Cigar City Hunahpu's; Pegs RareR DOS 2012)
5.starrdogg (Black Raven Old Birdbrain; Hills Farmstead Vera Mae)
6.smakawhat (Hills Farmstead Flora; Goose Island Cherry Rye)
7.IrishColonial (???)
8.jaheussner (Barrel Aged Speedway Stout; Alchemist Heady Topper)
9.dctriman (Lost Abbey Serpent's Stout; Sierra Nevada BA Bigfoot)
10.AleToTheVictors (???)
11.werthsoccer (New Glarus Raspberry Tart; Dechutes Abyss / Black BUtte XXIV / Upright Lake Harvest)
12.Jtc2811 (Goose Island BCBCS; Event Horizon / Westy XII)

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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #2126 on: March 05, 2013, 10:52:05 am »
Meh, ours was better!
 ;D


and while I think our tasting was indeed stellar check out the bottle list neing brought to smoke and barrel this saturday afternoon

Let me know if I missed anything:

1.Jacewg (Rodenbach Caractere Rouge; Jackie O's BB Oil of Aphrodite)
2.Instantmessinger (Surly Darkness; Surly Abrasive/Pentagram)
3.rhefter (Lost Abbey Grand Cru 2010; Sinner's Blend 2010; Schlafly Reserve Barleywine)
4.CoastieSimon (Cigar City Hunahpu's; Pegs RareR DOS 2012)
5.starrdogg (Black Raven Old Birdbrain; Hills Farmstead Vera Mae)
6.smakawhat (Hills Farmstead Flora; Goose Island Cherry Rye)
7.IrishColonial (???)
8.jaheussner (Barrel Aged Speedway Stout; Alchemist Heady Topper)
9.dctriman (Lost Abbey Serpent's Stout; Sierra Nevada BA Bigfoot)
10.AleToTheVictors (???)
11.werthsoccer (New Glarus Raspberry Tart; Dechutes Abyss / Black BUtte XXIV / Upright Lake Harvest)
12.Jtc2811 (Goose Island BCBCS; Event Horizon / Westy XII)


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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #2127 on: March 05, 2013, 10:53:14 am »
The perfect size bottle for a beer tasting group, otherwise I'm not a fan at all.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/06/dining/craft-beers-trend-toward-larger-bottles-causes-a-stir.html

Craft Beer?s Larger Aspirations Cause a Stir

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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #2128 on: March 05, 2013, 03:58:16 pm »
churchkey is going to be the death of me...


Highland Brewing Company Comes to Washington: Official Launch Party w/ a Bevy of Drafts & Casks + Meet Founder Oscar Wong
Tuesday, March 5th at 6PM

Heavy Seas the Big DIPA Oak Cask Tapping: Taste the very 1st Trial Run of this Brew from a Wooden Firkin
Tuesday, March 12th at 4PM

The Official DC Debut of Perennial Artisan Ales from St. Louis: 5 Delicious Rarities on Draft
Tuesday, March 19th at 6PM

The Craft Brewers Conference Beer & Food Experience + Draft & Casks Feature from 8 Different Craft Brewers
Monday, March 25 7PM at Birch & Barley / 6PM at ChurchKey

The Great American Saison Draft Feature: Outstanding Farmhouse Drafts from 12 Craft Brewers
Tuesday, March 26 at ChurchKey at 4PM

20 Sensational Short's Brewing Company Brews on Tap
Tuesday, March 26 at ChurchKey at 4PM

The Debut of Bluejacket- Three Floyds- Revolution- Half Acre Collaboration Fistcal Cliff + Ample Drafts & Casks From Each Brewery
Wednesday, March 27 at ChurchKey at 4PM

North Carolina Craft Night at ChurchKey: 20 Killer Brews from 10 Breweries
Wednesday, March 27 at ChurchKey at 4 PM

The California Craft Beer Extravaganza
Thursday, March 28 at ChurchKey at 4PM

An Extraordinary Evening with Avery Brewing Company: 25 Drafts & Casks Including Rarities, Vintage Brews & Some Surprises
Friday, March 29 at ChurchKey at 4PM
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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #2129 on: March 05, 2013, 04:00:16 pm »
Flying Dog Brewery Presents "Festival De Cans" with
Escort
Thu 3/28

FD will be unveiling the first version of Natural Selection Ale, a collab with Evolution Brewing. http://flyingdogales.com/blog/brewery-news/

"Each participating brewery will also serve their canned beer selections, some of which is not typically available in Washington, DC."
http://www.thebarleyblog.com/2013/flying-dog-presents-festival-de-cans-a-craft-beer-and-film-festival/

they'll be showing a movie and "classic beer commercials".  Escort to go on at 10.

in case anyone was wondering who the "participating breweries" are:

    Flying Dog
    The Brewer?s Art
    Brooklyn
    DC Brau
    Golden Road
    Half Acre
    Maui
    New Belgium
    Oskar Blues
    Revolution
    Sierra Nevada
    Starr Hill

http://flyingdogales.com/landing-pages/festival-de-cans/
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